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Dr Eva Anton

Dr Eva Anton

Associate Investigator

Towards Low Energy Tech - Hardware for Future Computing

School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington 6140


Eva Anton completed her PhD on lead-free piezoceramics at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany before a Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation brought her to Victoria University of Wellington. There she worked with Profs. Ben Ruck and Joe Trodahl on rare-earth nitride ferromagnetic semiconductors. After a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at KU Leuven, Belgium, Eva returned to Wellington to join Ben Ruck's spintronics group and work on magnetic memory devices for superconducting computing.

Research interests

Eva's research is on magnetic materials and memory devices for superconducting computers. Working with Ben Ruck's research group, they combine nanometer thick layers of magnetic and non-magnetic materials to develop memory devices that can operate at the ultra-low temperatures required by fast and efficient superconducting computers.

We have reached the point where gradually improving existing computer technology is not enough to satisfy demand without dramatic environmental impact. We need radically new technological solutions to build faster and more energy efficient computers.

Dr Eva Anton

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New Associate Investigators 2019 - Annual Report 2019

May 28, 2020

An overview of the research interests of each of our nine new Associate Investigators.

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Patents and Spinouts 2019 - Annual Report 2019

May 27, 2020

This article from our 2019 Annual Report provides information about the MacDiarmid Institute's latest inventions, patents and spinouts.

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