Matteo Fettizio joined ICMAB-CSIC and the MAGNEPIC project as a PhD student in March 2023 after obtaining his BSc. and MSc. degrees in Electronics Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). The main focus of his research is on the voltage induced control of magnetic anisotropy in thin films of ferrimagnetic garnets for spintronics applications.
Stefano Fedel joined ICMAB-CSIC and the MAGNEPIC project as a PhD student in September 2021. He studied Engineering Physics at Politecnico di Milano (Italy), where he obtained his BSc. in 2018 and MSc. in 2021. He spent one year as an exchange student at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) between 2019 and 2020. Afterward, he carried out his master thesis at ETH Zurich (Switzerland), where he focused on the characterization of spin-orbit torques at the interface between topological insulators and ferromagnet. Stefano's project deals with the current-driven dynamics of magnetization in magnetic insulators detected by MOKE microscopy.
Teodor Apetrei joined ICMAB-CSIC and the MUST project as a PhD student in November 2023. He obtained his BSc. degree in Computational Physics at University Alexandru Ioan Cuza Iasi (Romania, 2020) and his MSc. degree in Applied and Engineering Physics at Technische Universitat Munchen (Germany, 2023). The main focus of his current research is the growth and engineering of magnetic oxide and nitride thin films by magnetron sputtering with tunable interfacial chiralic magnetism and perpendicular anisotropy.