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Noheda group

Our Mission is to develop novel materials for future electronics. Our focus is on ferroelectrics and multiferroics (for memory applications), piezoelectrics (for energy harvesting) and memristors (for adaptable electronics and neuromorphic computing).


October 2018

New ferroelectric phase of Hafnia published in Nature Materials
Nanosized ferroelectrics become a reality

June 2018

Mónica Acuautla has gained an Assistant professorship in Engineering Materials at the neighbour ENTEG institute. Congratulations, Mónica, on this achievement! It has been an absolute pleasure to have you in the group and we look forward to continue collaborating with you.

May 2018

Pavan Nukala obtains a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship and joins the group. Thank you, Pavan, for choosing us!

March 2018

Cynthia Quinteros, expert on dielectrics and resistive switching, joins the group. Welcome, Cynthia!

February 2018

Beatriz Noheda is appointed as director of the new Cognitive Systems and Materials center (CogniGron)

June 2017

Our work within Nanolab NL featured in Youtube films

NanoLabNL: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen - Beatriz Noheda

NanoLabNL: Atomic Scale Control to Enhance Nanotechnology

May 2017

Our collaboration with the neighbor town hall Zuidhorn appears in the news

July 2016

NWO-Veni grant for Dr. Saeedeh Farokhipoor

Perspective article on ferroelectric chalcogenides by B. Noheda and B.J. Kooi appears in Science

May 2016

TOP-PUNT grant of 1.7 M€ for Beatriz Noheda

January 2016

Cover of January 2016 issue of Advanced Electronic Materials features our paper Arnoud Everhardt et al. " Ferroelectric domain structures in low-strain BaTiO3 "

December 2015

Two papers on Jeroen Heuver’s thin films of multiferroic spinel CoCr2O4 are published in Physical Review B:

J.A. Heuver et al. (Strain-induced magnetic anisotropy in epitaxial thin films of the spinel CoCr2O4 ) and A. Aqeel et al. (Spin-Hall magnetoresistance and spin Seebeck effect in spin-spiral and paramagnetic phases of multiferroic films)

November 2015

Paper by Arnoud Everhardt et al. " Ferroelectric domain structures in low-strain BaTiO3 " published online in Advanced Electronic Materials.

February 2015

Oleskiy Nesterov successfully defends his thesis "Control of Periodic Ferroelastic Domains in Ferroelectric Pb1-xSrxTiO3 thin films for nanoscale memory devices"

November 2014

Paper by Saeedeh Farokhipoor, Cesat Magén et al. " published in Nature: DOI: 10.1038/nature13918

June 2014

Paper accepted in Nature Communications: The paper on "Super switching and control of in-plane ferroelectric nanodomains in strained thin films" by Sylvia Matzen, Oleksiy Nesterov, Gijsbert Rispens, Jeroen Heuver, Mike Biegalski, Hans Christen, and Beatriz Noheda to appear in July in Nature Communications .

December 2012

Beatriz Noheda is appointed member of the Editorial board of Applied Physics/Journal of Applied Physics for the next 3 years.

December 2011

Beatriz Noheda has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society. For more information see RUG, Zernike Institute or FOM press releases.

October 2011

Paper on "Flexoelectric rotation of polarization in ferroelectric thin films" by Gustau Catalan, Ard Vlooswijk, Gijsbert Rispens and Beatriz Noheda (SSME group) and collaborators at Twente, Barcelona and Toulouse, has been published in Nature Materials (Advanced online publication in October 16th). See also press release.

August 2011

Paper on "Conduction at 71° domain walls in BiFeO3 thin films" by Saeedeh Farokhipoor and Beatriz Noheda has been accepted in Phys. Rev. Letts.

June 2011

The University of Groningen is ranked 4th in terms of citations and impact on Materials Science according to Thomson Reuters (June 2011). See ranking.