The IUPAP Commission on Magnetism is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2022 IUPAP Early Career Scientist Prize in the field of Magnetism is Dr. Chunhui Du (University of California, San Diego) for “fundamental contributions to the understanding, detection and control of spin dynamics and spin currents in magnetic oxides.”
The IUPAP Early Career Scientist Prize in the field of Magnetism is awarded every year to an early career scientist for theoretical or experimental work in fundamental or applied magnetism. This award was initially established in 2006 to separately recognize theoretical/computational work and experimental work in magnetism and is awarded every three years at the International Conference on Magnetism (ICM). In 2016 it was converted into an annual competition to recognise a single winner for either theoretical or experimental work in magnetism. In 2021 the IUPAP renamed the Young Scientist Prizes across all commissions to Early Career Scientist Prizes, as the prizes are intended for “young” scientists in terms of their career stage. The award committee consists of members of the IUPAP Commission on Magnetism, together with past recipients of the IUPAP Magnetism Award and Néel Medal. All members of the magnetism community were invited to make nominations.
Due to the cancellation of the ICM 2022 Conference in Shanghai, the 2022 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in the field of Magnetism will be presented to Dr Du at the 2022 ICMFS Conference, held in Okinawa, Japan, during July 10-15, 2022.
Dr Chunhui Du is an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She received her B.S. in physics from East China Normal University in 2010, and PhD in Physics from the Ohio State University in 2015. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University before joining UCSD in March 2019. Du’s research focuses on developing state-of-the-art quantum metrology to investigate spin transport and dynamic behaviours in emergent condensed matter systems at the nanoscale. Du is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Award, the Air Force Young Investigator Award, and the Harold and Suzy Ticho Endowed Faculty Fellowship (UCSD).