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).

  • Farewell to Boo (May.2017)
  • Happy hour at Stub and Herbs (May. 2017)
  • 2018 Summer Group Picnic
  • Group Happy Hour & Farewell to Dr. Quarterman (Feb. 2018)

Recent News

August 4, 2018

Wang’s group alumni Jon Harms (Micron) and Todd Klein (Zepto Life) visited Prof. Wang.

August 1, 2018

Congratulations to Mahendra and coauthors, their recent work "Room-temperature high spin–orbit torque due to quantum confinement in sputtered BixSe(1–x) films" is published on Nature Materials.

July 27, 2018

Prof. Wang with his research team is funded by a 4-year, $3.1 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to develop novel electronics for the protection of the U.S. economy and its national security. This grant will support the investigation of new approaches to advance nanostructured thin film devices known as Magnetic Tunnel Junctions (MTJs), that are used in a variety of electronics, including hard drives and sensors. "The University of Minnesota has been a leader for years in spintronics research.

July 20, 2018

Patrick, Xudong, and Tom presented their work at the 2018 International Conference on Magnetism (ICM)  in San Francisco from July 16 - 20, 2018

July 12, 2018

Congratulations to Yang Lv, who has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on July 12. His dissertation topic is Spintronic Device Physics and Device Applications for Novel and Future Electronic Information Processing and Storage. 

Our best wishes to Dr. Lv as he continues his research as a Post-doc in our group!

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