This first joint Taiwan-Spain workshop on "2D Materials and Interfaces for Spintronics" will take place in Barcelona, from October 23 to 25. It will be held by the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2). The workshop is co-organized by ICN2 and the National Center for Theoretical Sciences (NCTS).
The talks will cover a wide range of topics such as new spin-orbit coupled materials and interfaces (including functionalized graphene, 2D material heterostructures, transition metal dichalcogenides, topological insulators, etc.), classical and quantum spin and valley Hall effects, spin relaxation, spin-charge conversion mechanisms, spin pumping, magnetic absorbates on surfaces, magnetic scanning tunneling probes, magnetism and topological phases of matter at interfaces, superconductivity in spin-split systems, topological superconductivity, superconductor-magnet hybrid junctions, etc.


Workshop coordinators

Miguel A. Cazalilla (National Tsing Hua University & National Center for Theoretical Sciences)
Minn-Tsong Lin (National Taiwan University)
Aitor Mugarza (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology)
Stephan Roche (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology)
Sergio Valenzuela (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology)




Before September 30: 250 euros
After September 30: 300 euros
Registration fee: 300 euros / Participants: 90 (max)
what's included
Admission to workshop
Conference material
Lunches (x3)
Coffee breaks (x5)
Conference dinner
Official workshop WEB site and abstract submission

For detailed information about the workshop, please visit the official WEB site:

Abstract submission deadline (poster only): September 30, 2017

Conference Venue

Hotel Campus UAB, Bellaterra
Edifici Blanc -Vila,
Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona (spain)
Phone: +34 935 80 83 53

Invited Speakers

Sebastian Bergeret (Materials Physics Center, CSIC-UPV, Spain)
Thermo-and magneto-electric effectsinsuperconducting nanostructureswithspin- dependentfields
Frédéric Bonell (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology-ICN2, Spain)
Measurements of spin-orbit torques from Rashaba and topological surface states
Miguel A. Cazalilla (NTHU, Taiwan)
Learning to love disorder: Spin-charge conversión and other interesting effects in 2D spin-orbit coupled Systems
Wen-Hao Chang (NCTU, Taiwan)
Spin-valley properties of transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers and heterostructures
Tse-Ming Chen (NCKU, Taiwan)
Quantum transport in spin-orbit coupled systems
Ming-Chiang Chung (NCHU, Taiwan)
Extracting entangled qubits from Majorana fermions in quantum dot chains through the measurement of parity
Jose H. García (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology-ICN2, Spain)
Spin hall effect and weak antilocalization in graphene /TMDC heterostructures
Shin-Ming Huang (National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan)
Prediction of a quasi-one-dimensional topological superconductor
Luis Hueso (Nanogune-CIC, Spain)
Graphene-based spintronic devices: from a 2D spin field-effect transistor to a spin-to-charge converter
Minn-Tsong Lin (NTU, Taiwan)
Scanning Tunneling Spectro-microscopic Study on Spintronic Emergent Materials
Hsin lin (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Topological Materials
M. M. Otrokov (Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Spain)
Highly-ordered wide bandgap materials for quantized anomalous Hall and magnetoelectric effects
J. J. Palacios (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain)
Antimonene conductivity: Theory and experiments
Roberto Robles (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology-ICN2, Spain)
Proximity effects in graphene on topological insulators
Pablo San-José (Materials Science Institute of Madrid, ICMM, Spain)
Opportunities for Majorana bound states in 2D
David Serrate (Nanoscience Institute of Aragón, University of Zaragoza, Spain)
Individual spin engineering on functional surfaces
D. Soriano (International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL, Portugal)
Ferromagnetic Proximity effect in van der Waals Heterostructures
Marianna Sledzinska (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology-ICN2, Spain)
Thermal transport in polycrystalline MoS2
Shu-Jung Tang (NTHU, Taiwan)
Uncovering the recipes of growing 2D buckled germanene on a substrate
Miguel Ugeda (Nanogune-CIC, Spain)
Local Probe Characterization of Novel Electronic Phases in 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides
Miguel Angel Valbuena (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology-ICN2, Spain)
Magnetic dopants on the surface of Rashba alloys and topological insulators