Dr Claudia Mewes

Program Manager
Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
Materials Sciences and Engineering Division
Office of Basic Energy Sciences
SC-32.2/Germantown Building, Room F-425
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW.
Washington, DC  20585-1290
E-Mail:  claudia.mewes@science.doe.gov

Dr. Mewes joined the Materials Sciences and Engineering Division of the Office of Basic Energy Sciences at the U.S. Department of Energy in November 2021 as program manager for the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics program.

Dr. Mewes was a professor of Physics and Material Science at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she was a Leadership Board Fellow Professor from 2018 to 2021. In 2011 she was Visiting Fellow of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology in the Electron Physics group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD. Before joining the University of Alabama, Dr. Mewes was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Materials for Information Technologies at the University of Alabama and in the Department of Physics at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.

She has done research in the areas of materials design, numerical physics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. She specialized in magnetic and topological materials, spintronics and spin logic, and spin- and magnetization-dynamics. She also worked in the field of quantum optics and computing and neuromorphic computing. She has published over 50 articles in peer reviewed journals as well as three book chapters. She served on the Editorial Board, the Steering and the Executive Committee for the IEEE Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference series.

Dr. Mewes received her M.S. (Dipl.-Phys.) and her Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Department of Physics, at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany.