2023 EMA awards: results

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The EMA 2023 Young Scientist Award goes to Samuel Mañas-Valero
The EMA 2023 Dominique Givord award goes to Oliver Gutfleisch

The call for 2023 concerned both the Young Scientist Award and the Dominique Givord Award The nominations have been reviewed by a committee chosen among the General Council of EMA and chaired by Christian Back, the Officer for awards.

The Young Scientist Award 2023

The Young Scientist Award goes to Samuel Mañas-Valero for his groundbreaking contributions to molecular magnetism in the two-dimensional limit, isolating 2D molecule-based magnets, and 2D hybrid heterostructures combining molecular spin-crossover layers and inorganic 2D materials.

Samuel Mañas-Valero is a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He received his PhD in 2021 from the Universitat de València, Spain, for his work on “Two-dimensional crystals and van der Waals heterostructures based on inorganic and molecular strongly correlated layered materials”, performed at the Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol).

His research focuses on low-dimensional quantum materials –both of inorganic and molecular nature– with particular emphasis on the isolation and study of the electronic and magnetic properties of two-dimensional (2D) magnetic phases. That includes quantum spin liquids, 2D ferromagnets and antiferromagnets, as well as the assembly of these 2D materials as van der Waals heterostructures and with spin crossover molecular materials.

More information: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6319-9238

The Dominique Givord Award 2023

The Dominique Givord award goes to Oliver Gutfleisch for mastery of hysteresis of magnetic materials for energy efficient technologies, including permanent magnets and magnetocaloric materials, making magnetism based energy conversion sustainable.

Oliver Gutfleisch studied material science at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. In 1992, he joined the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham as a PhD student where he graduated in 1995. He then became a postdoctoral fellow and group leader for “Functional Magnetic Materials and Hydrides” at the Leibniz institute IFW in Dresden. Since 2012 he is a full professor at the University of Darmstadt, he set up as one of the scientific directors (2012-2021) of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies Hanau and leads also since 2020 the Max-Planck Research Group “De Magnete” at the MPI for Iron research in Düsseldorf.

His research interests include permanent magnets for power applications, solid state energy efficient caloric cooling at room temperature and for hydrogen liquefaction, ferromagnetic shape memory alloys, additive manufacturing, functional high entropy alloys, magnetic nanoparticles for biomedicine, with emphasis on tailoring magnetic, structural and chemical properties on the nanoscale. His work extends to the criticality of strategic metals such as rare earth elements and their recycling and substitution.

More information: https://www.mawi.tu-darmstadt.de/fm/index.en.jsp

We are looking forward to welcoming Samuel Mañas-Valero and Oliver Gutfleisch at the JEMS 2023 in Madrid, where they will present their research in a plenary session and receive their awards.

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