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 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

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.

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.