Jairo Sinova

Theoretical physics

Jairo Sinova is one of the most eminent theoretical physicists of the younger generation in semi-conductor spintronics. Whilst still a postdoc in 2003, he became famous overnight when he proposed the notion of the intrinsic Spin Hall Effect. Since then, he has continued his theoretical work in cooperation with many experimental colleagues. He is invited to join the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and help drive the field of Spintronics/Spin Related Phenomena to the international forefront; he would also take centre stage in establishing the new Humboldt Center for Emergent Spin Phenomena (H-CESP). Jairo Sinova’s presence at the interface of theory and experimentation would enhance the Institute of Phsyics’s existing experimental expertise and develop its as yet non-existent theoretical group focused in spin related phenomena.

Nominating University: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Prof. Dr. Jairo Sinova

born in 1972. After completing his doctorate at Indiana University in 1999, he worked as a postdoc at the University of Tennessee and the University of Texas at Austin before relocating to Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, USA in 2003, where he was a professor of Physics. He also worked as an independent researcher for the Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.He is a member of the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers. Jairo Sinova has received numerous honours including the National Science Foundation’s Career Award and the Cottrell Scholar Award of the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). In January 2014 he took up his position as a Humboldt Professor and became Head of the Spintronics and Nanoelectronics Theory Group at the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.