The modern world is currently defined by the optimum exploitation of its natural resources to transform them into novel, valuable materials in areas such as health, transport, energy, and everyday life in general. So far, the attainment of these materials has required decades of arduous work on research by multiple sectors—universities, foundations, industry, and so on. Using new, state-of-the-art computational and experimental infrastructures will develop future novel materials more efficiently, reducing consecution times and using efficiently the resources available for it, developing a materials database that integrates experimental and theoretical data. Precisely this follows the philosophy and standards of the Materials Genome Initiative, recommended by the U.S. government.
Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs whose research lines are focused on magnetic materials, computational techniques for the prediction and modification of new structures and its physical properties, as well as industrial researchers involved in the search of novel magnetic materials.
Session 1: Design of new magnetic materials by theoretical modeling
Session 2: Magnetic characterization and modelling microstructure by theory
Session 3: Experimental fabrication of novel magnetic materials
Session 4: Advanced magnetic characterization
Daniel Salazar Jaramillo is an electronic engineer from the Universidad del Quindío (2007) who received the doctor degree in physics and mathematics from the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha in 2012. He started his research on nanostructured and granular magnetic materials, transition metal oxides, magnetic properties and electrical transport in nanocrystalline oxides, magnetic, structural and thermal properties in strongly correlated electron systems during his PhD. Since late 2013, he is joined to the BCMaterials in a postdoctoral position and currently is focused on the study of the magnetocaloric effect and their physical features on single crystals of magnetic shape memory alloys and on the coercivity enhancement of nanostructured hard magnets by grain boundary engineering.
Andreas Michels received his doctoral degree in 2001 from the Universität des Saarlandes, Germany. After postdoctoral stays at the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany, the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland, and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, he obtained his habilitation degree in 2008 from the Universität des Saarlandes. Within the framework of an ATTRACT research fellowship of the National Research Fund of Luxembourg, he built a neutron scattering and magnetic materials group in the Physics and Materials Science Research Unit at the University of Luxembourg. His research interests are centered around the technique of magnetic small-angle neutron scattering (SANS). On the one hand, SANS is used for experimentally studying the spin structures of magnetic materials, e.g., Nd-Fe-B-based permanent magnets, shape-memory alloys, or magnetic nanoparticles, and, on the other hand, theoretical and simulation work is carried out in order to understand and develop the fundamentals of magnetic SANS. More specifically, the continuum theory of micromagnetics is used for computing the magnetic SANS cross sections of real materials, which are determined by microstructural-defect-induced spin misalignment.