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ICREA Research Professor

Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA)

Physics Department, Sciences Faculty, Building C3, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), E-08193 Bellaterra, Spain

Telf: +34 93 581 2085 - Fax: +34 93 581 2155

E-mail: jordi.sort[at]uab.cat, jordi.sort[at]icrea.cat  

Prof. Jordi Sort received his PhD Degree in Materials Science from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 2002 (Extraordinary Award). The topic of his PhD dissertation was the study of magnetic exchange interactions in ferromagnetic-antiferromagnetic systems. He worked for two years as Postdoctoral Researcher at the SPINTEC Laboratory (Grenoble) and subsequently stayed six months at Argonne National Laboratory (USA). He also performed long-term secondments at the Grenoble High Magnetic Fields Laboratory (five months) and at Los Alamos National Laboratory (four months). At present, Prof. Sort leads the “Group of Smart Nanoengineered Materials, Nanomechanics and Nanomagnetism (Gnm3)” at UAB, which focuses its  research activities on the synthesis of a wide variety of functional materials (electrodeposited films, lithographed structures, porous materials, bulk metallic glasses, nanocomposites) and the study of their structural, mechanical, magnetic and thermal properties. This research aims at enhancing the performance of these materials in new technological applications that go beyond the state-of-the-art. Prof. Sort’s research activity was awarded by the Catalan Physical Society (Jordi Porta i Jué’s Prize, 2000), as well as by the Spanish Royal Physical Society (Young Researcher Award in Experimental Physics, 2003) and the Federation of Materials Societies (FEMS Prize in Materials Science & Technology, 2015). Prof. Sort has supervised 13 PhD Theses and is currently co-supervising the work of 4 more PhD students. So far, Prof. Sort has published around 300 articles that have received approximately 7200 citations (h=41). He has issued 5 patents and has managed 26 national/international research projects. Prof. Sort has been personally appointed as Invited/Plenary Speaker in more than 70 conferences. Recently, Prof. Jordi Sort has been awarded a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council. His project, entitled "Merging Nanoporous Materials with Energy-Efficient Spintronics (SPIN-PORICS)", aims to integrate engineered nanoporous materials into novel spintronic applications. He was also the Coordinator of the recently finished “SELECTA” Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN-ETN), whose aim is to use electrodeposition for environmental sustainability applications. The Network gathers a total of 15 Partners, from throughout Europe, including 4 companies. See more

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