-Meet Our People
Meet Our People 2018-08-24T08:54:43+00:00

Meet EMFL people

Dr. Elizabeth Lauren Green

Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Germany I decided to pursue a postdoc at the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory because of its reputation and its world-renowned facilities. I completed my Ph.D. work at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee which is a DC field facility. I decided that as a postdoc I wanted to work at a pulsed field facility to learn [...]

Anne Missiaen

LNCMI Grenoble. I am currently in my first year of PhD at LNCMI in Grenoble under the supervision of David Le Bœuf and Marc-Henri Julien. I passed a master’s degree in fundamental physics at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon. During the first year of my master’s degree, I did an internship in Amalia Coldea’s group at Oxford University, where I really discovered my interest [...]

Agathe Cadène

LNCMI Toulouse, France I have done physical and chemical sciences studies at the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse. I first obtained a teaching degree which allows me to be a professor in high school (agrégation de physique). Before starting my work as a teacher, I decided to do a PhD at the LNCMI Toulouse in order to widen my field of knowledge and develop scientific [...]

Younès Henni

LNCMI Grenoble I am a PhD student in my final year at the Grenoble high magnetic field laboratory (LNCMI-G). During the three years I spent in our lab, my research topic was mainly focused on the optical properties of the two-dimensional (2D) carbon-based material graphene, under strong magnetic fields. After a bachelor degree in fundamental physics at the University of Science and technology in [...]

Dr. Marc Uhlarz

Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Germany Doing my theses at Karlsruhe University, I got acquainted with materials having strong electronic correlations, leading to magnetic order and superconductivity. HLD offers everything one could wish for doing research in this area, so I gladly accepted an offer to work here. Also, the prospect of working in a user facility, with frequent visits of leading scientists from [...]

Nicolas Bruyant

LNCMI Toulouse    What is your actual position I am in charge of the Scientific Infrastructure team at LNCMI Toulouse, which consist of 4 engineers and technicians.   Where do you come from ? I did most of my studies in Grenoble : I first obtained an engineering degree before doing my thesis in spintronics in the laboratory Spintec (SPINtronique et TEchnologie des [...]

Tim de Bruin

HFML Nijmegen, The Netherlands I am an industrial automation software engineer, which means that I have knowledge to work with the many different software components in the power converters, cooling installations and other apparatus that are needed to create and maintain magnetic fields. I design, develop and test the PLCs (programmable controllers) that are used to control the HFML equipment. I strive for perfection, [...]

Matthias Hoffmann

HFML Nijmegen I studied IT and Mechanical Engineering at TU in Berlin, where I am originally from. Subsequently, I started working at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) in 2010, where I was in charge of the production and quality control of the hybrid-magnet project. Parts for this system were being designed, produced and assembled all over the world, in the USA, Switzerland and Italy. Eventually, [...]

Jérôme Béard

LNCMI Toulouse, France I studied physics at Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse and got my Master degree in 2005. At the end of my university education I did a four months training period in the strongly correlated fermions group with Alain Audouard and David Vignolles. I stayed there for a one year as a research assistant. After that, I got the opportunity to join [...]

Stéphane Berciaud

University of Strasbourg, France I am « maître de conférences » (assistant professor) at Université de Strasbourg since 2010. I do my research at Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS). My main focus is on the optical and electronic properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene. I came to LNCMI-Grenoble for the first time in spring 2012 to perform inelastic (Raman) [...]

Dr. Toni Helm

Scientist at HLD Dresden. I joined the EMFL as an employee rather recently, but I am both new and old to the European high-field community. During my graduate school at the TU Munich and PhD work at the Walther Meissner Institute in Garching (Germany) I have spent quite some time in most of the labs of the EMFL as an external user. Later, as [...]

Cécile Alix, Catherine Knödlseder and Séverine Bories

We are three people working in the LNCMI Toulouse administration office: Cécile Alix, Séverine Bories  and Catherine Knödlseder, who  is in charge of the office. We coordinate the budget and the payments of the laboratory together with a number of research contracts. We have the task of welcoming international visitors who use the LNCMI Toulouse high magnetic field facility. We help them to prepare [...]

Dr. Rubi

Scientist at HFML Nijmegen. During my two-year post-doctoral stay at the HFML, I will continuemy research that I started at the high magnetic field lab LNCMI in Toulouse. There, I studied novel aperiodic quantum oscillations in the two-dimensional electron gas that exists at the interface between two insulating oxides. To observe these oscillations, I cooled down the materials to less than -271 degrees Celsius, [...]

Olivier Jay

LNCMI Grenoble. After a Master’s degree in chemistry and materials science at the University of Evry Val d’Essonne near Paris, I had the opportunity to do a PhD in materials science co-supervised by the Materials and Processes Science and Engineering Laboratory (SIMaP) in Grenoble and the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab (MSAM) at the University of Waterloo (Canada). During my PhD work, I have aimed [...]

Christiane Warth-Martin

LNCMI Grenoble, France Trained as a process engineer I have been working for the LNCMI for over 20 years now, and started as a cryogenics engineer, under the authority of the Max Planck Institute which was at the time a stakeholder of the LNCMI (formerly GHMFL – Grenoble High Magnetic Fields Laboratory: Franco-German laboratory). When the Max Planck Institute stopped its cooperation with the [...]

Xavier CHAUD

LNCMI Grenoble I am in charge of the development of the high temperature superconductor (HTS) technology at LNCMI. The HTS are very nice materials known to carry current without Joule dissipation or to levitate small permanent magnet at the temperature of a liquid nitrogen bath (77K) and higher. What is of interest for a high magnet field facility is that they can also carry [...]

Cécile Daversin

PhD student at LNCMI Grenoble After a bachelor degree in fundamental mathematics, I discovered that my taste for computer science could be combined with my knowledge in mathematics, and that the needs in terms of modeling was indeed growing for a large panel of applications, as diverse as interesting. That's why I opted for applied mathematics studies for my master degree, at Joseph Fourier [...]

Marloes Gielen

Communication officer HFML-FELIX. “HFML? EMFL? What’s that?” My ultimate goal is to prevent ányone from saying that éver again. I started June 1st, 2018. Just in time for the EMFL user meeting in Nijmegen. I see a lot of commitment and enthusiasm among users, technicians,and scientists. Entirely justified, as I think  it is quite impressive what you can do with magnets and lasers. As a communication [...]

Daryna Dmytriieva

HLD Dresden I am a second-year PhD student at the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (HLD). During my time as a Master student at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, I had the opportunity to perform some key experiments at the University of Konstanz, where I was impressed by the excellent scientific environment. Being given the opportunity to pursue my PhD research at [...]

Florent Durantel

LNCMI - Toulouse. I joined the LNCMI Toulouse last September, but I am not completely new, as I made a short stay in this laboratory quite a long time ago now! At that time, together with Loic Drigo, we developed a contactless measurement method in pulsed fields, and it was quite nice to see that this method is still used today, with some improvements [...]

Dr. Ludvík Smrčka

Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague My main field of interest is the theoretical solid state physics, namely the electronic structure and transport properties of low-dimensional semiconductor structures, the Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations of transport coefficients, the quantum Hall effect and other transport phenomena. In early nineties MBE-grown GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructures and quantum wells became available in our Institute and  their in-house experimental investigation [...]

Ine Verhaegh and Thera Verkerk

Secretaries at the HFML in Nijmegen We are Ine Verhaegh (left) and Thera Verkerk and together we form the secretariat of the High Field Magnet Laboratory in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.  The International guest program, the call for proposals and the organization of EMFL events are things that are an important part of our work. As a user facility we have many external guests for [...]

Sabrina Palazzese

HLD Dresden. I recently joined the Dresden High Magnetic Fields Laboratory (HLD) as a PhD student. During my diploma studies, I worked at the Low Temperatures Laboratory at the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research where the research is mainly focused on superconductivity in strongly correlated electron systems at very low temperatures and high pressures. In most of these systems, an antiferromagnetic phase arises in [...]

Dr. Florence Lecouturier

 LNCMI, France.  I am group leader for the development of high-strength materials at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses. I obtained an Engineer diploma in physics/materials science from the National Institute for Applied Sciences in Toulouse (INSA) in 1991, concurrently to receiving a Master’s degree from the University of Toulouse. I received a PhD degree in [...]

Lucas Tang

PhD student at HFML Nijmegen, The Netherlands I studied physics at the University of Bristol in the UK and graduated from my master’s degree in 2014. During my time there, I got a really good idea of what experiments were like in the real world of experimental research and how we could really investigate the physics in our everyday life. I decided to search [...]

Dr. Yo Tokunaga

Advanced Science Research Center, JAEA, Japan I did my postdoc research in LNCMI-Grenoble twelve years ago. It was my first experience staying in Europe, and now I understand that all the scientific activities and the time I spent at this very international laboratory laid down a good foundation for my career as a researcher. This year I was able to come back to LNCMI-Grenoble [...]

Caitlin Duffy

HFML Nijmegen. I started last October with my PhD work in Nijmegen, in the group of Nigel Hussey. My research is focussing on the quantum critical point in thin-film cuprates, in the hope they reveal information that tell us more about high-temperature superconductivity. For part of my PhD, I intend to use high fields and the intense THz laser from the FELIX Laboratory to [...]

Michel Peters

HFML Nijmegen, The Netherlands Being a technician at a high field magnet laboratory involves very diverse tasks. About half of my time I help researchers with building up all kinds of different experimental set-ups and preparing inserts for the magnets. I also check the infrastructure for them, such as the liquid helium stock for cooling the experiments. Another big part of my work is [...]

Andries den Ouden

HFML Nijmegen, The Netherlands In 2006 I got involved with the HFML as a consultant for a very ambitious project: the design and development of a 45 Tesla hybrid magnet. At that time I was a work-group leader at the University of Twente. During the conceptual phase of the hybrid project it became clear that system design should be carried out by and at [...]