Center for Quantum Spintronics (QuSpin)


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In September 2017 QuSpin received status as a Center of Excellence, funded by the Research Council of Norway and NTNU. The Research Council awarded ten research groups across all fields of science and humanities status as Centres of Excellence (SFF centres). The ten new centres will receive a total of NOK 1.5 billion over a ten-year period to carry out world-class research.

The principal goal of the center is to describe, characterize and develop recently identified quantum approaches to  control electric signals in advanced nanoelectronics, conceptually different from those existing today. Our vision is to trigger a revolution in low-power information and communication technologies in an energy-efficient society.


Here you can read our Annual Report 2018


We are continuously looking for outstanding PhD and postdoc/researcher candidates to join us at QuSpin. Skilled and motivated candidates are encouraged to contact us.


August 2019


We are extending our research team with a new two-years PostDoc position


Application deadline August 31st, 2019




The PostDoc will develop theoretical models related to transport of spin and other degrees of freedom in magnetic insulators, topological insulators and superconductors. 


Questions about the position can be directed to researcher Alireza


Upcoming PhD Defense 

August 23rd, 2019

PhD Candidate Vetle Kjær Risinggård has submitted the following academic thesis as part of the doctoral work at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU): “Spin currents and torques via magnons, electrons, and Cooper pairs”. 

Public trial lecture: Time: 23rd of August, 10.15 Place: H1, Main Building, NTNU Gløshaugen

Prescribed subject: Spin ice and magnetic monopoles 

Public defence of the thesis: Time: 23rd of August, 13.15 Place: H1, Main Building, NTNU Gløshaugen


March 6th, 2019

QuSpin would like to congratulate our professor Dennis G. Meier with Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs scientific award to young researchers 2019.

The awards goes to Dennis G. Meier and Dave Kush. The award is NOK 75.000 to each and will be handed out March 8th. The award goes to young researchers in Norway who has documented extraordinary talent, and work, and who has achieved exceptionally good results within one’s scientific field.

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March 6th, 2019

Our researcher Akashdeep Kamra is a chair of the Gordon Research Seminar on Spin Dynamics in Nanostructures 2019 that will take place in Switzerland this July.

This international conference provides a unique platform to young researchers for exchanging and discussing ideas at the cutting edge.

QuSpin is excited to financially support it and the concomitant nurturing of the future scientists globally.

More information about the research seminar


March 1st, 2019

QuSpin would like to congratulate our PhD candidate Jabir Ali Ouassou with having submitted his thesis, and completed his PhD defense. The title of the thesis is Manipulating superconductivity in magnetic nanostructures in and out of equilibrium. We wish him good luck in his new position as a researcher at the SINTEF Energy, the Department of Gas Technology.


September 14th, 2018

Arne Brataas, Alireza Qaiumzadeh Mathias Kläui and Rembert Duine from QuSpin with research article in Nature

QuSpin researchers have published a new paper in Nature. The work has been done together with researchers in Norway, Germany and the Netherlands. Tunable long-distance spin transport in a crystalline antiferromagnetic iron oxide

Excellence in practice
According to the Research Council of Norway, the quality of the scientific output from the Norwegian Centres for Excellence is expected to be on the level of "excellent international research". 

The recent publication in Nature illustrates that the Center for Quantum Spintronics is already very well on its way.

Spins travel far in an antiferromagnet
The researchers at the Center for Quantum Spintronics research the electron spin and how it can affect properties in new materials. The work conducted at the center can lay the foundation for next generation communication technology.

In the new paper, the physicists show how they have managed to send and control a spin current across longer distances than ever before – in a material that was previously considered unsuitable for the task.

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September 7th, 2018

QuSpin would like to congratulate our PhD candidate Eirik Løhaugen Fjærbu with having submitted his thesis, and completed his PhD defense. The title of the thesis is Quantum Phenomena at Magnetic Insulator-Normal Metal Interfaces. We wish him good luck in his new position as a researcher at the Norwegiand Defence Research Establishment (FFI).




Quantum Spintronics 2019

International Workshop in Trondheim, September 25th and 26th, 2019

More info to follow.


QuSpin Collaboration Workshop 2019                                                                                                                       Collaboration Workshop in Oppdal, Norway, March 13th - 15th 2019.  

We gathered our research resources in picturesque surroundings at Bjerkeløkka, for in-depth collaborations. With nearly seventy people from QuSpin in Trondheim/Norway, from Mainz/Germany and Utrecht/the Netherlands. The days were filled with scientific talks, workshops and discussions, as well as skiing in the valleys around.




Quantum Spintronics 2018

International Workshop in Trondheim, October 4th and 5th 2018        

We invited twenty speakers to our annual workshop. All leading researchers within their field. We had interesting talks and discussions, within both the theoretical and experimental research fields.  Download program

Photo: Thor Nilsen


Workshop June 19th 2018  _ Visit from CSRC (Beijing Computational Research Center) to NTNU

CSRC visited the SFFs QuSpin and Porelab, and a workshop was held. Download program here.

Photo: Tore Oksholen