13th International Symposium on Hysteresis Modeling and Micromagnetics (HMM 2023)
TU Wien, June 4-7, 2023

Keynote speakers

The following eight internationally recognized researchers have agreed to give a Keynote Talk at HMM 2023.

Oksana Chubykalo-Fesenko
Materials Science Institute of Madrid, Spain

Oksana Chubykalo-Fesenko is a senior scientist in the Material Science Institute of Madrid, CSIC, Spain. She obtained M.S. and PhD degrees from Kharkov State University, Ukraine. She worked in the Clarendon Laboratory (Oxford, UK), Complutense University (Madrid, Spain), University of Milano (Como, Italy), University of the Basque Country (San Sebastian, Spain), Almaden Research Center of IBM (San Jose, USA), etc. She has co-authored more than 200 scientific publications. Her main interests are centered on the theory of magnetism, including multi-scale modeling of magnetic materials: ab-initio, atomistic and micromagnetic simulations and temperature effects. She is currently working on fast and ultra-fast magnetization dynamics, core-shell magnetic nanoparticles, magnetic nanowires and magnetic hyperthermia. She is an associated editor of the Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic materiales, and she has served as a member of the IEEE Magnetics Society Advisory Committee and the Magnetics Chapters' chair.
Giovanni Di Fratta
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Giovanni Di Fratta is an Assistant Professor at the University of Naples Federico II. Previously, he was a University Assistant at the Institute of Analysis and Scientific Computing of TU Wien, a visiting fellow at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, a postdoctoral fellow (Hadamard laureate) at the CMAP of Ecole Polytechnique, and a Research Assistant at the School of Mathematics of the University of Bristol. His research activity is at the interface between pure and applied analysis and focuses on variational techniques as they apply to contemporary problems in continuum mechanics. It includes the mathematical study of magnetic skyrmions, nematic liquid crystals, and thin structures. He is the Principal Investigator of the project "Analysis and Modeling of Magnetic Skyrmions" (grant P34609) granted by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).
Karl Fabian
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Karl Fabian is a professor of geophysics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology with a research focus on fundamental rock magnetism and geomagnetism. He received his PhD in geophysics from LMU Munich (Germany), where he studied mathematics, physics, and prehistoric archeology. In his research he develops micromagnetic models and applies new magnetic methods to understand how rocks can provide more information about the geological history and the processes of their magnetization. He also develops mathematical methods to analyze geoscience data from complex geosystems.
Riccardo Hertel
Institute of Physics and Chemistry of Materials of Strasbourg, France

Riccardo Hertel received his PhD in 1999 from the University of Stuttgart (Germany) for his micromagnetic simulation studies at the Max-Planck-Institute of Metal Research and obtained his Habilitation in Theoretical Physics in 2005 from the University of Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) for his numerical studies on the magnetization dynamics in nanostructures, which he conducted at the Max-Planck-Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle (Germany) where he performed pioneering work in the field of magnonics. He then became the leader of the Young Investigator Group "Simulation of Mesoscopic Magnetic Systems" at the Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany), where he developed the GPU-accelerated finite-element micromagnetic software "TetraMag" and studied the fast dynamics of magnetic vortices. He is currently a CNRS senior scientist (Directeur de Recherche) at the Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg in France. His recent research focuses on three-dimensional nanomagnetism, magnonics, and topological magnetic structures, studied by using advanced simulation techniques.
Richard D. James
University of Minnesota, USA

Richard D. James is Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota. He has a Sc.B. in Engineering from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. In 2019 he was recently awarded a 5 year Vannevar Bush Fellowship on the Mathematical Design of Materials, the highest academic award of the US DoD (approx. 10 awarded per year in all areas of science). James' current research concerns the search for a shape memory ceramic, the investigation into the origins of soft magnetism, structural origami design, the effect of stress on the superconducting transition temperature, and new methods for the direct conversion of heat to electricity using multiferroic phase transformations.
Pavel Krejčí
Czech Technical University in Prague & Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Most of the past career of Pavel Krejčí, is attached to the Institute of Mathematics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, where he got his PhD in 1984 and where he served as Director from 2009 to 2014 after almost ten years at WIAS Berlin. His research is focused on the theory of partial differential equations coupled with hysteresis operators arising in models for elastoplasticity, ferromagnetism, porous media, multifunctional materials, or biological systems. The main results include qualitative properties of solutions, e.g., continuous data dependence, periodicity, and long time stabilization. In recent years, new topics have appeared, like discontinuous sweeping processes with convex and non-convex constraints or thermodynamic foundations of magnetostrictive hysteresis.
Kanta Ono
Osaka University, Japan

Kanta Ono is Professor at Osaka University in Osaka, Japan. He received his PhD from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1996. He conducted research at the University of Tokyo and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK). He is also Professor at the Center for Integrative Quantum Beam Science, KEK. He is a an expert in quantum beam characterization of magnetic materials and materials informatics, and co-author of more than 200 research papers on applied physics.
Bernd Schroers
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Bernd Schroers is currently Professor of Matter and Motion and Head of the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. He obtained his PhD at the University of Cambridge in 1993, worked as post doc at the Universities of Durham and Amsterdam before joining Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh in 2000. His research is focussed on topological solitons and gauge theory, and the application of both to particle physics, condensed matter systems and gravity.