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Dr Chiara Ciccarelli


Subject: Natural Sciences

Director of studies, Part II Physics
University Lecturer

Chiara Ciccarelli is a Winton Advanced Fellow and Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Physics. She moved to Cambridge in 2008 to do a PhD. From 2012 to 2016 she held a Junior Research Fellowship at Gonville and Caius College. She is interested in quantum spin-effects in magnetically ordered materials. In the past years her research has focused on current-induced torques in spin-orbit coupled ferromagnets by using microwave transport techniques. She also recently setup a lab on time-domain THz emission spectroscopy to study these effects at 1000 times faster timescales.

  • Kun-Rok Jeon, C. Ciccarelli*, A. J. Ferguson, H. Kurebayashi, L. F. Cohen, X. Montiel, M. Eschrig, J. W. A. Robinson & M. G. Blamire, Enhanced spin pumping into superconductors provides evidence for superconducting pure spin currents, Nature Materials 17, 499 (2018).
  • C. Ciccarelli, L. Anderson, A. J. Ferguson, F. Gerhard, C. Gould, J. Gayles, J. Zelezny, L. Smejkal, Y. Zhe, L.W. Molenkamp, J. Sinova, F. Freimuth and T. Jungwirth, Room-temperature spin-orbit torque in NiMnSb, Nature Physics 12, 855–860 (2016).
  • V. Tshitoyan, C. Ciccarelli,  A.P. Mihai,  M. Ali, A.C. Irvine, T. Moore T. Jungwirth and A.J. Ferguson, Electrical manipulation of ferromagnetic NiFe by antiferromagnetic IrMn, Physics Review B 92, 214406 (2015).
  • C. Ciccarelli, K.M.D. Hals, A.C. Irvine, V. Novak, Y. Tserkovnyak, H. Kurebayashi, A. Brataas and A.J. Ferguson, Magnonic charge pumping via spin-orbit coupling, Nature Nanotechnology 10, 50-54 (2014).
Winton Advanced Research Fellow (2016-2021). Royal Society University Research Fellow (2017-2022)