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February 24, 2022 

We at Petaspin are shocked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Our partnership with Ukrainian science, and with scientists in and from Ukraine, is very strong. Our thoughts are in Ukraine and with our colleagues there, especially those with whom we have direct scientific and personal contacts. Our full solidarity goes to our Ukrainian colleagues. 

Petaspin team
Giovanni, Mario, Anna and Vito

Petaspin collaborates with the new consortium “SPINet


Petaspin is an Italian association whose main missions are:

(i) to support scientific research in many fields of engineering and applied physics, related to magnetism and spintronics

(ii) to support a Global Value Chain for the technological transfer of spintronic technology

(iii) to support the free dissemination of scientific results through conferences and meetings, also organized in collaboration with other institutions and associations.

Petaspin, co-sponsored by the University of Messina (Prot. 32364 from 4/5/2017)), was founded in 2017 in Messina, Italy. Since then, it has organized several international meetings, which have been successful among the participants and has supported SME to start considering spintronic-based solution for their business.

In 2020, due to Covid-19 pandemic, Petaspin has set up a platform for virtual dissemination of scientific results through online seminars which have involved scientists from all around the world. The association, in addition to its members, includes a virtual community whose members support the development and the validation of numerical tools, for scientific scopes.


Petaspin was founded on February 12th, 2018, from an idea of Giovanni Finocchio, associate professor of Electrical Engineering at the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences (MIFT) of the University of Messina, Italy.

The founding members of Petaspin are:

Giovanni Finocchio, since then President of the Association (see curriculum);

Vito Puliafito, vice-President and Secretary of the Association, associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Bari, Italy (see curriculum);

Anna Giordano, assistant professor of Electrical Engineering at the Department of Engineering of the University of Messina, Italy. Lead of developer PETASPIN’s software. Responsible for the implementation of the code for PETASPIN micromagnetic simulations. PETASPIN integrates unique features, as the possibility of simulating hybrid structures of coupled ferromagnets and ferrimagnets and antiferromagnetic materials and their interaction with magnetic and electric fields and with spin-polarized electric currents (see curriculum).

Mario Carpentieri, full professor of Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Bari, Italy (see curriculum).

KEY ACTIVITIESEvents supported by Petaspin


Virtual activities 2023 website


Trends in MAGnetism, 4-8 September 2023, Rome, Italy website
Virtual activities 2022 website
Trends in MAGnetism, 4-9 September 2022, Venice, Italy website
Virtual activities 2021 website
Trends in MAGnetism, 6-10 September 2021, Cefalù (PA), Italy
Virtual activities 2020 website
Winter School 2022, 23-28 January 2022 presso il rifugio “La Capanna” di Claviere, (To) website
IEEE Magnetics Society – Italy Chapter Workshop
“New direction for magnetic and mechanical sensors”, 24-26 February 2020, Messina
Winter School 2020, 2-7 February 2020 presso il rifugio “La Capanna” di Claviere, (To)
IEEE Magnetics Society – Italy Chapter Annual Meeting 2019, 17 December, Bari
Magnonics 2019, 28 July- 1 Aug 2019, Carovigno (BR), Italy
12th International Symposium on Hysteresis Modeling and Micromagnetics, 19-21 May 2019, Heraklion, Crete
The 6th Italian Conference on Magnetism, 30 January – 1 February 2019, Messina, Italy
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