ICREA, Physics Department, Sciences Faculty, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)
Professor Jordi Sort leads the “Group of Smart Nanoengineered Materials, Nanomechanics and Nanomagnetism (Gnm3)” at UAB, his research activities being focused on the synthesis of a wide variety of functional materials (electrodeposited films, lithographed structures, porous materials, bulk metallic glasses, nanocomposites) and the study of their structural, mechanical, magnetic, and thermal properties. His research aims to enhance the performance of these materials for new technological applications that go beyond the state-of-the-art.
Professor Sort’s research activity was awarded by the Catalan Physical Society (Jordi Porta i Jué’s Prize, 2000), as well as by the Spanish Royal Physical Society (Young Researcher Award in Experimental Physics, 2003), the Federation of Materials Societies (FEMS Prize in Materials Science & Technology, 2015) and UPC/Naturgy (Duran Farell Award for Technological Research, 2020).
He published around 330 articles, issued 6 patents, and has managed 32 national/international research projects. Professor Sort has been personally appointed as Invited/Plenary Speaker in more than 80 conferences.
He is the coordinator of the “BeMAGIC” Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN-ETN), whose aim is to use magnetoelectric effects for memory and biomedical applications. The Network gathers a total of 24 Partners, from throughout Europe, including 7 companies.