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prof. dr. B. Noheda Pinuaga

Full Professor

Bio sketch
Beatriz Noheda received her PhD in Physics in 1996 from the UAM in Madrid. After various stays and positions at University of Saarlandes, Clarendon Laboratory in Oxford, Brookhaven National Lab in New York and Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, in 2003 she was awarded a Rosalind Franklin Fellowship by the University of Groningen, where she is now Full Professor.

Noheda is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has served as member of numerous national and international  committees and several editorial boards. She is author of more than 100 publications, receives more than 10 invitations per year to speak in international conferences and has given 6 plenary and keynote talks. Currently Noheda serves as director of the Groningen Cognitive Systems and Materials center.

     Professional experience
  • Full Professor (Hoogleraar) at University of Groningen (01/2014-present)
  • Associate Professor (Adjunct Hoogleraar) at University of Groningen (2008-2013)
  • Assistant Professor at University of Groningen (2004-2008)
  • Researcher at VU-Amsterdam (2002-2003)
  • Assistant Physicist at Brookhaven National Lab (BNL), New York (2000-2002) 
  • Research Collaborator at BNL, New York  (part time, 1998-1999)
  • Visiting scientist at Clarendon Lab, University of Oxford (10/1997-12/1997)
  • Profesor Asociado (University teacher) at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (part-time 1996-2000)
  • DAAD Fellow at Saarlandes University, Saarbrücken, Germany (6 months, 1994)
  • PhD student Univ. Autonoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain (1992-1996) 

  • Recognitions
  •   Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) (since 2011)
  • "For fundamental structural studies of new phases in perovksite-type ferroelectric materials and of domain nanostructures in epitaxial films of multiferroics."
  • Rosalind Franklin Fellow by the University of Groningen (since 2004)
  • Visiting Professor at Université Paris Sud (Spring 2016)
  • 10+ invitations per year to speak at International conferences
  • 6 Plenary/Keynote talks in International Conferences 
  • Member of:
  • - Editorial Advisory Board of Applied Physics Letters (2013-2018)
  • - Editorial Board of the Nature partner journal, npj Quantum Materials (since 2018)
  • - Evaluation Committee Helmhotz-Rossendorf Center in Dresden (2018) 
  • - Advisory Board PEARL programme at Luxembourg Institute of Technology (LIST) (2017 & 2018)
  • - Steering committee (Dutch representative) International and European Meetings of Ferroelectricity (IMF, EMF)
  • - Advisory board of the Lorentz International Center for Workshop Organization (Leiden, NL)
  • - Nominating Committee of the American Physical Society (DMP-Division) (2013-2014)
  • - Chair of the Rosalind Franklin Fellowships Selection Committee (University of Groningen, 2015&2017)
  • - Selection Committee Young Academy Groningen (2016)
  • - Committee Outstanding Young Investigator Award of the Materials Research Society

Research output

Publications: see Google Scholar 

  • Invited talks: see below

Outreach/in the media

Our work within Nanolab NL featured in Youtube films

     In Dutch:

  • Onze samenwerking met gemeente Zuidhorn in de nieuws


Invited Talks
Listed only accepted invitations


  • 4th Intl School of Oxide Electronics (ISOE2017), Cargèse, Corsica (France), April 11-22, 2017
  • 13th International COnference on Materials Chemistry (MC13), Liverpool (UK), July 10-13, 2017
  • International Meeting on Ferroelectricity (IMF2017), San Antonio (Texas), Sept. 4-8, 2017
  • Nature Conference on "Ferroic Materials: Challenges and Opportunities", Xi’an (China), October 25-27, 2017

  Royal Society Meeting, workshop on “Domain Wall Functionality”, London,   February 2016
  APS March Meeting, Focus Topic: “Dielectric and Ferroic oxides”,  Baltimore (MD, US), March 2016
  MRS Spring Meeting- Symposium "Functional oxide heterostructures ", Phoenix (US), March 2016
  MRS Spring Meeting- Sympos. “Tuning Properties by Elastic Strain Eng.”, Phoenix (US), March 2016
 CIMTEC-2016/5th Intal. Conference Smart and Multifunctional Materials, Peruggia, June 2016
 14th Intl. Conference on Surface X-ray and Neutron Scattering, New York, July 2016
 Joint IEEE ISAF/ECAPD/PFM Conference in Darmstadt, August 2016 (Plenary lecture)
 13th Intl. Symp. on Ferroic Domains & Micro- to Nano-scopic Structures (ISFD-13), Vancouver, Oct. 2-6, 2016


  • Yearly DPG Meeting of the German Physical Soc., Symposium on 'Domain Walls', Berlin, March 2015
  • Yearly Meeting of the Dutch Vacuum Society (NEVAC), Groningen, April 2015
  • Colloquium at Imperial College London, London, June 2015
  • 13th European Meeting on Ferroelectricity, Porto, June 2015 
  • Bianual UK-NL Condensed Matter Meeting, Amsterdam, September 2015


  • “Simufer” COST meeting, Genoa, January 2014
  • MRS- Spring Meeting, San Francisco, April 2014
  • CIMTEC conference, Montecatini Term, June 2014,
  • Gordon Conference ‘Multiferroic & Magnetoelectric Materials’, Biddeford, ME (US), August 2014
  • NanoCity 2014: The New Event on Nanotechnology, Utrecht, October 2014


  • NWO-CW meeting, Veldhoven, Netherlands, March 2013 (Plenary talk)
  • EMRS Spring Meeting, Symp. “ Multifunct. binary and complex oxides films appl.” Strasbourg, May 2013
  • Debye Colloquium, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, June 2013

  • Colloquium at Dep. Chemical Engineering, TU Delft, The Netherlands, Feb. 2011
  • Pre-meeting tutorial at the APS-March Meeting, Dallas, March 2011
  • Piezo-response symp. (WW) at the MRS-Spring meeting in San Francisco, April 2011
  • 20th IEEE Intal Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, Vancouver, July 2011
  • Workshop on Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics, Aspen, Colorado, February 2010
  • 3rd workshop for Emergent Materials Research (EMR), Postech, Korea, July 2010
  • Symp. on Phase transitions in funct. perovskites, EMRS-Fall meeting, September 2010
  • Colloquium at the University of Geneva, May 2009
  • Multiferroics Symposium at the MRS-Spring meeting in San Francisco, April 2009
  • Oxides Interfaces Symposium at the MRS-Spring meeting in San Francisco, April 2009
  • Physics Colloquium at the University of Groningen, April 2009
  • Ferroelectrics and Multiferroics symposium at the MRS-Fall meeting, Boston, December 2008
  • 17th Intal. Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, Santa Fe, US, February 2008
  • Symposium on Ferroelectrics, ICMAB, Barcelona, Spain, January 2008
  • Physics Seminar of the Max Planck Inst. and U. Stuttgart, Stuttgart,  November 2007
  • 11th European Meeting on Ferroelectricity, Bled, Slovenia, September 2007
  • Workshop on the High Res. Beamline at PETRAIII, Hamburg, Germany, September 2007
  • Ferroelectrics-UK 2007 Meeting, Dundee, Scotland, August 2007
  • European School on Multiferroic Materials, Grenoble, France, July 2007
  • MaReMaS-Seminar at the University of Leipzig, Germany, June 2007
  • Physics Colloquium at the van del Waals-Zeeman Institute (U. of Amsterdam), September 2006
  • Rank Prize Symposium on Electro-Optic Nanostructured Arrays, UK, September 2006
  • 23rd European Crystallographic Meeting, Leuven-Belgium, August 2006 (Plenary Talk)
  • Talk at the 'Center of Excellence on Electric Fatigue'- TU Darmstadt, Germany, July 2006  
  • NEVAC (Dutch Vacuum Organization) Meeting , Groningen-Netherlands, April 2006
  • International Symposium on Integrated Ferroelectrics, Honolulu-USA, April 2006
  • Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics, Virginia-USA, February 2006
  • 230th American Chemical Society Meeting , Washington-USA, August 2005
  • Winter School on Piezoelectrics-EPFL, Chateau-Deux-Switzerland, February 2005
  • Seminar at the Institute of Physics ( Leiden University ), November 2004
  • Seminar at HASYLAB-DESY, Hamburg- Germany , May 2004
  • Seminar at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid- Spain , April 2004
  • Rosalind Franklin Fellowships Awards, Groningen University, Groningen-The Netherlands, September 2003
  • Seminar at the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales- CSIC, Madrid- Spain, April 2002
  • Ferroelectrics-UK Meeting, Leeds UK, March 2002
  • Workshop on Thermodyn. and Struct. Properties of Mat., Avignon-France, September 2001
  • 10th International Meeting on Ferroelectricity, Madrid-Spain, September 2001
  • 20th European Crystallographic Meeting, Krakow-Poland, August 2001
  • 2nd Stig Lundqvist Research Conference on the "Advancing Frontiers in Condensed
  • Matter Physics: Non-conventional Systems and New Directions", Trieste-Italy , July 2001
  • National Synchrotron Light Source Users Meeting, New York-USA, May 2001
  • 103rd American Ceramic Society Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, April 2001
  • American Physical Society March Meeting, Seattle-USA, March 2001
  • 7th European Powder Diffraction Conference, Barcelona-Spain, May 2000
  • Workshop on Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics, Aspen,Colorado-USA, Febuary 2000


  • Rosalind Franklin Fellowship (Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, U. of Groningen), 2004-2009
  • MSCplus funds (Materials Science Centre, U. of Groningen), 2004-2009
  • FOM (Dutch organization for Fundamental Research of Matter) grant, 'projectruimte' 2004-2009 
  • VIDI-NWO (Dutch Science Organization) Fellowship, 2004-200
  • EU-STREP project (MACOMUFI) on Multiferroic thin films, 2006-09   
  • TOP-NWO project on Functional Nanowalls, with T.T. M. Palstra (2007-2012)
  • Zernike Inst. Dieptestrategie grant on Multiferroics Domain walls, together with M. Mostovoy (2009-2014)
  • FOM-Nano project with T, Banerjee and G. Rijnders (2011-15)
  • NanoNextNL program- Multilayered and artificial materials (2011-2015)
  • Grant from the Aduarderkring RuG Alumni on Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting (2012-2016)
  • Zernike Inst. Dieptestrategie grant on Hybrid Magnetoelectric Nanostructures, with K. Loos (2009-2014)
  • TOP-PUNT grant by Dutch Science orgnanization NWO (2016-2021)
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