Dr Oscar Cespedes
- Position: Professor of Condensed Matter Physics
- Areas of expertise: spintronics; carbon nanomaterials; C60 magnetic tunnel junctions; spin transport in graphene and carbon nanotubes; biomagnetism; exobiology
- Email: O.Cespedes@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 1885
- Location: 3.01f Bragg Building
- Website: Personal Homepage | Research Group
Our work is currently focused on molecular interfaces, emergent functionalities and spin transport.
My research interests cover a broad range of topics, including:
1.- Sustainable magnetism; controlling magnetic properties such as anisotropy and spin orbit coupling via molecular interfaces whilst reduing the use of rare earths and/or heavy metals.
2.- Electron and spin dependent transport in carbon based materials and hybrid interfaces, such as spin Hall magnetoresistance in metallo-molecular structures.
3.- Nanomagnetism and molecular magnetism, with a view to implement molecular materials into magnetic devices for information storage and computing.
4.- Spin capacitive and spin photovoltaic effects at molecular-oxide devices.
5.- Experiments at large scale facilities, such as ionic diffusion and magnetisation dynamics using polarised neutron reflectivity, X-ray absorption and muon spin spectroscopy.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- PhD (Trinity College Dublin)
I am Year 4 and MPhys projects convenor at the School of Physics and Astronomy. I also teach Quantum Matter and Advanced Experimental Techniques in third year.<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>