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Department of Physics,National Taiwan University

Faculty(by Directory)

Chia-Ling Chien

Name   錢嘉陵
 Chia-Ling Chien
Title   Distinguished Chair Professor for Research
Education   1972 Ph.D. Carnegie-Mellon University (Physics)


  • 1983-present Professor of Physics, The Johns Hopkins University
  • 2007-present Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • 1996-2003 Advisory Committee, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • 1996-2002 Associate Editor, "Methods in Materials Research : A Current Protocols
    Publication" (Wiley)
  • 1997-2014 Director, Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at JHU
  • 2002 General Chairman, Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (2002).
  • 2002-present, Member, Advisory Committee, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  • 2003 Chair, Advisory Committee, Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
  • 2010- Associate Editor, "Methods in Materials Research: A Current Protocols
    Publication" (Wiley)
  • 2011(1-8) Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica
  • 2011(1-8) Visiting Professor, Center for Condensed Matter Sciences, National Taiwan Univ.
  • Jacob L. Hain Professor of Physics
  • 1989 Fellow (American Physical Society)
  • 1996 Honorary Professor, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
  • 1996 Honorary Professor, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
  • 1998 Advisory Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • 2004 David Adler Award of American Physical Society
  • 2005 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer
  • 2007 Tunghai University Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • 2010 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS)
  • 2012 Inaugural recipient of AUMS (Asian Union of Magnetics Societies) Award
  • 2015 International Union on Physics and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Magnetism Award and Neel Medal from the C9 Magnetism Commission, highest award in magnetisn, given every 3 years.
  • 2018 Academician, Academia Sinica
Fabrication and experimental studies of electronic, magnetic, and superconducting properties of nanostructured solids; spintronics; spin current physics and devices, spin caloritronics, spin Seebeck effect, voltage controlled magnetic tunnel junctions, skyrmions, topological materials.
Selected Publications
  1. Di Yue, Weiwei Lin, Jiajia Li, Xiaofeng Jin, and C. L. Chien, “Spin-to-Charge Conversion in Bi Films and Bi/Ag Bilayers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 037201 (2018).
  2. Yu Wang, Weiwei Lin, Danru Qu, Qinli Ma, Yue Zhang, Yufan Li, Shuming Yang, and C. L. Chien, “Voltage-Controlled Sensitivity of the Spin Seebeck Effect in Pt/Y3Fe5O12/MgO/(PbMg1/3Nb2/3O3)0.7(PbTiO3)0.3 Multiferroic Heterostructures,” Phys. Rev. Appl. 10, 014004 (2018).
  3. T. Liu, Yufan Li, L. Gu, J. J. Ding, H. C. Chang, P. A. P. Janantha, B. Kalinikos, V. Novosad, A. Hoffmann, R. Q. Wu, C. L. Chien, and M. Z. Wu, “Nontrivial Nature and Penetration Depth of Topological Surface States in SmB6 Thin Films,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 207206 (2018).
  4. Qinli Ma, Yufan Li, D. B. Gopman, Yu. P. Kabanov, R. D. Shull, and C. L. Chien, “Switching a perpendicular ferromagnetic layer by competing spin currents,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 117703 (2018).
  5. T. Higo, H. Y. Man, D. B. Gopman, L. Wu, T. Koretsune, O. M. J. van’t Erve, Y. P. Kabanov, D. Rees, Yufan Li, M. Suzuki, S. Patankar, M. Ikhlas, C. L. Chien, R. Arita, R. D. Shull, J. Orenstein. and S. Nakatsuji, “Large magneto-optical Kerr effect and imaging of magnetic octupole domains in an antiferromagnetic metal.” Nature Photonics 12, 73 (2018).
  6. Yufan Li, Qinli Ma, S. X. Huang, C. L. Chien, “Thin films of topological Kondo insulator candidate SmB6: strong spin-orbit torque without exclusive surface conduction,”Sci. Adv. 4, eaap8294 (2018).
  7. D. Qu, S. Y. Huang, G. Y. Guo, and C. L. Chien, “Inverse spin Hall effect in AuxTa1-x alloy films,” Phys. Rev. B 97, 024402 (2018).
  8. J. P. Wang, S. S. Sapatnekar, C. H. Kim, P. Crowell, S. Koester, S. Datta, K. Roy, A. Raghunathan. X. S. Hu, M. Niemier, A. Naeemi, C. L. Chien, C. Ross, and R. Kawakami, “A Pathway to Enable Exponential Scaling for the Beyond-CMOS Era,” Article 16. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Design Automation Conference (2017)
  9. B. F. Miao, L. Sun, D. Wu, C. L. Chien, and H. F. Ding, “Tuning the magnetoresistance symmetry of Pt on magnetic insulators with temperature and magnetic doping,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 222412 (2017).
  10. Weiwei Lin and C. L. Chien, “Electrical Detection of Spin Backflow from an Antiferromagnetic Insulator/Y3Fe5O12 Interface,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 067202 (2017).
  11. B. F. Miao, L. Sun, D. Wu, C. L. Chien, and H. F. Ding, “Magnetic scattering and spinorbit coupling induced magnetoresistance in nonmagnetic heavy metal and magnetic insulator bilayer systems,” Phys. Rev. B 94, 174430 (2016).
  12. Wensen Wei, G. J. Zhao, D. R. Kim, Chiming Jin, Jinglei Zhang, Langsheng Ling, Lei Zhang, Haifeng Du, T. Y. Chen, Jiadong Zang, Mingliang Tian, C. L. Chien, and Yuheng Zhang, “Rh2Mo3N: Noncentrosymmetric s-wave superconductor,” Phys. Rev. B 94, 104503 (2016).
  13. Kai Chen, Weiwei Lin, C. L. Chien, and Shufeng Zhang, “Temperature dependence of angular momentum transport across interfaces,” Phys. Rev. B 94, 054413 (2016).
  14. D. Tian, Yufan Li, D. Qu, S. Y. Huang, Xiaofeng Jin, and C. L. Chien, “Manipulation of pure spin current in ferromagnetic metals independent of magnetization,” Phys. Rev. B 94, 020403(R) (2016).
  15. S. X. Huang and C. L. Chien, “Chapter 6. Epitaxial thin films of the cubic B20 chiral magnets,” invited chapter in a book, “Skyrmions: Topological Structures, Properties, and Applications” by CRC Press | Taylor & Francis Group LLC (2016).
  16. S. K. Piotrowski, M. Bapna, S. D. Overdick, S. A. Majetich, M. E. Li, C. L. Chien, R. Ahmed, and R. H. Victora, “Size and voltage dependence of effective anisotropy in sub- 100 nm perpendicular magnetic tunnel junctions,” Phys. Rev. B 94, 014404 (2016).
  17. S. X. Huang, Fei Chen, Jian Kang, Jiadong Zang, G. J. Shu, F. C. Chou, and C. L. Chien, “Unusual magnetoresistance in cubic B20 Fe0,85Co0.15Si chiral magnets,” New J. Phys. 18, 065010 (2016).
  18. Weiwei Lin, Kai Chen, Shufeng Zhang, and C. L. Chien, “Enhancement of thermally injected spin current through an antiferromagnetic insulator,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 186601 (2016).
  19. Gen Yin, Yufan Li, Lingyao Kong, Roger K. Lake, C. L. Chien, and Jiadong Zang, “Topological charge analysis of ultrafast single skyrmion creation,” Phys. Rev. B 93, 174403 (2016).
  20. B. F. Miao, S. Y. Huang, D. Qu, and C. L. Chien, “Absence of anomalous Nernst effect in spin Seebeck effect of Pt/YIG, “AIP Advances 6, 015018 (2016).
  21. Z. Adamus, Marta Z. Cieplak, Z. M. Konczykowski, L. Y. Zhu, and C. L. Chien, “Influence of magnetic domain landscape on the flux dynamics in superconductor/ferromagnet bilayers,” Phys. Rev. B 93, 054509 (2016).
  22. M. Bapna, S. K. Piotrowski, S. D. Oberdick, Mingen Li, C. L. Chien, and S. A. Majetich, “Magnetostatic effects on switching in small magnetic tunnel junctions,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 022406 (2016).
  23. B. M. Yao, Y. S. Gui, Y. Xiao, H. Guo, X. S. Chen, W. Lu, C. L. Chien, and C.-M. Hu, “Theory and experiment on cavity magnon-polariton in the one-dimensional configuration, Phys. Rev. B 92, 184407 (2015).
  24. S. K. Piotrowski, M. Bapna, H. Almasi, W. G. Wang, L. Tryputen, C. A. Ross, M. E. Li, C. L. Chien, and S. A. Majetich, “Conductive Atomic Force Microscopy of Small Magnetic Tunnel Junctions with Interface Anisotropy,” IEEE MAG. 15, 4400504 (2015).
  25. D. Qu, S. Y. Huang, and C. L. Chien, “Inverse spin Hall effect in Cr: independence of antiferromagnetic ordering,” Phys. Rev. B 92, 020418(R) (2015).
  26. Dai Tian, Yufan Li, D. Qu, Xiaofeng Jin, and C.L.Chien, “Separation of spin Seebeck effect and anomalous Nernst effect in Co/Cu/YIG.” Appl. Phys. Lett., 106, 212407 (2015).