Papa Birame Ndiaye, Ph.D.

PhD Student


Spintronics, Magnetism, Condensed Matter Physics, Topological Materials​​

Research Interests

Dr. Ndiaye’s research consists in the investigation of the nature of charge and spin transport in spin-orbit coupled and topological systems, using quantum transport methods. In particular, he focuses on three classes of materials, with high potential applications:
1- topological insulators,
2- topological magnetic textures like skyrmions and
3- spin-orbit coupled magnonic systems. 

Selected Publications

Dirac spin-orbit torques and charge pumping at the surface of topological insulators​

P. B. Ndiaye, C. A. Akosa, M. H. Fischer, A. Vaezi, E. A Kim and A. Manchon
Physical Review B 96, 014408


Topological Hall and spin Hall effects in disordered skyrmionic textures​
P. B. Ndiaye, C. A. Akosa, and A. Manchon
Physical Review B 95, 064426 (2017)


Intrinsic nonadiabatic topological torque in magnetic skyrmions and vortices
C. A. Akosa, P. B. Ndiaye, and A. Manchon
Physical Review B 95, 054434 (2017)


Chiral domain wall manipulation using thermal Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya torques
P. B. Ndiaye, and A. Manchon
in preparation


Magnon-mediated Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya torques in homogeneous ferromagnets
A.Manchon, P. B. Ndiaye, J. H. Moon, H. W. Lee, and K. J. Lee
Physical Review B 90, 224403 (2014)


2017 Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

2012 M.Sc. in Condensed Matter Physics
University of Paris-Sud, Orsay & ICFP at Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS-Paris), France

2011 M.Sc. Erasmus Physics
The University of Manchester, UK

2010 B.Sc. Fundamental Physics
University of Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

Scientific and Professional Memberships

​American Physical Society (APS)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)​


​KAUST Ph.D. fellowship award
Erasmus European exchange student program Scholarship
Excellence Scholarship Program (Bourse Egide, Bourse d'Excellence Senegal, Prix Concours General Physique-Chimie)​​