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2018 IUPAP Magnetism Award and Néel Medal

The IUPAP Commission on Magnetism is pleased to announce that the 2018 IUPAP Magnetism Award and Néel Medal will be awarded to:

Dr. Samuel D. Bader, Argonne National Laboratory

“For outstanding and sustained experimental contributions to the field of magnetic surfaces, films, and nanostructures”.

Prof. Ramamoorthy Ramesh, University of California, Berkeley

“For groundbreaking discoveries in novel multiferroic and magnetoelectric materials and their applications in future technologies”.

Prof. Kang L. Wang, University of California, Los Angeles
“For the discovery of chiral Majorana fermions and outstanding contributions to topological spintronics”.

Established in 1991, the IUPAP Magnetism Award is made in recognition of outstanding contributions to fundamental and applied magnetism. It is presented every three years at the International Conference on Magnetism (ICM). The Néel Medal is awarded together with the Magnetism Award, since 2003, sponsored by CNRS and Institut Néel. A monetary award for the winner(s) is generously sponsored by Elsevier. This year’s award will be presented at the 2018 ICM, to be held in San Francisco, CA, during July 15-20, 2018.

The award committee consists of members of the IUPAP Commission on Magnetism, together with past recipients of the Magnetism Award and Néel Medal. All members of the magnetism community were invited to make nominations.

  Samuel D. Bader

Dr. Bader is an Argonne Distinguished Fellow and Chief Scientist for Argonne’s Center for Nanoscale Materials, emeritus as of 2014. He served as Magnetic Films Group Leader of Argonne’s Materials Science Division for over a quarter century. He received B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from UC-Berkeley, where he worked on f-electron magnetic and superconducting systems at low temperatures. He has coauthored 400 papers (23k+ citations; h=85 on Google Scholar). He is an APS and AVS Fellow. His honors also include a Dept. of Energy – BES Award for Outstanding Achievement in Solid State Physics, the AVS Thornton Memorial Award, and the APS David Adler Lectureship Award.

  Ramamoorthy Ramesh

Dr. Ramesh is the Purnendu Chatterjee Professor in Materials Science and Physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He discovered that conducting oxide electrodes are the solution to the 30-year problem of polarization fatigue. In 1994, in collaboration with S. Jin he initiated research into manganite thin films and they coined the term, Colossal Magnetoresistive (CMR) Oxides. His pioneering research into multiferroic oxides includes the demonstration of a large ferroelectric polarization in multiferroic BiFeO3 and electric field control of magnetism, a critical step towards the next generation of ultralow power storage and spintronics devices. He is a fellow of APS, AAAS & MRS. He has been recognized with the APS Adler Lectureship and McGroddy New Materials Prize, the MRS Turnbull Lectureship, and the TMS Bardeen Prize. He was the 2014 Thomson-Reuters Citation Laureate in Physics for his work on multiferroics. In 2011, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

  Kang L. Wang

Dr. Wang is Distinguished Professor and the Raytheon Chair Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is affiliated with the Departments of ECE, MSE and Physics.  He received his BS degree from National Cheng Kung University and his MS and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He was a Guggenheim Fellow, Fellows of American Physical Society and IEEE.  He is a Member of Academia Sinica. He was presented the IEEE JJ Ebers award for electron devices, SRC Technical Excellence Award, and the Pan Wen Yuan Award.  He also served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE TNANO, editor of Artech House, Consulting Editor for Spins, and Associate Editor for Science Advances.

 

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2018 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Magnetism

The IUPAP Commission on Magnetism is pleased to announce that the 2018 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in the field of Magnetism will be awarded to:

 

Dr. Shinichiro Seki, RIKEN

“For discovery of multiferroic behavior and electrically controllable skyrmions in insulating chiral magnets”.

Established in 2016, the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in the field of Magnetism is awarded every year to a young scientist for theoretical or experimental work in fields of fundamental or applied magnetism. This annual award replaces the two prior awards for theoretical/computational work and for experimental work, which were awarded every three years at the International Conference on Magnetism (ICM). 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.

The award will be presented to Dr. Seki at the 2018 ICM, to be held in San Francisco, CA, during July 15-20, 2018.

Shinichiro Seki

Dr. Shinichiro Seki has been a Unit Leader in Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS) at RIKEN since 2013. He received his Ph.D. degree in applied physics from the University of Tokyo in 2010. He was appointed Research Associate in 2010 and Lecturer in 2012 at Department of Applied Physics, the University of Tokyo. His area of interest is search of novel materials and phenomena associated with exotic spintronic functions. Dr. Seki is the recipient of the Young Scientists’ Prize by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan, and the Young Scientist Award of the Physical Society of Japan.

 

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2017 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Magnetism

The 2017 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in the field of Magnetism will be awarded to:

Dr. Luqiao Liu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

For the pioneering demonstrations of the spin Hall effect excitation of ferromagnetic resonance, and of the surprisingly large spin Hall angles of particular heavy metals as determined by spin-torque ferromagnetic resonance, for seminal experiments and analysis of magnetic switching and auto-oscillation driven by that spin Hall effect, and for continuing research advancing the understanding and applicability of spin-orbit torques.”

The award will be presented to Dr. Luqiao Liu, at the next International Conference on Magnetism (ICM), which will take place in San Francisco, July 15-20, 2018.

Dr. Luqiao Liu has been a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since September 2015. He received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Cornell University in 2012.  He spent three years as a Research Staff Member at the IBM Watson Research Center before joining the MIT faculty. Dr. Liu’s current research focus is on advancing new materials and novel device structures for spintronics, including spin-based memory, logic and communication applications. Dr. Liu is the recipient of the 2017 William L. McMillan Award in Condensed Matter Physics—————————————————————

2016 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Magnetism

The 2016 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in the field of Magnetism will be awarded to:

Dr. Wei Han, Peking University, China

“For significant contributions to spin injection, spin transport and spin relaxation in graphene, and to the discovery of interface transparency and triangular antiferomagnetic IrMn3 for spin orbit torque in magnetic heterostructures.”

The award will be presented to Dr. Han at the next International Conference on Magnetism (ICM), which will take place in San Francisco, July 15-20, 2018.

Dr. Wei Han has been a tenure-track assistant professor in the International Center for Quantum Materials (ICQM) at Peking University since 2014. He received his Ph.D. in physics at University of California, Riverside in 2012. Then, he spent two and half years at IBM Almaden Research Center as a postdoctoral associate. Dr. Han’s main research focus has recently been on graphene spintronics, spin orbit torque in magnetic heterostructures, and two-dimensional quantum interfaces/materials. Dr. Han is the recipient of the 2009 AVS Leo Falicov student award and the 2012 APS GMAG student dissertation award.

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2015 IUPAP Magnetism Award and Néel Medal

The 2015 IUPAP Magnetism Award and Néel Medal have been awarded to

 Citation: “For pioneering discoveries in magnetic materials and nanostructures”

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2015 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Magnetism

The 2015 IUPAP Young Scientist Medals in the field of Magnetism have been awarded to (in alphabetical order):

 Citation: “For the development of new methods to excite and detect on-chip ferromagnetic resonance and new detection schemes for the magnon-drag effect.“

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Citation: “For the pioneering work on domain wall dynamics in magnetic nanowires and contributions to the development of current controlled magnetism in magnetic heterostructures using spin orbit effects”