Ilya Krivorotov

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Professor, Physics & Astronomy
School of Physical Sciences
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2002, Physics
University of California, Irvine
310E Rowland Hall
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Nanoelectronics and nanospintronics, spin dynamics in magnetic nanostructures.
Cornell University 2002-2005, postdoc
Research Abstract
Our research themes are focused on physical phenomena resulting from the interactions between magnetic, electronic, and lattice degrees of freedom in lithographically defined and self-assembled nanostructures.

Research directions currently pursued in our lab include:

- spin currents and spin angular momentum transfer in ferromagnetic nanostructures
- spin-orbit torques
- spin caloritronics
- topological spintronics
- nonlinear magnetization dynamics of nanoscale ferromagnets
- nanoscale magnetic tunnel junctions and spin torque magnetic memory (STT-MRAM)
- proximity effect in ferromagnet/superconductor nanostructures
- dynamics of magnetic textures in ferromagnetic nanostructures
- non-equilibrium magnetic phase transitions driven by spin current
- magneto-electric effect in nanostructures

Our research relies on design and development of new nanoscale electronic devices using state-of-the-art nanofabrication techniques, which involves growth of ultrathin films and multilayers using ultra high vacuum deposition tools. Experimental measurements of electronic processes in these nanoscale devices are typically carried out with sub-nanosecond time resolution at cryogenic temperatures.
Awards and Honors
2022 IEEE Magnetics Society’s Mid Career Award
2020 Fellow of the American Physical Society
2008 NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
Professional Societies
American Physical Society
IEEE Magnetics Society
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