Professor Christopher Marrows


Christopher Marrows is Professor of Condensed Matter Physics, and was previously a Reader in the same subject, a lecturer, and before that an 1851 research fellow, funded by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.

His page on the Condensed Matter Group website.

His full publication list at Google Scholar.

Research interests

His research programme concerns materials and devices for future information technology, in particular devices based on electron spin - so-called spintronics. This involves a wide ranging investigation of nanoscale and thin film magnetic artificial structures, prepared largely by sputter deposition. Such materials are useful in the quest for ever more complex spin electronic devices - systems where the spin, as well as charge, of the electron is used in the storage and processing of information. 

He has published over 240 articles in peer-reviewed journals since the completion of his thesis in 1997, and is regularly an invited speaker at conferences around the world. He has published with over 200 other scientists from 70 institutions in 16 countries. His group collaborates widely with universities, research institutions, national laboratories, and companies such as Intel, IBM, Hitachi, and Seagate. 

His favourite element, for both professional and personal reasons, is Co.

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  • PhD
  • BSc (Hons)

Professional memberships

  • FInstP
  • Member APS
  • Senior Member IEEE

Research groups and institutes

  • Condensed Matter

Current postgraduate researchers

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