University of Hawaii

Electrical Engineering

Micro and Nano Magnetic Transducers

Date: 2016-01-19           Add to Google Calendar
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Holmes Hall 389
Speaker: Dr. Jürgen Kosel, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Magnetism has a long history in science and engineering and has enabled manz economic and technical advancement from the compass, more than 2000 years ago, to contemporary spintronic devices.
While miniaturized magnetic transducers have already been central to data storage and sensor devices, they are recently penetrating various new areas including life sciences and biomedical applications. Miniaturized magnetic biodevices feature high performance while, at the same time, hold the potential to reduce the costs associated with healthcare, opening the doors to a multi-billion dollar market. For example, magnetic microsystems combined with magnetic nanoparticles can facilitate highly sensitive diagnostic tools capable of early disease detection and Point-of-Care diagnostics. Magnetic nanotechnology also provides means for controlled drug delivery or effective cancer treatment with minimal side effects. Finally, the last few years have seen tremendous, new developments in the field of spintronics, by exploiting the interaction of spin-polarized currents and magnetic nanostructures.
This talk covers principles and examples of magnetic Micro- and Nanosystems, with an emphasis on the research work carried out at the Sensing, Magnetism and Microsystems group ( at KAUST.

Dr. Jürgen Kosel is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, where he is since June 2009 within the Computer Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division. His research interests are in the fields of microand nano devices with a focus on magnetic transducers. He is a senior member of the IEEE society, and head of the Sensing, Magnetism and Microsystems research group (
Dr. Kosel was a postdoctoral fellow with the Biomedical Engineering Research group at Stellenbosch University in South Africa from 2007 to 2009. In 2006 and 2007, he worked in the automotive industry as project manager at Magna Powertrain in Austria.
Dr. Kosel received his Dipl. Ing. (M.Sc.) and doctor of science degrees in electrical engineering from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, in 2002 and 2006, respectively.