Aurelien C. Manchon

Associate Professor, Material Science and Engineering

Physical Science and Engineering Division

Spintronics Theory Group


Education Profile

  • ​​​​​​​Ph.D., Joseph Fourier University, 2007
  • M.S., Summa cum Laude, Orsay University, 2004
  • Engineering Diploma, École Polytechnique, 2004

Research Interests

Manchon’s research focuses on spintronics, which aims at utilizing the quantum spin degree of freedom of the carrier to generate disruptive solutions for electronics such as, but not limited to, magnetic random access memories and programmable logic. His research interest spans from spin-orbit coupled transport and topological matter to chiral magnetism, antiferromagnets and ultrafast spin dynamics. An important endeavor is the use of spin-orbit interaction in magnetic materials lacking a center of symmetry in order to manipulate their magnetic order parameter.

Manchon has engaged in a number of collaborations with both experimentalists and theorists around the world, including researchers at National University of Singapore, CEA/CNRS Grenoble in France, University of Mainz, UT Austin, U. Of Minnesota etc. He has authored about 100 publications (h-index=26, #citations>3500) in esteemed journals including Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters, Nano Letters, Physical Review B, and Applied Physics Letters.

Selected Publications

  • Antiferromagnetic spintronics v. Baltz, A. Manchon, M. Tsoi, T. Moriyama, T. Ono, and Y. Tserkovnyak, Rev. Mod. Phys. (2017).
  • Hund's rule-driven Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction at 3d-5d interfaces. A Belabbes, G. Bihlmayer, F. Bechstedt, S. Blugel, and A. Manchon. Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 247202 (2016).
  • Spin swapping transport and torques in ultrathin magnetic bilayers. H. Saidaoui and A. Manchon. Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 036601 (2016).
  • Chiral damping of magnetic domain walls. E. Jue, C.K. Safeer, M. Drouard, A. Lopez, P. Balint, L. Buda-Prejbeanu, O. Boulle, S. Auffret, A. Schuhl, A. Manchon, I.M. Miron, G. Gaudin. Nat. Mater. 15, 272-277 (2016).
  • New Perspectives for Rashba Spin-Orbit Coupling. A. Manchon, H.C. Koo, J. Nitta, S.M. Frolov, R.A. Duine. Nat. Mater. 14, 871-882 (2015).