Lake Louise mug shotI am an Assistant Professor in the Theoretical Physics Group of the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University in Japan, working with Prof. Gerrit Bauer. I specialize in atomic scale numerical simulations of magnetic materials with relation to spintronics.

Outside of the office I enjoy climbing, mountaineering, biking and skiing.




Brief CV

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Theoretical Physics Group, Institute for Materials Research (IMR), Tohoku University, Japan (Nov 2014 – Present)
  • Postdoctoral researcher, WPI – Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University, Japan (May – Sept 2014)
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Center for Materials for Information Technology (MINT), University of Alabama, USA (Feb – Apr 2014)


  • PhD, Physics, University of York, UK (Dec 2013)
  • MPhys, Theoretical Physics (Hons) First Class, University of York, UK (July 2009)

Grants, Honors & Awards

  • KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists B (JSPS – Japan)  4,290,000 JPY (~38,000 USD) (2017-2019)
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined)  (2014)
  • K.M. Stott Prize for best PhD thesis, Department of Physics, York University (2013)
  • Goodwin Prize for best MPhys dissertation, Department of Physics, York (2009)

Invited Talks (selected)

  • Spin Caloritronics VIII, Regensburg, Germany (Jun 2017)
  • 61st Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM), New Orleans, USA (Nov 2016)
  • Japanese Society for Applied Physics, Autumn Meeting, Niigata, Japan (Sept 2016)
  • Spin Caloritronics VII, Utrecht, Holland (July 2016)
  • Edgar-Lüscher-Seminar, Klosters, Switzerland (Feb 2016)
  • GRC Spin Dynamics in Nanostructures, Hong Kong (July 2015)
  • Spin Mechanics III, Munich, Germany (July 2015)
  • New Perspectives in Spintronic and Mesoscopic Physics, ISSP, Tokyo, Japan (July 2015)

Professional Activities