Kees van der Beek
Kees van der Beek received his Ph.D. degree from Leiden University, The Netherlands, in 1992, for work on flux pinning and creep in extremely anisotropic high-temperature superconductors. He went on to work on vortex pinning and dynamics in cuprate superconductors at the Materials Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory, between 1992 and 1994, and at the Institut de Génie Atomique of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne between 1994 and 1996. He became a Permanent Staff Member of the French Center National de la Recherche Scientifique in 1997. He joined the Laboratoire des Solides Irradiés of the Ecole Polytechnique, continuing work on the effects of controlled disorder introduced in superconductors by irradiation as well as on domain wall pinning and the properties of magnetic compounds. At present, he assumes the post of Directeur de Recherche at the CNRS, and, as Chargé d'Enseignement, he has a teaching task at the Ecole Polytechnique. He also chairs the Condensed Matter Division of the French Physical Society SFP and is a the Representative of the Ecole Polytechnique in the Comité de Pilotage (Board) of the Triangle de la Physique du Plateau de Saclay. He has many international collaborations with colleagues notably in the USA, Japan, Israel, and Argentina.
Biography Updated on 14 June 2011