Professor Chiara Ciccarelli

Subject: Natural Sciences
Director of Studies in Physics and Astrophysics
Professor of Physics

Chiara Ciccarelli is Professor of Physics, having completed her term as the Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Physics in 2022. 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)