Chairman: Prof. Vladimir Khovaylo, National University of Science and Technology, Russia
Nowadays, the family of Heusler alloys consists of more than 1000 members and enjoys rapidly growing attention due to a number of exceptional properties of fundamental and practical interest they exhibit. The diversity of effects observed in Heusler alloys makes it difficult to gather scientists interested in recent developments in this exceptional class of materials.
The aim of the 1st Heusler Alloys Research Forum is to offer a platform for the exchange of ideas and expertise between researchers beyond their disciplinary boundaries.
The Forum welcomes participation from scientific and engineering communities interested in theoretical, experimental and technological research and development of Heusler alloys and related compounds. The main topics of the Forum include (but not limited to): crystal, magnetic and electronic structures of Heusler alloys; thermoelectric Heusler alloys; Heusler alloys with exotic magnetic properties; multifunctional Heusler alloys; Heusler-based shape memory alloys; design of novel Heusler alloys, etc.
Rie Umetsu, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan
Biography: Prof. Rie Umetsu is a deputy director of Institute for Materials research, Tohoku University. She received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from Nara Women’s University in 1992 and 1994, respectively, and PhD. Eng. degree in materials science from Tohoku University in 2000. After some postdoctoral experiences at Tohoku University, she became an assistant professor at Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM) in Tohoku University in 2007. In 2010, she moved to Institute for Materials Research (IMR) in Tohoku University, she became a specially appointed associate professor in 2013, associate professor in 2016 and professor in 2020. Her current research topics are half-metallic magnetic materials, ferromagnetic shape memory alloys, Mn-based antiferromagnetic materials and large magnetostrictive materials. She has published over 200 technical articles in peer-reviewed journals. In 2019, she received 49th Saruhashi prize for remarkable women scientists in Japan. She served as program committees of various international conferences, such as ICM, MMM, ICFSMA. She is one of administrative committee member of IEEE Magnetic Society, and a president of the Society of Japanese Women Scientists, playing the role of various committee members in some academic societies.