Dr. Ferenc Simon, leader of the spintronics research group, university professor (since 2011) and doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (since 2009). He has won the Starting Grant of the European Research Council and the Physics Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His research interests include spin- and charge-dynamics in strongly correlated materials and the development on non-conventional magnetic resonance spectroscopy (high-field, combined ESR-NMR, and ODMR) with the purpose of quantum-informatics research. He discovered the electron spin resonance signal of itinerant electrons in boron doped diamond, MgB2, and in doped carbon nanotubes and graphene. He contributed to the unified theory of spin relaxation in metals and semiconductors. He supervised 40 diploma degrees, 7 PhD (3 of which already granted). He published 160 scientific papers (about half as first or senior author), 6 book chapters, 4 edited conference books. He has more than 2000 independent citations. He has also contributed to several science popularization works in printed and broadcast media.