The European Association of Magnetism (EMA) has awarded its Young Scientist award to the researcher Samuel Mañas, for his -revolutionary contributions to molecular magnetism- developed from the Institute of Molecular Science (ICMol) of the University of Valencia.
The jury has recognised Samuel Mañas "for his contributions to molecular magnetism in the two-dimensional limit, isolating 2D magnets based on molecules and 2D hybrid heterostructures, combining spin transition molecular layers and inorganic materials in two dimensions", according to the ruling published by the EMA.
PhD in 2021 with his work on "Two-dimensional crystals and Van der Waals heterostructures based on strongly correlated inorganic and molecular lamellar materials", under the direction of Professor of Inorganic Chemistry Eugenio Coronado, Mañas focuses his work on condensed matter - synthesis, structure and physical properties of solids - and in low-dimensional quantum materials, both inorganic and molecular in nature.
His doctoral thesis was already considered the best work of the year 2021 in the discipline of Nanoscience by the Specialised Group on Nanoscience and Molecular Materials that jointly form the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry and the Royal Spanish Society of Physics.
Graduated in Physics from the University of Valencia, Samuel Mañas is currently a researcher at the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), where he will soon begin his postdoctoral stay within the Marie Sklodowska-Curie program, a highly competitive European Commission support program to research and innovation of excellence.