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.

Axel Hoffmann selected as 2022 Highly Cited Researcher

The Web of Science has selected Axel Hoffmann as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2022, which is the fourth year in a row. The list recognizes leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. It is based on an analysis of journal article publication and citation data, an objective measure of a researcher’s influence, from 2011-2021.  More details can be found in the Illinois News Feed.

Hoffmann participates in a large research center exploring quantum materials for neuromorphic computation

Axel Hoffmann is once again part of the DOE-funded Energy Frontier Research Center on Quantum-Materials for Energy Efficient Neuromorphic-Comptuting (Q-MEEN-C), which is led by the University of California – San Diego. This center has been renewed for another four year with a total funding of $12.6M. Our main focus is to explore magnetic oscillating systems, which can form complex networks of dynamic systems that may resemble the functionalities found in the natural brain. A detailed description can be found in the accompanying news stories from UIUC and UCSD.