Current Members

Principle Investigator

moodera-mitDr. Jagadeesh S. Mooderamoodera ‘at’ mit ‘dot’ edu

Dr. Jagadeesh S. Moodera received his Ph.D. in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology (Madras). He joined MIT in 1981 as a research staff at the Francis Bitter National Magnet Laboratory (FBML), where he currently leads the “Thin Film Magnetism, Superconductivity and Nanospintronics” group. He has worked in several areas of fundamental and applied physics that includes nanospintronics, spin polarized transport and tunneling, thin film magnetism, superconductivity and topological insulators. He was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2000 and awarded the Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize from the American Physical Society in 2009.


Postdoctoral Scholars

Yasen Hou | yshou ‘at’ mit ‘dot’ edu

Dr. Yasen Hou received his B.S. in Physics from Zhengzhou University, China. In 2020, he completed his Ph.D. in Physics from University of California, Davis, where he studied the transport of free charge, trapped charge, exciton and spin in nanostructures via photocurrent imaging. During his Ph.D., he obtained skills in chemical vapor deposition (CVD) synthesis of nanowires/nanoplates, nano-device fabrication, electrical and optical characterizations of nanostructures. His research work on Bi2-xSbxSe3 revealed signatures of exciton condensation in topological insulators.


Josep Ingla Aynes | jingla  ‘at’ mit ‘dot’ edu

Dr. Ingla Aynes reveived his Ph.D from the University of Groningen in 2018.  He has experience in spin and charge transport in graphene and van der Waals heterostructures involving transition metal dichalcogenides and other layered materials. He has also worked on quantum transport in bilayer graphene-based quantum point contacts. He has been awarded a Juan de la Cierva grant from the Spanish Ministry of Science in 2019 and a Marie Sklodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2021. He joined MIT in September 2023. More information can be found here.


Visiting Scientist

Heiman       Prof. Donald Heiman | dheiman ‘at’ northeastern ‘dot’ edu




Former Group Members