Jagadeesh S. Moodera

Jagadeesh S. Moodera

Senior Research Scientist, Physics Department





PhD in Condensed Matter Physics


Thin films and heterostructures; spin tunneling and spintronics; superconductors; magnetism.


Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Areas - Topological Insulators: magnetic topological insulators, quantum anomalous Hall effect, topological Transistor; Superconducting Spin Switching; Magnetic Tunnel Junction and Magneto-tunneling Spectroscopy; Molecular Spin Memory; Spin Filtering: towards total spin polarization; Tuning superconductivity with spin polarized current; Majorana fermions.

  • Manipulating electron spin in solids: spin tunneling; spin filtering; interfacial exchange coupling
  • Molecular spintronics: Tailoring interfacial interactions between molecules and surfaces, towards molecular-scale spin memory
  • Quantum transport in topological insulators and heterostructures: atomic scale interface effects; spatially resolved interface chemical/physical/magnetic studies in national labs; electrical transport under extreme conditions – mK temperature and high magnetic field
  • Majorana fermion: search Majorana fermion in unconventional superconductors; interactions and entanglements among Majorana quantum particles.


“Interface engineered templates for molecular spin memory and sensor devices”, Karthik V. Raman, Alexander M. Kamerbeek, Nicolae Atodiresei, Arup Mukherjee, Tamal K. Sen, Predrag Lazić, Vasile Caciuc, Reent Michel, Dietmar Stalke, Swadhin K. Mandal, Stefan Blügel, Markus Münzenberg, Jagadeesh S. Moodera, Nature, 493, 509-513 (2013)

“Superconducting spin switch with infinite magnetoresistance induced by an internal exchange field” Bin Li, Niklas Roschewsky, Badih A. Assaf, Marius Eich, Marguerite Epstein-Martin, Donald Heiman, Markus Munzenberg, and Jagadeesh S. Moodera, Phys. Rev. Lett. , 110, 097001 (2013)

“Exchange-Coupling-Induced Symmetry Breaking in Topological Insulators”, Peng Wei, Ferhat Katmis, Badih A. Assaf, Hadar Steinberg, Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Donald Heiman, and Jagadeesh S. Moodera, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 186807 (30 April 2013)

"Spin Regulation in Composite Spin-Filter Barrier Devices", Guoxing Miao, Joonyeon Chang, Badih Assaf, Don Heiman and Jagadeesh Moodera, Nature Commun. 5, 3682 (Apr 2014)

“Spin-filtered Edge States with an Electrically Tunable Gap in a Two-Dimensional Topological Crystalline Insulator”, Junwei Liu, Timothy H. Hsieh, Peng Wei, Wenhui Duan, Jagadeesh Moodera and Liang Fu, Nature Matl. 13, 178–183 (2014)

“High-precision realization of robust quantum anomalous Hall state in a hard ferromagnetic topological insulator”, Cui-Zu Chang, Weiwei Zhao, Duk Y. Kim, Haijun Zhang, Badih A. Assaf, Don Heiman, Shou-Cheng Zhang, Chaoxing Liu, Moses H.W. Chan and Jagadeesh S. Moodera, Nature Materials. Vol 13, 473-477 (2015).

“Observation of chiral currents at the magnetic domain boundary of a topological insulator”, Y. H. Wang, J. R. Kirtley, F. Katmis, P. Jarillo-Herrero, J. S. Moodera, K. A. Moler, Science (2015)

“Zero-field dissipationless chiral edge transport and the nature of dissipation in the quantum anomalous Hall state”, Cui-Zu Chang, Weiwei Zhao, Duk Y. Kim, Peng Wei, J.K. Jain, Chaoxing Liu, Moses H. W. Chan, and Jagadeesh S. Moodera*, Phys. Rev. Lett. (2015)

Talks & Media

“SUPERSPIN15 International Workshop in Trondheim, 27-29 April, 2015

“Recent Advances in Spintronics”, Safed, Israel, May 10th-14th, 2015

“New Trends in Topological Insulators 2015” San Sebastian, July 06-10, 2015

“Latest in Spintronics and Nanomagnetism” Summer School, Miraflores, Spain, July 12-17, 2015