Distinguished Lecture Series

The Spin+X Distinguished Lecture Series brings outstanding speakers to the Spin+X community during the semester.

The series comprise plenary talks of different key topics for the whole interdisciplinary consortium. Purpose of the event is to provide the community with different perspectives and promote the exchange of thoughts and ideas between experts, staff, and students.

Summer Term 2023

Susana Cardoso de Freitas

INESC MN and Instituto Superior Tecnico Lisboa, Portugal

10. July 2023 4:00 p.m. @RPTU Kaiserslautern, Location: LASE seminar room (76-276)

Magnetic sensors: from ultrathin film growth to sensor integration in unexpected systems



Susana Cardoso de Freitas received the Ph.D. degree in Physics by the Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa and INESC–MN in 2002. In 2002 she was a Co-Op Pre-Professional Engineer at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center (USA), and then became a researcher at INESC-MN, where she is currently the leader of the Spintronics and Magnetic Biosensors Group. She has extensive experience as principal researcher in collaborative projects developing advanced materials, sensors, and integrated systems. In 2018 she was selected as one of 100 Portuguese “Women in Science”. As an Associate Professor in the Physics Department, she is responsible for student coordination and advanced training in nanoelectronics, microfabrication, and spintronics. She is a co-author of more than 300 articles, 25 book chapters, five patents, and manages several technology-transfer contracts with industry worldwide related to MR sensors.

Shuyun Zhou

Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

19. June 2023 4:00 p.m. @RPTU Kaiserslautern, Location: LASE seminar room (76-276)

Floquet engineering of a model semiconductor



Shuyun Zhou is a professor of Physics at Tsinghua University, Beijing. She received her Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007. After working as a postdoc and a project scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, she joined the Department of Physics at Tsinghua University in 2012. Her research focuses on the electronic structure and ultrafast dynamics of quantum materials by using advanced spectroscopic tools such as angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), Nano-ARPES, Spin-ARPES and time-resolved ARPES. She received the L’Oreal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science China, the Sir Martin Wood Low Temperature Physics Prize, and the Kun Huang Physics Prize. She serves as a program committee member of the Chinese Physical Society (CPS), and as Member of Commission on Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP).