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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
 Ultra-Low Energy Electric Field Control of Nonvolatile Magnetoelectric Memory Devices'
 Electronic structure theory and big data analysis for the discovery of new high-performance magnets

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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
Bagherzadeh-Nobari, S. and Kalantarinejad, R. and Elahi, S.M. and Sanvito, S., Computational investigation of label free detection of biomolecules based on armchair graphene nanoribbon, Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 255, 2018, p1276-1284 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cardona-Serra S, Sanvito S, Influence of the dipolar interactions on the relative stability in spin crossover systems, Journal of Computational Chemistry, 38, (4), 2017, p224 - 227, Notes: [Export Date: 5 January 2017], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Jiang, Z. and Wang, H. and Wang, Y. and Sanvito, S. and Hou, S., Tailoring the Polarity of Charge Carriers in Graphene-Porphine-Graphene Molecular Junctions through Linkage Motifs, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121, (49), 2017, p27344-27350 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ellis, M.O.A. and Stamenova, M. and Sanvito, S., Multiscale modeling of current-induced switching in magnetic tunnel junctions using ab initio spin-transfer torques, Physical Review B, 96, (22), 2017, p224410-, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Zhang, C. and Narayan, A. and Lu, S. and Zhang, J. and Zhang, H. and Ni, Z. and Yuan, X. and Liu, Y. and Park, J.-H. and Zhang, E. and Wang, W. and Liu, S. and Cheng, L. and Pi, L. and Sheng, Z. and Sanvito, S. and Xiu, F., Evolution of Weyl orbit and quantum Hall effect in Dirac semimetal Cd3As2, Nature Communications, 8, (1), 2017, p1272 -, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Zhang, C. and Sun, J. and Liu, F. and Narayan, A. and Li, N. and Yuan, X. and Liu, Y. and Dai, J. and Long, Y. and Uwatoko, Y. and Shen, J. and Sanvito, S. and Yang, W. and Cheng, J. and Xiu, F., Evidence for pressure-induced node-pair annihilation in C d3 A s2, Physical Review B, 96, (15), 2017, 155205-, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Simoni, J. and Stamenova, M. and Sanvito, S., Ab initio dynamical exchange interactions in frustrated antiferromagnets, Physical Review B, 96, (5), 2017, p054411-, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Wang, M. and Wang, Y. and Sanvito, S. and Hou, S., The low-bias conducting mechanism of single-molecule junctions constructed with methylsulfide linker groups and gold electrodes, Journal of Chemical Physics, 147, (5), 2017, 054702-, Notes: [cited By 1], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Nakamura, H. and Rungger, I. and Sanvito, S. and Inoue, N. and Tominaga, J. and Asai, Y., Resistive switching mechanism of GeTe-Sb2Te3interfacial phase change memory and topological properties of embedded two-dimensional states, Nanoscale, 9, (27), 2017, p9386-9395 , Notes: [cited By 2], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Jiao, Y. and Ma, F. and Zhang, C. and Bell, J. and Sanvito, S. and Du, A., First-Principles Prediction of Spin-Polarized Multiple Dirac Rings in Manganese Fluoride, Physical Review Letters, 119, (1), 2017, p016403-, Notes: [cited By 1], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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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


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Elected 'Cavaliere della Stella d'Italia', Knight of the Italian Star February 2017
Elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy May 2016
Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) April 2013
2007 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics September 2007
Fellow of Trinity College April 2006
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