With Jairo Sinova, one of the most outstanding theoretical physicists in the field of spintronics could be attracted as a GRC fellow to JGU. Before coming to Mainz, he worked at the Texas A&M University in College Station and received several research and teaching awards. His theoretical prediction and experimental testing of the intrinsic Spin Hall Effect count as milestones of semiconductor physics. As Alexander von Humboldt Professor in Mainz, Sinova will establish the Humboldt Center for Emergent Spin Phenomena (H-CESP). In addition, he will be involved in the Graduate School MAINZ and the new Research center CINEMA (Center for Innovative and Emerging Materials).