Beatriz Noheda is Professor at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, where she chairs the Nanostructures of Functional Oxides (NFO) group. Since 2017, she is also the founding director of the Groningen Cognitive Systems and Materials Center (CogniGron).
The NFO team develops materials as key elements for future electronics, with focus on ferroelectric, piezoelectric, ferromagnetic, multiferroic and memristive oxides. The aim is to achieve atomic control of the materials in order to create new functionalities at the nanoscale, as the basis for novel memory and logic devices. This includes new hardware for ultra-efficient, brain-inspired, computer architectures (goal of the research center CogniGron).
Prof. Noheda started at the University of Groningen in 2004, when she was awarded a Rosalind Franklin Fellowship to start her own research line. Before arriving in Groningen, she held positions at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (2002-2003), Brookhaven National Lab in New York (1999-2002), and the Universidad Autonoma in Madrid (1996-1999), where she also obtained her PhD in Physics in 1996.
Noheda is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and recipient of the prestigious IEEE- Robert E. Newnham Ferroelectrics Award. She has served as member of numerous national and international committees and several editorial boards. She has been responsible (as first, last or corresponding author) of several high-impact papers and receives numerous invitations to speak at international conferences, where she has delivered 8 plenary and keynote lectures. She is also a dedicated teacher.