Nan Lab

The NaN (NEMS and Nano-spintronics) Lab is headed by Dr. Tianxiang Nan (南天翔) in the Institute of Microelectronics and the Department of Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics at Tsinghua University.

About us

Motivated by the CMOS scaling limits, we aim to develop new functional devices and beyond-CMOS systems by harnessing good vibrations and the spin of electrons in solids for communication, memory and sensory applications.

Our research spans from MEMS and spintronics devices, that are powered by advanced materials, to circuits and architectures that enable these devices.

Recent Posts

Tianxiang named to MIT Technology Review's Innovators Under 35

MIT TR35 China.

Our work on voltage control of spin dynamics was published in Science Advances.

Electric-field control of spin dynamics during magnetic phase transitions

Our work on antiferromagentic spintronics was published in Nature Communications.

Controlling spin current polarization through non-collinear antiferromagnetism

Our first equipment is online!

cryoFMR for PPMS.

Selected Projects


Acoustic antennas

Antennas that are built by MEMS.

Efficient spin-to-charge conversion for spintronics

A new materials discovered to generate spins.

MEMS magnetic sensors

MEMS-CMOS integrated magnetometer.

Unconventional spin-orbit torques in non-collinear antiferromagnets

Controlling spin polarization through magnetic structure design.

Meet the Team

Principal Investigator


Tianxiang Nan

Assistant Professor



Guiping Ji

PostDoctoral Associate

Spintronics, Complex oxides


Shiwei Tian

PostDoctoral Associate

Piezo-MEMS, Thin film growth, Mechanical antennas


Yahong Chai

PostDoctoral Associate

Spin-orbit torques, Antiferromagnetic spintronics

Graduate Students


Chenye Zhang

PhD Student

Sensors, Acoustic wave devices


Yahui Ji

PhD Student


Recent Publications

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Electric-field control of spin dynamics during magnetic phase transitions

Controlling magnetization dynamics is imperative for developing ultrafast spintronics and tunable microwave devices. However, the …

Controlling spin current polarization through non-collinear antiferromagnetism

The interconversion of charge and spin currents via spin-Hall effect is essential for spintronics. Energy-efficient and deterministic …

Epitaxial antiperovskite/perovskite heterostructures for materials design

Engineered heterostructures formed by complex oxide materials are a rich source of emergent phenomena and technological applications. …

Spontaneous Hall effect enhanced by local Ir moments in epitaxial Pr2Ir2O7 thin films

Rare-earth pyrochlore iridates (RE2Ir2O7) consist of two interpenetrating cation sublattices, the RE with highly frustrated magnetic …

A Strain-Mediated Magnetoelectric-Spin-Torque Hybrid Structure

Magnetization dynamics induced by spin–orbit torques in a heavy-metal/ferromagnet can potentially be used to design low-power …

Open Positions

We are always looking to welcome self-motivated individuals, at postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate levels, who are interested in our research to apply and join us. Interested persons should contact Dr. Nan.

Current Opportunities:

  • Thare are two immediate postdoc position openings in (1) RF MEMS resonators and filters (2) SOT-MRAM as advertised here.
  • We are recruiting two Ph.D. students in Fall 2021.
  • We have numbers of open positions for undergraduate researchers.
Updated August, 2020. Please check regularly for our open positions.