Dr. Tingyong Chen
Arizona State University
Dr. Chen's focus within SHINES is to demonstrate the magnonic switching of magnetization in nanodevices.
Dr.Chia-Ling Chien (Lead)
John Hopkins University
Dr. Chien pieoneered in discovering the spin Seebeck effect in structures free from the magnetic proximity effect. He also demonstrated the inverse spin Hall effect in magnetic metals, which opens a door for high-efficient spin current detection in spintronic devices.
Dr. Alexander Khitun
Dr. Khitun's expertise is in the propagating spin wave spectroscopy (PSWS) study of magnons in magnetic thin films and nanostructures.
Dr. Mingzhong Wu
Colorado State University
Dr. Wu's expertise is in the growth of high-quality magnetic insulator thin films by various techniques, e.g. liquid phase epitaxy, pulsed laser deposition, and sputtering. He also studies the ferromagnetic resonance and spin Seebeck effect in magnetic thin films.
Dr. Ruqian Wu
Dr. Wu's expertise is in the density functional theory simulations of magnetic and non-magnetic materials, molecular systems, and novel interfaces as well as the simulations of spectroscopic data.
Dr. Alexander Balandin (Lead)
Dr. Balandin's research is in phonon engineering and thermal conductivity in nanostructures. In particular, he works on the Raman spectroscopy and thermal conductivity measurements. He also works on the theoretical modeling of phonon thermal conductivity in nanostructured materials and devices.
Dr. Javier Garay
Dr. Garay's expertise is in the magnetic nanomaterial synthesis and the magnetic property studies. In particular, he has been working on the exchange-spring magnets using the nanocomposite approach.
Dr. Roger Lake
Research interest is on the stimulation of band structures and electrical transport and thermal properties in nanodevises. Recently he has been working on micromagnetic simulation of magnetization dynamics in magnetic nanostructures and the skrymion dynamics in magnetic materials.
Dr. Xiaoqin (Elaine) Li
University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Li's expertise is the Brillouin Light Scattering (BLS), which is a unique tool for studying magnons as well as phonons. In particular, she has used BLS to study the spin wave excitations in magnetic structures.
(Center Director) - Dr. Jing Shi
Dr. Shi's group is working on the epitaxial growth (pulse laser deposition) and physical property studies (ferromagnetic resonance, spin pumping, spin Seebeck effect, etc.) of magnetic insulator films.
Dr. Ilya Krivorotov
Research focus on studies of spin transfer torque effects in nanoscale magnets, such as the unltrafast magnetization dynamics. Recently he has worked on the magnetixation dynamics included by the spin Hall effect in nanodevices.
Dr. Chung-Ning (Jeanie) Lau
Dr. Lau's expertise is in nanodevice fabrication, transport and magneto-transport of nanodevices such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD), etc.
Dr. Allan MacDonald
University of Texas at Austin
Dr. MacDonald is an accomplished theorist who has made many distinct contributions to condensed matter physics. His recent interest is on the effects of spin-orbit coupling, such as the anomalous Hall effect and spin-orbit torque.
Dr. Knag L. Wang (Lead)
Dr. Wang's expertise is in the novel electrical transport phenomena and spin transport phenomena in nanodevices.
External Advisory Committee
Dr. Shufeng Zhang
Dr. Bretislav Heinrich
Dr. Axel Hoffmann
Dr. Jonathan Sun
SHINES POST DOCS
|POST DOCS||CORRESPONDING PI|
|Yufan Li||Dr. Chia-Ling Chien|
|Weiwei Lin||Dr. Chia-Ling Chien|
|Mojtaba Ranjbar||Dr. Alex Khitun|
|Peng Li||Dr. Mingzhong Wu|
|Tao Liu||Dr. Mingzhong Wu|
|Jin Lan||Dr. Ruqian Wu|
|Masatoshi Onoue||Dr. Ruqian Wu|
|Shuting Pi||Dr. Ruqian Wu|
|Guanxiong Liu||Dr. Alex Balandin|
|Jackie Renteria||Dr. Alex Balandin|
|Yafis Barlas||Dr. Lake/ Dr. Lau|
|Xin Ma||Dr. Elaine Li|
|Junxue Li||Dr. Jing Shi|
|Yongjin Lee||Dr. Jeanie Lau|
|Massoud Masir||Dr. Allan MacDonald|
SHINES Assistant Project Scientist
|SHINES Assistant Project Scientist||Corresponding PI|
|Prathikumar Sellappan||Dr. Javier Garay|
SHINES GRADUATE STUDENTS
|Jessica Gifford||Dr. Tingyong Chen|
|Ji Zhang||Dr. Tingyong Chen|
|Gejian Zhao||Dr. Tingyong Chen|
|Daneu Qu||Dr. Chia-Ling Chien|
|Houchen Chang||Dr. Mingzhong Wu|
|David Ellsworth||Dr. Mingzhong Wu|
|Praveen Janantha||Dr. Mingzhong Wu|
|Fariborz Kargar||Dr. Alex Balandin|
|Max Grossnickle||Dr. Nathan Gabor|
|Kyle Chan||Dr. Javier Garay|
|Aleksey Volodchenkov||Dr. Javier Garay|
|Chad Warren||Dr. Javier Garay|
|Yizhou Liu||Dr. Roger Lake|
|Shanshan Su||Dr. Roger Lake|
|Gen Yin||Dr. Roger Lake|
|Kyongmo An||Dr. Elaine Li|
|Kha Tran||Dr. Elaine Li|
|Kemal Sobotkiewich||Dr. Elaine Li|
|Mohammad Suja||Dr. Jianlin Liu|
|Mohammed Aldosary||Dr. Jing Shi|
|Zilong Jiang||Dr. Jing Shi|
|Chi Tang||Dr. Jing Shi|
|Yadong Xu||Dr. Jing Shi|
|Andrew Smith||Dr. Ilya Krivorotov|
|Yabin Fan||Dr. Kang Wang|
|Pramey Upadhyaya||Dr. Kang Wang|
|Guojiang Yu||Dr. Kang Wang|