Michele Governale

Michele Governale is Associate Professor of Physics at Victoria University of Wellington and a Principal Investigator at the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence). After obtaining his Ph.D. from the University of Pisa in Italy in 2001, he has held postdoctoral positions at the University of Karlsruhe (now KIT), Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Ruhr-Unversität Bochum, and Duisburg-Essen University. In 2009 he moved to Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, where he is currently based. His present research focuses on the theory of quantum transport in nanostructures, spin-dependent phenomena, and hybrid normal-superconducting systems.

Michele Governale, Ulrich Zülicke Published March 19, 2012

Magnetism | Spintronics

Coulomb interactions in the presence of spin-orbit coupling can stabilize ferromagnetic order.