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Dr. Leonard Frederic Henrichs

Akademischer Mitarbeiter/Postdoc
Technische Petrophysik
Raum233, 50.40
Tel.+49 721 608-26421
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Curriculum Vitae

  • 2016 – today Postdoc at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Insitute for Applied Geosciences, Technical Petrophysics
  • 2012 – 2015 PhD-Thesis, University of Leeds (UK) as part of the Initial Training Network “NANOMOTION”, Supervisor: Prof. Andrew J. Bell, Secondment to University of Duisburg/Essen, Prof. Doru C. Lupascu
  • 2006 – 2011 Study of Chemistry (Diplom), University of Bonn (Germany)

    Research Interests

    • Multiferroics and magnetoelectric coupling in single-phase, perovskite materials
    • Ceramic materials processing and characterisation
    • Dielectric and magnetic nanopolar materials (Relaxor ferroelectrics and superparamagnetic materials)
    • Piezoresponse and magnetic force microscopy with in-situ applied fields (magnetic, electric field)
    • Quantitative piezoresponse force microscopy
    • Magnetic neutron diffraction

    Awards and Scholarships

    Foto Siegerehrung Science Pitch
    Übereichung der Science Pitch Siegerurkunde mit KIT Präsident Prof. Dr. Holger Hanselka (li.) (Foto: Laila Tkotz, KIT)
    • 2017 Winner of the Science Pitch contest at the KIT annual celebration.
    • 2012 – 2015 Scholarship of the Marie-Curie-Foundation by the European Commission within the Initial Training Network “NANOMOTION”
    • 2011 Scholarship of the Theodor-Laymann-Foundation of the University Bonn for financial support during work on a Diploma-thesis
    • 2011 – 2012 Scholarship of e-fellows.net (e-fellows.net supports the best 10% of an age-group)

    Video KIT Science Pitch competition 2017

     You can watch a high resolution version of the video on YouTube!

    Dissemination and Press Releases

    ILL Annual report Überschrift
    Research highlight in ILL annual report 2016
    GIANT article
    Article in GIANT Review
    • Here is an interview in KIT student magazine clicKIT about my KIT Science-Pitch participation (in german).
    • You can read "the story" of my PhD project on Science blog Scilog.de (easy to read, in german).
    • An article about my research is the first among 30 scientific highlights in the Annual Report 2016 of the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)!
    • My research was highlighted in the scientific magazine GIANT Review
    • An article highlighting my research by Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE) (in german)
    • News article about my research published by my ITN network NANOMOTION

    Completed and Ongoing Projects

    • 2017 Mechanical analysis of Si3N4 ceramics (co-supervision of PhD thesis)
    • 2017 Chemical analysis of raw products for ceramics synthesis (Master project)
    • 2017 Atomic force microscopy of magnetic minerals (Bachelor thesis)
    • 2012-2015 Initial Training Network (ITN, FP7) “NANOMOTION” by the European Commission


    Multiferroic nano-clusters might help to enable the next generation of processor and memory devices.
    Henrichs, L. F.; Hansen, T.
    2016. Annual Report 2016, 16 - 17, Insitut-Laue-Langevin, Grenoble
    Simple technique for high-throughput marking of distinguishable micro-areas for microscopy.
    Henrichs, L. F.; Chen, L.; Bell, A. J.
    2016. Journal of microscopy, 262 (1), 28–32. doi:10.1111/jmi.12337
    Multiferroic Clusters: A New Perspective for Relaxor-Type Room-Temperature Multiferroics.
    Henrichs, L. F.; Cespedes, O.; Bennett, J.; Landers, J.; Salamon, S.; Heuser, C.; Hansen, T.; Helbig, T.; Gutfleisch, O.; Lupascu, D. C.; Wende, H.; Kleemann, W.; Bell, A. J.
    2016. Advanced functional materials, 26 (13), 2111–2121. doi:10.1002/adfm.201503335
    Choice of tip, signal stability, and practical aspects of piezoresponse-force-microscopy.
    Henrichs, L. F.; Bennett, J.; Bell, A. J.
    2015. Review of scientific instruments, 86 (8), 083707. doi:10.1063/1.4929572
    Morphotropic Phase Boundary in the Pb-Free (1−x)BiTi3/8Fe2/8Mg3/8O3–xCaTiO3 System: Tetragonal Polarization and Enhanced Electromechanical Properties.
    Mandal, P.; Manjón-Sanz, A.; Corkett, A. J.; Comyn, T. P.; Dawson, K.; Stevenson, T.; Bennett, J.; Henrichs, L. F.; Bell, A. J.; Nishibori, E.; Takata, M.; Zanella, M.; Dolgos, M. R.; Adem, U.; Wan, X.; Pitcher, M. J.; Romani, S.; Tran, T. T.; Halasyamani, P. S.; Claridge, J. B.; Rosseinsky, M. J.
    2015. Advanced materials, 27 (18), 2883–2889. doi:10.1002/adma.201405452
    Materialwissenschaft in England.
    Henrichs, L. F.
    2014. Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 62 (7-8), 828–829. doi:10.1002/nadc.201490276

    Frontispiece from Adv. Funct. Mat. Issue 13, 2016