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M.H. (Marcos) Diniz Guimaraes, PhD

Assistant Professor

Marcos H. D. Guimarães is an Assistant Professor at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (Faculty of Science and Engineering) of the University of Groningen. He is the principal investigator (PI) of the research group Opto-Spintronics of Nanostructures, studying the interplay between light, electron charge and spin, in structures which are just a few atoms thick. In 2020 Marcos joined the Young Academy Groningen, where he aims to help and broaden the science outreach programs at the University of Groningen and the North of the Netherlands.

Marcos Guimarães studied 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. After being 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. In 2023 he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant (2D-OPTOSPIN). The Guimarães group 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
2020 - Present
2023 - 2028
ERC Starting Grant
Outstanding Reviewer - 2D Materials (IOP)
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Physics of Nanostructures group at Eindhoven University of Technology
2017 - 2020
NWO VENI Personal Research Grant
Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University, USA
2014 - 2017
Kavli Institute at Cornell Postdoctoral Fellowship
2014 - 2016
NWO Rubicon Personal Research Grant

PhD Research at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands
PhD Thesis on spin and charge transport in graphene devices


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

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