Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Phys.
Martin Hoffmann studied physics at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and continued with a doctoral degree in theoretical materials research. He enjoyed programming as well as the progression of theories about magnetic properties and disorder in materials, mainly alloys, and ceramics. His main aim was the search for new functionalities and improvement of properties in materials for potential electronic devices.
After graduating, Martin joined the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) in Dresden, the Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP), Japan, and finally, as a Senior Scientist the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz, Austria, where he lives until today. There, he studied rare earth alloys for magnetic applications in memories and electric cars and magnetic ceramics to improve the energy efficiency of computer technologies.
In Linz, he started to act as coordinator of the regional Scientists4Future group and decided to contribute more to the questions of sustainability and ecological crises. With 2022, he became General Secretary of the Club of Rome’s Austrian Chapter and later a member of the executive board of the cooperative cooppa Mediengenossenschaft eG focusing on communication and research projects in various topics around sustainability.
Through his experience, Martin has a wide expertise network from academia, NGOs, and corporates in Austria and internationally. His current main topic is the promotion and local practical implementation of the new Club of Rome Report Earth4All.
Honorary Positions (selection)
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg – Doktorate (magna cum laude)
- Förderverein der Scientist4Future Austria – Board Member, Treasurer
cooppa Mediengenossenschaft eG – Executive Board Member
Club of Rome, Austrian Chapter – General Secretary
Johannes Kepler University Linz – Senior Scientist
Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo – Researcher
Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden – Researcher