Background and activities

Research topics

I am a theoretical condensed matter physicist interested in the following research areas:

  • Spintronics, Topological Spintronics & Supercondcuting Spintronics
  • Quantum Magnetism  
  • Topological Materials
  • Topological Orders & Quantum Spin Liquids
  • Ultrafast and Nonequilibrium Phenomena
  • Many-Body Effects in Novel Quantum Materials

Academic Experience

  • 2016 - onwards   Senior Researcher, NTNU, Norway
  • 2014 - 2015         Postdoc, RU, the Netherlands
  • 2011 - 2013         Postdoc, NTNU, Norway


  • 2011       PhD., Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, IASBS, Iran   
  • 2006       MSc., Theoretical Particle Physics, IUT, Iran
  • 2004       BSc., Electronic Engineering, Shiraz Univ. and SRTTU, Iran         


- EEA and Norway grants, GRIEG call 2020-2023 (€1.4 million): Transport in novel quantum materials 
NTNU Nano’s Enhanced Impact Fund 2020-2021 (NOK 120,000): Micromagnetic Simulation of Antiferromagnetic Nanostructures

Team Members 


  • 2020 - present    Marion M. S. Barbeau

PhD Students:

  • 2021 - present    Verena Brehm
  • 2017 - 2019        Rohollah Khoshlahni
    Project: Topological properties and dynamics of skyrmions in antiferromagnetic nanostructures

Master Students:

  • 2020 - present    Herman L. Ottesen
    Project: Transport in novel correlated quantum materials
  • 2020 - present    Viroshaan Uthayamoorthy & Even A. Tønseth
    Project: Real-world simulations of antiferromagnetic nanostructures
  • 2019 - 2020        Trond H. Haug (Next position: Process engineer @ Sensonor)
    Project: Ultrafast two-magnon excitation in antiferromagnetic insulators
  • 2019 - 2020        Ivan Ushakov (Next position: PhD student @ NTNU)
    Project: Phase diagram of the extended Kane-Mele-Hubbard model
  • 2018 - 2019        Juan M. Losada (Next position: PhD student @ UiT)
    Project: Ultrafast manipulation of Heisenberg exchange and Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interactions in antiferromagnetic insulators
  • 2018 - 2019        Sander Ø. Hanslin  (Next position: PhD student @ NTNU)
    Project: Theoy of antisymmetric exchange in metallic antiferromagnetic thin films
  • 2018 - 2019        Mette Wirak  (Next position: Software engineer @ Cisco)
    Project: Spin dynamics in magnetic structures: A numerical study
  • 2018 - 2019        Kristian B. Næss  (Next position: Management Consultant Associate @ PwC)
    Project: Thermoelectric properties of (anti)ferromagnet/superconductor hybrid junctions
  • 2017 - 2018        Andreas S. Krogen  (Next position: PhD student @ TU Delft )
    Project: All-optical magnetisation switching in 2D metallic ferro- and antiferromagnetic Systems
  • 2016 - 2017        Lars A. Kristiansen  (Next position: Software developer)
    Project: Spin-orbit-induced dynamics of magnetic textures

Guest Researchers:

  • 2019 (July - October)        Dr. Mahroo Shiranzaei (Uppsala University)
    Project: Magnon BEC

Job Offers


Currently there is no opening.
If you are interested, there might be possibilities through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Individual Fellowships. For more information see FINS.

PhD Theses

Currently there is no opening.

Master Theses

There are possibilities for master thesis/specialization projects in our group. Please contact me by email for more information.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database