Tim Böhnert

Staff Researcher

During the last 6 years Dr. Tim Böhnert (TB) worked at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL, Braga, Portugal). He currently has 38 peer-reviewed articles, an h-index of 15, received over 735 citations and peer-reviewed 19 articles himself.

After TB finished his study of physics at the University of Hamburg with “excellent”, he was hired as a scientific assistant by the cluster of excellence “Nanospintronics” funded by the City of Hamburg. TB received his PhD degree from Prof. K. Nielsch with magna cum laude at the University of Hamburg (Germany). TB mentored three Master students and 2 lab assistant students and participated in writing a collaborative DAAD project between Prof. K. Nielsch and the Hungarian research group of Prof. I. Bakonyi.

In 2014, TB was hired by INL as a research fellow within the Spintronics Research Group to work for SpinCal project (EXL04) funded by EURAMET. His work was initially focused on spin-caloritronic properties of MTJs. He showed independence by taking the leading position of the two work packages of the SpinCal project writing five out of seven reports after the original principal investigator left the project in 2015.
TB actively supported PhD students and 3 lab assistant students, designed measurement setups, and analysed data.

In 2018, TB took a position as Staff Researcher at INL with focus on MTJ based magnetic field sensors. TB succeeded at magnetic imaging of microstructures using an array of 65000 integrated MTJs on a 4x4mm CMOS chip and fabricated an embedded magnetic field sensor demonstrator, which was successfully applied in multiple industry production facilities for smart sensing and predicative maintenance. A new demonstrator is currently in preparation to be installed in a satellite within the Portuguese INFANTE project.

In 2020, the FET Open SpinAge (4.38M€) got approved. He contributed significantly to the writing of the proposal and in this project, TB develops weighted spin torque nano-oscillators for neuromorphic computing systems. Further, the FET Proactive RadioSpin and a PADR project were granted in 2020. Previously, TB applied for competitive European funding and submitted 6 FET-Open, 2 RIA, 3 FCT IC&DT and one FCT CEED project proposals. TB attended Porto Business School “From the Lab to the Market” workshop and four H2020 proposals writing training.

TB was recently contribute a book chapter in the book “Magnetic Nano- and Microwires” (Manuel Vázquez, Elsevier, April 2020) as a review on the topic of his PhD thesis in full independence.

Selected Publications