Invited speakers

(PLENARY) Dr Bernard Dieny, SPINTEC Chief Scientist, CEA/Grenoble, France

Title of presentation: To be confirmed

Dr B Dieny has been conducting research in magnetism and spin electronics for 34 years.  He played a key role in the pioneer work on giant magnetoresistance spin-valves which were introduced in hard disk in 1998.  In 2001, he co-founded "SPINTEC" (Spintronics and Technology of components) in Grenoble, a government laboratory devoted to spinelectronics.  He is co-inventor of 68 patents and signed more that 430 scientific publications.  His team was awarded the European Descartes Price for Research for his work on thermally assisted Magnetic Random Access Memories (TA-MRAM) in 2006.  This work yielded the creation of a start-up company (Crocus Technology) in 2006.  He received two Advanced Research grants from the European Research Council in 2009 and in 2014.  He was nominated IEEE Fellow in 2010.  In 2014, he became co-founder of another start-up of design of hybrid CMOS/magnetic digital circuits (EVADERIS)  

(WOLHFARTH LECTURE) Dr Andre Thiaville, University of Paris-Sud, France

Title of presentation : New magnetic materials exploiting chiral interactions

(INVITED) Professor Dr Michael Farle, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany and Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Russia, (IEEE Distinguished Lecturer 2017) 

Title of presentation: Functionalized hybrid nanomagnets: New materials for innovations in energy storage and medical theranostics

Michael completed his doctorate at the Free University of Berlin, Germany in experimental solid state physics.  After research stays at Stanford, Strasbourg and Berlin he obtained a tenured professorship (C3 at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany in 1999.  In 2002 he moved to the University of Duisburg-Essen as full professor (C4) where he is heading until today a group of about 20 people.  The research of Professor Farle's group focuses on the fundamental understanding and control of magnetic properties of novel low-dimensional magnetic structures (nanomagnetism).  Farle has published more than 220 papers in refereed journals.  He has been the coordinator of two European Research Training Networks, and the vice speaker of the collaborative research centre (Sonderforschungsbereich) 491. 2012 - 2013 he served as the Vice-rector for Research of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and in 2016 he was appointed adjunct professor and director of the Centre of Functionalized Magnetic Materials (FunMagMa) at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU) Kaliningrad.

(INVITED) Professor Hendrik Ohldag, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA, (IEEE Distinguished Lecturer 2017)

Title of presentation: Ultrafast and very small: Discover nanoscale magnetism with picosecond time resolution using x-rays

Hendrik Ohldag received the Ph.D. in experimental physics from the Universität Düsseldorf, Germany, in 2002.  He joined the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Light Source (SSRL) in 1999 as a research assistant as part of his Ph.D. research. After a postdoctoral fellowship at SSRL he became a permanent member of the research staff in 2005.  Between 1999 and 2002 he was a visiting researcher at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Berkeley National Laboratory. Since 2014 he is a visiting researcher at New York University.

Dr Ohldag was awarded the David A. Shirley Award at the ALS in 2006 for "outstanding contribution in using photoemission electron microscopy for the study of magnetic materials."  He is a member of the IEEE Magnetics society and the chair of the Magnetic interfaces and Nanoscale Device Division of the American Vacuum Society.  He has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters which have been over 2500 times.  He has participated in the organization of 25 international conferences and workshops.  His research focuses on the use of X-ray microscopy to study the dynamic and static properties of complex magnetic materials.   

(INVITED) Dr Michael J Donahue, Mathematical & Computational Sciences Division, NIST, USA

Title of presentation: Quantitative effect of cell size on precision in Micromagnetics

(INVITED) Dr Laura Bovo, University College London, UK

Title of presentation: Exotic magnetism in thin films: strain-engineered frustrated magnets

(INVITED) Dr Damien  McGrouther, University of Glasgow, UK

Title of presentation: Imaging magnetism with high spatial and high temporal resolution

(INVITED) Dr Brian J Kirby, NIST Center for Neutron Research, USA

Title of presentation: Neutron scattering as a probe of interfacial order in magnetoelectric heterostructures

Brian Kirby is the lead scientist for the Polarized Beam Reflectometer at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), and specializes in using neutron scattering to study interfacial effects in magnetic films and multilayers.  The NCNR is among the premier neutron scattering facilities in the world, with approximately 2000 research participants producing about 300 publications annually. Dr Kirby completed his Ph.D in physics at the University of Missouri and conducted postdoctoral work at Los Alamos National Laboratory before joining the NCNR staff in 2006.  He has co-authored more than 75 peer-reviewed publications, and was awarded a 2012 NIST Bronze Medal for contributions to the study of exchange coupling in ferromagnetic semiconductors.

(INVITED) Dr Marco Battiato, Vienna

Title of presentation: Injection of sub-picosecond spin current pulses in semiconductors: the path to the future THz spontronics


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