Dr. Akashdeep Kamra
Center for Quantum Spintronics (QuSpin)
Department of Physics
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Office address: Høgskoleringen 5, Realfagbygget, Room: E5-134
Our article "Angle resolved relaxation of spin currents by antiferromagnets in spin valves" has appeared in Physical Review Letters.
Our article "Magnon-mediated indirect exciton condensation through antiferromagnetic insulators" has appeared in Physical Review Letters.
Our article "Enhancement of superconductivity mediated by antiferromagnetic squeezed magnons" has appeared in Physical Review B as Rapid Communication. It is also highlighted as Editors' suggestion.
Physicist by profession
Hi! I am a researcher in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics. Presently, I work as an independent researcher at the Center for Quantum Spintronics (QuSpin), Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim. My research in the recent years has focused on quantum theory of magnonic excitations, at the interface between the fields of spintronics and quantum optics. I have also been working on magnet/superconductor hybrids, in which the superconductivity may be caused via the conventional phononic channel or via an unconventional exchange of magnons residing in the adjacent magnet. I enjoy working on research problems that exploit knowledge from different sub-fields of physics.
During my PhD at TU Delft, I worked on topics including magneto-elastic coupling in ferromagnets, electronic spin current noise, magnetometry via spin-mechanical coupling, and spin Seebeck effect. I mostly worked on theoretical projects while collaborating on and providing theoretical support for several experimental projects. I also had the chance to work on a couple of experiments myself.
I obtained my undergraduate education in electrical engineering from IIT Kanpur. Even at that time, I was highly interested in physics and always tried to go deeper into the fundamentals underlying the technological concepts that I was exposed to. Thanks to some local physics professors and excellent programs by the Indian government and German Academic Exchange Service, I could undertake research projects in condensed matter physics. I had a chance to work on theoretical as well as experimental projects in quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, and spin transport in quantum wells.
Explorer by nature
I like to try new things, even if that means embarrassing myself. My hobbies include hiking, running, dancing, reading, a bunch of different sports, traveling, photography and so on. I am not good at any of my hobbies but that does not prevent me from enjoying them.
I have thoroughly enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, the journey that my life has taken me through. Having the opportunity to live in different countries, experience different cultures, make new friends is something I could not have had in almost any other career path. In the end, the enrichment of my personal life due to these experiences means more to me than the value addition to my career. To paraphrase a good friend, it is the people you meet and bond with that matters in the end.