Iona Binnie

Iona grew up in Princeton, New Jersey. She received her bachelor's degree in Physics at Williams College, where she conducted research in ultrafast electron diffraction. She joined the KM group in the summer of 2019, and has worked on many projects with the magnetics and imaging teams. She now studies topological spin textures such as skyrmions, using extreme ultraviolet and soft x-ray light to create 3D maps of their nanoscale spin texture and measure their ultrafast dynamics. Outside of the lab, she co-leads the graduate Women and Gender Minorities in Physics group, and spends her time exploring the Rockies and relaxing with knitting, baking, choir, and D&D. She also enjoys sharing her lifelong love of circus arts.

Honors & Awards

  • NSF Graduate Fellowship

  • CU Physics Award for Outstanding Service

Iona Binnie photo.