Prof. Fabian O. von Rohr, University of Geneva, Department of Quantum Matter Physics received the EU-40 Materials Prize 2023 for his work on Chemical Principles for Quantum Materials Discovery.

«The discovery of materials with tailored properties has, time and again, proven to be a crucial stimulus for technological advancement and, by implication, of societal progress. Quantum materials discovery, in particular, is widely considered to have a key role in the development of such next-generation technologies that will meet the urgent technological demands of our society. Our research aims at establishing a general experimental platform for realizing new quantum materials. In this presentation, I will discuss some of our recent results regarding the discovery and characterization of new quantum materials. This work is at the intersection of condensed-matter physics and materials synthesis, and as I will discuss here, a special emphasis on the combination of physical and chemical concepts is extremely important for developing these new quantum materials.»

The award recognizes the excellence of this researcher’s work at the intersection of chemistry and physics, aimed at the discovery of new quantum materials and is reserved to researchers showing exceptional promise as leaders in the materials science having performed the research for which this prize is awarded while working in Europe.

It will be presented at the 2023 Spring meeting of the European Materials Research Society.

Céline Wittwer, SCS