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Predoctoral researcher wanted at DyNaMat

(09-12-2019) We are looking for a PhD candidate to work on the new SpinENGINE project, composed of 5 partners: UGent, NTNU Trondheim, Sheffield U, ETH Zurich and IBM Zurich

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated PhD candidate to join our team to work on the new SpinENGINE project. This vacancy is a part of a wider European funded consortium composed of five partners: UGent, NTNU Trondheim, Sheffield University, ETH Zurich and IBM Zurich. The SpinENGINE project aims to create a new approach to computing based on emergent properties, i.e., complex, non-linear behavior in tunable ensembles of nanomagnets. This student will concentrate on the numerical modeling of such a nanomagnet ensemble. He/she will explore the emergent behavior in these systems and provide support for the design and interpretation of experiments, based on extensive micromagnetic and statistical modeling. Hereby can be built on the extensive expertise of the DyNaMat group on high performance magnetic modeling using the in-house developed Mumax code (https://mumax.github.io/), which will be the main workhorse for this project. The student will also assist in the development of more specific simulation and analysis tools. More information on the desired profile and how to apply can be found here. 

 

 

Nanomaterials Cover Story

Cover art made by our colleague David Van der Heggen to support his article on "Optically Stimulated Nanodosimeters with High Storage Capacity". (large view)

Cover art made by our colleague David Van der Heggen to support his article on "Optically Stimulated Nanodosimeters with High Storage Capacity".

(13-11-2019) Cover art of David Van der Heggen on the Nanomaterials August 2019 issue

The Nanomaterials issue of August 2019 features LumiLab cover art! Our colleague David Van der Heggen wrote an article on "Optically Stimulated Nanodosimeters with High Storage Capacity", which goes into the details of thermoluminescence (TL) and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) properties of β-Na(Gd,Lu)F4:Tb3+ nanophosphors. His graphical abstract was the perfect starting point for a nice cover illustration. The full article can be read here.

Jonas Joos wins best paper award at PRE'19

Jonas Joos received the best paper award at PRE'19 conference. (large view)

Jonas Joos received the best paper award at PRE'19 conference.

(02-10-2019) Dr. Joos was granted the first prize for best oral presentation at the 8th International Workshop on Photoluminescence in Rare Earths: Photonic Materials and Devices.

Dr. Jonas Joos from the LumiLab research group won the first prize for best oral presentation in a competition for graduates, PhD students and post-docs younger than 30.  His talk on "Evidence for intervalence charge transfer (IVCT) states in Eu doped phosphors" was much appreciated by the judges and audience. The 8th International Workshop on Photoluminescence in Rare Earths: Photonic Materials and Devices was held in Nice on 4-6 September 2019. 

Kwinten Maes (EMR group): 2019 International EPR Society (IES) student poster award.

(11-09-2019) Kwinten Maes (EMR group) is one of the winners of the 2019 International EPR Society (IES) student poster award at EFEPR 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia

The IES sponsors graduate students and post docs with student awards for the best poster(s) at select electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) -related meetings each year. This year Kwinten Maes (EMR group) has been selected as one of the winners of the 2019 International EPR Society (IES) student poster award at the latest EFEPR 2019 meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia.

 His poster entitled “Multi-frequency electron magnetic resonance characterization of Vanadium dopant sites in the Metal-Organic framework DUT-5(Al)” was one of the two selected prize winners from 78 posters.

 

Stefaan Broekaert silver medal in Cycling on European Company Sport Games Salzburg 2019

(27-06-2019)

The chief of our mechanical workshop Stefaan Broekaert is not only a champion in machine building but also got silver and bronze medals in Cycling on the European Company Sport Games Salzburg 2019. Congratulations Stefaan.

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https://results.ecsgsalzburg2019.at/?p=competitions&l=en&s=RAD&d=80&c=2

 https://results.ecsgsalzburg2019.at/?p=competitions&l=en&s=RAD&d=82&c=2 

 

 

Dr. Jonathan Leliaert (DyNaMat group): one of the runners-up for the "Journal of Physics D" Emerging Leader award

(18-02-2019) The Journal of Physics D Emerging Leader award was instigated to recognise the talents of exceptional, upcoming researchers

Dr. Jonathan Leliaert (DyNaMat group) has been selected as one of the runners-up for the Journal of Physics D Emerging Leader award, which was instigated to recognise the talents of exceptional, upcoming researchers

His invited paper entitled "Coupling of the skyrmion velocity to its breathing mode in periodically notched nanotracks" was selected from ~30 papers in this year's and previous year's Emerging Leaders special issue in Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics.

Prof. Smet on University of Flanders "Zijn led-schermen gevaarlijk?" (Dutch) (Video-YouTube)

Offices and some labs moved to building S12

(03-10-2018)

Begin September 2018 our offices have temporary been moved to building S12 (see contact information)
The biggest part of our labs are still in building S1: ground floor. (but also in S3 and S12 )

This all is due to the renovation of floors 1,2 and 3 of building S1 which should end in 2020.