Axel Hoffmann is a staff scientist in the Materials Science Division and the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory.
Before joining Argonne in 2001, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 1999, he received his Ph.D. in physics at the University of California – San Diego under the supervision of Prof. Ivan K. Schuller.
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.
He currently serves as the chair of the Technical Advisory Committee of the IEEE Magnetics Society and as a chair-elect for the Topical Group on Magnetism and its Applications of the American Physical Society.
During his research, he published more than 90 articles with over 1000 combined citations.