Xin Fan

Associate Professor

What I do

As an assistant professor, I teach classes, carry out research and supervise students.

Professional Biography

I received PhD in condensed matter physics from University of Delaware in 2010. My current research interest is in magnetic dynamics and spintronics.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physics Society
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • DU Faculty Senate


Magnetism has been ubiquitous in the science and technology world. Its applications include energy harvesting and conversion, biological and medical devices, telecommunication, and information technology. My research focuses on investigating various magnetic properties of nano-scale materials.

Areas of Research

magnetic dynamics
magnetic memories,

Key Projects

  • EAGER - Generation of Perpendicularly Polarized Spin Current from the Spin-Orbit Effects in Ferromagnetic Thin Film Structures for Memory Applications


Fan, X. (2017). Spin-orbit effects with spin rotation symmetry. Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 2017. Pittsburgh, PA.
Fan, X. (2018). Spin galvanic effect with spin rotation symmetry. International Conference on Magnetism 2018. San Francisco.


  • Physics and Astronomy teacher of the year, University of Denver