• University of Messina. Young Research Prize for the scientific results of the academic year 2008.

  • Award “Orione 2016” – Award given by Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti ( and the Associazione Culturale MessinaWeb.Eu ( The award was given to the reasearch group of the Electrical Engineering (Prof. Bruno Azzerboni, Prof. Giovanni Finocchio, Dr.ssa Anna Giordano, dr. Vito Puliafito) of the University of Messina for the research results achieved in the last five years.

  • The following poster presentation is one of the 2016 MMM Conference Best Poster Award Winners!:

R. Tomasello – M. Ricci – P. Burrascano – V. Puliafito – M. Carpentieri – G. Finocchio
Electrical detection of single magnetic skyrmion at room temperature. ET-02. The 60th Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM – 16). 31 October – 4 November, 2016. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

T. Liu – V. Puliafito – F. Montaigne – S. Petit – C. Deranlot – O. Ozatay – G. Finocchio – T. Hauet –  “Mechanism of single bubble formation in patterned dot array under in-plane magnetic field”. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, vol. 49, 245002, April 2016.
DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/49/24/245002

  1. Y. T. Cui – G. Finocchio – C. Wang – J. A. Katine – R. A. Buhrman – D. C. Ralph –  “Single-Shot Time-Domain Studies of Spin-Torque-Driven Switching in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions”. Physical Review Letter, vol. 104, 097201, 2010. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.097201.
  • The following papers have been selected as “Research Highlights” from the Journal of Applied Physics:

  1. G. Finocchio – A. Prattella – G. Consolo – E. Martinez – A. Giordano – B. Azzerboni – “Hysteretic spin-wave excitation in spin-torque oscillators as a function of the in-plane field angle: a micromagnetic description”. Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 110, 123910, 2011. DOI: 10.1063/1.3671632.
  1. M. Carpentieri – E. Martinez – G. Finocchio – “High frequency spin-transfer-torque oscillators with reduced perpendicular torque effect based on asymmetric vortex polarizer”. Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 110, 093911, 2011. DOI: 10.1063/1.3657844.
  • The following paper has been selected as “Research Highlights” from the Applied Physics Letters:

  1. P. M. Braganca – O. J. Lee – O. Ozatay – L. Liu – G. Finocchio – D. C. Ralph – R. A. Buhrman “Coherent and incoherent spin torque oscillations in a nanopillar magnetic spin-valve”. Appl. Phys. Lett, vol. 102, 252402, June 2013. DOI: 10.1063/1.4812299.