Kenan Song, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow


First principle calculation based on both Density functional theory (DFT) and analytical calculation in the field of spintronic science. Molecular dynamics simulation with the application in the thermoelectric properties study.

Research Interests

I am particularly interested in studying the spin orbit torque properties in 2D heterointerfaces and quantum transport properties in nanomaterials, including the spin dynamics behavior.

Selected Publications

Spin Proximity Effects in Graphene/Topological Insulator Heterostructures,​
K. Song, D. Soriano, A. W. Cummings, R. Robles, P. Ordejon, and S. Roche,  Nano Lett. 18, 2033 (2018)
How Disorder Affects Topological Surface States in the Limit of Ultrathin Bi2Se3 Films​,
K. Song, D. Soriano, R. Robles, P. Ordejon, and S. Roche, 2D Mater. 3, 045007 (2016) ​


2015-2018, PhD in Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Physics, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain

Professional Profile

2018-present, Postdoctoral Fellow, Physical Science and Engineering Division, KAUST, KSA