Professor Jason Robinson is a Royal Society Research Fellow since 2011 and University Lecturer since 2015. He directs research in the fields of superconductivity and spintronics with a particular focus on investigating the electronic coupling between materials that display radically different properties. One of the broad aims of his research is to understand the nature of the interfacial states that arise and which can dominate over bulk equilibrium properties. Such interfaces offer exciting opportunities for exploring novel electronic phases that are not only distinct from either constituent material but which can result in new functional properties for device applications. He is a leading scientist in superconducting spintronics, a field that was initiated following his discovery of spin-polarized supercurrents in 2010. His research on this topic has been published in high-impact journals, including: Science, Nature family and the Physical Review Family, as well as a recent review on “Superconducting spintronics” in Nature Physics.
During the past three years Professor Robinson has given 35 invited talks at international conferences and in 2010 was awarded the IOP Brian Pippard Prize. His research is highly interdisciplinary and involves active collaborations in the UK (Bristol, Cambridge, Royal Holloway, St Andrews, Imperial College) and abroad (USA, Israel, The Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Germany, China, Japan and Italy).