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Massimo Ghidini

Career

2018- presente UNIVERSITA' DI PARMA, DIPARTIMENTO SMFI
Professore di seconda fascia
2016- presente DIAMOND LIGHT SOURCE
Advanced Magnetic Materials Fellow and Ambassador
2009- presente DEPT. OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Long Term Academic Visitor
1999 - 2018 UNIVERSITA' DI PARMA, DIPARTIMENTO SMFI
Ricercatore
1997 - 1998 CLARENDON LABORATORY, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Marie Curie Fellow
1996 - 1997 ISTITUTO MASPEC (CNR, Parma)
Ricercatore CNR Art.23 per chiamata diretta
1995 - 1996 INSTITUT L. NEEL (CNRS, Grenoble)
Post-doctoral Fellow CNRS
1992 - 1995 INSTITUT L. NEEL (CNRS, Grenoble)
PhD Fellow del Ministero della ricerca francese

Other appointments at high-profile institutions

06/2007-12/2007 INSTITUT L. NEEL (GRENOBLE, FRANCIA)
Chercheur Invitè CNRS (Poste Rouge, funded by CNRS)
10/2005 -12/2005 BAKER LABORATORIES, CORNELL UNIVERSITY (Ithaca, New York, USA)
Visiting Scientist (Funding CNR)
06/1999-10/1999 UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, CLARENDON LABORATORY
Visiting Scientist (funded by the Clarendon Laboratory)

Highlights of recent research output

Last 7 years: 2 papers in Nature Materials (IF: 39), 1 in Advanced Materials (IF: 27), 2 in Nature Comm. (IF:12), 1 in Physical Review Letters (IF: 9), 2 in Nanoscale and 1 in Nanoscale Adv. (IF: 7)
The paper "Giant extrinsic reversible magnetocaloric effects in La0 .7Ca0.3MnO3 films due to strain" (Nature Materials 12, 52, (2013)) was selected for
• a News and Views in Nature Materials entitled "Magnetocaloric materials: Strained relations" - in Nature Mater 12,11, (2013)
• the 2013 Diamond Light Source highlights, vedere file denominato dal titolo “Diamond Annual Review 2013, Magnetocaloric alchemy

The paper "Shear-strain-mediated magnetoelectric effects revealed by imaging" (Nature Materials 18, 840 (2019)) was selected to appear in the 2020 Diamond Light Source highlights “Diamond Annual Review 2020, A new slant on Magnetoelectrics”.

Overall: ⁓80 publications, h-index 20, citations >1500. Since 2016, h-index 11, citations > 600 (Google Scholar). Several highly-cited papers in magnetoelectrics and nanomagnetism.

Track Record of Successful Funding (peer reviewed)

Nominative Fellowships

• Visiting Fellowship EPSRC, EP/G031509/1, Title: "Visiting Fellowship - Dr Massimo Ghidini; studies of exchange- and magnetoelectric coupling", PI MG Blamire, Co-I ND Mathur, from 23/3/2009 to 22/3/2010, value 78,357 £
• Visiting Professor, Institut Nationale Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), Magnetic Imaging, from 10/2007 to 01/2008
• Marie Curie Fellowship, EC contract number FMBICT961228, Title: Novel Mesoscale Magnetic Arrays and Devices, duration 24 months (from 1/1/1997 to 31/12/1998)

Research grants and other competitive proposals

• PI, Imaging and control of magnetism in nanopatterned magnetoelectric heterostructures, Cambridge Isaac Newton Trust 11.35 (u), from 1/7/2012 to 30/6/2013, value £23,577
• PI, Imaging magnetic domains under electrical control, Cambridge Isaac Newton Trust 10.26(u), from 1/11/2011 to 30 June 2012, value £34,905
• Work package leader, Scanning Probe Microscopy of Spintronic devices, in EC STREP OFSPIN 2006-2010, total value EUR 2,622,400.
• PI of the Parma Research Unit, 2002-2006, EC RTN DYNAMICS, Coordinator Prof. Theo Rasing, University of Nijmegen
• PI, Fiber optic interferometry controlled nanopositioners for low-temperature scanning probe microscopy, CNR, Partner Prof. J. Marohn, Baker Labs, Cornell University, value EUR 10,000
• PI, Swift Heavy Ions for Magnetic Nanostructures, Programma Galileo, Partner: Prof. J.P. Nozieres, Institut Néel, CNRS, Grenoble, durata 24 moths 1998-1999
• PI, Electrical and Optical Control of Magnetic and Transport Properties of Manganites, CNISM project 2006-2007, duration 12 months, value EUR 25,000
• Scientific Secretary, of the national FIRB Project Magnetic Nanostructures for Microsystems Technology (2001-2005), 130 ricercatori members, valie EUR 6,000,000
• PI, Voltage control of 2D magnetism in exfoliated Fe3-xGeTe2, Proposal MM25058, Diamond Light Source, Didcot, £ 80,000
• PI, Voltage control of magnetic skyrmions in CoFeB films on ferroelectric substrates, Proposal SI20726, Diamond Light Source, Didcot, £ 80,000
• Alternate Contact, Understanding exchange bias at the interface between ferroelectric BaTiO3 and ferromagnetic La0.7Ba0.3MnO3 in epitaxial bilayer thin films, Proposal MM24250, Diamond Light Source, Didcot, PI Prof. Judith Driscoll (University of Cambridge), £ 80,000
• PI, Exploring the onset of antiferromagnetic ordering in Fe2-xMn 1+xAl Heusler films showing a large exchange bias shift, Proposal SI18619, Diamond Light Source, Didcot, £ 40,000
• PI, Voltage-driven magnetization reversal in a nanomagnet, Proposal SI19060, Diamond Light Source, Didcot, £ 80,000
• PI, Exploring the onset of antiferromagnetic ordering in Fe2-xMn1+xAl Heusler films showing a large exchange bias shift (continuation), Proposal SI18932, Diamond Light Source, Didcot, £ 80,000
• PI, Imaging electric control of magnetism in ferroelectric/ferromagnetic vertical heteroepitaxial nanocomposites, Proposal SI16400, Diamond Light Source, Didcot, £ 80,000
• PI, Voltage control of magnetic vortex states in permalloy nanodiscs on ferroelectric substrates, Proposal SI11843, Diamond Light Source, Didcot, £ 80,000
• PI, Imaging strain- and charge-mediated magnetoelectric coupling using PEEM, Proposal 14200964
ST/R-1.1-P, Bessy synchrotron, Berlin, funding from the EC 7th Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n.°312284
• PI, Electrical control of magnetism in ferromagnetic-ferroelectric heterostructures on inactive substrates, Proposal SI10465, Diamond Light Source, Didcot, £ 80,000
• PI, Magnetoelectric imaging of magnetization under ferroelectric control in Ni dots on BaTiO3, Proposal SI 9590, Diamond Light Source, Didcot, £ 80,000
• PI, Imaging strain- and charge-mediated magnetoelectric coupling with PEEM, Proposal 14100670, Bessy synchrotron, Berlin. This proposal has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n.°312284.
• PI, Magnetoelectric coupling arising from charge and strain studied using X-Ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism, Proposal SI8987, Diamond Light Source, Didcot, £ 80,000
• PI, Imaging electrically driven giant changes of thin-film magnetization, Proposal SI8876 Diamond Light Source, Didcot, £ 80,000
• PI, Visualising electrical-field control of magnetism in Ni nanodots, Proposal SI8186 Diamond Light Source, Didcot, £ 80,000
• PI, Simultaneous electrical and magnetic imaging of magnetoelectric epitaxial heterostructures, Proposal SI7627 Diamond Light Source, Didcot, £ 80,000
• PI, Simultaneous electrical and magnetic imaging of magnetoelectric epitaxial heterostructures, Proposal SI6827 Diamond Light Source, Didcot, £ 80,000
• PI, Magnetic Domains under electrical control, Proposal SI 6230, Diamond Light Source, Didcot, £ 80,000
• Co-I, Italian Research Project of National Interest (PRIN), Modellizzazione micromagnetica e studio dei processi di rilassamento termico in sistemi nano-compositi di tipo exchange-spring, 24 months from 22/03/2010
• Co-I, PRIN, Proprietà metalliche e magnetiche di cluster molecolari, 24 months, from 20/11/2003.

Selected Invited Talks at International Conferences

• Materials Research Society Meeting (MRS 2020), XPEEM for ferroics, Tutorial “Imaging and modeling ferroic nanomaterials”, a 90 minute lecture on the principles of X-ray PhotoEmission Electron Microscopy
• Intermag 2020, Nanoscale Magnetoelectric effects
• CIMTEC 2020, Nanoscale magnetoelectric effects revealed by high-resolution imaging, Symposium FD, Recent Advances in Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric Materials
• Giant magnetoelectric effects in Ni/PMN-PT heterostructures, E-MRS 2020, Symposium P, Oxides and Ferroelectrics
• International Symposium on Integrated Functionalities, ISIF 2017Voltage control of magnetic domains and vortices in Ni films on ferroelectric substrates
• SPIE 2015, Magnetoelectric imaging of multiferroic heterostructures, San Diego, USA
• Royal Society Meeting 2012: Magnetoelectrics at the mesoscale, Thermal and Electrical control of perpendicular magnetization, Kavli Royal Society International Centre
• III Joint European Magnetic Symposia 2006, Hard-soft composite magnets

Organizational roles at major international conferences

Spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society 2020 (initially scheduled at Phoenix, April 2020 then held as joint Virtual Fall and Spring MRS Meeting in November 2020, due to COVID)
• Lead organizer Symposium EL-12 “Ferroic Materials and Heterostructures for Electronics and Data Storage”
• Chair of the session Nanomagnetism/Magnetoelectrics
• Organizer of the Tutorial session “Imaging and modeling ferroic nanomaterials”

Joint MMM-Intermag Conference 2019 (Washington DC)
• Organizer and chair of the symposium “Voltage control of nanomagnetism”
• Chair of the Symposium EE “Multiferroics and Magnetoelectric Phenomena”

Intermag 2020 (Montreal)
• Chair of the session “AQ- Magnetization Dynamics and Domain walls”
• Coordinator of peer-reviewing for the Proceedings

Organizational roles of workshops and International Schools

• Organizer of the workshop “Aberration Corrected PEEM at Diamond” (Diamond Light Source, 2019)
• Lead Organizer of the workshop “FerroX” (Diamond Light Source, 2015)
• Organizer of the NATO Advanced Study Institute “Magnetic Nanostructures for Microsystems Technology”, July 2006, Catona, Italy

Editor

• 2019-21 Guest Editor special issue “Voltage control of nanomagnetism” in the Journal of Physics D
• 2020, Principal Editor MRS Advances, Cambridge University Press
• Editor of the book “Magnetic Nanostructures in Modern Technology: Spintronics, Magnetic MEMS and Recording”, (Springer, 2007)

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Professor/Teacher

  • First cycle degree (DM 270) PHYSICS A.Y. 2021/2022
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) PHYSICS A.Y. 2020/2021
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) PHYSICS A.Y. 2018/2019
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) Physics A.Y. 2017/2018
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) Physics A.Y. 2016/2017

Contacts

Phone number
905244
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905223