Meet the Experts - In-Person

Axel Hoffmann

Axel Hoffmann has obtained his Diploma degree in physics from the RWTH Aachen in 1994 and his PhD degree in physics from the University of California – San Diego in 1999. Subsequently he worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2001 he joined the Argonne National Laboratory as a staff scientist, and became in 2014 the Senior Group Leader of the Magnetic Thin Film Group within the Materials Science Division. In 2019 he joined the Department of Materials Science an Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a Full Professor. His research interests encompass a wide variety of magnetism related subjects, including basic properties of magnetic heterostructures, spin-transport in novel geometries, and biomedical applications of magnetism. His main research focus has recently been on pure spin currents investigated by magnetotransport and magnetization dynamic measurements. He has more than 200 publications, five book chapters, three magnetism-related U.S. patents, and edited two books. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Physics and a fellow of the American Physical Society, American Vacuum Society, and IEEE. His awards include Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Magnetics Society in 2011, Outstanding Researcher Award by the Prairie Section of the American Vacuum Society 2015, President’s International Fellowship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2016, and the Distinguished Performance Award of the University of Chicago in 2017.

Bethanie Stadler

Bethanie Stadler, Professor and Associate Head, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, obtained her PhD from MIT and BS from CWRU. She is a Fellow of MRS and a Senior Member of the IEEE. Stadler was a 2015 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer, taught at the IEEE Magnetic Summer School in India and Italy, and hosted the school in Minnesota in 2015. Stadler served as Chair of the 2004 Fall MRS Meeting, and as Director, Secretary, and Program Development Subcommittee Chair for MRS. She served as Program Committee Chair for the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials conference in 2020 and will be the General Co-Chair of Intermag 2023 in Sendai, Japan.