We had 125 participants from 14 countries. The 18th RIEC International Workshop on Spintronics is tentatively scheduled in November, 2020. We look forward to seeing you then!

17th RIEC International Workshop on Spintronics and 10th JSPS Core-to-Core Workshop on "New-Concept Spintronic Devices" will be jointly held at the Research Institute of Electrical Communication (RIEC), Tohoku University from December 3 to 6. The RIEC Workshop has been held almost every year since 2005 and has dealt with exciting topics in the field of spintronics. The 17th workshop will mainly focus on "antiferromagnetic spintronics", "spin-orbitronics", and "unconventional computing", and world-leading researchers in these fields will give invited lectures and talks. Meanwhile, the Core-to-Core Project has been operated by the University of York, Kaiserslautern Institute of Technology, and Tohoku University since 2015 and will end at March 2020. As the final workshop during the period of the project, the 10th workshop will include several presentations that show future pathway toward "new-concept spintronic devices" based on spin-caloritronics, magneto-optics/magnonics, and antiferromagnetic spintronics. We hope your active participation.

Invited Speakers

Martin Aeschlimann (Technical University of Kaiserslautern)
Johan Åkerman (University of Gothenburg)
Yasuo Ando (Tohoku University)
William Borders (Tohoku University)
Jingsheng Chen (National University of Singapore)
Tomasz Dietl (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Atsufumi Hirohata (University of York)
Aleš Hrabec (ETH Zürich)
Aleksandr Kurenkov (Tohoku University)
Stéphane Mangin (University of Lorraine)
Keith McKenna (University of York)
Shigemi Mizukami (Tohoku University)
Yuriy Mokrousov (Jülich Research Center)
Teruo Ono (Kyoto University)
Koichi Oyanagi (Tohoku University)
Yoshichika Otani (University of Tokyo)
Daniele Pinna (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
Philipp Pirro (Technical University of Kaiserslautern)
Günter Reiss (Bielefeld University)
Takeshi Seki (Tohoku University)
Masafumi Shirai (Tohoku University)
Mark Stiles (NIST)
Yoshishige Suzuki (Osaka University)
Rie Umetsu (Tohoku University)
Seonghoon Woo (IBM)
Jörg Wunderlich (Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory / Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)

– Special Lecturer –
Irina Kataeva (DENSO Corp.) - Tutorial on neuro-computing for automotive applications
Masayuki Ohzeki (Tohoku University) - Tutorial on Quantum Annealing


Banquet will be held on 4th Dec. (Wednesday) from 6:20 pm at Dream Home.
(need registration; 3,000 JPY in cash on site/ Invited speaker: free)

Organized by

Laboratory for Nanoelectronics and Spintronics, Research Institute of Electrical Communication (RIEC), Tohoku University
Center for Science and Innovation in Spintronics (CSIS), Tohoku University
Center for Spintronics Research Network (CSRN), Tohoku University
WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research (WPI-AIMR), Tohoku University
Graduate Program in Spintronics (GP-Spin), Tohoku University

Committee and Secretariat

- RIEC Workshop -

Chairs: S. Fukami and H. Ohno
Local Staff : S. Kanai, J. Llandro, B. Jinnai, S. DuttaGupta, C. Zhang
Secretariat: N. Sato

- Core-to-Core Workshop -

Committee: M. Shirai, K. Takanashi, K. O'Grady, A. Hirohata, B. Hillebrands, H. Ohno
Local Staff : M. Tsujikawa, S. Fukami, S. Kanai


Laboratory for Nanoelectronics and Spintronics, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University
Graduate Program in Spintronics, Tohoku University