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In the Media

QuSpin is  actively engaged in communicating through traditional media which has led to media coverage in leading newspapers, research magazines and on television, both in Norway and abroad in Germany and the Netherlands.

Yara prize to Jabir Ali Ouassou

September 2021

Birkeland Prize in physics

The 100,000 NOK Birkeland Prize in physics is awarded to Dr. Jabir Ali Ouassou for his contributions to a broad range of topics in the theory of superconducting hybrid structures.

Physicist Jabir Ali Ouassou receives the Birkeland Prize 2020 in physics for this thesis Manipulating superconductivity in magnetic nanostructures in and out of equilibrium, for which he was awarded the degree in Philosophiae Doctor at the Norwegian Universirt of Science and Technology in 2019.

It is an honor to win the Birkeland award. I am surprised and happy that you have chosen me. Winning the prize is a motivation for me to continue my academic work”, says Dr. Jabir Ali Ouassou.

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PhD Fredrik Nicolai Krohg

September 2021

PhD Defense Fredrik Nicolai Krohg

PhD Fredrik Nicolai Krohg has submitted his thesis, and completed his PhD Defense. The title of his thesis is Studies of Ginzburg-Landau theories for two-component chiral superconductors. We congratulate!

PhD defence Even Thingstad

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September 2021

PhD Defense Even Thingstad 

PhD Even Thingstad has submitted his thesis, and completed his PhD Defense. The title of his thesis is Collective effects in low-dimensional systems with coupled quasiparticlesWe wish him all the best in his new position as a PostDoc. 

RCN Fripro Grant Erik Wahlström

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December 2020

RCN FRIPRO Grant to professor Erik Wahlström

Professor /Head of the Physics Department Wahlström has received a FRIPRO grant from the Research Council of Norway. The grant is 12 MNOK for the period 2021-2025. The title of the research project is Phonon-Magnon Pumping in Oxide Nano-structures - Creating condensates for Boson based computing. The project is a collaboration between  NTNU (IFY (Erik Wahlstrøm) and IE (Thomas Tybell), Stockholms Universitet (Stefano Bonetti), Universidad de Barcelona (Ferran Macia) and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) (Toshu An). The project includes four new positions ( two PhD, one Postdoc and one II'er position).

RCN BalanseHub Grant

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December 2020

QuSpin has received the RCN BalanseHub Grant.

The grant is NOK 1 million for the period 2021-2022. The goal of the project is to increase the number of female researchers at our center and to support female careers to fill future top positions in Academia.

Mathias Kläui APS Fellow 2020

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October 2020

Primary Investigator, Professor Mathias Kläui has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society 2020

Solid-state physicist Professor Mathias Kläui has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) in recognition of his experimental research into magnetic materials, spin transport, and the dynamics and manipulation of spin textures on the nanoscale level.

Kläui heads a research group at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) which focuses on the future technology of spintronics. Spintronics involves the use of the magnetic moment of electrons in addition to electrical charge and is considered to be a technology with considerable potential. Indeed, it may be possible to use spintronics in various applications in place of semiconductors where this technology reaches its limits.

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PhD defence Suraj Kumar Singh

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September 2020

PhD Defense Suraj Kumar Singh

PhD Suraj Kumar Singh has submitted his thesis, and completed his PhD Defense. The title of his thesis is xxx. We wish him all the best in his new position a PostDoc at the University of Liège, Belgium.

Grant to Dennis Meier

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December 2019

ERC Consolidator Grant to professor Dennis Meier

Professor Dennis Meier received the ERC grant. With the project “ATRONICS”, Dennis and his team aim to emulate the behavior of electronic components at the atomic scale. The research will provide new insight into the physics of functional oxide materials and potentially lead to major breakthroughs in electronics. If the team succeeds, their research will enable energy efficient and ultra-small circuitry and networks, playing a key role in the transition from nano- to atomic-scale electronics.

PhD Defence Morten Amundsen

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September 2020

PhD Defense Morten Amundsen

PhD Morten Amundsen has submitted his thesis, and completed his PhD Defense. The title of his thesis is Proximity effects in superconducting hybrid structures with spin-dependent interactions. We wish him all the best in his new position as a Postdoctoral Fellow at NORDITA, Stockholm, Sweden.

Publication in Science

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May 2020

Publication in Science

Professor/ Center Director Arne Brataas in collaboration with the University in Orlando, USA has published an article in Science on Subterahertz spin pumping from an insulating antiferromagnet.

See news coverage in Universitetsavisa.

Grieg Grant to Alireza Qaiumzadeh

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May 2020

Grieg Grant to researcher Alireza Qaiumzadeh

Researcher Alireza Qaiumzadeh has received the GRIEG Grant by the Polish National Science Centre, together with researcher Anna Dyrdał from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (AMU). The title of the project is "Spin and charge transport in low-dimensional novel quantum materials".

The three-year grant budget is about Euro 1.365 million, and funds the hiring a PhD candidate in NTNU and three PhD candidates and two postdoctoral fellows in AMU. The GRIEG call is part of the Basic Research Programme operated by the Polish National Science Centre under the EEA and Norway Grants.

NTNU Outstanding Academic Fellow Programme

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January 2020

Researcher Sol H. Jacobsen to the NTNU Outstanding Academic Fellow Programme

She been invited to this programme for her achievements in the field of her research.

NFR/FRIPRO Grant to researcher Sol H.Jacobsen

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December 2019

RCN/FRIPRO Grant to researcher Sol H. Jacobsen

Researcher Sol H. Jacobsen received the grant for her project Superconducting Triplet Spintronics: generation, control and application. With the help of curvature, cavities and spin-orbit coupling, the project willl go beyond rigid proximity-coupled systems to explore new directions for low-dissipation superconducting spintronics. The funds from the Norwegian Research Council will enable one Ph.D. candidate and one postdoctoral researcher to join project leader Sol H.Jacobsen.

Chair of the Gordon Research Seminar 2019

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Chair of the Gordon Research Seminar 2019

Researcher Akashdeep Kamra is elected a chair of the Gordon Research Seminar on Spin Dynamics in Nanostructures 2019 that will take place in Switzerland in 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.

Primary Investigator, Professor Justin Wells has been elected Member of Honour 2019 by the Nano students.

September 2019

Primary Investigator, Professor Justin Wells has been elected Member of Honour 2019 by the Nano students

Professor Justin Wells has been elected Member of Honour 2019 by the Nano students at NTNU. For his long and deep interest and contributions to his students, scientifically and socially.

PhD defence Sverre Aamodt Gulbrandsen

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September 2019

PhD Defense Sverre Aamodt Gulbrandsen

PhD Sverre Aamodt Gulbrandsen has submitted his thesis, and completed his PhD Defense. The title of his thesis is Spin transport in antiferromagnets and ferromagnets. We wish him all the best in his new position a researcher, Optonor AS, Trondheim, Norway.

PhD Defence Øyvind Johansen

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September 2019

PhD Defense Øyvind Johansen

PhD Candidate Øyvind Johansen has submitted his thesis, and completed his PhD Defense. The title of his thesis is Antiferromagnetic Insulator Spintronics. We wish him all the best in his new position as a service consultant at Matrix Technology AG in Munich, Germany.

PhD Defence Arnau Sala

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September 2019

PhD Defense Arnau Sala

PhD Armau Sala has submitted his thesis, and completed his PhD Defense. The title of his thesis is Exchange-only, nuclear spin-free qubits in semiconductor quantum dots. We wish him all the best in his new position a PostDoc at Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), Leuven, Belgium.

Primary Investigator, Professor Asle Sudbø has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society 2019

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September 2019

Primary Investigator, Professor Asle Sudbø has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society 2019

Professor Asle Sudbø was nominated as APS Fellow by the Division of Condensed Matter Physics, and the citation reads  “For his pioneering contributions to the theory of vortex matter in strongly fluctuating superconductors, superfluids, and multicomponent condensates.”

Each year, no more than one half of one percent of the Society membership is recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in the American Physical Society. This is a prestigious recognition that also shows his important contributions to the research at our center, QuSpin, a center of excellence (SFF). The APS Fellowship Program recognizes members who have made exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise in physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education.

Co-PI, Professor Mathias Kläui, Mainz, has been selected a Distinguished Lecturer for 2020

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September 2019

Co-PI, Professor Mathias Kläui, Mainz, has been selected a Distinguished Lecturer for 2020

Professor Mathias Kläui, Mainz, has been selected as Distinguished Lecturer for 2020. Kläui will be doing a lecturing tour during 2020 to a range of universities, presenting his research field. The title of his lecture is "Antiferromagnetic Insulatronics: Spintronics without magnetic fields and moving electrons".

Award Best Student Talk NanoNetwork 2019

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June 2019

Award Best Student Talk NanoNetwork 2019

PhD student Håkon Ivarssøn Røst was awarded for the best student talk at the Nano Network, Norwegian PhD Network on NanoTechnology for Microsystems, 10th annual workshop, in Tromsø,Norway. The commitee was headed by Olav Solgaard from Stanford University, USA.

PhD Defense Jabir Ali Ouassou

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March 2019

PhD Defense Jabir Ali Ouassou

PhD candidate Jabir Ali Ouassou  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 SINTEF Energy, the Department of Gas Technology, in Trondheim, Norway.

DKVN Grant to Dennis Meier

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May 2019

Fritjof Nansen's Award for Young Scientists

Professor Dennis Meier received the Fritjof Nansen's award for young scientists 2019 from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for his outstanding research within materials physics. The award is NOK 75.000,-.

Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Scientific Award to Young Researchers 2019

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March 2019

Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Scientific Award to Young Researchers 2019

Professor Dennis G. Meier was awarded 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.

PhD Defense Vetle Kjær Risinggård

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August 2019

PhD Defense Vetle Kjær Risinggård

PhD Candidate Vetle Kjær Risinggård has submitted his thesis, and completed his PhD Defense. The title of his thesis is Spin currents and torques via magnons, electrons, and Cooper pairs. We wish him all the best in his new position as a researcher in the Department of Modelling and Simulation, at the Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE) in Kristiansand, Norway.