Ezio Iacocca, Ph.D.

Dr. Ezio Iacocca

Ezio Iacocca, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Energy Science
ENGR 216

Areas of interest

Theoretical and numerical magnetism. I study three broad areas:

  1. Ultrafast magnetism and picosecond dynamics of magnetic materials subject to an intense, femtosecond optical excitation (Recent publication).

  2. Magnonics, focusing on the spin wave dispersion in two dimensional frustrated arrays, or artificial spin ices. (Review).

  3. Spin hydrodynamics for long-distance spin transport and the study of nonlinear magnetization dynamics (Review).


Ph.D., University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Selected publications

E. Iacocca, T-M. Liu, A. H. Reid, Z. Fu, S. Ruta, P. W. Granitzka, E. Jal, S. Bonetti, A. X. Gray, C. E. Graves, R. Kukreja, Z. Chen, D. J. Higley, T. Chase, L. Le Guyader, K. Hirsch, H. Ohldag, W. F. Schlotter, G. L. Dakovski, G. Coslovich, M. C. Hoffmann, S. Carron, A. Tsukamoto, A. Kirilyuk, A. V. Kimel, Th. Rasing, J. Stöhr, R. F. L. Evans, T. Ostler, R. W. Chantrell, M. A. Hoefer, T. J. Silva, and H. A. Dürr, Spin-current-mediated rapid magnon localization and coalescence after ultrafast optical pumping of ferrimagnetic alloys, Nature Commun. 10, 1756 (2019)

E. Iacocca, T. J. Silva, and M. A. Hoefer, Breaking of Galilean invariance in the hydrodynamic formulation of thin film ferromagnets, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 017203 (2017)

E. Iacocca, S. Gliga, and O. G. Heinonen, Tailoring spin-wave channels in a reconfigurable artificial spin ice, Phys. Rev. Applied 13, 044047 (2020)


NSF Standard Grant 2205796 (2022)

Review articles

S. Gliga, E. Iacocca, and O. G. Heinonen, Dynamics of reconfigurable artificial spin ice: towards magnonic functional materials, APL Materials 8, 040911 (2020)

E. Iacocca and Mark A. Hoefer, Perspectives on spin hydrodynamics in ferromagnets materials, Phys. Lett. A 383, 125858 (2019)