Angela Wittmann

Angela received her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2019. During her graduate studies, she was working on organic spintronics in the group of Prof. Henning Sirringhaus. For her postdoc, she joined Prof. Geoffrey Beach’s group at MIT (USA) in 2019 focusing on spintronic phenomena in antiferromagnetic thin films. Angela has moved to JGU Mainz in 2021 to start a new group exploring spintronic phenomena in novel and unconventional materials systems.

Ashish K Moharana

I did my master's in physics in the summer of 2021 at the National Institute of Science Education and Research in Bhubaneswar. In spring of 2022 I joined the group. Now my field of research is tuning spin orbit coupling in molecule-magnetic systems.

Julian Skolaut

I finished my bachelor's thesis in the fall of 2016 at the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) and stayed there for my master's thesis in winter 2019 and my PhD in summer 2022. I joined the group in the fall of 2022. I am interested in the magnetic domain structure of antiferromagnets and molecular magnetism and investigate it with X-ray techniques and nitrogen vacancy magnetometry.

Simon Sochiera

I joined the group in the summer of 2022. In spring 2023 I finished my bachelor's thesis here. I use spin-Hall magnetoresistance as a tool to characterize the magnetic properties of interfaces.

Rouven Craemer

I came to this group in early 2023 to help them with IT after starting my CS studies here. I will be setting up and managing the Database systems, as well as helping with other IT tasks.

David Anthofer

I joined the group in spring of 2023 to start working on my master thesis. I will be working with ferromagnetic resonance and study the impact of spin-orbit coupling in hybrid single-molecule magnets.

Sebastian Schultheis

I joined the group in May 2023 as a student assistant and finished my bachelor's thesis here in October 2023. I am currently helping the group process microscopy images of antiferromagnetic domain structure.

Sophie Knewitz

I am a member of the group since spring 2023 and successfully completed my bachelor thesis there. Currently, I am implementing a heating element for the ferromagnetic resonance setup.

Vincent Marks

I joined the Group at the end of 2023 and look forward to writing my Bachelor's thesis here. I will work with spin Hall magnetoresistance measurements.

Lukas Cavar

I am a prospective PhD student with expertise in atomic force microscopy (AFM) method development. For my master's research, I implemented a phase-modulation technique to study the nanoscale low-frequency dielectric response in lead-halide perovskite photovoltaics. For my Ph.D., I hope to elucidate the formation- and stabilization-mechanisms of chiral spin-textures in antiferromagnets. From the experimental side, I will rely on scanning NV-center magnetometry of stray fields and x-ray-based direct domain imaging. From the theoretical side, I will work on modeling magnetoelastic exchange and the role it plays in the emergence of chiral order.

Parul Devi

I finished my Master's at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and then my Ph.D. at Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids Dresden, Germany, in 2019. I joined the group in the summer of 2024. I am interested in studying spintronic phenomena in hybrid magnetic metal/organic semiconductor devices. I investigate the effect of interfacial charge transfer and hybridization effects at hybrid ferromagnetic metal/OSC interfaces by combining magnetotransport experiments with magnetic imaging techniques based on magneto-optical and scanning nitrogen-vacancy center magnetometry.


  • Elizaveta Tremsina
  • Henrika Sastedt
  • Ilkin Göksal
  • Manisha Kumari
  • K Subham Senapati
  • Stefan Grünewald Borrás