2017

Patrycja Paruch receives the iWOE-24 Oxide Electronics Prize for Excellency in Research Sep 22, 2017

Patrycja Paruch
Congratulations to Patrycja Paruch who receives the iWOE-24 Oxide Electronics Prize for Excellency in Research !

Patrycja is awarded for « contributions to the understanding of the physics of domain walls in ferroelectrics – in particular for her work on domain wall creep, studies of domain wall roughness, and her discovery of conductivity at domain walls in “simple” ferroelectrics. »

This award recognizes exceptional young scientists or engineers who demonstrate excellence in research in the field of oxide electronics.

She will receive the prize at the iWOE-24 Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA on September 27, 2017.

Marta Gibert and Ana Akrap obtain a SNFS professorship Mar 21, 2017

Marta Gibert et Ana Akrap
The DQMP is very proud to announce a double exceptional success.

Congratulations to Marta Gibert and Ana Akrap at the Department of Quantum Matter Physics, University of Geneva who have obtained a SNFS professorship grant.

Marta Gibert has received the grant with a project on Functional oxide heterostructures by design. She will be appointed as professor at the University of Zürich. Her research interests are in oxide materials and, particularly, in the emergent physics phenomena arising when these materials are treated at the atomic scale. At UNIGE, in the group of Prof. Jean-Marc Triscone, she has mainly focused on interface engineering of nickelate functional heterostructures.

Ana Akrap has obtained the grant with a proj­ect on Topol­ogical matter studied by optical spectro­scopy. She will be appointed as professor at the University of Fribourg. Ana’s work at UNIGE, in the group of Prof. van der Marel, mostly focused on Dirac materials. Using magneto-optical probes, she will explore the charge dynamics in topological materials with the goal of bridging the chasm between theory and experiment.

SNFS professorships address young researchers who intend to pursue an academic career and wish to establish their own team to realise a research project.

For the excellence of their scientific work, both of them have been granted a scholarship of excellence in the past, a three years appointment as Senior researcher at the University of Geneva
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