04/21/2022 Congratulations to Mr. Gianluca Di Muro for passing his Thesis Research Proposal. An important step to become a Doctor! Well deserved.
04/19/2022 Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Cormac Toher, Dr. Corey Oses, Dr. Marco Esters, and Dr. David Hicks for their excellent contribution to the MRS Bulletin issue of February 2022, with the review High-entropy ceramics: propelling applications through disorder [link].
04/07/2022 Congratulations to Dr. Corey Oses on his recent appointment as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. While at Duke, he devised methods for calculating phase stability and modeling disorder that helped deliver new magnets, superalloys, and high-entropy ceramics. He will be transitioning into energy materials. We wish him all the best for his future academic career, and look forward to continuing to work with him as part of the AFLOW consortium.
03/10/2022 Congrats to Dr. Rico Friedrich for his press release about his recent publication on the discovery of 2D materials using data mining.
Study identifies extensive set of novel 2D materials. Two-dimensional (2D) materials possess extraordinary properties. They usually consist of atomic layers that are only a few nanometers thick and are particularly good at conducting heat and electricity, for instance. To the astonishment of many scientists, it recently became known that 2D materials can also exist on the basis of certain metal oxides. These oxides are of great interest in areas such as nanoelectronics applications. A German-American research team, led by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), has now succeeded in predicting twenty-eight representatives of this new class of materials by using data-driven methods.

This figure shows the semitransparent structure of germanium manganese oxide (GeMnO3), one of the newly discovered 2D materials, superimposed on its surface magnetic structure. The color pattern depicts regions in the vicinity of magnetic ions where the magnetization points out of the plane (red) or into the plane (blue). This strong spatial variation of the magnetic information could for instance play a crucial role for data storage applications.
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01/01/2022 Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Cormac Toher on his recent appointment as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. We wish him all the best for his future academic career, and look forward to continuing to work with him as part of the AFLOW consortium. Visit his new page at U.T. Dallas.