Mathias Kläui is a professor of condensed matter physics at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz with a research focus on nanoscale magnetism, magnetodynamics, spin and charge transport and novel materials. His work at the interface between basic science and applied research with an interest in societal implications of his work.
After carrying out his undergraduate degree at RWTH Aachen University and a PhD in the Cavendish Lab in Cambridge, he worked at the EPFL and the Paul Scherrer Institute, IBM Zurich Research Labs and the University of Konstanz before taking up his position in Mainz. There he has been the founding director of the Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers (2014-2017) and Director of the Graduate School of Excellence Materials Science in Mainz (2012-2019). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, recent recipient of the Nicholas Kurti Prize for Research in Physical Sciences and has been supported by two Grants of the European Research Council. Beyond his activities in physics, he has led as a fellow of the think tank “Neue Verantwortung” a group on Renewable Energies and Low Power IT devices.