Team Leader

Stefano Sanvito

CRANN Institute, Trinity College, founded in 1592, is recognized internationally as Ireland’s premier university. In 2009 Trinity College ranked 43rd in the Times-QS World University Rankings and 13th in Europe, while it has been the top Irish Institutions for the last three decades. C3HARME’s research program will be hosted in the Center for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) Ireland’s flagship nano-science centre. CRANN has a staff complement of 320. Computational Spintronics Group provides a modelling platform for all of CRANN materials research. It is the largest modelling group in Ireland, with 8 PhD students and 8 Postdoctoral researchers. The group is engaged both in materials science modeling and in formal code development. In particular the group has developed and maintains the Smeagol code (, the world-leading quantum transport code, which is currently used by about 200 groups worldwide for device research. Recently the Computational Spintronics Group has joined the Center for Materials Genomics. This is a consortium, led by Duke University, aiming at developing computational methods and vast materials databases for accelerated materials discovery. The consortium includes several nodes and the TCD team constitutes the one with expertise in magnetic materials.