ICREA Prof. Stephan Roche is working at the Catalan Institute of Nanosciences and Nanotechnology-ICN2 and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology. He leads the "Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience" group which focuses on quantum physics in Dirac materials (graphene and topological insulators). He pioneered the development of linear scaling computational approaches for wavepacket dynamics, Kubo conductivities, and Landauer-Büttiker conductance in disordered materials. He studied Theoretical Physics at ENS and University UJF (France), received a PhD in Physics in 1996 (CNRS), and worked in Japan, Spain and Germany. He was appointed Assistant Prof. at UJF (2000) and CEA Researcher (2004). He received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany). He is the PI of ICN2 in the GRAPHENE FLAGSHIP, and is deputy leader of the Graphene Spintronics Workpackage.
At ICN2, S. Roche and his group theoretically explore exotic quantum transport in Dirac Matter including graphene and topological insulators. Main current interests include (i) the study of quantum interferences and decoherence mechanisms in presence of electron-phonon coupling and spin-orbit interaction, (ii) spin dynamics and spin-torques phenomena in van der Waals heterostructures, (iii) spin Hall and quantum spin Hall effects, valley Hall effects in Dirac Matter (iv) thermoelectricity in two-dimensional materials (v) quantum devices simulation and (vi) quantum technologies (quantum computing and entanglement in many body physics).
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