Brno University of Technology - CEITEC, Czech Republic, EU
Position: Research Group Leader at Central European Institute of Technology at Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Specialization: Nanomagnetism and spintronics
At the NANOCON´18 conference Dr. V. Uhlíř will present an invited lecture at the session E.
Personal Background and Education:
Vojtěch Uhlíř was born in Uherské Hradiště (former Czechoslovakia) in 1983. He received a MEng. degree in Physical Engineering from Brno University of Technology, the Czech Republic in 2006. His diploma thesis was devoted to investigation of magnetic properties of thin films by magneto-optical Kerr effect. In 2010, he received a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Grenoble, France and in Physical and Materials Engineering from Brno University of Technology for his work on current-induced magnetization dynamics in nanostructures. During the postdoctoral appointment at University of California, San Diego he was involved in several projects – all-optical magnetization switching, magnetic vortex dynamics and modification of magnetic properties by electric field. In 2016 he moved to Czechia to Brno University of Technology and since January 2018 holds a Research Group Leader position at Central European Institute of Technology.
The research group of Dr. Uhlíř investigates dynamic behavior of magnetic nanostructures driven by magnetic field, electric field, electric current, strain, temperature gradients and ultrafast laser pulses. Currently, attention is paid to how spatial confinement affects magnetic and electronic phase transitions in nanomagnets and heterostructures of functional materials. As magnetic materials are ubiquitous in current electronics, sensors and power systems, controlling magnetic properties of materials using the least energy possible is a key challenge for current research.
Experimental methods applied: synthesis of thin films mainly by Physical vapor deposition (PVD) methods; analysis of structural and magnetic properties of nanostructures by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM), respectively; nanolithography; magnetic x-ray microscopy and spectroscopy; magnetoelectric transport measurements; magnetic imaging using Magnetic force microscopy (MFM), Scanning electron microscopy with polarization analysis (SEMPA), and Magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE).
(a group website will be available by the end of April 2018)