Background and activities

Research topics

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

  • Spintronics, magnonics and spin-orbitronics
  • Topological defects and solitons (skyrmions, hopfions, ...)
  • Optomagnetism and optomagnonics
  • Ultrafast Phenomena and Floquet theory
  • Nonequilibrium phenomena
  • Superconducting spintronics
  • Topological order and quantum spin liquids
  • Quantum many-body effects in novel 2D systems

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): Micormagnetic Simulation of Antiferromagnetic Nanostructures

Team Members 


  • 2020-                 Marion M. S. Barbeau

PhD Students:

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

Master Students:

  • 2020-                  Herman L. Ottesen
    Project: Transport in novel correlated quantum materials
  • 2020-                 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