About Us

C-SPIN is a world-leading center that brings together top researchers from across the nation to develop technologies for spin-based computing and memory systems.

The center goal is to investigate ground-breaking technologies that will enable computer systems that operate using the spin of an electron, as opposed to its charge, the basis of today’s computers.

Spin-based logic and memory systems have the potential to overcome many of the limitations of conventional charge-based computer systems, which are reaching their fundamental limits.  Therefore, spin-based computers have the potential to be faster, smaller and more energy-efficient.

The center is divided into 5 themes (See left-navigation list, this page.) that address the numerous technological challenges involved in realizing such a revolutionary technology, and which range from basic materials, devices to systems and architectures.

C-SPIN is led by Prof. Jian-Ping Wang and is headquartered in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The center brings together 36 leading experts from 21 different universities working in a wide range of scientific disciplines. Further information about C-SPIN sponsors can be found here.


C-SPIN Leadership

Jian-Ping Wang

Jian-Ping Wang, Director

jpwang (AT) umn.edu

Paul Crowell

Paul Crowell, Center Co-Director

crowell (AT) umn.edu

Steve Koester

Steve Koester, Center Co-Director

skoester (AT) umn.edu

Marie L Rahne

Marie L. Rahne, Manager

lars1789 (AT) umn.edu
Ph: 612-626-0375

Sylvia Hill

Sylvia Hill, Executive Assistant

hill1337 (AT) umn.edu
Ph: 612-624-9281