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Axel F. Hoffmann

Sr. Group Leader, Materials Scientist

Axel’s research interest encompass a wide variety of magnetism related topics with a main focus on spintransport and magnetization dynamics.


Dr. Axel Hoffmann is currently the Senior Group Leader of the Magnetic Thin Film Group within the Materials Science Division at the Argonne National Laboratory.  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 with combined more than 8000 citations (h-index: 49), four book chapters, and three magnetism-related U.S. patents.  In addition, he is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Physics.  He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, American Vacuum Society, and IEEE.  Furthermore, he was in 2011 a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Magnetics Society, received in 2015 the Outstanding Researcher Award by the Prairie Section of the American Vacuum Society, in 2016 was awarded a President’s International Fellowship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and in 2017 received the Distinguished Performance Award from the University of Chicago.