Montserrat Rivas is an associate professor at the Department of Physics, University of Oviedo. She has a degree in Physics and a PhD in Science and during her studies she carried out research in Laboratoire de Magnetisme et Optique (CNRS) de Bellevue (Paris) and Laboratoire Louis Néel (CNRS) de Grenoble (France).
Nowadays, she investigates in magnetic materials with an especial focus on bioapplications of magnetic nanoparticles and bio-sensing. She leads a multidisciplinary group specialized in magnetic bio-detection for point-of-care use.
Montserrat is currently the Chief Open Access Editor of the IEEE Magnetics Society, and Lead Editor of its special section in IEEE Access journal. In 2020, she was appointed President of the Spanish Club of Magnetism.
Denys Makarov received his Ph.D. in physics (2008) from the University of Konstanz in Germany, working on hard magnetic materials for data storage applications. Currently, he is head of department “Intelligent materials and systems” at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and leads the Helmholtz Innovation Lab FlexiSens. With his activities, Denys Makarov made a decisive contribution to the development of the field of curvilinear magnetism and stimulated research on spintronics on flexible, bendable and stretchable surfaces. Mechanically flexible and skin-conformal magnetic field sensors enable new application scenarios for human-machine interfaces, eMobility and medicine. These activities are supported via major national and European projects. Denys Makarov is Senior Member of the IEEE and Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe. Web-page: http://www.smartsensorics.eu/department/dr-denys-makarov/
Stefano Bonetti obtained a Ph.D. in Materials Physics in 2011 from the KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden with a dissertation on spin dynamics driven by spin transfer torque. He was then a postdoctoral fellow in the research group led by Jo Stöhr and Hermann Dürr at Stanford University and at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, investigating ultrafast magnetic dynamics and imaging synchrotron and free-electron-laser X-ray radiation. In 2014 he joined the Department of Physics at Stockholm University. Since then, he has been several national and international grants, in particular one from the European Research Council Starting Grant for the project “Understanding the speed limits of magnetism”. He has now a tenured position at Stockholm University and at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, leading the activities within Ultrafast Dynamics in Condensed Matter. In 2017, Stefano was selected as one of nine Wallenberg Academy Fellow in Natural Sciences by the Swedish Royal Academy of Science. His research activities focus on the use of strong laser fields (in particular in the near-infrared and terahertz range) to manipulate quantum materials on ultrafast time scales, with a particular focus is dedicated to the investigation of spin and phonon dynamics in condensed matter using coherent radiation from table-top sources and free electron lasers.
Prof. Weisheng Zhao (IEEE Fellow) is currently dean of the school of Microelectronics at Beihang University, he is also the director of Fert Beijing Research Institute. He graduated from University of Paris Sud in 2007 and was nominated as tenured research scientist at CNRS in France from 2009 to 2013. He is the recipient of the prestigious IEEE Guillemin-Cauer Award (2017). From 2020, he becomes the editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I-Regular Papers. In recent years, his research focus on ultra high TMR p-MTJ based on atomic thick tungsten (Nature Communications 2018) and invented the toggle spin torque method for power efficient switching (Nature Electronics 2018 and IEDM 2019).
A block diagram of the PACE method. The input Chest X-ray (CXR) is converted into an Enhanced CXR (ECXR) through different steps. (I) Fast and Adaptive Bidimensional Empirical Mode Decomposition (FABEMD) generates the bi-dimensional intrinsic mode functions (BIMFs) and a bidimensional residual image (BR), (II) the Homomorphic Filtering (HMF) block filters the BR to correct brightness inhomogeneities. Finally, (III) Contrast Limited Adaptive Histogram Equalization (CLAHE) is applied on the reconstructed image (BIMFs + filtered BR) to improve the overall contrast and generate the ECXR.
Carlos Rojas-Sánchez received BS degree in physics from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru, and PhD degree in physics from Insituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina in 2011. From 2011 to 2015 he was a post-doctoral fellow at Spintec, Grenoble, and at UMPhi CNRS/Thales, Paliseau, France. He is a CNRS researcher at the Jean Lamour Institute (IJL) since 2015. He is also the head of the IJL clean-room since 2018. In 2020 he received the CNRS bronze medal in physics. His research interests are in the area of spintronics and spin-orbitronics in two-dimensional and three-dimensional systems.
Olivier Klein received his PhD in 1993 from the physics department of UCLA working on the microwave properties of superconductors, followed by a 2 years PostDoc at MIT on mesoscopic physics in semiconductor heterostructures and two-dimensional gases. At the end of 1995, he joined Henri Alloul at École Polytechnique to embark on a new project: the development of magnetic resonance force microscopy (MRFM). Its ambition is to add a spectroscopic signature to near field techniques. In 2000 he left Polytechnique to join a new team at CEA-SACLAY, to reorient his research towards nano-magnetism. The main idea was to convert the MRFM to ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) and apply it to the study of lithographed magnetic nanostructures. Since 2014 he is in SPINTEC at the CEA grenoble, where he leads a research group on insulatronic, with the ambition to use electrical insulator as spin conductors.
Prof. Olena Gomonay is a member of INSPIRE-SPICE group headed by Prof. J. Sinova in Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Germany). She obtained her Master degree in Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1985. Since that time she worked in the Kurdyumov’s Institute of Metal Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv) where she gained her doctoral degree.
In 1997 she joined a team of National Technical University “KPI” that started a pilot project aimed at foundation of Ukrainian Institute of Physics and Technology. Until 2015 she worked as Professor at the Faculty (later Institute) of Physics and technology combining teaching and scientific activities. She is an expert in the field antiferromagnetic spintronics, though the field of research includes also different aspects of theory of magnetism, magnetoelasticity and quantum optics.
The IEEE Magnetics Society is the leading international professional organization for magnetism and related professional throughout the world. The IEEE Magnetics Society promotes the advancement of science, technology, applications and training in magnetism. It fosters presentation and exchange of information among its members and within the global technical community, including education and training of young enginneers and scientists, It seeks to nurture positive interactions between all national and regional societies acting in the field of magnetism.
Massimiliano Di Ventra obtained his undergraduate degree in Physics summa cum laude from the University of Trieste (Italy) in 1991 and did his PhD studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Lausanne in 1993-1997. He has been Visiting Scientist at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and Research Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University before joining the Physics Department of Virginia Tech in 2000 as Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003 and moved to the Physics Department of the University of California, San Diego, in 2004 where he was promoted to Full Professor in 2006.
Di Ventra’s research interests are in the theory of quantum transport in nanoscale and atomic systems, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, DNA sequencing/polymer dynamics in nanopores, and memory effects in nanostructures for applications in unconventional computing and biophysics.
He has been invited to deliver more than 300 talks worldwide on these topics including 14 plenary/keynote presentations and 10 talks at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society.
He has been Visiting Professor at the Technion, Israel (2017), Technical University of Dresden (2015), University Paris-Sud (2015), Technical University of Denmark (2014), Ben-Gurion University (2013), Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (2012, 2011), and SISSA, Trieste (2012).
Di Ventra has published more than 200 papers in refereed journals (he was named 2018 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics), has 4 granted patents, co-edited the textbook Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology (Springer, 2004) for undergraduate students, he is single author of the graduate-level textbook Electrical Transport in Nanoscale Systems (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and of the trade book The Scientific Method: Reflections from a Practitioner (Oxford University Press, 2018). He is the co-founder of MemComputing, Inc.
Tomas Jungwirth is Head of the Department of Spintronics and Nanoelectronics, Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences. He received his PhD in condensed matter physics, from Charles University, Czech Republic in 1997. Subsequently until 1999, he worked at the Indiana University, USA as a postdoctoral fellow. From 2000 to 2002, he became a Research Fellow, University of Texas, USA. In 2001 – 2007, he hold the role of Senior Research Scientist, in Institute of Physics ASCR. From 2004 he is Professor, at the University of Nottingham, UK. Since 2007, he is Head of the Department of Spintronics and Nanoelectronics, Institute of Physics, ASCR.
His research interests are condensed matter physics and magnetism, materials science, non-magnetic, ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic spintronics. Your main recognitions are:
Albert Fert is Emeritus Professor at Université Paris-Sud and Scientific Director at the UMR CNRS/Thales laboratory he co-founded in 1995.
In 2007, Albert Fert and Peter Gruenberg received the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of the Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR) in 1988. The GMR has led to important applications and, for example, has led to an increase of the capacity of information storage in the magnetic hard disks by a factor of about thousand. In addition, the discovery of GMR kicked off the development of a new type of electronics exploiting the spin of the electrons and called spintronic. Significant contributions to this development came from Fert’s team.
In the recent years, Albert Fert has been one of the pioneers of the research in the new field of the magnetic skyrmions. His research today is mainly on skyrmions and on spintronic phenomena exploiting topology and spin-orbit interactions in low dimension systems (from topological insulators to Rashba bi-dimensional electron gas).