Vivek Amin is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Electron Physics Group. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in Physics from Texas A&M University. His doctoral research focused on the theoretical development of a novel imaging technique that measures spin textures using a scanned magnetic probe, and on how spin-orbit coupling affects thermoelectric properties in magnetic tunnel junctions. Vivek is working with Mark Stiles researching current-induced magnetization switching, specifically attempting to create new models of spin orbit torque in heavy metal/ferromagnetic bilayers.
- Large-tunneling anisotropic magneto-Seebeck effect in a CoPt/MgO/Pt tunnel junction, V. P. Amin, J. Zemen, J. Železný, T. Jungwirth, and J. Sinova, Physical Review B 90, 140406 (2014).
- Experimental demonstration of scanned spin-precession microscopy, V. P. Bhallamudi, C. S. Wolfe, V. P. Amin, D. E. Labanowski, A. J. Berger, D. Stroud, J. Sinova, and P. C. Hammel, Physical Review Letters 111, 117201 (2013).
- Detection of electrically modulated inverse spin hall effect in an Fe/GaAs microdevice, K. Olejnik, J. Wunderlich, A. C. Irvine, R. P. Campion, V. P. Amin, J. Sinova, and T. Jungwirth, Physical Review Letters 109, 076601 (2012).