Kyoto University, Japan
Region: Asia and Pacific (APAC)
Field: Spintronics (Altermagnetism)
Presentation title: Spintronics on altermagnetism
Shutaro Karube received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 2017. In the same year, he received the Outstanding Paper Award from the Japan Society of Applied Physics for his research achievements on spintronics. Then, he joined the group of Prof. Junsaku Nitta at Tohoku University as an assistant professor and studied the interfacial spin-orbit interaction to generate a pure spin current that can effectively control the magnetization in an adjacent ferromagnet. He is now working as an associate professor in the Center for Spintronics Research Network at Kyoto University, and an adjunct lecturer in Tohoku University. His recent research focuses on spin current generation via exotic magnetism in an antiferromagnet, called altermagnetism, to realize field-free magnetization switching. Based on his achievements, he received the Young Researcher Award from the international conference on Solid State Devices and Materials, and the funding of Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO) in Japan as a principal investigator from the Japan Science and Technology Agency.