Hoffmann group part of newly renewed Illinois MRSEC

Axel Hoffmann is part of the newly renewed Illinois Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), which brings together multiple research hers from many disciplines to focus on cutting edge materials science. As part of the MRSEC, the Hoffmann research group will work on two-dimensional strainscapes, where local distributions of strains will be used to tailor the properties of novel quantum materials.

Hoffmann receives MURI award for elucidating interplays of chirality and spins in chiral assemblies

Axel Hoffmann together with Ying Diao from Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering will participate in a new MURI project on “Elucidating Interplays of Chirality and Spin in Chiral Assemblies” led by Dali Sun at North Carolina State University. This may lay the foundation for new approaches for controlling magnetic states for information technologies.