Our colleague Mairbek Chshiev, professor at the University Grenoble Alpes, was appointed Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) beginning from October 1, 2020 for a period of five years.
The IUF distinguishes each year a small number of university professors for their research excellence and international recognition, providing theses members additional support for their research activities. His research project in the framework of IUF selection will be devoted to finding best materials combination for design of sustainable electronics based on spin-orbitronics phenomena.
Prof. M. Chshiev (49 years old) is the Head of Theory and Modeling Group at SPINTEC and carries out research using advanced theoretical approaches in order to understand fundamental physical mechanisms required for the developments of future spintronic devices. He published 115 papers in peer reviewed journals including Rev. Mod. Phys., Nat. Mater., Nat. Nanotechnol., Nat. Phys., Nano Lett., Adv. Mater., Phys. Rev. Lett. etc. and delivered numerous invited talks including at INTERMAG (2008 and 2014), MMM (2016), APS March Meetings (2009 and 2013) and Gordon Research Conferences (2010). Since 2018 Prof. Chshiev was appointed as the Director of European School on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (ESONN). He is an IEEE Senior Member and a member of the American (APS) and European (EPS) Physical Societies.
He will be officially inducted into the IUF in autumn 2020 during an official ceremony in a prestigious place in Paris (Sorbonne, Collège de France or Institut de France).