Steve Winter
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Personal Data:
Name: Stephen Michael Winter
Date of Birth: 7th May 1987
Place of Birth: St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada
Citizenship: Canadian
Academic Positions:
2017-TodayJunior Project Leader
Collaborative Research Center: SFB/TR49 Condensed Matter Systems with Variable Many-Body Interactions
2015-2016:Postdoctoral Associate
Institut für Theoretische Physik, Goethe-Universität
December 2014: Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada
Thesis: "Organic Radicals as Highly Correlated Materials: Insights from Theory and Experiment"
Advisor: Professor Richard Oakley
April 2009: B.Sc. Chemical Physics, University of Waterloo, Canada
(First Class Honours)
Academic, Scholarly and Professional Honours:
2018: Carl Wilhelm Fück Prize
(Excellence in Research Contributions, Physics Department, Goethe-Universität)
2015-17: NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship
2015: Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairs (CCUCC) Doctoral Award
(Top Chemistry Doctoral Thesis, Canada)
2015: W.B. Pearson Medal
(Top Chemistry Doctoral Thesis, Waterloo University)
2013-14: Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2013: International Research Partnership Grant
(Waterloo University // Florida State University)
2013: Charles S. Humphrey Graduate Fellowship
(Top Chemistry Graduate Student in Guelph-Waterloo)
2010-13: NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship
2009-10: NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship
2007-09: NSERC Undergraduate Research Awards (each year)
2006: Kay and Harry McLeod Chemistry Scholarship
Other Activities:
2017: Co-chair, NFMM 2017 (New Frontiers of Molecular Materials)
2016: Chair, Gordon Research Seminar: 2016 Conductivity and Magnetism in Molecular Materials

Invited Talks:
15. "Excitations and Energy Scales in α-RuCl3: Toward a Complete Phase Diagram"
Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne, Germany.
14. "Unconventional Scaling due to Disorder in Some Quantum Magnets"
International SFB conference: Frustration and Topology, Dresden, Germany.
13. "Signatures of Anisotropic Magnetism in α-RuCl3"
WE-Heraeus-Seminar: "Trends in Quantum Magnetism", Bad Honnef, Germany.
12. "Spin Dynamics in α-RuCl3"
HZDR (Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory), Dresden, Germany.
11. "Breakdown of Magnons in α-RuCl3"
APS March Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
10. "Breakdown of Magnons in α-RuCl3"
Physikalisches Institut, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.
9. "Dynamics of Kitaev Magnets: From ab-initio to Experiments"
WE-Heraeus-Seminar: "ab initio Electronic Structure Theory for Solids in the 21st Century", Bad Honnef, Germany.
8. "Breakdown of Spin-Waves in Anisotropic Magnets: Spin Dynamics in α-RuCl3"
DPG Spring Meeting, Dresden, Germany.
7. "Complex magnetism in Kitaev spin-liquid candidates: From models to experiment"
Edgar Lüscher Seminar, Klosters, Switzerland.
6. "Opportunities for Spin-orbit Coupling in π-systems: Bridging Chemistry and Physics"
Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
5. "Radicals as Functional Materials: Insights from Theory and Experiment"
Gordon Research Conference, Lewiston, Maine.
4. "Perspectives on Organic Radicals in Materials Research"
International School and Symposium on Molecular Materials, Tokyo, Japan.
3. "Magnets to Metals: The Evolving Phase Diagram of Organic Radicals"
Physics Departmental Seminar, Clark University.
2. "Magnetostructural Correlations in Heavy Atom Radicals"
Magnetostructural Correlations Workshop, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
1. "Strong Exchange Anisotropy in Heavy Atom Radical Ferromagnets. (T13.00010)"
APS March Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


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