Two new Max Planck Partner Groups

February 28, 2022

Dr. Nitesh Kumar and Dr. Jacob Gayles, both former group leaders in the department of Solid State Chemistry at the Max Planck Institute of Chemical Physics of Solids will head two newly established Max Planck Partner Groups.

Dr. Nitesh Kumar is an Assistant Professor at the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences in Kolkata, India. With his research interests – single crystal growth of quantum materials, electrical transport properties of topological materials, Dirac and Weyl semi-metals and their properties as well as Anomalous Hall effect and Quantum anomalous Hall effect in ferromagnetic metals – he will continue to work closely with Prof. Felser and the members of the Department of Solid State Chemistry.

Dr. Jacob Gayles is the head of the Quantum Chiraltronics Group at the Department of Physics, University of South Florida, USA. His goal is to understand 2D interfaces of chiral materials and 3D bulk magnetic textures along with the responses to external perturbations. This is pursued by state-of-the-art theoretical calculations along from with a combination of first-principle calculations and classical spin dynamics. The Topological Transport Theory group and the experimentalists of the Solid State Chemistry department at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Germany, are looking forward to continuing their close collaboration with him.

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