November 13, 2018

Center will bring together top experts in the field

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/13/2018) — The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering announced today that it will lead and house a new $10.3 million Center for Spintronic Materials in Advanced Information Technologies (SMART) focused on novel materials for advanced computing systems over the next four years. 

This center is supported through the Nanoelectronic Computing Research (nCORE) consortium. The key sponsors include the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), 12 semiconductor industry sponsors, and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The center will include researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, Georgetown University, and the University of Maryland.

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September 9, 2018

Congratulations to Mahendra DC, his poster titled "Room-temperature observation of spin-to-charge conversion by sputtered bismuth selenide" was selected as best poster in the ASCENT Year 1 Annual Review, August 15-16, 2018, in Notre Dame, IN.

Link to ASCENT Year 1 Annual Review

August 21, 2018

The Nanospin Research group welcomes new graduate students, Renata Saha, Deyuan Lyu, Yihong Fan, Samiul Hasan, Chaoyi Peng and Peter Stoecki to the group. Good luck with your journey!

August 4, 2018

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

Jon Harms with Prof. Wang in PAN Jon Harms, Prof. Wang, and Todd Klein

Left: Jon Harms with Prof. Wang in PAN

Right: Jon Harms, Prof. Wang, and Todd Klein

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. We have been persistent in pursuing MTJ based computation for more than 15 years. In fact, our team proposed the very early idea to use magnetic tunnel junctions for the computation in random access memory (CRAM)," says Prof. Wang. "This federal funding will bring us to the next level of innovation."

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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

Patrick presents at ICM ConferenceXudong presents at ICMTom presents at ICM

Left to right: Patrick, Xudong, and Tom

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!

June 8, 2018

Diqing Su receives the CEMS TA award in Spring 2018 semester for teaching the course MATS 3851W:  Materials Properties Lab (Instructor: David Flannigan). Congratulations Diqing!

June 4, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Quarterman and coauthors, their paper titled "Demonstration of Ru as the 4th ferromagnetic element at room temperature" is chosen by Yu Gong to be featured in Nature Communications Editors' Highlights Webpage.

The webpage can be accessed at