Dr. Axel Hoffmann is currently the Group Leader of the Magnetic Films Group within the Materials Science Division of the Argonne National Laboratory, which he joined in 2001 as a staff member. His research interests encompass a variety of magnetism related subjects, including basic properties of magnetic heterostructures, spin-transport and magnetization dynamics in novel geometries, and biomedical applications of magnetism. He has more than 100 publications with combined more than 3000 citations (h-index: 33). In addition he published four book chapters, one book, and three magnetism related U.S. patents. He has presented more than 200 invited talks at conferences and research institutions. Currently he is an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Physics. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and IEEE. Furthermore, in 2011 the IEEE Magnetics Society selected him as a Distinguished Lecturer and in 2015 he was awarded as “Outstanding Researcher” by the Prairie Section of the American Vacuum Society.