Peking University, Oct. 12, 2016: Recently, Dr. Han Wei, a researcher from the International Center for Quantum Materials (ICQM), won the 2016International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Young Scientist Prize in Magnetism (C9), for “his significant contributions to spin injection, spin transport and spin relaxation in graphene, and to the discovery of interface transparency and triangular antiferomagnetic IrMn3 for spin orbit torque in magnetic heterostructures”. This award is one of the most prestigious awards given to a young researcher working on magnetism.
Han has been working at ICQM since 2014 and his research interests focus on spintronics and emergent materials. Prior to this, he obtained his Ph.D. at the University of California, Riverside in 2012 and then worked at IBM Almaden Research Center (USA) for about two years as a postdoctoral research scientist with Professor Stuart S. P. Parkin.
This IUPAP Young Scientist Award will be presented to him during the award ceremony of the next International Conference on Magnetism (ICM), which will be held in San Francisco, July 15-20, 2018. During that conference, Han will give an invited lecture on his research in spintronics and magnetism.
Background of IUPAP
International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), first established in 1922 in Brussels, is one of the highest international academic organizations of exchange and cooperation of physics, as well as one of the most authoritative international communities of researchers on physics. Young Scientist Award of IUPAP was established in 2006, in order to honor young scholars with outstanding contributions to various fields in physics and a greater potential for development globally.
Professor Wei Han’s group page: http://www.phy.pku.edu.cn/~LabSpin/home.html
IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Magnetism: http://iupap.org/commissions/c9-magnetism/c9-awards/
IUPAP (The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics): http://iupap.org/
Edited by: Zhang Jiang
Source: International Center for Quantum Materials