Magnetics Society, Chicago Chapter (MAG)

The IEEE Magnetics Society promotes the advancement of science, technology, applications and training in magnetism. It fosters presentation and exchange of information among its members and within the global technical community, including education and training of young engineers and scientists. It seeks to nurture positive interactions between all national and regional societies acting in the field of magnetism. The Society maintains the highest standard of professionalism and technical competency.

As part of the Chicago Section, the MagSoc Chapter provides a local interface to the worldwide network of the IEEE. In addition, we organize technical presentations, social events, and networking opportunities of interest to the magnetics community across the Chicagoland. For further information or to find out about volunteer opportunities contact our officers below.

IEEE Chicago’s Magnetics Society Chapter Officers:

Chair: Prof. Pedram Khalili, Northwestern University

Vice-Chair: Dr. Yi Li, Argonne National Laboratory, Materials Science Division

Secretary & WIE/WIS Chair: Dr. Yuepeng Zhang, Argonne National Laboratory, Applied Materials Division

Treasurer & YP Chair: Dr. Yi Li, Argonne National Laboratory, Materials Science Division

Nomination for 2021 IEEE Chicago Early Career Award in Magnetics and Nanotechnology

Deadline: September 24, 2021


The nominated candidate:

  1. Should be currently working as a researcher, including both academic institute and industry, from the Greater Chicago area or its neighbor states (Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky)
  2. Should be not more than 7 years after completion of his/her Ph.D. degree
  3. Should have already shown outstanding scientific or technical achievements in Magnetics or Nanotechnology which has been significantly beyond the average performance at that career level.
  4. Does not need to be nominated by an IEEE member

Download the form here and email it to Yi

Read more about the award in this post

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Joint Annual Meeting

IEEE Magnetics Society and IEEE Nanotechnology Council Chicago Chapters

November 23rd, 2020

The meeting will convene local academics, professionals and students with broad interests in magnetics and nanotechnology. The meeting will provide a unique forum for highlighting the latest advances in magnetic materials, nanomagnetics, nanotechnology, and nanoelectronics. The meeting will also provide opportunities to facilitate networking and collaboration. There will be a student/postdoc poster session during the meeting with awards for best poster presentation. There are no Registration Fees, but registration is required. Two BEST POSTER prizes will be awarded. Registration website:

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Date: Monday, Nov. 23rd, 2020

Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (CST)

Venue: Zoom (virtual)

Speakers: 4 IEEE Distinguished Lecturers, 4 renowned Faculty speakers, plus 2 invited postdoc speakers

Poster section: (virtual)


9:15 – 9:30 amWelcome and Introductory Remarks
C. Phatak/P. Khalili
9:30 – 10:00 amToward 5G based AI + IoT (AIoT) Society Enabled by NanoEnergy-NanoSystem (NENS) Technology
Chengkuo Lee (IEEE DL), National University of Singapore
10:00 – 10:30 amAntiferromagnetic Insulatronics: Spintronics without magnetic fields and moving electrons
Mathias Kläui (IEEE DL), University of Mainz
10:30 – 11:00 amTBD
Carmen Lilley, University of Illinois at Chicago
11:00 – 11:30 pmThermal Characterization of Thin Films using the Thermoreflectance and Optothermal Raman Thermometry Techniques
Oluwaseyi Balogun (IEEE DL), Northwestern University
11:30 – 12:00 pmBand topology of magnetic materials beyond anomalous quantum Hall effect
Pallab Goswami, Northwestern University
12:00 – 1:00 pmLunch break & poster session
1:00 – 1:30 pmMagnetization Dynamics and Damping
Tim Mewes (IEEE DL), University of Alabama
1:30 – 2:00 pmCurrent-induced THz-frequency magnetization dynamics in antiferromagnetic crystals
Andrei Slavin, Oakland University
2:00 – 2:30 pmNanoscale structural and magnetic imaging through hard X-ray Bragg diffraction microscopy
Martin Holt, Argonne National Laboratory
2:30 – 3:00 pmAtomically Thin Memtransistors and Heterojunctions for Artificial Synapses and Neuron
Vinod Sangwan, Northwestern University
3:00 – 3:30 pmArtificial Spin Ice Inspired Computation Using Nanomagnets
Hanu Arava, Northwestern University

Additional Information about Sponsors of the event:

IEEE Magnetics Society ( focus is on all matters involved in the fundamental development, design, and application of magnetic devices, including magnetic materials and phenomena. The society sponsors numerous conferences throughout the year, including the annual Conference on the Computation of Electromagnetic Fields.

IEEE Nanotechnology Council ( is a multi-disciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Nanotechnology carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, literary and educational areas. The Council supports the theory, design, and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering, and industrial applications.

The Northwestern University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center ( advances world-class materials research, education, and outreach via active interdisciplinary collaborations within the Center and with external partners in academia, industry, national laboratories, and museums, both domestically and abroad.