Stefano Sanvito


Prof. Sanvito studied Physics in Milan, Italy, (“Laurea”) and Lancaster, UK (PhD). After two years at the University of California Santa Barbara, in 2002 he joined the School of Physics at TCD. In 2006 he became associated Professor and in 2012 Professor of Condensed Matter Theory. Since 2013 he is the Director of the Center for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) and for the period 2013-2015 he has been the Director of the AMBER Center.

Prof. Sanvito leads the internationally recognized Computational Spintronics Group, which develops new algorithms for materials and device modeling and applies them to problems underpinning information technology. One of Sanvito’s flagship achievements is the Smeagol code, the world-leading software for simulating devices at the atomic scale. Smeagol, distributed worldwide to more than 200 groups, has impacted a multitude of technologies ranging from data storage to DNA sequencing. Prof. Sanvito is author of more than 250 papers (h-index 51 – Google Scholar), 2 books and numerous book chapters and he has attracted funding in excess of 20,000,000 Euro. In 2007 he received the Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and in 2012 the prestigious European Research Council Award. In 2013 he was elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics and in 2016 Member of the Royal Irish Academy.

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