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Pingzhi’s Paper as Editors pick!

Hear Hear, Pingzhi Li ‘s first paper of his PhD project is out and it directly makes it to an editor’s pick. I am a very proud 2nd promotor, this paper was regarded as ‘a project on the side’ by the candidate, however by using the Dutch proverb ‘wie het kleine niet eert, is het […]

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Skyrmion nucleation using Ga+ irradiation?

PhD student Mark de Jong has just uploaded his most recent results on tuning the magnetic interaction by Ga+ irradiated Ir/Co/Pt multilayers. In this work we show that we tune the relevant magnetic properties locally. This will give rise to energy efficient Skyrmion nucleation due to a lowered energy barriers whilst maintaining their stability and […]

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Best Master Teacher TU/e 2021 –> that’s me ;)

I was voted the best master teacher of the whole Eindhoven University of Technology. This unexpected prize was annoucned on the 16th of October 2021 during the momenTUm celebration (graduation ceremony of the TU/e). I am thrilled to have received the prize and recognition for my efforts in education. Enough has been written about it […]

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Mark de Jong and Ece Demirer win the IPI retreat poster prize!

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New Project: Creating a astronomic-black-hole analogue on a chip!

Great news, just got a grant proposal approved together with Rembert Duine where we are going to try to build an on-chip black hole analogue using spin-waves (magnons). Apart from being really cool it might allow to build an on-chip magnon-laser / magnon-amplifier, so also for the field of magnonics it might have big impact. […]

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spin spirals in 2D materials with SEMPA

The manuscript by Marielle Meijer abouth the observed spin spirals and its chirality has just appeared in ACS NanoLetters, a great collaboration with Marcos Guimaraes from Groningen who started with 2D materials in FNA during his VENI period. Nice to see that SEMPA can be used for many different materials systems. Specifically we for the […]

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Bachelor End Projects Announced

The time of year has arrived where the 3rd year Bachelor students get their portion of possibilities to join a research group in our department. I just prepared the pitch online. Too bad it had to be ‘virtually’ but I think I did my best to converge the exciting topics we are working on. I […]

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ERC interview

Today I had the chance to defend my ERC proposal online. This included a 5 minute pitch of my project. I had a lot of fun preparing it and narrowing down the main research questions down to a 5 min accessible pitch. I hope the panel enjoyed what I prepared. Moreover, my respect to the […]

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Immuno-Engineering and NanoMagnetism a good marriage? Let’s explore!

I just received news that I have been granted a project to set up a joint project within the Immuno-Engineering program of the ICMS (Institute for Complex Molecular Systems). Hence, my magnetic nanoplatelets and our ultrathin layers based functional surfaces will be exposed to a whole new set of interdisciplinary curious minds working together. I […]