• Building 3, Room 3232


  • 2007: Ph.D. in Physics, University Joseph Fourier & CEA/DSM/INAC/SPINTEC laboratory, Grenoble, France
  • 2004: Master “Lasers and Matter” Summa Cum Laude, ranked 3rd, Ecole Polytechnique & Orsay University, Palaiseau, France
  • 2004: Master of Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France​

Honors & Awards

  • 2004 - 2007: Ph.D. Fellowship at the Center for Atomic Energy (CEA), France

Research Interests

Manchon’s research focuses on spintronics, which aims at utilizing the quantum spin degree of freedom of the carrier to generate disruptive solutions for electronics. His research interest spans from spin-orbit coupled transport and topological matter to chiral magnetism, antiferromagnets, and ultrafast spin dynamics.
Manchon has engaged in a number of collaborations with both experimentalists and theorists in his field around the world, including researchers at the National University of Singapore, CEA/CNRS Grenoble in France, University of Mainz, UT Austin, U. Of Minnesota etc. He has authored about 100 publications (h-index=26, #citations>3500) in esteemed journals including Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters, Nano Letters, Physical Review B, and Applied Physics Letters.

Professional Profile

  • 2015 - Now: Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, affiliated with Electrical and Computer Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • 2009 - 2015: Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • 2007 - 2009: Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Arizona-Tucson, USA
  • 2004 - 2007: Research Fellow, CEA/DSM/INAC/SPINTEC laboratory, Grenoble, France
  • 2003 - 2004: Research Assistant, ONERA, Palaiseau, France

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​American Physical Society (APS)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)​