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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;

Vito Puliafito, vice-President and Secretary of the Association, assistant professor of Electrical Engineering at the Department of Engineering of the University of Messina;

Anna Giordano, post-doc of the INGV, Italy;

Mario Carpentieri, full professor of Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Bari, Italy.

KEY ACTIVITIESEvents supported by Petaspin


Trends in MAGnetism, 6-10 September 2021, Cefalù (PA), Italy
Virtual activities 2021 website


Virtual activities 2020 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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