PhD thesis prize of the DPG Magnetism Division awarded to Manuel Gruber

16.03.2016

During the recent meeting of the condensed matter division of the German Physical Society Dr. Manuel Gruber successfully competed for the PhD thesis prize of the magnetism division (ThyssenKrupp Electrical Steel PhD prize).

Manuel carried out his pioneering studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with Prof. Wulfhekel and the University of Strasbourg with Dr. Beaurepaire.  He explored the impact of molecules on the magnetic properties of inorganic substrates as well as the possibility to switch the magnetization of individual molecules adsorbed on surfaces.  As a postdoc with Prof. Berndt he is presently working  on related topics within SFB 677.