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Professor Stefano Sanvito

Professor of Condensed Matter Theory (Physics)

Director of CRANN (CRANN)

At the beginning of year 2002 I moved from University of California Santa Barbara to the Trinity College Dublin, creating the "Computational Spintronics Group" within the Physics Department. The main research focus of the group is to study theoretically spin transport at the nanscale level. The group at present comprises two postdoctoral researchers, six PhD students and several undergraduate and summer students. We established the "Computational Spintronics Lab." with nine state of the art PC workstations. The purchase of a large LinuX-based cluster is at present under tender. We maintain several collaborations locally and internationally with frequent visits to Dublin from our collaborators. In year 2003/2004 we host an equivalent of about two months visit. In the two years 2002-2004 we have published over ten publications in peer reviewed journals, two book chapters, several conference proceedings, and we have submitted an Irish patent. Recently we received fundings from Science Foundation of Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the High Education Authority, for a total of about 1,5 Million Euro over the next five years. This ranks us as probably the largest and best funded single PI Computational Materials Science group in Ireland.
  Computer Modelling   Condensed Matter   Condensed Matter Theory   Electronic/Optical Materials   Magnetic Materials   Magnetics   Materials Sciences   Mathematical Modelling   Nanotechnology   Physics   Semiconductors   Theoretical Physics
 Computational Spintronics at the molecular level
 Current induced effects in nanoscale conductors.
 Ab-Initio Methods for strongly correlated diluted magnetic semiconductors.
 LDA+U Method for diluted magnetic semiconductors.
 Spin-orbit effects in DFT.

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Member of the Americal Physical Society
Organizer of the symposium on "spin injection into semiconductors" at JEMS 2004
Collaborator for Contemporary Physics
Reviewer for Physical Review B, Physical Review Letters, The European Physical Journal B, Europhysics Letters, Journal of Physics C: Condensed Matter, Semiconductor Science and Technology, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience
Organizer of the "Magnetism and spin injection in semiconductors" symposium at the 2004 Joint European Magnetic Symposia (Dresden)
Member of the editorial board of "Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience"
Co-organizer of the "Spintronics" session at the 2003 Electronic Materials Conference
Electronic Transport as a Driver for Self-Interaction-Corrected Methods in, editor(s)Pertsova, A. , Advances In Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Elsevier, 2015, pp29 - 86, [Pertsova A, M. Canali C, Pederson M.R, Rungger I, Sanvito S], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Melnikov, A., Alekhin, A., Bürstel, D., (...), Sanvito, S., Bovensiepen, U., Ultrafast non-local spin dynamics in metallic bilayers by linear and non-linear magneto-optics, Springer Proceedings in Physics, International Conference on Ultrafast Magnetism, UMC 2013;, Strasbourg; France, 28 Oct -1 Nov, 159, 2015, pp34-36 , Notes: [ ], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Narayan, A., Rungger, I., Sanvito, S., Single atom anisotropic magnetoresistance on a topological insulator surface, New Journal of Physics, 17, 2015, p033021-, Notes: [ ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Li, Y. Tu, X. Wang, H. Sanvito, S. Hou, S., First-principles investigation on the electronic efficiency and binding energy of the contacts formed by graphene and poly-aromatic hydrocarbon anchoring groups, Journal of Chemical Physics, 142, (16), 2015, p164701-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Mcguiness, P. Akdogan, O. Asali, A. Bance, S. Bittner, F. Coey, J.M.D. Dempsey, N.M. Fidler, J. Givord, D. Gutfleisch, O. Katter, M. Le Roy, D. Sanvito, S. Schrefl, T. Schultz, L. Schwöbl, C. Soder-nik, M. -turm, S. Tozman, P. Üstüner, K. Venkatesan, M. Woodcock, T.G. -agar, K. Kobe, S., Replacement and Original Magnet Engineering Options (ROMEOs): A European Seventh Framework Project to Develop Advanced Permanent Magnets Without, or with Reduced Use of, Critical Raw Materials, JOM, 67, (6), 2015, p1306-1317 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Naydenov, B. Rungger, I. Mantega, M. Sanvito, S. Boland, J.J., "Single-atom based coherent quantum interference device structure", Nano Letters, 15, (5), 2015, p2881 - 2886, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Motta, C. El-Mellouhi, F. Kais, S. Tabet, N. Alharbi, F. Sanvito, S., Revealing the role of organic cations in hybrid halide perovskite CH3 NH3PbI3, Nature Communications, 6, 2015, p7026-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Murat, A. Rungger, I. Sanvito, S. Schwingenschlögl, U., Mechanism of H2O-Induced Conductance Changes in AuCl4-Functionalized CNTs, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119, (17), 2015, p9568 - 9573, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Droghetti A, Rungger I, Cinchetti M, Sanvito S, Vibron-assisted spin relaxation at a metal/organic interface, Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 91, (22), 2015, Notes: [Export Date: 28 August 2015], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Wang W, Narayan A, Tang L, Dolui K, Liu Y, Yuan X, Jin Y, Wu Y, Rungger I, Sanvito S, Xiu F, Spin-Valve Effect in NiFe/MoS2/NiFe Junctions, Nano Letters, 15, (8), 2015, p5261 - 5267, Notes: [Export Date: 28 August 2015], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL

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Aaron Hurley, Nadjib Baadji, Stefano Sanvito, A pertubative approach to the Kondo effect in magnetic atoms on nonmagnetic substrates, 2011, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
A. Filippetti, C. D. Pemmaraju, P. Delugas, D. Puggioni, V. Fiorentini, S. Sanvito, A variational pseudo-self-interaction correction approach: ab-initio description of correlated oxides and molecules, 2011, Journal Article, SUBMITTED


Spin-transport at the atomic scale Density functional study of electronic and transport properties of spintronics materials and in particular of III-V diluted magnetic semiconductors Development of analytical and numerical techniques for quantum electronic transport using ab initio methods Density functional theory methods for strongly correlated electrons Transport properties of magnetic hybrid systems and carbon nanotubes