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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Nanoscale Device Characterization Division

opportunity location
50.68.03.B1737 Gaithersburg, MD 20899

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Mark David Stiles 301.975.3745


Our group pursues theoretical understanding and calculations in spintronics and neuromorphic computing, especially spintronics-based approaches to neuromorphic computing. Approaches vary from quasi-analytic to computationally intensive, as appropriate. Particular approaches to biologically-inspired computing include reservior computing, stoschastic and probablistic computing, race logic, memristors, and novel algorithms.  Work in spintronics has recently concentrated on spin transfer torques, spin-orbit torques, and other novel ways to amnipulate the magentization. 

Some of this work is illustrated in publications:

Overcoming device unreliability with continuous learning in a population coding based computing system, A. Mizrahi, J. Grollier, D. Querlioz, and M. D. Stiles, J. Appl. Phys. 124, 152111 (2018).

Spintronic Nanodevices for Bioinspired Computing, J. Grollier, D. Querlioz, M. D. Stiles, Proc. IEEE, 104, 2024 (2016).

Spin transport at interfaces with spin-orbit coupling: Phenomenology, V. P. Amin and M. D. Stiles, Phys. Rev. B 94, 104420 (2016).

key words
Electron transport; Electronic structure; Magnetism; Nanotechnology; Spintronics; Neuromorphic Computing


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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