Nan Lab

The NaN (NEMS and Nano-spintronics) Lab is headed by Dr. Tianxiang Nan (南天翔) in the School of Integrated Circuits 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

Our work on anisotropic magnon spin transport was published in Nano Letters.

Anisotropic Magnon Spin Transport in Ultrathin Spinel Ferrite Thin Films-Evidence for Anisotropy in Exchange Stiffness

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

Electric-field control of spin dynamics during magnetic phase transitions

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



Yahong Chai

PostDoctoral Associate

Spin-orbit torques, Antiferromagnetic spintronics


Guiping Ji

PostDoctoral Associate

Spintronics, Complex oxides


Shiwei Tian

PostDoctoral Associate

Piezo-MEMS, Thin film growth, Mechanical antennas


Yang Yang

PostDoctoral Associate

Magnon-phonon interaction, Magnon transport


Yuejie Zhang

PostDoctoral Associate

SOT-MRAM, Spintronics

Graduate Students


Changming Cao

Master Student



Chenye Zhang

PhD Student

Sensors, Acoustic wave devices


Dingsong Jiang

PhD Student



Yahui Ji

PhD Student



Yuxuan Ma

PhD Student

IR Sensors, Acoustic wave devices

Recent Publications

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Anisotropic Magnon Spin Transport in Ultrathin Spinel Ferrite Thin Films─Evidence for Anisotropy in Exchange Stiffness

Magnon-mediated spin flow in magnetically ordered insulators enables long-distance spin-based information transport with low …

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 …

Spontaneous Hall effect enhanced by local Ir moments in epitaxial P r2 i r2 O7 thin films

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

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. …

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 openings in (1) RF MEMS (2) SOT-MRAM as advertised here.
  • Thare are two engineer positions in (1) microfabrication process (2) thin film deposition as advertised here.
  • We are recruiting one Ph.D. student and two master students in Fall 2023.
  • We have numbers of open positions for undergraduate researchers.
Updated April, 2022. Please check regularly for our open positions.