Jimena Soler is the new postdoctoral researcher at the Group of Properties of Heterostructures in the Nanoscale, where she will be working for two years. She is from Madrid and studied Materials Engineering at the UCM, where then she also got a Master's degree in Nanophysics and Advanced Materials. "Afterwards, I decided to pursue a scientific career so I joined the Group of Permanent Magnets and Applications at IMDEA Nanociencia where I completed my PhD in September 2023," she says.
What have you worked on so far?
My main focus has been the growth of magnetic thin films and their structural, chemical, and magnetic properties at the nanoscale for applications in the field of permanent magnets.
What will you work on? With whom?
At the ICMM, I will continue working on magnetic thin films. It will be oriented to studying magnetization dinamics and implementing thin films in various devices: from magnonic logic gates to hybrid resonators. I will be working with Jesús María González, Javier Palomares, María Alonso and Rubén Fernández.
Why did you choose ICMM?
I think that the ICMM is a great interdisciplinary Institute. Moreover, I will be able to work in a group with people with a wide expertise in different topics, and I am eager to learn a lot from all of them.
And a personal touch: any hobbies? What would you like to contribute to the institute?
One of the things that I love the most is practicing yoga; I've been doing it for years. I'm also a big fan of cinema, TV shows and live music. I want to contribute to the ICMM with much work, enthusiasm, and friendliness.