Dr Oscar Cespedes


Our work is currently focused on molecular interfaces, emergent functionalities and spin transport.

Research interests

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)

Student education

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>