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

Hang Chi | chihang ‘at’ mit ‘dot’ edu

Dr. Hang Chi obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He joined MIT in 2018 as an ARL-RAP Fellow working on proximity exchange coupling at correlated magnetic interface, to build practical devices for magnetic memory/logic and quantum information. He is experienced in topological materials, combining first-principles simulations, materials synthesis and device fabrication, magnetic and transport characterizations of high-quality crystals, MBE films/heterostructures, along with micro/nano-devices prepared via FIB and e-beam lithography.

Shu-Wei Wang | sww38 ‘at’ mit ‘dot’ edu

Dr. Shu-Wei Wang received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge in 2019. His research interests include the magnetic and electrical properties of magnetic topological insulators, carrier transport behavior in monolayer and bilayer graphene, and III-V semiconductor mesoscopic devices. He specializes in transport measurement and scanning probe microscopy (e.g. AFM, EFM, MFM, KPM, SGM and SHPM) at room temperature and in cryogenic environment using cryostats and dilution refrigerators.

Andrew Dane | aedane ‘at’ mit ‘dot’ edu

Dr. Andrew Dane received his Ph.D. in 2019 from the Department of Electrical Engineering at MIT. There he researched a variety of superconducting devices, especially superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs), and high-Q kinetic inductance detectors (KIDs), with an emphasis on improving the materials and fabrication processes employed, in order to improve device performance. Prior to MIT, Andrew completed his S.B. in Engineering Sciences at Harvard College.

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.

Alessandro Lodesanilodesani ‘at’ mit ‘dot’ edu

Dr. Alessandro Lodesani received his Ph.D. in Physics from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2021. There, his research was focused on the synthesis and characterization of molecule/ferromagnet and transition metal oxides/ferromagnets interfaces for spintronic applications and the tailoring of the properties of such interfaces through monoatomic buffer layers. He is specialized in scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, molecular beam epitaxy and photoemission spectroscopies (XPS, UPS, ARPES etc.).

 Joint Postdoctoral Fellow

Mirko Rocci | rocci ‘at’ mit ‘dot’ edu

Marie Curie Fellow



Visiting Scientists

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




Former Group Members