Welcome to Jian-Ping Wang Group

Led by 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 nano magnetic 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).


Welcome to join us! Ph. D students, Post-docs, Undergraduate students, Visiting scholars. Please contact Prof. Wang.

Recent News

November 13, 2017

Diqing's poster titled “Giant Magnetoresistance Based Handheld Platform for Rapid Detection of Influenza A Virus” has received the Best Poster Award in her poster session with over 100 posters in total. The MMM conference is held in Pittsburgh, US this year, and has attracted researchers from all over the world for the discussion of a variety of topics on magnetism and magnetic materials.

November 3, 2017

Scientists at the University of Minnesota have successfully developed and tested a prototype of Z-Lab, a portable diagnostic platform designed to perform on site testing of biological samples for various ailments. This is the first version of the prototype developed for point-of-care diagnostics. The details of the device and results of the test are reported in the paper “Portable GMR Handheld Platform for the Detection of Influenza A Virus” published recently in ACS Sensors.

October 25, 2017

Our bio-group has successfully developed a portable diagnostic platform, Z-Lab, which is capable of performing on site testing of Influenza A Virus (IAV) in swine with minimum sample handling and laboratory skill requirements. Influenza virus, if present in the sample, will cause magnetic tags to bind to the GMR sensor through a sandwich structure, resulting in change in MR.

August 28, 2017

Congratulations to Kai, who has successfully defended his PhD thesis on August 23. He is the first student in our group to get the PhD degree within four years right after his/her undergraduate study. 

Kai is an amazing student for our group and for the U. He has published 15 papers, one book chapter and one patent during his entire phd study, with him as the first author for 11 papers. More importantly, the quality of his papers is extremely high. Some of his papers will be seminal in his research field. Congrats again, Dr. Wu. 

June 8, 2017

Congratulations to Kai Wu and co-workers! Their joint work “Characterizing Physical Properties of Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles in Liquid Phase Using Brownian Relaxation” published in Small was selected as Back Cover in volume 13, issue 22 (Small 22/2017).