Background and activities

Arne Brataas received his Ph.D. in physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1997. He is the director of the Center of Excellence QuSpin ( He has been a postdoctoral fellow at TU Delft (1997-1999) and Harvard University (1999-2002) and, since 2002, professor at his alma mater. He was the chairman of the Kavli Prize committee in Nanoscience (2013-2019) and a recipient of the 2015 ERC Advanced Grant. His main interest are the theory of spin transport and dynamics in insulating and conducting nanostructured materials.


Research Council of Norway, Center Director, Senter for Fremragende Forskning (SFF),  Center for Quantum Spintronics

HORIZON2020 European Research Council Advanced Grant, Insulatronics

HORIZON2020 Future and Emerging Technologies, TRANSPIRE

Research Council of Norway, FRINATEK 2015-2019, Super Insulator Spintronics

QuSpin members directly supervised:

Post-docs: Dr. Alireza Quaiumzadeh, Dr. Roberto Troncoso, and Dr. Rui Wui

Ph.D. students: Therese Frostad, Martin Fonnum Jakobsen, Haakon Thømt Simensen, Andreas Tiedemann Glaser Janssønn, and Bjørnulf Brekke



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

Journal publications