Winton Advanced Research Fellow
I received my undergraduate and MSc degrees from Tor Vergata University in Rome in 2008. After that, I moved to Cambridge where I got my PhD in 2012. From 2012 to 2016 I held a Junior Research Fellowship at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. In November 2016 I became a Winton Advanced Research Fellow and I am now running a research group on ultra-fast spintronics at the University of Cambridge.
I am interested in studying quantum spin-effects in magnetically ordered materials, from ferromagnets to anti-ferromagnets to chiral magnets. In the past years my research has focused on current-induced torques in spin-orbit coupled ferromagnets by using microwave transport techniques. I am now setting up a lab on time-domain THz emission spectroscopy to study these effects at 1000 times faster timescales.
- C. Ciccarelli, L. Anderson, A. J. Ferguson, F. Gerhard, C. Gould, J. Gayles, J. Zelezny, L. Smejkal, Y. Zhe, L.W. Molenkamp, J. Sinova, F. Freimuth and T. Jungwirth, Room-temperature spin-orbit torque in NiMnSb, Nature Physics 12, 855–860 (2016).
- V. Tshitoyan, C. Ciccarelli, A.P. Mihai, M. Ali, A.C. Irvine, T. Moore T. Jungwirth and A.J. Ferguson, Electrical manipulation of ferromagnetic NiFe by antiferromagnetic IrMn, Physics Review B 92, 214406 (2015).
- C. Ciccarelli, K.M.D. Hals, A.C. Irvine, V. Novak, Y. Tserkovnyak, H. Kurebayashi, A. Brataas and A.J. Ferguson, Magnonic charge pumping via spin-orbit coupling, Nature Nanotechnology 10, 50-54 (2014).
- H. Kurebayashi, T.D. Skinner, K. Khazen, K. Olejník, D. Fang, C. Ciccarelli, R.P. Campion, B.L. Gallagher, L. Fleet, A. Hirohata, and A.J. Ferguson, Uniaxial anisotropy of two-magnon scatteringin in an ultrathin epitaxial Fe layer on GaAs, Applied Physics Letters 102, 062415 (2013).
- C. Ciccarelli, L.P. Zarbo, A.C. Irvine, R.P. Campion, B.L. Gallagher, J. Wunderlich, T. Jungwirth and A.J. Ferguson, Spin gating electrical current, Applied Physics Letters 101, 122411 (2012).