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M.H. Diniz Guimaraes, PhD

Assistant Professor
M.H. Diniz Guimaraes, PhD

Marcos H. D. Guimarães studied Physics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, where he obtained a Bachelor and Master degrees in Physics. He received his PhD degree in 2015 from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, working on “Spin and Charge Transport in Graphene Devices” supervised by Prof. Bart van Wees. After been awarded two personal research grants, the NWO Rubicon from the Netherlands, and a Kavli Institute Fellowship from the USA, he moved to Cornell University, USA, where he expanded his research focus to other two-dimensional materials and studied them using a variety of optical and electrical techniques. In 2017 Marcos received a NWO VENI grant and returned to the Netherlands where he further extended his experimental background studying ultrafast optics in two-dimensional materials at the Eindhoven University of Technology. In February 2019 he joined the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials as an Assistant Professor in the group of Physics of Nanodevices. His research focuses on the magnetic and spintronic properties of two-dimensional materials and metallic thin films studied by magneto-optical and electrical means.

Academic Background and Distinctions

2019 - Present Assistant Professor at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen
2019 NWO Start-Up Grant
2017-2018 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Physics of Nanostructures group at Eindhoven University of Technology
2017 NWO VENI Personal Research Grant
2014-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University, USA
2014 Kavli Institute at Cornell Postdoctoral Fellowship
2014 NWO Rubicon Personal Research Grant

PhD Research at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands
PhD Thesis on spin and charge transport in graphene devices, supervisor: Prof. Bart van Wees


MSc Research at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
MSc Thesis on the structural and electronic aspects of graphene, theory and experiment


BSc in Physics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Last modified:01 August 2019 8.05 p.m.

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Opto-Spintronics of Nanostructures

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Assistant Professor