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  • Sinova receives the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship award: Dear friends, I have been honored by the AvH Professorship award. This will see me relocate to Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz, Germany as of January 2014. The various press releases are here and here. This new wonderful opportunity has been made possible by many friends at Mainz, particularly Prof. Mathias Klšui, and all over the world. I am grateful to everyone and hope to make the best use of it to benefit the entire science community. A principal task will be to establish a new kind of synergy center that focuses on bringing together new fields and disciplines researching spin-phenomena that are ripe for a new level of interaction. I hope to see many of you visit. It should be fun!!
  • Sinova receives prestigious European Research Council Synergy grant: in collaboration with Henning Sirringhaus (lead PI; Cambridge), Joerg Wunderlich (Cambridge and Prague), and Iain McCulloch (Imperial College) we will explore a new mergence of organic physics and chemistry with spintronic physics to achieve new ways of spin-charge conversion. For more information visit the ERC website.

Prof. Jairo Sinova
Physics Department
4242 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4242
Tel: (979) 845-4179
Jairo Sinova's Curriculum Vitae

Member of the Cottrell Scholar Collaborative

Welcome to the spintronics and nanoelectronics research group of Jairo Sinova. As a condensed matter theory group we are interested on physical phenomena of many body systems in which the behavior of the collective system is quite different and unique from the behavior of its individual components. Condensed matter physics is a vast field of physics which provides endless opportunities. Our group has focused over the past few years on the subfield of spintronics and mesoscopic electronic transport. These fields study the effects coupling the spin and charge degrees of freedom of the electron has on bulk properties of materials as well as transport and optical phenomena. Some of our main contributions to this field are related to spin Hall effects and diluted magnetic semiconductor physics. New avenues are always opening ahead, with novel and unforeseen connections to other points of views and topics.


Our group has developed the TAMU APPEAL program which introduces a new methodology in teaching the sophemore level physics courses. The goal is to reach a higher level of sophistication and a more physicist like approach to learning and discovering physics which will help you build a smoother transition to the more advance courses. All the material developed for the PHYS 221 course, including all the videos of the lectures, activities, and student interactions, together with descriptions of the implementation and teaching techniques are available in the course website. This development was primarely funded by NSF and the Research Corporation and done in collaboration with the developers of the Paradigm Physics program.


Success after PhD does not only entail great physics and science. Many things come into play and into the training that one needs to undertake. Planning for this sooner rather than later is important. I have given this talk to the incoming graduate students entitled "But nobody told me this", with the stream talk here. It contains the perfect recommendation which is up to the student to provide the ammunition to write; a strong motivator.

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