Emerging Trends in Magnetic Materials andSpintronics

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This industry-focussed workshop, hosted by the Universities of York and Leeds, aims to bring together some of the UK's leading experts working in the areas of magnetic materials and spintronics in order to discuss outstanding challenges facing these fields over the coming decades. We will also explore the needs of industry in training the next-generation of scientists who will meet these challenges and, to this end, the development of a bid to establish an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training focussed on magnetic materials and spintronics.

Understanding the structure, properties and functionality of materials down to the atomic scale is critical to the development of improved materials and devices for applications. This often requires synergy between a number of different techniques: in particular, atomically-controlled materials synthesis, materials characterisation and materials modelling. The Universities of Leeds and York both have significant expertise in these areas related to a broad array of applications of magnetic materials, from memory and logic, magnetic recording, and semiconductor spintronics to healthcare, the environment, RF applications, and nuclear detectors.

The event will be held in the Department of Physics at the University of York on Tuesday 20th June. As well as lunch, a networking dinner will be provided after the event.

For any enquiries, please contact Andrew Pratt ([email protected]).

Confirmed speakers include:

Fiona Robinson (Cogent Power)
Shahid Hussain (QinetiQ Group PLC)
Adi Scheidemann (Nanoscan)
Andrew Hirst (White Rose Industrial Physics Academy (WRIPA), University of York)
Marcus Ormston (Seagate Technology PLC)
Paolo Bortolotti (SpinFactory)
Vijay Patel (Liquids Research Ltd)
Sean Langridge (ISIS/STFC)
Sarnjeet Dhesi (Diamond Light Source)
Mark Dunham (JEOL UK Ltd)
Period20 Jun 2017
Event typeWorkshop
LocationYork, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational