Materials Science

MRS Mid-Career Researcher Award

The Materials Research Society (MRS) has chosen Dr. Nicola Spaldin, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich (ETH Zürich), to receive the Mid-Career Researcher Award for her new theoretical framework describing multiferroics and service to the materials community. Dr. Spaldin will be recognized during an awards ceremony at the 2017 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, and will deliver her presentation at the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston. The Mid-Career Researcher Award is endowed by the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.

About Dr. Spaldin

Dr. Spaldin holds the chair for Materials Theory at ETH Zürich, where her research group studies the fundamentals of strongly correlated materials. Her work combines the development of new theoretical electronic structure techniques, understanding unusual behavior in existing materials, and design and synthesis of new materials based on research insights. Dr. Spaldin is particularly renowned for her development of the class of materials known as multiferroics—which combine simultaneous ferromagnetism and ferroelectricity—and for exploring their application in areas ranging from device physics to cosmology.