Nano Magnetism and Quantum Spintronics Lab

Led by Robert Hartmann Endowed Chair and Distinguished McKnight University Prof. Jian-Ping Wang, the Nanospin research group works in an exciting research area of nanomagnetism and quantum spintronics with a focus on searching, investigating and fabricating novel nanomagnetic materials and quantum spintronic devices for future information technologies (spintronic computing and storage) and emerging nano biomedical technologies (personalized magnetic medical devices and magnetic hyperthermia for drug delivery and therapy).

  • Mahendra's recent work published on Nature Materials!
    Mahendra's recent work published on Nature Materials!
  • Graduation of Dr. Klemm!
    Graduation of Dr. Klemm!
  • Graduation of Dr. Lv and congratulations on his Nature Communications paper!
    Graduation of Dr. Lv and congratulations on his Nature Communications paper!
  • The youngest PhDs from our group.
    The youngest PhDs from our group.
  • Our best wishes to Dr. Mehedi as he joins Carpenter Technology Corporation!
    Our best wishes to Dr. Mehedi as he joins Carpenter Technology Corporation!
  • Graduation of Dr. Schhlip!
    Graduation of Dr. Schhlip!
  • A warm welcome to Renata Saha and congratulations on her CSE fellowship!
    A warm welcome to Renata Saha and congratulations on her CSE fellowship!
  • Todd Kelin’s paper published on Biosensors and Bioelectronics.
    Todd Kelin’s paper published on Biosensors and Bioelectronics.
  • Group Happy Hour & Farewell to Dr. Quarterman!
    Group Happy Hour & Farewell to Dr. Quarterman!
  • Patrick Quarterman joined the NIST.
    Patrick Quarterman joined the NIST.
  • Tom presents at ICM.
    Tom presents at ICM.

Recent Work Highlights

Room-temperature high spin–orbit torque due to quantum confinement in sputtered BixSe(1–x) films by Mahendra et al. (Nature Materials)

Room-temperature high spin–orbit torque due to quantum confinement in sputtered BixSe(1–x) films

Demonstration of Ru as the 4th ferromagnetic element at room temperature by Patrick et al. (Nature Communications

Demonstration of Ru as the 4th ferromagnetic element at room temperature

Mapping strain with magnetics  by Junyang et al. (Nature Electronics)

Mapping strain with magnetics

Unidirectional spin-Hall and Rashba− Edelstein magnetoresistance in topological insulator-ferromagnet layer heterostructures by Yang et al. (Nature Communications)

Unidirectional spin-Hall and Rashba− Edelstein magnetoresistance in topological insulator-ferromagnet layer heterostructures

Portable GMR Handheld Platform for the Detection of Influenza A Virus by Kai et al. (ACS Sensors)

Portable GMR Handheld Platform for the Detection of Influenza A Virus

Recent News

February 7, 2020

A project jointly undertaken by scientists from ECE, the departments of Neurosurgery, and Biomedical Engineering, and the Mayo Clinic has received close to $1 million in a grant from the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics. The project is titled, “Magnetic Nanodevice Arrays for the Treatment of Neurological Diseases.” The funding will enable the team to develop an implantable magnetic nanodevice array with the ability to generate highly localized magnetic fields for neuromodulation.

January 31, 2020

Our current group member, postdoctoral associate, Dr. Kai Wu, is recently featured on the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering website. Dr. Wu graduated from our group with a PhD degree in 2017. He is the first student in our group to get the PhD degree within four years right after his undergraduate study. Since joininng our group in 2013, Dr.

January 10, 2020

Dr. Lee’s team from Mayo Clinic is visiting our lab on this Friday (Jan 10th). His team is working on the deep brain stimulation treatments. Profs. Tay Netoff, Walter C. Low, and Zhi Yang also joined today's meeting. The PIs, postdocs, researchers, and PhD students discussed the ongoing research and future collaboration plans.

November 15, 2019

Congratulations to Diqing and coauthors, their recent article “Tunable magnetic domain walls for therapeutic neuromodulation at cellular level: Stimulating neurons through magnetic domain walls,” has been featured on the cover of Journal of Applied Physics.

Link to the paper

Link to the cover

November 8, 2019

Congratulations to Diqing and coauthors. Their joint work published on Journal of Applied Physics was featured by AIP Scilight. "An implantable nanodevice may be the solution to current neuron stimulation techniques, which have limited range and require inconvenient, high-power equipment.", said Anashe Bandari.

Link to AIP Scilight "A magnetic trick for treating neurological disorders".