ICMAT 2023 Satellite Workshop on Advanced Scanning Probe Methods (ICMAT - ASPM)

ICMAT-ASPM aims to bring together local and international experts in advanced scanning probe microscopy, with a focus on the characterization and control of quantum matter at atomic length-scales. It covers the following key areas, with relevance to future spintronics and quantum technologies:

  • Atomic manipulation and atomic-scale lithography
  • Properties of topological and/or strongly correlated quantum matter
  • Properties of atomic-scale magnetic structures
  • Characterization and control of unconventional superconductivity
  • Coherent control of spins at the atomic-scale


School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS)
Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)
21 Nanyang Link,
Nanyang Technological University,


Professor Roland Wiesendanger

University of Hamburg

IAS@NTU Plenary Lecture: “From spin-resolved atomic-resolution imaging to magnetic materials and devices by design

Professor Vidya Madhavan

University of Illinois

IAS@NTU Plenary Lecture: “Tunneling spin polarized electrons from nanowires of the topological Kondo insulator SmB6

Professor Ralph Clasessen
Würzburg University

Professor Michael S. Fuhrer
Monash University

Professor Hongjun Gao
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Professor Yukio Hasegawa
University of Tokyo

Professor Jelena Klinovaja
University of Basel

Professor Sven Rogge
University of New South Wales

Professor Michelle Simmons
University of New South Wales

View the program for the full list of speakers.

8:00 – 8:45Registration and Coffee
8:45 – 9:00Welcome Address
Session 1 – Atomic-Scale Magnetism
9:00 – 9:45IAS@NTU Plenary Lecture I – Roland Wiesendanger (Hamburg) – “From spin-resolved atomic-resolution imaging to magnetic materials and devices by design”
9:45 – 10:15Hongjun Gao (CAS Beijing) – tba
10:15 – 10:30Yande Que (NTU) – “Performance benchmarking of an ultra-low vibration laboratory to host a commercial millikelvin scanning tunnelling microscope”
10:30 – 11:00Morning Coffee
Session 2 – Topological and Quantum Matter I
11:00 – 11:30Jelena Klinovaja (Basel) – tba
11:30 – 12:00Ralph Claessen (Würzburg) – “Probing orbital angular momentum and Berry curvature by STM: triangular indenene as quantum spin Hall insulator”
12:00 – 12:30Michael Fuhrer (Monash) – “Imaging the breakdown and restoration of topological protection in magnetic topological insulator MnBi2Te4”
12:30 – 2:00Lunch / Poster Session
Session 3 – Topological and Quantum Matter II
2:00 – 2:30IAS@NTU Plenary Lecture II - Vidya Madhavan (Illinois Urbana-Champagne) – “Tunnelling spin polarized electrons from nanowires of the topological Kondo insulator SmB6”
2:30 – 3:00Yukio Hasegawa (Tokyo) – “2D superconductivity vs. disorder: Pb mono layer formed on vicinal Si(111) substrates”
3:00 – 3:15Lu Jiong (NUS) – “Imaging gate-tunable graphene-vdW magnet heterostructures”
3:15 – 3:30Colin Robert Woods (NUS) – “Piezoelectricity and Ferroelectricity in Hexagonal Boron Nitride”
3:30 – 4:30Afternoon Coffee / Poster Session
Session 4 – Coherent Control of Spins at the Atomic-Scale
4:30 – 5:00Michelle Y Simmons (UNSW) – tba
5:00 – 5:30Sven Rogge (UNSW) – “Atomic-scale insights on silicon-based quantum devices”
5:30 – 6:00Soo-Hyong Phark (QNS Seoul) – “Atom-by-atom electron spin resonance: towards electron spin qubits on a surface”
6:00 – 6:15Hong T Bui (QNS Seoul) – “A study on quantum coherence of single Ti spins on ultra-thin MgO layers”
6:15 – 6:30Announcements / Poster Prize

Click on the links below to register:

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