Saima Siddiqui receives the 2021 IEEE Chicago Early Career Award in Magnetics

The IEEE Magnetics Society, Chicago Chapter announced that the 2021 IEEE Chicago Early Career Award in Magnetics will be awarded to Saima Siddiqui for her achievements in “novel magnetic systems for in-memory computing and neurotrophic devices”.  The award will be conferred during the 3rd Joint Annual Meeting of the IEEE Magnetics Society and Nanotechnology Chicago Chapters, which will be hosted virtually on December 3rd, 2021.

Axel Hoffmann receives the David Adler Lectureship Award in the Field of Materials Physics from the American Physical Society

The American Physical Society announced that the 2022 David Adler Lectureship Award in the Field of Materials Physics will be awarded to Axel Hoffmann “For pioneering work, engaging lectures, and comprehensive reviews advancing the understanding of spin transport and magnetization dynamics in magnetic multilayers.”

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DOE funds project to explore magnetic materials for quantum information

Our research group received funding of $4.2M over three years from the Department of Energy (DOE) to explore magnetic materials for quantum information systems.  Magnons, the fundamental excitations of magnetically ordered systems, have inherent chiral properties, which can give rise to non-reciprocal behavior.  In other words, magnetic materials may provide one-way streets for quantum information, which may be useful to reduce unwanted noise and therefore may enhance the efficiencies of quantum computers.  This project is a broad collaboration that includes additional research groups at UIUC (Pfaff, Schleife, and Zuo), as well as researchers at Argonne National Laboratory (Li and Novosad).  More information can be found here.