Background and activities

         Theory of Quantum Matter

Research topics 

I am a theoretical condensed matter physicist with a broad range of research interests from emerging quantum phenomena to quantum technologies, including:

  • Quantum Spintronics and Magnetism (Topological Spintronics, Supercondcuting Spintronics, Neuromorphic Spintronics) 
  • Quantum Transport Phenomena
  • Topological Phases of Matter, Topological Quantum Matter, and Topological Order
  • Ultrafast and Nonequilibrium Phenomena
  • Quantum Field-Theory in Condensed Matter Physics and Many-Body Physics

Academic Experience

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

Education    

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

Qualification

  • 2021       Pedagogic Basic Competence, NTNU, Norway 

Projects 

- 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 

Postdocs:

  • 2020 - present    Marion M. S. Barbeau

PhD Students:

  • 2021 - present    Verena Brehm
  • 2017 - 2019        Rohollah Khoshlahni (Next position: Postdoc @ Shahid Beheshti University)
    Project: Topological properties and dynamics of skyrmions in antiferromagnetic nanostructures

Master Students:

  • 2022 - 2023  Anne Louise Kristoffersen
    Project: TBA
  • 2022 - 2023   Ellaine R. A. Beronio
    Project: TBA
  • 2022 - 2023  Øyvind B. Rørbakken
    Project: TBA
  • 2022 - 2023   Jostein N. Kløgetvedt
    Project: TBA
  • 2022 - 2023   Jesper Lind-Olsen
    Project: TBA
  • 2022 - 2023    Jens A. Lyngaas
    Project: TBA
  • 2021 - 2022    Even A. Tønseth
    Project: Antiferromagnetic-based neuromorphic
  • 2021 - 2022    Johannes W. Austefjord
    Project: Magnon-based neuromorphic computing
  • 2021 - 2022    Stein K. L. Fosstveit
    Project: Spin Transport in Quantum Spin Liquids
  • 2021 - 2022    Thorvald Ballestad
    Project: Conformal Anomaly in Quantum Materials
  • 2021 - 2022    Erik S. Samuelsen 
    Project: Ultrafast magnon dynamics (with Dr. Marion Barbeau)
  • 2020 - 2021    Herman L. Ottesen  (Next position: Teach First Norway)
    Project: Optical Conductivity of Dirac Fermions in an Antiferromagnetic Semimetal 
  • 2019 - 2020        Trond H. Haug (Next position: Process engineer @ Sensonor)
    Project: Ultrafast two-magnon excitation in antiferromagnetic insulators (with Dr. Marion Barbeau)
  • 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:

  • 2022 (May)                       Dr. Mohammad-Ali Rajabpour (Fluminense Federal University, Brazil)
  • 2022 (January-March)      Dr. Stefan Stagraczyński (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
    Project: Atomistic spin dynamics in novel 2D vdW magnetic systems
  • 2019 (July - October)        Dr. Mahroo Shiranzaei (Uppsala University, Sweden)
    Project: Magnon BEC

Job Offers

Postdocs

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

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