TU Darmstadt (Germany)
Prof. Dr. Oliver Gutfleisch is a full Professor for Functional Materials at TU Darmstadt and a scientific director at Fraunhofer IWKS. His scientific interests span from new permanent magnets for power applications to solid state energy efficient magnetic cooling, ferromagnetic shape memory alloys, magnetoelastomers for adapted damping and actuation, magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications, and to solid state hydrogen storage materials with a particular emphasis on tailoring structural and chemical properties on the nanoscale.
He has published more than 300 papers in refereed journals, and has given more than 180 invited talks. In 2011 he was an IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer on the topic of Magnet Materials for Energy. He was an EU expert representative at the 2nd Trilateral EU-JP-US Conference on Critical Materials held March 2012 in Tokyo and he is on the Advisory Committees of the Int. Workshop on Rare?Earth Permanent Magnets and their Applications and of the Magnetic Refrigeration Intl. Working Party, on the IEEE Magnetics Society AdCom, and the TMS Magnetic Materials Committee. He is EU ERAMIN advisor on substitution, a member of the EU ERECON (European Rare Earths Competency Network) Steering Committee and holds visiting Professorships at Imperial College London and Chinese Academy of Science NIMTE Institute in Ningbo.