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“If a magnetic layer is smaller than the thickness of an atom can you still call it a layer and is it magnetic? Let me wrap my head around that!”

Research profile

Reinoud Lavrijsen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His areas of expertise include nanomagnetism and spintronics. Reinoud’s research currently focuses on making the switching of nanomagnets energy efficient by combining different emerging physical principles in a single device. Fundamentally, this opens many exciting research opportunities, such as the complex interplay between the driving forces.

Specifically, the group is currently studying unexplored territories of spintronics; control of magnetization-dynamics by using synthetic-multiferroic-heterostructures. Reinoud’s objective is to obtain full control over the magnetization-dynamics of a (nano-) magnet without using magnetic fields. This is expected to result in a novel way of power-efficient and fast-coherent-control of magnetization. The potential for creating commercial devices (memory, data-storage, logic) is huge and may create new paradigms in the fundamentals of the underlying physics by new ways of probing competing interactions in a cleverly chosen, simple materials/device system.

Academic background

Reinoud Lavrijsen obtained his MSc and PhD Applied Physics from TU/e. He has worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the Cavendish Laboratory (Physics Department of the University of Cambridge) in the Thin Film Magnetism group, followed by an appointment as Research fellow with a personal Rubicon fellowship from NWO (Dutch Organization for Scientific Research). This was followed by a position as research fellow at TU/e with personal VENI fellowship from NWO.

Reinoud has authored or co-authored of 43 publications (h-index: 15) and has been invited to speak at major international conferences and to chair sessions. He also regularly acts as a referee for Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Physics D, Journal of Applied Physics and has chaired sessions at international conferences such as MMM/Intermag.

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Research Output 2007 2019

A new twist for spin torques in antiferromagnets

Lavrijsen, R., 1 Sep 2019, In : Nature Electronics. 2, 9, p. 372-373 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialAcademicpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)
20 Downloads (Pure)

Author Correction: Long-range chiral exchange interaction in synthetic antiferromagnets

Han, D. S., Lee, K., Hanke, J. P., Mokrousov, Y., Kim, K. W., Yoo, W., van Hees, Y. L. W., Kim, T. W., Lavrijsen, R., You, C. Y., Swagten, H. J. M., Jung, M. H. & Kläui, M., 25 Jun 2019, In : Nature Materials. 18, p. 905 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/Letter to the editorAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Exchange interactions
1 Citation (Scopus)

Boosting the performance of WO3/n-Si heterostructures for photoelectrochemical water splitting: from the role of Si to interface engineering

Zhao, Y., Brocks, G., Genuit, H., Lavrijsen, R., Verheijen, M. A. & Bieberle-Hütter, A., 12 Jul 2019, In : Advanced Energy Materials. 9, 26, 11 p., 1900940.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Creep of chiral domain walls

Hartmann, D. M. F., Duine, R. A., Meijer, M. J., Swagten, H. J. M. & Lavrijsen, R., 11 Sep 2019, In : Physical Review B. 100, 9, 5 p., 094417 .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

49 Downloads (Pure)

Electrochemistry of sputtered hematite photoanodes: a comparison of metallic DC versus reactive RF sputtering

Sinha, R., Lavrijsen, R., Verheijen, M. A., Zoethout, E., Genuit, H., van de Sanden, M. C. M. & Bieberle-Hütter, A., 28 May 2019, In : ACS Omega. 4, 5, p. 9262-9270 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Magnetron sputtering
Thin films


NWO RUBICON Award: Shifting Spintronics into the third dimension

Reinoud Lavrijsen (Recipient), 2010

Prize: NWORubiconScientific


Activities 2018 2018

Physics@Veldhoven 2018

Reinoud Lavrijsen (Participant)
24 Jan 201825 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific



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Student theses

Domain wall motion in perpendicularly magnetized ultrathin Pt/CoFeB/Pt films

Author: Franken, J., 28 Feb 2010

Supervisor: Lavrijsen, R. (Supervisor 1) & Swagten, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Electron beam induced deposition of iron: exploring the surface processes governing EBID

Author: Beljaars, M., 31 Aug 2008

Supervisor: Lavrijsen, R. (Supervisor 1), Swagten, H. (Supervisor 2), Koopmans, B. (Supervisor 2) & Mulders, J. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master


Magnetic claddings for photonic integrated circuits

Author: van Hees, Y., 2018

Supervisor: Lavrijsen, R. (Supervisor 1) & van der Tol, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Magnetic properties of perpendicularly magnetized ultrathin Pt/Co100-x-yFexBy/Pt films

Author: Loermans, C., 31 Aug 2009

Supervisor: Lavrijsen, R. (Supervisor 1) & Swagten, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


MgO based magnetic tunnel junctions

Author: Lavrijsen, R., 31 Dec 2006

Supervisor: Paluskar, P. (Supervisor 1) & Swagten, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master