Prof. Dr. Oliver Gutfleisch
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Prof. Oliver Gutfleisch is a full Professor (W3) for Functional Materials at TU Darmstadt and a scientific manager at Fraunhofer IWKS Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies. He studied Material Science at TU Berlin, did his Phd in Birmingham, UK, and was a group leader at Leibniz Institute IFW Dresden. 2012 he joined TU Darmstadt. His scientific interests span from new permanent magnets for power applications to solid state energy efficient magnetic cooling, ferromagnetic shape memory alloys, 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. Resource efficiency on element, process and product levels as well as recycling of rare earth containing materials are also in the focus of his work.
He has published more than 370 papers in refereed journals, and has given more than 210 invited talks. In 2011 he was an IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer on the topic of Magnet Materials for Energy. He is on the Intl. Advisory Committees of JEMS, of the Int. Workshop on Rare Earth Permanent Magnets and their Applications and of the Magnetic Refrigeration Intl. Working Party, and of the TMS Magnetic Materials Committee. He served on the IEEE Magnetics Society AdCom (2011-2013). He is EU ERAMIN (Network on the Industrial Handling of Raw Materials for European Industries) advisor on substitution, a member of the EU ERECON (European Rare Earths Competency Network) Steering Committee and chairs the DGM Fachausschuss Functional Materials. He did hold visiting Professorships at Imperial College London and Chinese Academy of Science NIMTE Institute in Ningbo and from autumn 2017 he is a visiting Professor at University of Parma. In April 2017 he was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant (Cool Innov) and he will receive the Prize of the German Materials Society (DGM Prize 2018).
- Novel Materials for Energy Efficient Technology
- Materials Science and Physics of Sports Equipment
- Magnetic Materials
- Materials Engineering