Distinguished Lecture Series
The Spin+X Distinguished Lecture Series brings outstanding speakers to the Spin+X community during the semester.
The series comprise plenary talks of different key topics for the whole interdisciplinary consortium. Purpose of the event is to provide the community with different perspectives and promote the exchange of thoughts and ideas between experts, staff, and students.
Summer Term 2022
University of Denver
12. September 2022 11:00 a.m. @RPTU: B42-R270
"Transversely-Polarized Spin Current Generation from Ferromagnetic Metals"
Xin Fan received his Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from University of Delaware in 2010 under the supervision of Prof. John Xiao. After graduation, Xin stayed in the same group as a postdoc fellow. He joined the faculty of University of Denver in 2014, and is currently an associate professor in Physics. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award and co-organizes the online spintronics seminar series since 2020. His current research interests include magnetization dynamics and spintronics.
National University of Singapore
01. September 2022 2:00 p.m. @JGU: Newtonroom (1st floor, Staudingerweg 9)
"Symmetry Breaking by Materials Engineering for Spin-Orbit-Torque Technology"
Jingsheng Chen obtained the B.S and Ph.D degrees in 1994 and 1999 from Lanzhou University, China. From 1999 to 2001, he was postdoctoral fellow at Nanyang Technological University. During 2001-2007, he was a research scientist at the Data Storage Institute, Singapore. Currently he is an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore. His present research interests include magnetic materials and devices for spintronics application, high anisotropy magnetic materials for hard disk drives, multiferroic materials, and emerging ferroelectric materials and devices. From 2008 till the present, he has been sponsored by Seagate Technology to develop high anisotropy magnetic recording media for heat-assisted magnetic recording. He has authored or co-authored over 300 refereed journal papers, holds more than 10 patents, and has made over 50 invited presentations at international conferences. He is a senior member of IEEE and has served as the program chair of 2018 International Magnetics Conference.
Aix-Marseille University, France
31. August 2022 9:30 a.m. @JGU:Medienroom (03-431, Staudingerweg 7)
01. September 2022 11:00 a.m. @RPTU: LASE conference room (building 76/276)
"Exploring the potentials of spin-orbitronics"
Aurélien Manchon is a Professor of Physics at Aix-Marseille University in the Interdisciplinary Center for Nanoscience of Marseille. He raduated from the École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, in 2004 and earned the Ph.D. in physics in 2007 from Université Joseph Fourier and SPINTEC lab in Grenoble, France. He was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Arizona, Tucson. He was an Assistant (2009-2015) and Associate Professor (2015-2019) of Materials Science and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. His research focuses on theoretical spintronics and aims at identifying novel mechanisms that can be used to operate low-power, ultrafast, spin-based devices. His research interests include spin-orbit coupled transport, chiral magnetism, antiferromagnets, and ultrafast dynamics.
Institute of Physics RWTH Aachen und Forschungszentrum Jülich & Peter-Grünberg-Insitut for Quantum Nanoscience.
13. June 2022 4:00 p.m.
"From excitations of individual atomic and molecular spins to topological quasiparticle excitations in a Kondo lattice"
Markus Ternes studied physics at TU Berlin from 1994-2001. Then he moved to École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne to join for his PhD thesis, which he completed in 2006. From 2006-2009 he joined Andreas Heinrich at IBM-Almaden, San Jose, California/USA, as a Post-Doc. Afterwards he was a group leader with Prof. Klaus Kern, at the MPI-für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart, from 2009-2018. Since 2018 he holds a Heisenberg professorship at RWTH Aachen and the Peter-Grünberg-Insitut for Quantum Nanoscience at Forschungszentrum Jülich.
University of Stuttgart
20. June 2022 4:00 p.m.
"Spin dynamics in atomically controlled magnets"
Sebastian Loth is a professor of physics at the University of Stuttgart. His research focusses on the dynamics of atomic-scale quantum systems. His group designs experiments with scanning probe microscopes that can observe and control matter with atomic spatial and femtosecond temporal resolution. After a brief stint in the wood processing industry, Sebastian studied physics at the University of Bielefeld and the Georg-August University of Göttingen, where he received his PhD degree in 2007. Then, he joined Dr. Andreas Heinrich at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, USA, as a Feodor-Lynen fellow. Between 2011 and 2017 he led a Max Planck Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Hamburg and was awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2015. Since 2017 he is professor at the University of Stuttgart, where he currently is the managing director of the Institute for Functional Matter and Quantum Technologies.