ESR 14 - Rekikua Sahilu Alemayehu (SPIN-ION)
My name is Rekikua Sahilu Alemayehu, and I was born and grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in a family of five. My interest in science dates back to elementary school days, as my father stated, I had good abilities in subjects such as physics, chemistry, and mathematics. This increased my interest and decided to connect my subsequent career with it. In July 2017 I received a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from Adama Science and Technology University, Ethiopia. A few months later, in February 2018, I joined the department of energy science at Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea, for further graduate study. During my master’s study, I undertook research on the magnetic anisotropy of ferrimagnets classified as promising materials for spintronic devices. I demonstrated a promising academic achievement in research and graduate studies and I received a master’s degree with an overall score of 93/100. Currently, I am a doctoral student at Spin-ion Technologies, a start-up company hosted at the Center for Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (C2N) at the University of Paris-Saclay, France. My Ph.D. focuses on boosting magneto-ionics using ion irradiation and ion implantation. This is enormously beneficial to continue my future career and to achieve my professional goals to the extent which I would be able to spread my global comprehensive knowledge acquired to others. Ultimately, I want to see myself as a leading and influential woman in science and technology with an exceptionally good lecture and research skills in the field of spintronics.