Slimane Laref, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow


​​Surface State Spectroscopy, Rashba Splitting, Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction, Spin Torque for Topological Insulator Materials

Research Interests

The central key of my research is to figure out the behavior of transition metals on TIs interface by using DFT, and carry out spin textures including spin-orbit interaction, as well as simulating Surface state spectroscopy, Rashba splitting, Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction, spin torque and deliver fundamental insights on these emerging materials.​

Selected Publications

Theoretical Review of Magnetic Excitation and Optical Characteristics of LaCoO3 Compound
A. Laref, and S. Laref 
J. of Magnet. and Plasma Res. 20,  193 (2015)

S. D. Campbell, R. W. Ziolkowski, J. Cao, S. Laref, K. Muralidharan, and P. Deymier
Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 091106 (2013)

S. Laref, J. Cao, A. Asaduzzaman, K. Runge, P. Deymier, R. W. Ziolkowski, M. Miyawaki, and K. Muralidharan
Opt. Express. 21, 11827 (2013)

A. Laref, W. Sekkal, S. Laref, and S. J. Luo
J. Appl. Phys. 104, 033103 (2008)​


2010 Ph.D.
Ecole Normale Supérieure de
Lyon,University of Lyon, France

Professional Profile

2016–Present   Post-Doctoral Fellow
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia

2013-2016   Post-Doctoral Fellow
Philipps–Universität Marburg, Germany

2011–2013   Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Arizona, USA

2010–2011   Post-Doctoral Fellow
Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA), Grenoble, France

Scientific and Professional Memberships

Materials Research Society


​2007-2010  Ph.D. MONET, Marie–Curie fellowship at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS), France​