Magnetic Materials and Applications 22



Oct 26th 2022 - Oct 27th 2022

Eindhoven, Netherlands

Updated 08.08.22

Early Registration Discount open until 31 July 2022


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This two-day event will focus on magnetic materials and applications, hosted by Prof Elena Lomonova and the Electromechanics and Power Electronics group at Technical University Eindhoven.

The delegate fee includes entry to both days, the informal dinner, and an interesting tour of the group’s Power Electronics Lab.

The programme will include talks over 6 topic areas:

  • Soft Magnetic Materials
  • Permanent Magnetic Materials
  • Machines
  • Modelling
  • High Frequency
  • Measurement and Sensors


Seminar – Ag Zaalverhuur Eindhoven

Dinner – The Kazerne


Please let us know as soon as possible if you have any dietary requirements we need to be aware of.


Hotel Match 

Comfort room – double

145 euros per night plus 3.50 euros tourist tax per night per person.

Breakfast 10 euros per day per person

CODE : EVENT221026-161356

Offer ends 15 September 2022

Hotel Glow

Room and breakfast

To book, email info@hotelglow.nl and quote ‘UK MAG’ and the below rate.

139 euros per night plus 3.50 euros tourist tax per night per person based on a 2 person occupation


A draft programme for the event includes:

26 October – welcome, lunch, technical talks, informal evening reception and dinner

27 October – technical talks, lunch, technical talks, laboratory tour, close. For the remainders: evening networking


The dress code for the event is business attire / smart casual.


Early Registration Discount of 20% reduction open until 31 July 2022.


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*Due to ongoing occasional technical problems taking card payments, we are temporarily using EventBrite to register delegates. A VAT invoice will be issued by EventBrite for any card payments, and EventBrite will issue an invoice for payment by other means. We hope to have the problems fully recitified in the near future.

If you don’t want to use EventBrite, please email me at astewart@ukmagsoc.org, and I can register you for the conference and create an invoice manually – but note we can’t take card payments using this method, only bank transfers.




High Throughput Methods for Functional Magnetic Materials Design
by Heike C Herper of Division of Materials Theory Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University

To fight global warming and to increase independence from external fuel supplies green energy applications have moved in the research focus. Magnetic materials play a key role in many of these applications, such as electric transportation, wind power generation, or the more recently discussed magnetocaloric refrigeration. The increasing interest in environmentally friendly technologies has triggered the search for new magnetic materials being ecologically and economically superior to the currently existing rare-earth magnetic materials. Computational design has been proven to be a powerful tool for this purpose. In the studies presented here, we combine big data searches and high throughput calculations to identify new candidates for permanent magnets and magnetocaloric applications. The focus is on materials which do not contain heavy rare-earth or expensive 5d elements. Starting from a pool of about existing 1000 phases we apply a combination of filters to extract possible candidates for new permanent magnets or magnetic refrigeration. Phases which pass all filter criteria are investigated in detail using a combination of first principles electronic structure methods and thermodynamic modelling [1,2]. Regarding new permanent magnets a promising example has been found and successfully synthesised showing the characteristics of a good permanent magnet [3]. Funded by the Swedish Strategic Research Foundation (SSF), (Grant EM16-0039), STandUPP, eSSENCE, ERC (synergy grant FASTCORR, project 854843), Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation (KAW), Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) at PDC and LIU. [1] R.M. Vieira, O Eriksson, A Bergman, H.C. Herper, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 857, 157811 (2021) [2] A. Vishina, O.Y. Vekilova, T. Björkman, A. Bergman, H.C. Herper, O. Eriksson, Physical Review B 101, 094407 (2020) [3] A. Vishina , D. Hedlund, V. Shtender,… H.C. Herper, Acta Materialia 212, 116913 (2021)

Materials Informatics for the Design of Rare-Earth Reduced Permanent Magnets
by Thomas Schrefl of Christian Doppler Laboratory, University for Continuing Education Krems

High-performance magnets are essential for green technologies. However, these magnets contain a high fraction of critical elements. The transition to carbon free society may lead to a shortage of light and heavy rare-earth elements. In Europe, the additional Dy and Nd consumption in renewables and e-mobility alone in 2050 is 12 and 4 times higher, respectively, than current consumption in all applications [1]. To mitigate supply risks, heavy-rare-earth-free and Nd-substituted magnets are being developed. Materials informatics, combining available data from experiments and computer simulations, opens new possibilities for permanent magnet design and critical element reduction. Permanent magnets can be optimized by considering chemical composition, microstructure, material cost and magnetic performance simultaneously. Machine learning is a tool for the inverse design of permanent magnets. The desired target properties are the starting point for material optimization. For example, we want to make a magnet with a specific coercive field at the magnet's operating temperature and a predefined mixture of chemical elements. Using the power of machine learning-based materials design, we quickly obtain answer to design questions based on all available information ranging from experimental databases to data from ab-initio and micromagnetic simulations. An interactive dashboard for magnet design provides chemical compositions and granular structure of candidate materials that match the desired properties. The financial support by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, the National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development and the Christian Doppler Research Association gratefully acknowledged. Ab initio data are provided by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and the Institute for Solid State Physics, the University of Tokyo under “Program for Promoting Researches on the Supercomputer Fugaku”. [1] European Commission, Critical materials for strategic technologies and sectors in the EU - a foresight study, 2020, doi: 10.2873/58081

Evaluating the impact of magnetic material selection through multi-disciplinary design optimization
by Ruud Sprangers of Punch Power Train

The vision of Punch Powertrain is to provide powertrains that drive a sustainable world. This vision includes a strong focus on electrification and electric drives combined with an optimal use of magnetic material. To design our next-generation of innovative and affordable electric powertrains, the availability of a multi-disciplinary design optimization platform is of key importance. With this platform, Punch Powertrain is able to make trade-offs between a multitude of design criteria, including performance, cost, efficiency, thermals, structural integrity and NVH. For a given set of design requirements and constraints, Pareto-fronts can be generated and explored to find the most suitable solution(s). This approach has enabled Punch Powertrain to fully optimize the usage of magnetic material via in-depth characterization and comparison of Pareto-fronts generated for various magnetic materials to study their impact on the optimal design of an electric machine. During the presentation, the results of such a comparative study will be presented and discussed.

Dean Evans of NEMA Ltd

Matthew Swallow of Bunting Magnetics Europe

Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co KG

A Novel Modeling Technique via Coupled Magnetic Equivalent Circuit with Vector Hysteresis Characteristics of Laminated Steels
by Doga Ceylan of TU/e EPE

High Performance Micro-Magnets
by Nora Dempsey of Institut Néel, CNRS

Magnetic nanoparticles
by Daniel Zabek of Cardiff University

Characterization and loss prediction of grain ‐ oriented electrical steel
by Bram Daniels of TU/e EPE

Superconducting motors in high ‐ dynamic applications
by Arvind Desikan of TU/e EPE

Dual electromagnetic formulations in magnetoquasistatics
by Léo Friedrich of ASML

Challenges in the magnetic field and eddy current modeling in high ‐ speed electric machines
by Marko Merdzan of TU/e EPE

Medium Frequency Transformers for High Power Applications, part I
by Siamak Pourkeivannour of TU/e EPE

Medium Frequency Transformers for High Power Applications, part II
by Mitrofan Curti of TU/e EPE

Measurement and characterization of soft magnetic materials
by Reza Zeinali of TU/e EPE