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Prof Adekunle Adeyeye, PhD (Cantab), FAPS, FInsP, FIoN

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Professor in the Department of Physics
Principal of Trevelyan College
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 47042

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Brief Biography

Adekunle joined Durham University as the Principal of Trevelyan College and Professor of Physics in January 2020. He graduated with a First Class Honors Degree in Physics from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria (1990), MPhil (Microelectronic Engineering and semiconductor Physics) and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cambridge, in 1993 and 1996, respectively. He was elected a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, University of Cambridge in 1996. He then worked as a Senior Research Engineer at the Data Storage Institute, Singapore in 1997, before returning to Cambridge to take up his fellowship at the Nanoscale Science Laboratory. He joined the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS) as an Assistant Professor in 2000. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2006 and Full Professor in July 2012. He was the founding Master of the Ridge View Residential College at NUS.

His research focuses on the fundamental understanding and exploration of nanomagnets in non-volatile memory technologies. He has conducted pioneering research work in the field of nanomagnetism. He has won many awards including being named one of the top 100 young innovators in the world by TR100, an award winning MIT magazine on technology. In 2013 he was selected Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer. Adekunle is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology and a Royal Society Wolfson Fellow.

Research Groups

Department of Physics

  • Condensed Matter Physics

Research Interests

  • Nanotechnology & Spintronics
  • Magnonics and Spin Wave Devices.
  • Advanced Nanofabrication Techniques
  • Magnetic Biosensors
  • Spin dependent transport in Low Dimensional Structures
  • Functional Nanomaterials for Spintronic Applications

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  • Talapatra, A., Singh, N. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2020). Magnetic Tunability of Permalloy Artificial Spin Ice Structures. Physical Review Applied 13(1): 014034.
  • Gubbiotti, G., Zhou, X., Haghshenasfard, Z., Cottam, M. G., Adeyeye, A. O. & Kostylev, M. (2019). Interplay between intra- and inter-nanowires dynamic dipolar interactions in the spin wave band structure of Py/Cu/Py nanowires. Scientific Reports 9(1).
  • Kolmychek, I. A., Dolgikh, I. A., Zhou, X., Adeyeye, A. O. & Murzina, T. V. (2019). Magnetization-induced chirality in second harmonic generation response of U-shaped permalloy nanostructures. Physical Review B 99(4).
  • Chaudhuri, Ushnish, Mahendiran, R. & Adeyeye, Adekunle O. (2019). Observation of phase dependent voltage signals in microwave spin pumping experiments. Applied Physics Letters 115(2): 022406.
  • Navas, D., Verba, R. V., Hierro-Rodriguez, A., Bunyaev, S. A., Zhou, X., Adeyeye, A. O., Dobrovolskiy, O. V., Ivanov, B. A., Guslienko, K. Y. & Kakazei, G. N. (2019). Route to form skyrmions in soft magnetic films. APL Materials 7(8): 081114.
  • Lueng, C., Lupo, P., Schefer, T., Metaxas, P.J., Adeyeye, A.O. & Kostylev, M. (2019). Sensitivity of ferromagnetic resonance in PdCo alloyed films to hydrogen gas. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 44(14): 7715.
  • Chaudhuri, Ushnish, Xiong, Lulu, Mahendiran, Ramanathan & Adeyeye, Adekunle O. (2018). Electrical detection of multiple ferromagnetic resonance modes in interlayer exchange coupled Fe20Ni80/Ru/Fe20Ni80 multilayers. Applied Physics Letters 113(26): 262406.
  • Merabtine, Skander, Zighem, Fatih, Faurie, Damien, Garcia-Sanchez, Alexis, Lupo, Pierpaolo & Adeyeye, Adekunle O. (2018). Multicracking and Magnetic Behavior of Ni80Fe20 Nanowires Deposited onto a Polymer Substrate. Nano Letters 18(5): 3199-3202.
  • Merabtine, S., Zighem, F., Garcia-Sanchez, A., Gunasekaran, V., Belmeguenai, M., Zhou, X., Lupo, P., Adeyeye, A. O. & Faurie, D. (2018). Origin of relationship between ferromagnetic response and damage in stretched systems. Scientific Reports 8(1).
  • Gubbiotti, G., Zhou, X., Haghshenasfard, Z., Cottam, M. G. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2018). Reprogrammable magnonic band structure of layered permalloy/Cu/permalloy nanowires. Physical Review B 97(13): 134428.
  • Mamica, S., Zhou, X., Adeyeye, A., Krawczyk, M. & Gubbiotti, G. (2018). Spin-wave dynamics in artificial anti-spin-ice systems: Experimental and theoretical investigations. Physical Review B 98(5).
  • Faurie, D., Zighem, F., Garcia-Sanchez, A., Lupo, P. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2017). Fragmentation and adhesion properties of CoFeB thin films on polyimide substrate. Applied Physics Letters 110(9): 091904.
  • Haldar, Arabinda, Tian, Chang & Adeyeye, Adekunle Olusola (2017). Isotropic transmission of magnon spin information without a magnetic field. Science Advances 3(7): e1700638.
  • Xiong, L. L., Kostylev, M. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2017). Magnetization dynamics of Ni80Fe20 nanowires with continuous width modulation. Physical Review B 95(22).
  • Schneider, Tobias, Langer, Manuel, Alekhina, Julia, Kowalska, Ewa, Oelschlägel, Antje, Semisalova, Anna, Neudert, Andreas, Lenz, Kilian, Potzger, Kay, Kostylev, Mikhail P., Fassbender, Jürgen, Adeyeye, Adekunle O., Lindner, Jürgen & Bali, Rantej (2017). Programmability of Co-antidot lattices of optimized geometry. Scientific Reports 7(1).
  • Zhou, X., Tartakovskaya, E. V., Kakazei, G. N. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2017). Spin wave modes in out-of-plane magnetized nanorings. Physical Review B 96(2).
  • Mruczkiewicz, M., Graczyk, P., Lupo, P., Adeyeye, A., Gubbiotti, G. & Krawczyk, M. (2017). Spin-wave nonreciprocity and magnonic band structure in a thin permalloy film induced by dynamical coupling with an array of Ni stripes. Physical Review B 96(10).
  • Tian, Chang & Adeyeye, Adekunle Olusola (2017). Tunable microwave properties of rhomboid shaped nanomagnet pairs. Applied Physics Letters 111(26): 262402.
  • Haldar, Arabinda, Kumar, Dheeraj & Adeyeye, Adekunle Olusola (2016). A reconfigurable waveguide for energy-efficient transmission and local manipulation of information in a nanomagnetic device. Nature Nanotechnology 11(5): 437-443.
  • Haldar, Arabinda & Adeyeye, Adekunle Olusola (2016). Artificial metamaterials for reprogrammable magnetic and microwave properties. Applied Physics Letters 108(2): 022405.
  • Haldar, Arabinda & Adeyeye, Adekunle Olusola (2016). Bias field free tunability of microwave properties based on geometrically controlled isolated permalloy nanomagnets. Applied Physics Letters 108(16): 162401.
  • Gubbiotti, G., Tacchi, S., Madami, M., Carlotti, G., Yang, Z., Ding, J., Adeyeye, A. O. & Kostylev, M. (2016). Collective spin excitations in bicomponent magnonic crystals consisting of bilayer permalloy/Fe nanowires. Physical Review B 93(18).
  • Haldar, Arabinda & Adeyeye, Adekunle Olusola (2016). Deterministic Control of Magnetization Dynamics in Reconfigurable Nanomagnetic Networks for Logic Applications. ACS Nano 10(1): 1690.
  • Shimon, G. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2016). Direct observation of configurational anisotropy in coupled magnetic disk cluster using micro-focused Brillouin light scattering spectroscopy. Applied Physics Letters 109(3): 032407.
  • Xiong, L. L. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2016). Dynamic behavior of Ni80Fe20 nanowires with controlled periodic width modulation. Applied Physics Letters 108(26): 262401.
  • Lupo, P., Haghshenasfard, Z., Cottam, M. G. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2016). Ferromagnetic resonance study of interface coupling for spin waves in narrow NiFe/Ru/NiFe multilayer nanowires. Physical Review B 94(21).
  • Zhou, Xue, Chua, Geng-Li, Singh, Navab & Adeyeye, Adekunle O. (2016). Large Area Artificial Spin Ice and Anti-Spin Ice Ni80 Fe20 Structures: Static and Dynamic Behavior. Advanced Functional Materials 26(9): 1437-1444.
  • Zhou, X. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2016). Magnetostatic spin wave modes in trilayer nanowire arrays probed using ferromagnetic resonance spectroscopy. Physical Review B 94(5).
  • Lueng, Chris, Lupo, Pierpaolo, Metaxas, Peter J., Kostylev, Mikhail & Adeyeye, Adekunle O. (2016). Nanopatterning-Enhanced Sensitivity and Response Time of Dynamic Palladium/Cobalt/Palladium Hydrogen Gas Sensors. Advanced Materials Technologies 1(5): 1600097.
  • Sushruth, Manu, Ding, Junjia, Duczynski, Jeremy, Woodward, Robert C., Begley, Ryan A., Fangohr, Hans, Fuller, Rebecca O., Adeyeye, Adekunle O., Kostylev, Mikhail & Metaxas, Peter J. (2016). Resonance-Based Detection of Magnetic Nanoparticles and Microbeads Using Nanopatterned Ferromagnets. Physical Review Applied 6(4).
  • Rebello, A. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2016). Robust electric-field tunable opto-electrical behavior in Pt-NiO-Pt planar structures. Scientific Reports 6(1).
  • Verba, R. V., Hierro-Rodriguez, A., Navas, D., Ding, J., Liu, X. M., Adeyeye, A. O., Guslienko, K. Y. & Kakazei, G. N. (2016). Spin-wave excitation modes in thick vortex-state circular ferromagnetic nanodots. Physical Review B 93(21).
  • Kumar, D., Lupo, P., Haldar, A. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2016). Unconventional spin distributions in thick Ni80Fe20nanodisks. Applied Physics Letters 108(19): 192404.
  • Gubbiotti, G., Montoncello, F., Tacchi, S., Madami, M., Carlotti, G., Giovannini, L., Ding, J. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2015). Angle-resolved spin wave band diagrams of square antidot lattices studied by Brillouin light scattering. Applied Physics Letters 106(26): 262406.
  • Zhou, X., Kumar, D., Maksymov, I. S., Kostylev, M. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2015). Axially and radially quantized spin waves in thick permalloy nanodots. Physical Review B 92(5).
  • Shimon, Goei & Adeyeye, Adekunle O. (2015). Direct Detection of Static Dipolar Interaction on a Single Nanodisk Using Microfocused Brillouin Light Scattering Spectroscopy. Advanced Electronic Materials 1(5): 1500070.
  • Guslienko, K. Y., Kakazei, G. N., Ding, J., Liu, X. M. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2015). Giant moving vortex mass in thick magnetic nanodots. Scientific Reports 5(1).
  • Ding, Junjia, Kakazei, Gleb N., Liu, Xinming, Guslienko, Konstantin Y. & Adeyeye, Adekunle O. (2015). Higher order vortex gyrotropic modes in circular ferromagnetic nanodots. Scientific Reports 4(1).
  • Kakazei, G. N., Liu, X. M., Ding, J., Golub, V. O., Salyuk, O. Y., Verba, R. V., Bunyaev, S. A. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2015). Large four-fold magnetic anisotropy in two-dimensional modulated Ni80Fe20 films. Applied Physics Letters 107(23): 232402.
  • Maccaferri, Nicolò, Inchausti, Xabier, García-Martín, Antonio, Cuevas, Juan Carlos, Tripathy, Debashish, Adeyeye, Adekunle O. & Vavassori, Paolo (2015). Resonant Enhancement of Magneto-Optical Activity Induced by Surface Plasmon Polariton Modes Coupling in 2D Magnetoplasmonic Crystals. ACS Photonics 2(12): 1769.
  • Metaxas, P. J., Sushruth, M., Begley, R. A., Ding, J., Woodward, R. C., Maksymov, I. S., Albert, M., Wang, W., Fangohr, H., Adeyeye, A. O. & Kostylev, M. (2015). Sensing magnetic nanoparticles using nano-confined ferromagnetic resonances in a magnonic crystal. Applied Physics Letters 106(23): 232406.
  • Zhou, X., Ding, J., Kostylev, M. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2015). Spin wave spectra in perpendicularly magnetized permalloy rings. Applied Physics Letters 106(11): 112403.
  • Navas, David, Bi, Lei, Adeyeye, Adekunle O. & Ross, Caroline A. (2015). Templates as Shadow Masks to Tune the Magnetic Anisotropy in Nanostructured CoCrPt/Ti Bilayer Films. Advanced Materials Interfaces 2(7): 1400551.
  • Tacchi, S., Gruszecki, P., Madami, M., Carlotti, G., Kłos, J. W., Krawczyk, M., Adeyeye, A. & Gubbiotti, G. (2015). Universal dependence of the spin wave band structure on the geometrical characteristics of two-dimensional magnonic crystals. Scientific Reports 5(1).
  • Haldar, Arabinda & Adeyeye, A. O. (2015). Vortex chirality control in circular disks using dipole-coupled nanomagnets. Applied Physics Letters 106(3): 032404.
  • Shimon, G., Adeyeye, A. O. & Ross, C. A. (2014). Comparative study of the ferromagnetic resonance behavior of coupled rectangular and circular Ni80Fe20rings. Physical Review B 89(2).
  • Hou, C. G., Zhang, V. L., Ng, S. C., Kuok, M. H., Lim, H. S., Liu, X. M. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2014). Dispersion and origin of surface optical-like waves in a two-dimensional antidot-patterned structure with a soft intervening layer. Applied Physics Letters 104(9): 093108.
  • Ding, J., Demidov, V. E., Cottam, M. G., Demokritov, S. O. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2014). Dynamic behavior of Ni80Fe20 nanowires with controlled defects. Applied Physics Letters 104(14): 143105.
  • Ding, J., Kakazei, G. N., Liu, X. M., Guslienko, K. Y. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2014). Intensity inversion of vortex gyrotropic modes in thick ferromagnetic nanodots. Applied Physics Letters 104(19): 192405.
  • Liu, X. M., Nguyen, Hoa T., Ding, J., Cottam, M. G. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2014). Interlayer coupling inNi80Fe20/Ru/Ni80Fe20multilayer films: Ferromagnetic resonance experiments and theory. Physical Review B 90(6).
  • Gubbiotti, G., Malagò, P., Fin, S., Tacchi, S., Giovannini, L., Bisero, D., Madami, M., Carlotti, G., Ding, J., Adeyeye, A. O. & Zivieri, R. (2014). Magnetic normal modes of bicomponent permalloy/cobalt structures in the parallel and antiparallel ground state. Physical Review B 90(2).
  • Liu, X. M., Ding, J., Singh, N., Shimon, G. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2014). Magnetization dynamics of coupled Ni80Fe20 dots: Effects of configurational anisotropy and dipolar coupling. Applied Physics Letters 105(5): 052413.
  • Kakazei, G. N., Liu, X. M., Ding, J. & Adeyeye, A. O. (2014). Ni80Fe20 film with periodically modulated thickness as a reconfigurable one-dimensional magnonic crystal. Applied Physics Letters 104(4): 042403.
  • Shimon, G., Ravichandar, V., Adeyeye, A. O. & Ross, C. A. (2014). Simultaneous control of vortex polarity and chirality in thickness-modulated [Co/Pd]n/Ti/Ni80Fe20disks. Applied Physics Letters 105(15): 152408.
  • Chang, Crosby S., Kostylev, Mikhail, Ivanov, Eugene, Ding, Junjia & Adeyeye, Adekunle O. (2014). The phase accumulation and antenna near field of microscopic propagating spin wave devices. Applied Physics Letters 104(3): 032408.


  • Arabinda Haldar Dheeraj Kumar & Adekunle Adeyeye (2019). Reconfigurable waveguide for spin wave transmission. US patent 10,186,746 (Issued on 22nd January 2019). Application filed: 19 December 2016. Granted: 30 November 1999
  • Alwyn Rebello & Adekunle Adeyeye (2018). Device incorporating an oxide film and method of fabricating the same. US Patent 10,020,415 (Issued on 10th July 2018). Application filed: 5 January 2017. Granted: 30 November 1999
  • Alwyn Rebello, & Adekunle Adeyeye (2018). Resistive switching co-sputtered Pt—(NiO—Al2O3)—Pt devices. US Patent 10,141,506 (Issued on 27th November 2018). Application filed: 16 February 2017. Granted: 30 November 1999
  • Arabinda Haldar, & Adekunle Adeyeye (2017). Nanomagnetic network structures and a method of reconfigurable operation based on magnetization dynamics. US patent 9,755,652 (Issued on 5th September 2017). Application filed: 29 July 2016. Granted: 30 November 1999

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