Tomasz Dietl

Tomasz Dietl
Tomasz Dietl is a professor and a head of Laboratory for Cryogenic and Spintronic Research at the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences where he completed his PhD and habilitation degrees in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics in 1977 and 1983, respectively, and obtained professor title in 1990. He has also a part-time ordinary professor appointment at Chair of Condensed Matter Physics in Institute of Theoretical Physics, Warsaw University and at Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and at Munich Technical University. Later he was appointed as a visiting professor at Kepler University in Linz, Fourier University in Grenoble, Tohoku University in Sendai, and Paris Sud University in Orsay.

His current research interests are focused on the development of material systems and device concepts for nanospintronics of ferromagnetic semiconductors and of hybrid metal/semiconductor nanostructures. He is the author or co-author of over 350 publications, over 16 000 citations, h-factor over 49, and has presented over 150 invited talks at international meetings, including 9 plenary talks at major physics conferences. In 1998 he became a member of Polish Academy of Sciences, in 2002 he was elected to the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, Commission on Low Temperature Physics, and in 2004 he was nominated Fellow of the Institute of Physics, UK, while in 2009 Dietl was elected to Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as to Warsaw Science Society. In 2011 he was appointed by the European Commission for the Scientific Council of European Research Council (ERC) and he was elected to Academia Europaea.

He is recipient of Maria Skłodowska-Curie Award in Poland (1997), Alexander von Humboldt Research Award in Germany (2003), Agilent Technologies Europhysics Prize (2005) with David D. Awschalom and Hideo Ohno, for pioneering works that paved the way for the emergence of semiconductor spintronics, and Foundation for Polish Science Prize (2006), and the Marian Smoluchowski Medal of the Polish Physical Society (2010). In 2008 Tomasz Dietl obtained Advanced Grant of European Research Council (Program “Ideas”)..

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