Prof. dr. E.H. Brück

T: +31-15-27 83158

Room 2.01.250
RID building
Mekelweg 15
2629 JB  Delft
The Netherlands   


Feb 2008
Full professor at Delft University of Technology and head of section Fundamental Aspects of Energy and Materials
Oct 2006
Visiting professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering
till Mar 2007
Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil
Oct 1999
Head Materials Physics group, WZI
Oct  1999
Head ALMOS crystal-growth facilities, WZI
Jan  1999
Associate professor (UHD)
May 1992
Member scientific staff of Van der Waals-Zeeman Instituut (WZI), Universiteit van Amsterdam (UD)
May 1991
Postdoc at CMR Stanford University, Stanford CA
Apr 1989
FOM-ALMOS (Amsterdam-Leiden Materials Research Centre)
Aug 1986
Scientific assistant at Natuurkundig Laboratorium, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Research interests

  • Magnetic materials
  • Magnetic refrigeration
  • Renewable energy
  • Phase transitions

Teaching activities

Docent Inleiding Technische Natuurkunde 'Magnetisch koelen'
Docent Natuurkunde 1 2009/10

Docent Mastercourse 'Magnetisch koelen'
Onderwerpen: 'Hoorcollege en Practicum;'
Docent master college 'Putting electrons at work'
Onderwerp: Magneto electronics;
Docent master college 'Nanoprobes'
Onderwerpen: Light and X-ray diffraction;
Docent 1ste jaarsvak 'Gecondenseerde Materie 1'
Onderwerpen: Hoorcollege en Practicum;
Docent 3de jaarsvak 'Researchpracticum'
Onderwerpen: Magnetische materialen en High Tc Superconductors;
Docent Mastercourse 'Magnetisch koelen'
Onderwerpen: 'Hoorcollege en Practicum;'

Fisica do estado sólido
Short course on magnetocaloric materials and devices

Comop Today 'Magnets, molecules and quantum mechanics';
European school on magnetism
Fundamental properties
Magnetic refrigeration

Key publications

  • Yibole, H., Guillou, F., Huang, Y. K., Blake, G. R., Lefering, A. J. E., van Dijk, N. H., & Brück, E. (2015). First-order ferromagnetic transition in single-crystalline (Mn,Fe)(2)( P,Si). Applied Physics Letters, 107(16). doi: 10.1063/1.4934500
  • Yibole, H., Guillou, F., Zhang, L., van Dijk, N. H., & Brück, E. (2014). Direct measurement of the magnetocaloric effect in MnFe(P,X) (X = As, Ge, Si) materials. Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics, 47(7), 075002. doi: 10.1088/0022-3727/47/7/075002
  • Guillou, F., Porcari, G., Yibole, H., van Dijk, N., & Brück, E. (2014). Taming the First-Order Transition in Giant Magnetocaloric Materials. Advanced Materials, 26(17), 2671-2675. doi: 10.1002/adma.201304788
  • Gutfleisch, O., Willard, M. A., Brück, E., Chen, C. H., Sankar, S. G., & Liu, J. P. (2011). Magnetic Materials and Devices for the 21st Century: Stronger, Lighter, and More Energy Efficient. Advanced Materials, 23(7), 821-842. doi: 10.1002/adma.201002180
  • Dung, N. H., Ou, Z. Q., Caron, L., Zhang, L., Thanh, D. T. C., de Wijs, G. A., . . . Bruck, E. (2011). Mixed Magnetism for Refrigeration and Energy Conversion. Advanced Energy Materials, 1(6), 1215-1219. doi: 10.1002/aenm.201100252
  • Trung, N. T., Zhang, L., Caron, L., Buschow, K. H. J., & Brück, E. (2010). Giant magnetocaloric effects by tailoring the phase transitions. Applied Physics Letters, 96(17), 172504. doi: 10.1063/1.3399773
  • Caron, L., Ou, Z. Q., Nguyen, T. T., Thanh, D. T. C., Tegus, O., & Brück, E. (2009). On the determination of the magnetic entropy change in materials with first-order transitions. JMMM, 321(21), 3559-3566. doi: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2009.06.086
  • Brück, E. (2005). Developments in magnetocaloric refrigeration. J. Phys. D Appl. Phys., 38(23), R381-R391.
  • Tegus, O., Brück, E., Buschow, K. H. J., & de Boer, F. R. (2002). Transition-metal-based magnetic refrigerants for room-temperature applications. Nature, 415(6868), 150-152. 

Secondary employment

  • Editor Handbook of Magnetic Materials.
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