Challenges in Applied Magnetism Workshop


Jun 7th 2023 - Jun 7th 2023

London, United Kingdom

Updated 26.5.23

This experimental  workshop will bring together fundamental magnetics researchers with applied scientists and engineers to find benefits from working closely together. Obviously some of this activity is happening already, but both IOP and UKMS believe there are more connections to be made.

The workshop is organised jointly by the IOP Magnetism Committee, the UK Magnetics Society, and supported by IOP Management.


Workshop Purpose

  • Bring together engineers and scientists working in Fundamental Magnetics and Applied Magnetics;
  • Provide Fundamental Magneticians an expanded view of the problems Applied Magnetics has and will have;
  • Give Applied Magneticians a good look at the solutions, research, and facilities available or planned in Fundamental Magnetics.


Workshop Programme

Draft programme given below. Items may change but the timings are fixed.

The programme will consist of:

  • a series of short, ‘introductory and speculative’ talks on various magnetics topics intended to introduce participants to unfamiliar topics
  • networking and ‘speed-dating’ to develop participants contacts
  • discussions and other activities to identify opportunties for idea sharing, collaboration, and future opportunities


Each talk will be about 15 minutes long, and aim to introduce its subject area to a ‘lay’ audience. No talk will delve into great detail, but all will give high level explanations, an overview of potential developments, and a forecast of benefits / problems.

  • Fundamental researchers will also explain the possible applications or benefits of their technologies currently in the range TR0 – TRL3+, as well as any facilities they have or are planning.
  • Applications presenters will lay out what they see as common problems hopefully solvable in the next 5 – 10 years


Participant Involvement

All delegates are expected to be active participants in the workshop; to be involved in at least the group activities and contribute to the discussions. Only by everyone thinking and discussing their thoughts about what they’ve heard or bring to the workshop can we hope to have a useful day.


Possible Subjects for Talks & Discussion

  • Skyrmions & Spintronics
  • Permanent Magnetic, Soft Magnetic and Non-Rare Earth Magnetic materials
  • Magnetic Data Storage
  • Motor, Drive and Actuator design
  • Measurements
  • Modelling
  • open to other suggestions


Workshop Deliverables

If successful, we hope

  • Fundamental researchers will have more goals and partners for their current and future research, and users for facilities they have or are planning
  • Applied engineers and scientists will have ideas and partners for solutions to problems they don’t know how to solve






by Prof Thorsten Hesjedal of Condensed Matter Physics, University of Oxford

High speed and high tolerance magnetic measurements
by Prof Robert Hicken of Condensed Matter Physics, University of Exeter

Magnetic measurements
by Dr Lukasz Mierczak of Dr. Brockhaus Messtechnik GmbH & Co. KG

General motor design
by Dr John Reeve of FluxSys Ltd

Mr Chris Riley of Dassault Systèmes

High performance motor design
by Dr Dean Evans of NEMA Ltd

SQUID magnetometry and molecular magnetism
by Prof Solveig Felton of Queen's University Belfast


TimeSession TitleSession Host
09:30Registration opens
16:00Informal networking; cafe or pub


Type Standard Fee Group Discount
(3+ delegates)
Member IoP / UKMS £39.00 N/A
Non-member £59.00 N/A
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