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

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.

Peng Chen | chenpeng ‘at’ mit ‘dot’ edu

Dr. Peng Chen received his Ph.D. from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2024. During his Ph.D., he mainly focused on novel magneto-electronic transport phenomena of topological insulators, magnetic topological insulator heterostructures, and intrinsic magnetic topological insulators. Meanwhile, he obtained skills in molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), physical property measurement system (PPMS), characterization of materials, and nano-device fabrication. He joined MIT in July 2024.


Visiting Scientist

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




Former Group Members