Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco

Amalio Fernández-Pacheco is Group Leader at the Institute of Nanoscience & Materials of Aragón, a mixed centre of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Zaragoza.

Before this position, he spent a total of 12 years in UK universities. First, working at Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge, within the group of Russell Cowburn. And during the last years at the University of Glasgow, where he was an Associate Professor.

His research is focused on the advanced investigation of three-dimensional magnetic nanostructures for applications in spintronics, combining primarily advanced nanofabrication, thin film deposition and magneto-optical and X-ray techniques.

Among his awards, he has been a Marie Curie Fellow, an EPSRC Early Career Fellow and a Winton Advanced Research Fellow. Since October 2021, he leads the ERC Consolidator Project 3D NANOMAG, dedicated to the advanced investigation of novel effects in three dimensional magnetic nanostructures.

Peter Fischer

  • PhD in Physics (Dr.rer.nat.) from the Technical University in Munich, Germany in 1993 on first systematic studies of X-ray magnetic circular dichroism in rare earth systems
  • Habilitation from the University in Würzburg, Germany in 2000 based on pioneering work on Magnetic Soft X-ray microscopy
  • since 2004: Senior Scientist and Principal Investigator in the Material Sciences Division (MSD) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley CA.
  • since 2014: Adjunct Professor for Physics at the University of California in Santa Cruz.
  • Research focus is on the use of polarized synchrotron radiation for the study of fundamental problems in magnetism.
  • > 220 peer reviewed published papers and >330 invited presentations at national and international conferences.
  • 2011 Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Magnetics Society
  • 2010 Klaus Halbach Award at the Advanced Light Source in 2010.
  • Fellow of APS and Fellow of IEEE.