Women in Magnetism - Bios

Michaela Kuepferling

INRiM, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Strada delle Cacce 91, 10135 Torino, Italy

Michaela Kuepferling graduated from the University of Technology in Vienna, Austria. Since her PhD she was involved in magnetism. During the doctoral thesis she gained experience in preparing and characterizing hard magnetic materials at the Department of Solid State Physics, complemented by theoretical studies like finite elements and DFT calculations. Since December 2005 she has a position as a researcher at the National Institute of Metrological Research INRiM, Torino, Italy. Initially she was working on the magnetic properties of structural steels and their relation with microstructure and on magnetocaloric materials. She then moved her interest from bulk to thin films and started research in the field of spintronics. In particular, her work included studies of magnetic vortex dynamics, spincaloritronics and spin-orbit-torque. Recently, she was responsible for a EU project on the metrology of topological spin structures, which included an analysis of the measurement reliability of the interfacial Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction. Furthermore, she is engaged in teaching magnetism, not only as a PhD course at Politecnico of Torino, but also organizing labs, providing a first experience in magnetism to primary school kids and high school students.

Paola Tiberto

INRiM, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Strada delle Cacce 91, 10135 Torino, Italy

Paola Tiberto attended from 1990 to 1993 a Ph.D course in experimental physics held by the Physics Department of Torino Politecnico. She is working at the National Istitute for Metrological Research, INRIM) as a senior researcher. Presently, she is the head of the Advanced Materials Metrology and Life science Division. The National Institute for Metrological Research (INRIM) focuses on studying metrology (measurement sciences), and on conducting research on materials, as well as on developing innovative technologies and devices. In this context, she focused her scientific activity basically on the following topics: phase transformation in metastable ferromagnetic alloys; magnetic characterization of rapidly solidified alloys in ribbon and wire form, in amorphous and nanocrystalline alloys; magnetotransport properties of thin films and multilayer; study of magnetization process in materials obtained by means of non-equilibrium technique (nanogranular powder and thin films); magnetic thin film patterning via nanolithographic techniques; magnetic nanoparticles synthesized via chemical route. In the recent years she focused her activity on the study of multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical application. She is author of more than 250 scientific papers published in International, peer-reviewed Journals in the field of magnetism (h-index 29, font: ISI Web of science). She serves as Editor in the journal of Materials Chemistry and Physics from Elsevier (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/materials-chemistry-and-physics/editorial-board/paola-tiberto). She is president of the Italian Association for magnetism and in this context she has been actively involved in organizing scientific schools and workshops in the field of magnetism (http://www.aimagn.org/). She has been responsible of several research projects mainly focused on magneto-electric properties of magnetic materials.