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.


Research Scientist

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 and is currently interested in 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. More information can be found at:

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.

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.).

Yingying Wu| yywu ‘at’ mit ‘dot’ edu

Dr. Yingying Wu received her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UCLA in 2020. Her research focuses on the magnetic and electronic properties of thin films, especially van der Waals materials. Her previous work covers quantum Hall effect, negative compressibility, superconductivity, magnetic skyrmions and 2D magnetism.


Visiting Scientist

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




Former Group Members