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Université Paris Sud & Institut Universitaire de France, France
Agnès Barthélémy is Professor at Université Paris Sud. She is also member of the Institut Universitaire de France since 2008. Her research The heart of Agnès Barthélémy researches is to understand physical properties of nanostructures such as magnetic multilayers or tunnel junctions and particularly the new transport phenomena, Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR) or the Tunnel Magnetoresistance (TMR), that appear in these heterostructures due to the reduced physical dimensions. This research takes place in the framework of spin-electronics. Spin-electronics, also called spintronics, is born in 1988 after the discovery of a Giant Magnetoresistance effect in metallic magnetic multilayers.
After a PHD thesis on magnetic metallic multilayers and cluster-based nanostructures, in 1998, she has reoriented her research and developed at Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales a new axis of research concerning “multifunctional oxides”.
Her results have been reported in 190 papers , among them: 2 Science, 2 Nature, 8 Nature Materials, 1 Nature Physics, 1 Nature Nanotechnology, 3 Nature Communications, 18 Phys. Rev. Lett., 7 book chapters and 4 patents.
2008: Prize “Louis Ancel” of the French Physical Society
2010: Silver Medal of CNRS
2015: Prize Nikola Tesla
2017 : Prize Lazare Carnot of the Academy of Science