CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE – ISMN-CNR
Dr. Valentin Dediu
(b. in 1959, Moldavia) Ph.D (1989) at Moscow Phys. Eng. Univ. Head of the Spintronic Devices Division at ISMN. Together with Carlo Taliani pioneered the field of organic spintronics. His scientific interests are concentrated on: spin injection and transport in organic-inorganic hybrid materials, magnetic and electric memory effects in hybrid materials, magnetic oxides, nanomagnetism for bio-medical applications, magnetic sensors, superconductivity, various ceramic materials and other. Coordinated the first EC project on organic spintronics OFSPIN (NMP3-CT-2006-033370) and coordinates recently the Large Scale project MAGISTER (NMP-LA-2008-214685), dealing with Magnetic Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering.
UNIVERITY OF HALLE - MLU
Prof. Georg Schmidt
Prof. Georg Schmidt (1964) obtained his PhD at the RWTH Aachen, Germany, in 1996. From 1997 to 2008 he worked with L.W. Molenkamp as a Postdoc in Aachen and Würzburg, where he set up the efforts on spin injection and nanolithography, later extending the work on spin polarized transport on semimagnetic semiconductors. Among major achievements are the identification of the conductance mismatch as a fundamental obstacle for spin injection and the development of processes for sub-10 nm e-beam lithography. In 2009 he was appointed Professor for nanostructured materials at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg and director of the interdisciplinary center of materials science. G.S. has been leading scientist or administrative coordinator in several EC projects and was the coordinator of the IST project SPINOSA. From The mid of 2010 he is scientific coordinator of the integrating SC project IFOX.
NANOGUNE – NANOG
Dr. Luis E. Hueso
Luis Hueso (1974) is the Leader of the Nanodevices Group at CIC nanoGUNE and a Research Professor from Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science. Previously, he was Lecturer in Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Leeds (UK) and Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Cambridge (UK). He has extensive experience in the field of spin transport but more especially in spin transport in carbon-based materials, topic in which he has published pioneer contributions. His current research interest spans from spin tunnelling in organic materials to resistive switching memory devices. He has published 50 articles, which have been cited close to 900 times (h-index = 18).
TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN – TCD
Prof. Stefano Sanvito
Prof. Sanvito graduated in 1999 in Theoretical Physics from University of Lancaster. After having spent two years as postdoctoral researcher at University of California at Santa Barbara, he moved back to Europe where he took up a Lecturer position at Trinity College Dublin. He was promoted to Associated professor in late 2006 and he became CRANN PI in 2007. Prof. Sanvito is currently CRANN Deputy Director. Prof. Sanvito has published about 130 papers with a total of about >2000 citations and an h of 21. In 2007 Prof. Sanvito was awarded the IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) medal for young computational Scientist.
JOSEF STEFAN INSTITUTE – JSI
Dr. Viktor Kabanov
b. in 1960, USSR) Ph.D (1989) at Moscow Phys. Eng. Univ. Permanent staff senior researcher at IJS. Interests in condensed matter theory: spin transport in organicinorganic hybrid structures, ferromagnetism in molecular crystals, superconductivity in high-Tc and conventional superconductors. Author of more than 80 papers in international journals. Coordinating of small bilateral projects in Slovenia.
QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON – QMUL
Dr Alan Drew
Alan is currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow at QMUL with a permanent contract (lectureship) once this fellowship has expired. Previously, he was a Senior Scientist (Oberassistant) at the University of Fribourg Suisse (2006-8) and a Fellow of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 (2004-6) split between Univ. St. Andrews, the Paul Scherrer Institute (CH) and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. His main research interests are: using spin sensitive probes situated at central facilities to characterise and understand the fundamental properties of materials. His research breaks down into two main themes: 1) Superconductivity. 2) Spin/charge transport in organic materials.
UNIVERSITY OF KAISERSLAUTERN – UNIKL
Dr. Mirko Cinchetti
1994-1999 study of Physics, Università degli studi di Pavia, Italy. 1999-2000 Master of Science, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. 2004 PhD in Physics, Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz. 2004-2008 Postdoctoral researcher in the Aeschlimann Group; since May 2008 permanent scientific staff member in the Aschlimann Group.
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA - UVEG
Prof. Coronado has a wide experience and world-wide recognition in molecular magnetism with specific skills in multifunctional materials coupling magnetic and conducting properties, in the design, physical study and modelling of large magnetic clusters using polyoxometalate chemistry, and in the processing and organization of molecular assemblies using a variety of techniques (LB films, spin coating, electropolymerization, …). In the area of the molecular spin clusters he has demonstrated the relevance of polyoxometalates in molecular magnetism, and he has used an electrostatic approach to organize these and other magnetic molecular nanomagnets as monolayers, multilayers, or to deposit them on functionalized surfaces. He published ca. 350 articles in international journals which have been cited more than 10.000 times, and gave ca. 200 invited talks at international conferences and workshops. He has received numerous awards. The most important ones are the National prize of Research in Chemistry, 2009; the Gold Medal of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ), 2009; the Joint RSC/RSEQ Lectureship in Chemical Sciences, 2009; the prize of research in Novel Technologies “Rey Jaime I” in 2003, and the National Prize of Scientific Research “Rey Juan CarlosI” in 1997. The group is well funded by Spain: three grants worth ca. 2.000 K€, and the European Union: two grants worth ca. 2.000 K€ (STREP project MOLSPINQIP and ERC Advanced Grant SPINMOL). EC coordinates the Spanish CONSOLIDER excellence project in “Molecular Nanoscience” 4.750 K€.
LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY - LIU
Mats Fahlman is 42 years old and the current Professor of Surface Physics and Chemistry and division director at the department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Campus Valla, Linköping University. The focus of the research is energy level alignment at organic-organic and metal-organic interfaces in organic electronics and spintronics as well as thin film fabrication of molecular magnets for organic spintronics applications. Prof. Fahlman holds and has held numerous management positions and positions of trust within the university as well as nationally, including member of the board of the Swedish National Laboratory for Synchrotron Radiation Research (MAX-lab) and Director of Physics and Electronics research at Campus Norrköping, LiU. Prof. Fahlman is a co-winner of the EU Descartes prize awarded in 2003 for the research and development of Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes for displays. He is currently the principal investigator for LiU in two EU FP7 projects, was principal investigator in two more EU projects: OFSPIN and LAMINATE, and has participated in a large number of other EU projects as a PhD-student. He has 101 publications in print (ISI Web of knowledge), with 2398 citations and an h-index of 27.
DR. EBERL-MBE-KOMPONENTEN GMBH – MBEK
Dr. Karl Eberl
1986 Diploma in Physics TU-Munich - 1989 founder of Dr. Eberl MBE-Komponenten GmbH as Spin-off from WSI - 1990 PhD, WSI TU-Munich (Prof. Abstreiter) 1991 IBM Yorktown Heights USA - 1992-2001 Max-Planck-Institute Stuttgart, group leader MBE department - 2001 founder of Lumics GmbH Berlin.
Dr Taku Sato
I went to the University of Liverpool from the age of 18 to study a BSc in Physics, upon graduating I went on to do an MSc in Engineering Applications of Lasers, within the engineering department of the University of Liverpool, which gave me my first taste of working within industry as I spent three months on placement with GSI Group, a multinational laser company. I graduated with a distinction, which lead on to an industrially sponsored PhD by BAE Systems. For three years I worked closely with the industrial sponsor, Universities and other industrial partners on the Towards a Wireless Aircraft, FLAVIIR, and ASTRAEA projects, making functional working state of the art demonstrators. Upon graduating I went on to work for M-Solv LTD where I have been ever since, specialising in inkjet printing applications for plastic and microelectronics.
THALES GROUP – THALES
Dr. Paolo Bondavalli
In charge of the Head of Nanomaterial team at Thales Research and Technology and he is a member of the Nanocarb Lab. (joint team Ecole Polytechnique/Thales). His research has dealt principally carbon nanotubes gas sensor and silicon nanowires for biological detection. In the last two years, he is the first author 8 scientific papers dealing with CNTFET based sensors and of 4 patents dealing with gas sensors and thermal management through CNTs. Now he works on the development of new materials (e.g. graphene, cnts, nanowires) and for the new generation of electronics devices.
CNRS PALAISEAU – CNRS
Dr. Pierre Seneor
(b.1973) has been assistant professor at the Université Paris-Sud in Orsay since 2003. He completed his PhD from Ecole Polytechnique on spin dependent tunneling in oxides in 2000 under the supervision of A. Fert. It was followed by a post-doc at the California Institute of Technology. He has an expertise on spin dependent transport and injection in nanostructures and organic materials. He co-authored 23 publications (including 1 Science, 2 Nat. Phys., 3 PRL, 1 EPL, 1 Nanolett, 1 Adv. Mat., 6 APL…) with over 800 citations and presented more than 15 invited and 30 co-invited talk.
IN S.R.L. – IN
Dr. Laura Martinelli
Chemical Engineering Master degree in 2001. She worked for 7 years for the FIAT Research Center as project leader. Successfully coordinated several EU, National and local projects. During this period she coordinated the polymer molecular modelling group and the nanostructured material group in Plast-Optic Research Center. (Co)author of 14 publications in recognized scientific international press, currently running an agency providing project management services in R&D field. AquaFUELs VII FP project management, contract nr. 241301, project coordinator EBB. CCRYSTAL VII FP project management, contract nr. 262176 E-Flux VII project management, contract nr. 225167 Pharmagen VII FP project management, nr. 232141 BIOFAT VII FP project management, nr. 268211.