Dr. Anja Waske

Address:IFW Dresden
Helmholtzstraße 20
01069 Dresden
Telephone number:+49-351-4659-846

Research interests

  • Magnetocaloric materials
  • Magnetic composites
  • X-ray microtomography
  • In-situ X-ray diffraction
  • Synchrotron-based imaging and diffraction

Short CV

since 01/2016Group leader Magnetic Composites
09/10 2014Research stay at CICECO, University of Aveiro, Portugal
since 2013Various beamtimes the large scale facilities ESRF, PETRA III (DESY) and FRMII
since 2013DFG funding of own position via Priority Program SPP 1599 "Ferroic Cooling"
2013 - 2015 Junior research group leader, IFW Dresden, Institute for Complex Materials
11/2012Research stay at the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
2010 - 2012 Post-doctoral research associate, IFW Dresden, Institute of Complex Materials

PhD graduation, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology Dresden,

Thesis (in German): "Kolloidabscheidungen im Tiefenfilter: Untersuchungen mit Röntgentomographie"

2006 - 2010

PhD in the framework of DFG Research Training Group "PoreNet"

University of Technology Dresden and Bremen University

2003 - 2004Study of Physics, Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, Spain (DAAD scholarship)
2000 - 2006Study of Physics, University of Technology Dresden, Diploma graduation (with honours)

Journal papers


A. Funk, M. Zeilinger, A. Miehe, D. Sopu, J. Eckert, F. Doetz, A. Waske: MnFePSi-based magnetocaloric packed bed regenerators: Structural details probed by X-ray tomography, Chemical Engineering Science 175 (2018), S. 84-90 URL


A. Funk, M. Zeilinger, F. Doetz, I. soldatov, R. Schaefer, A. Waske: Hysteresis of MnFePSi Spherical Powder Ensembles Studied by Magneto-Optical Imaging, Physica Status Solidi B online first (2017), S. 1700345/1-7 URL

M. Krautz, D. Werner, M. Schrödner, A. Funk, A. Jantz, J. Popp, J. Eckert, A. Waske: Hysteretic behavior of soft magnetic elastomer composites, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 426 (2017), S. 60-63 URL

D.S. Krylov, F. Liu, S.M. Avdoshenko, L. Spree, B. Weise, A. Waske, A.U.B. Wolter, B. Buechner, A.A. Popov: Record-high thermal barrier of the relaxation of magnetization in the nitride clusterfullerene Dy2ScN@C80-Ih, Chemical Communications 53 (2017) Nr. 56, S. 7901-7904 URL

P. Pramanik, S. Thota, S. Singh, D.C. Joshi, B. Weise, A. Waske, M.S. Seehra: Effects of Cu doping on the electronic structure and magnetic properties of MnCo2O4 nanostructures, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 29 (2017) Nr. 42, S. 425803/1-13 URL

S. Thota, M. Reehuis, A. Maljuk, A. Hoser, J.U. Hoffmann, B. Weise, A. Waske, M. Krautz, D.C. Joshi, S. Nayak, S. Ghosh, P. Suresh, K. Dasari, S. Wurmehl, O. Prokhnenko, B. Buechner: Neutron diffraction study of the inverse spinels Co2TiO4 and Co2SnO4, Physical Review B 96 (2017) Nr. 14, S. 144104/1-13 URL

M.G. Zavareh, Y. Skourski, K.P. Skokov, D.Y. Karpenkov, L. Zvyagina, A. Waske, D. Haskel, M. Zhernenkov, J. Wosnitza, O. Gutfleisch: Direct Measurement of the Magnetocaloric Effect in La(Fe,Si,Co)(13) Compounds in Pulsed Magnetic Fields, Physical Review Applied 8 (2017) Nr. 1, S. 14037/1-9 URL


A.R. Akkineni, T. Ahlfeld, A. Funk, A. Waske, A. Lode, M. Gelinsky: Highly Concentrated Alginate-Gellan Gum Composites for 3D Plotting of Complex Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Polymers 8 (2016) Nr. 5, S. 170/1-16 URL

A. Gebert, M. Krautz, A. Waske: Exploring corrosion protection of La-Fe-Si magnetocaloric alloys by passivation, Intermetallics 75 (2016), S. 88-95 URL

S. Nayak, K. Dasari, D.C. Joshi, P. Pramanik, R. Palai, A. Waske, R.N. Chauhan, N. Tiwari, T. Sarkar, S. Thota: Low-temperature anomalous magnetic behavior of Co2TiO4 and Co2SnO4, Journal of Applied Physics 120 (2016) Nr. 16, S. 1639505/1-6 URL

S. Nayak, D.C. Joshi, M. Krautz, A. Waske, J. Eckert, S. Thota: Reentrant spin-glass behavior and bipolar exchange-bias effect in 'Sn' substituted cobalt-orthotitanate, Journal of Applied Physics 119 (2016) Nr. 4, S. 43901/1-12 URL

A. Waske, E. Lovell, A. Funk, K. Sellschopp, A. Rack, L. Giebeler, P.F. Gostin, S. Faehler, L.F. Cohen: The impact of surface morphology on the magnetovolume transition in magnetocaloric LaFe11.8Si1.2, APL Materials 4 (2016) Nr. 10, S. 106101/1-6 URL

B. Weise, K. Sellschopp, M. Bierdel, A. Funk, M. Bobeth, M. Krautz, A. Waske: Anisotropic thermal conductivity in epoxy-bonded magnetocaloric composites, Journal of Applied Physics 120 (2016) Nr. 12, S. 125103/1-7 URL


B. Dutta, T. Hickel, J. Neugebauer, C. Behler, S. Faehler, A. Behler, A. Waske, N. Teichert, J.M. Schmalhorst, A. Huetten: Interplay of strain and interdiffusion in Heusler alloy bilayers, Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters 9 (2015) Nr. 5, S. 321-325 URL

M. Krautz, A. Funk, K.P. Skokov, T. Gottschall, J. Eckert, O. Gutfleisch, A. Waske: A new type of La(Fe,Si)13-based magnetocaloric composite with amorphous metallic matrix, Scripta Materialia 95 (2015), S. 50-53 URL

S. Nayak, S. Thota, D.C. Joshi, M. Krautz, A. Waske, A. Behler, J. Eckert, T. Sarkar, M.S. Andersson, R. Mathieu, V. Narang, M.S. Seehra: Magnetic compensation, field-dependent magnetization reversal, and complex magnetic ordering in Co2TiO4, Physical Review B 92 (2015) Nr. 21, S. 214434/1-10 URL

B. Pulko, J. Tusek, J.D. Moore, B. Weise, K. Skokov, O. Mityashkin, A. Kitanovski, C. Favero, P. Fajfar, O. Gutfleisch, A. Waske, A. Poredos: Epoxy-bonded La-Fe-Co-Si magnetocaloric plates, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 375 (2015), S. 65-73 URL

N. Teichert, D. Kucza, O. Yildirim, E. Yuzuak, I. Dincer, A. Behler, B. Weise, L. Helmich, A. Boehnke, S. Klimova, A. Waske, Y. Elerman, A. Huetten: Structure and giant inverse magnetocaloric effect of epitaxial Ni-Co-Mn-Al films, Physical Review B 91 (2015) Nr. 18, S. 184405/1-7 URL

N. Teichert, A. Boehnke, A. Behler, B. Weise, A. Waske, A. Huetten: Exchange bias effect in martensitic epitaxial Ni-Mn-Sn thin films applied to pin CoFeB/MgO/CoFeB magnetic tunnel junctions, Applied Physics Letters 106 (2015) Nr. 19, S. 192401/1-4 URL

A. Waske, L. Giebeler, B. Weise, A. Funk, M. Hinterstein, M. Herklotz, K. Skokov, S. Faehler, O. Gutfleisch, J. Eckert: Asymmetric first-order transition and interlocked particle state in magnetocaloric La(Fe,Si)13, Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters 9 (2015) Nr. 2, S. 136-140 URL


I. Kaban, P. Jovari, A. Waske, M. Stoica, J. Bednarcik, B. Beuneu, N. Mattern, J. Eckert: Atomic structure and magnetic properties of Fe-Nb-B metallic glasses, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 586 (2014) Nr. Suppl. 1, S. S189-S193 URL

M. Krautz, J. Hosko, K. Skokov, P. Svec, M. Stoica, L. Schultz, J. Eckert, O. Gutfleisch, A. Waske: Pathways for novel magnetocaloric materials: A processing prospect, Physica Status Solidi (c) 11 (2014) Nr. 5-6, S. 1039-1042 URL

M. Krautz, K. Skokov, T. Gottschall, C.S. Teixeira, A. Waske, J. Liu, L. Schultz, O. Gutfleisch: Systematic investigation of Mn substituted La(Fe,Si)13 alloys and their hydrides for room-temperature magnetocaloric application, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 598 (2014), S. 27-32 URL


A. Behler, N. Teichert, B. Dutta, A. Waske, T. Hickel, A. Auge, A. Huetten, J. Eckert: Thickness dependent exchange bias in martensitic epitaxial Ni-Mn-Sn thin films, AIP Advances 3 (2013) Nr. 12, S. 122112/1-9 URL

A. Waske, B. Schwarz, N. Mattern, J. Eckert: Magnetocaloric (Fe-B)-based amorphous alloys, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 329 (2013), S. 101-104 URL


A. Waske, H. Hermann, N. Mattern, K. Skokov, O. Gutfleisch, J. Eckert: Magnetocaloric effect of an Fe-based metallic glass compared to benchmark gadolinium, Journal of Applied Physics 112 (2012) Nr. 12, S. 123918/1-7 URL

A. Waske, M. Heiland, S. Odenbach: Local position of colloid clusters in a packed bed of spheres, Chemical Engineering Science 76 (2012), S. 192-198 URL


K.G. Lisunov, N. Wizent, A. Waske, J. Werner, N. Tristan, C. Sekar, G. Krabbes, G. Behr, E. Arushanov, B. Buechner: Quasi-one-dimensional hopping conductivity of the spin-ladder CaCu2O3 single crystals: Influence of the cation and oxygen nonstoichiometry, Journal of Applied Physics 103 (2008) Nr. 12, S. 123712/1-6 URL


C. Hess, H. ElHaes, A. Waske, B. Buechner, C. Sekar, G. Krabbes, F. Heidrich-Meisner, W. Brenig: Linear temperature dependence of the magnetic heat conductivity in CaCu2O3, Physical Review Letters 98 (2007) Nr. 2, S. 27201/1-4 URL

V. Kataev, U. Schaufuss, M. Goiran, R. Klingeler, C. Sekar, G. Krabbes, N. Tristan, A. Waske, C. Hess, S.-L. Drechsler, B. Buechner: The low-dimensional spin magnet CaCu2O3 probed by high-field ESR, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 310 (2007) Nr. 2, S. 1251-1253 URL

A. Waske, C. Hess, B. Buechner, V. Hinkov, C. Lin: Thermal conductivity of underdoped YBa2Cu3Oy, Physica C 460-462 (2007), S. 746-747 URL


C. Kramberger, A. Waske, K. Biedermann, T. Pichler, T. Gemming, B. Buechner, H. Kataura: Tailoring carbon nanostructures via temperature and laser irradiation, Chemical Physics Letters 407 (2005) Nr. 4, S. 254-259 URL

Contributions to collected editions/proceedings

C. Kramberger, A. Waske, B. Buechner, T. Pichler, H. Kataura: Reshaping of peapods via temperature and laser irradiation, XIX International Winterschool/Euroconference on Electronic Properties of Novel Materials, Kirchberg/Oesterreich, 12.-19.3.05, in: Electronic Properties of Novel Nanostructures, H. Kuzmany; J. Fink; M. Mehring; S. Roth (eds.) ; AIP Conference Proceedings, 786, 313-316 (2005)

Invited talks


A. Waske, A. Funk, A. Rack, R. Schaefer: In-situ imaging techniques for the study of hysteresis in magnetocaloric materials, International workshop on Hysteresis in magnetocaloric, electrocaloric and elastocaloric refrigeration, Dresden/ Germany, 7.-10.2.17 (2017)

A. Waske: Magnetokalorische Materialien: Von den Grundlagen zur Anwendung, Seminar des VDI-Arbeitskreis Werkstofftechnik, Bremen/ Germany, 21.6.17 (2017)

A. Waske, M. Krautz, A. Funk, B. Weise, J. Eckert: Rapidly quenched and amorphous magnetocaloric alloys, International Conference on rapidly Quenched & Metastable Materials (RQ16), Leoben/ Austria, 27.8.-1.9.17 (2017)


A. Funk, B. Weise, M. Krautz, G. Potnis, M. Bierdel, M. Haack, K. Sellschopp, A. Waske: Magnetocaloric La(Fe,Si)13: In-situ experiments and fatigue behavior, Colloquium of the Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Leoben/ Austria, 11.3.16 (2016)

B. Schleicher, S. Schwabe, A. Diestel, A. Waske, R. Huehne, P. Walter, L. Schultz, S. Faehler: Towards Multicaloric Refrigeration in Ni-Mn-Ga-Co/PMN-PT Heterostructures, MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, Pheonix/ USA, 28.3.-1.4.16 (2016)

A. Waske, A. Funk, B. Weise, A. Rack, S. Faehler: The Magnetovolume Transition of LaFe11.8Si1.2 as a Model System to Understand the Influence of Volume Expansion on Hysteresis During First Order Phase Transitions, CIMTECH 2016, Perugia/ Italy, 6.6.16 (2016)

A. Waske, A. Funk, B. Weise, M. Bierdel, A. Rack: In-situ XRD and 3D imaging techniques for the study of magnetocaloric materials, MRS Spring Meeting, Phoenix/ USA, 30.3.16 (2016)

A. Waske: Magnetocaloric Refrigeration: Research interests at IFW Dresden, Seminar of the Physics and Astronomy Department of the Faculty of Sciences at Porto University, Porto/ Portugal, 15.10.16 (2016)

A. Waske, A. Funk, A. Rack, R. Schaefer: In-situ imaging techniques for the study of magnetocaloric materials, MMM Conference, New Orleans/ USA, 31.10.-4.11.16 (2016)

A. Waske, B. Weise, M.-H. Lee, A. Gebert: RE-containing vs. RE-free materials for magnetocaloric refrigeration, MCAR2016, Clearwater/ USA, 18.4.-21.4.16 (2016)


A. Waske: Materials Aspects of Magnetocaloric Cooling, Edgar-Luescher-Seminar, Klosters/ Switzerland, 12.2.15 (2015)


A. Waske: Magnetocalorics: Fundamentals, Materials & Application Aspects, Summer School of the European Integrated Center for the Development of New Metallic Alloys and Compounds (C-MAC), Liverpool/ UK, 20.6.14 (2014)


A. Waske, M. Krautz, A. Moehn, K. Skokov, L. Giebeler, O Gutfleisch, J. Eckert: Magnetocaloric Materials, CMAC-Days Promotional Lecture, Krakau/ Poland, 11.12.12 (2012)

A. Waske, K. Skokov, L. Giebeler, O. Gutfleisch, J. Eckert: The Role of Structural Transitions for Magnetocaloric Cooling, International Symposium on Novel and Nano Materials, Instanbul/ Turkey, 26.8.12 (2012)

A. Waske: The role of rare metals for magnetocaloric cooling, Korean-German Workshop on Rare Metals, Incheon/ Korea, 3.5.12 (2012)