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EPSRC International Network for Spintronics Early Career Researchers Meeting

"From Material Development to Novel Energy Efficient Technologies"

supported by


York Tohoku Kaiserslautern Manchester Leeds Spintec

19-20 May 2022

Hybrid (Online and in-person UK meeting at Sir William Henry Bragg Building, University of Leeds)

The meeting has been successfully finished with 125 attendees from 14 countries. Thank you very much for your participation.

ECR meeting photo 1
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Report from our symposium can be found at:
  - Report on our meeting

The broad aim of this network is to demonstrate a new spintronic logic concept with low-energy consumption by developing a new magnetic material, designing a new logic circuit and characterising them for yield improvement based on our longstanding collaborations with Tohoku University in Japan specialised in material development and device production, Technische Universitšt Kaiserslautern in Germany focused on magneto-optical phenomena and magnonic logics, and Spintec in France dedicated for spintronic device production and evaluation. This meeting is dedicated for early career researchers to develop new collaborations within this network project.

We have been organising the York-Tohoku Research Symposium over the last 10 years partially funded by the Symposium Scheme for Japanese researchers based in the UK by the JSPS London. We expanded our symposium series to establish tri-national collaborations between York-Tohoku-Kaiserslautern on "New-Concept Spintronics Devices" since 2015 via EPSRC-JSPS Core-to-Core program, which funds "best with best" principle. We now successfully expand our symposium series by EPSRC International Network Programme with including Manchester, Leeds and Spintec.

This meeting is open for everyone with free registration (closed). The Zoom link was sent to all online registrants on 18 May. Please contact us if you have not received it as some e-mails were bounced back. We wish to have fruitful discussion on spintronics devices as well as future collaborations between the UK/EU and Japan.


As this meeting is organised hybrid free of charge, we require those wishing to attend to register using the registration form before 17 May 2022.

For UK in-person participants, the meeting will be held in the Kathleen Lonsdale lecture theatre (room 2.37) on the second floor of the Sir William Henry Bragg Building at the University of Leeds. Lunch will be served in the University refectory within walking distance.

For those who are invited for dinner, we will have our informal dinner at Lamb and Flag at 18:30.

Travel Support for UK Participants

Travel expenses will be reimbursed for the UK presenters and their supervisors who will attend the in-person meeting in Leeds. Please submit an expenses claim form to Atsufumi Hirohata.

This symposium is funded through the EPSRC research grant on EPSRC International Network for Spintronics Research Symposium "From Material Development to Novel Energy Efficient Technologies" (EP/M02458X/1) jointly with Core Research Cluster for Spintronics and OPTIMAS. Note that we annually fund one pump priming project to initiate a new collaborative project with our partners. We welcome applications from any groups in the UK. Please submit your application by 2 May 19 May (extended).

EPSRC Core research cluster OPTIMAS