The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant of up to € 280,000 to Dr. Samer Kurdi (Guimaraes Group). The Veni grants are designed for outstanding researchers who have recently gained a PhD.
The NWO selects the researchers on the basis of their quality, the innovative nature of their research, and the expected societal impact of their research proposal. The Veni grants, together with the Vidi and Vici grants, are part of the NWO Talent Programme. In total, the NWO has provided Veni funding to fifteen promising early-career researchers of the University of Groningen, and nationwide to 188 researchers.
The awarded project of Dr. Kurdi is called "On the move: Imaging propagating spin waves in two-dimensional magnets" and will be hosted by the Guimaraes group.
Our increasing dependance on technology demands smaller and more energy efficient electronics. The researcher will develop a novel tool with ultra-high resolution to capture images of coupled magnets in the atomic scale as a first step towards the development of low power nanoscale devices to meet demands in current information technology.
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