Dongwook Go

Hi there! My name is Dongwook Go, and I am a postdoctoral fellow at Topological Nanoelectronics Group (PI: Prof. Yuriy Mokrousov) in Peter Grünberg Institute and Institute for Advanced Simulation in Jülich Research Centre, Germany. I have lived in Germany (North Rhine Westphalia) since 2019, and I love the culture and life in this region.

I grew up in Busan, the second-largest city in South Korea, and moved to Pohang for studying at Pohang University of Science and Technology (a.k.a. POSTECH in short), where I spent almost 10 years for the undergraduate and graduate studies (I have lots of great memories with friends and colleagues). I received a PhD degree in Physics (Condensed Matter Theory) in February 2019 under the supervision of Prof. Hyun-Woo Lee.

My main research interest is orbitronics, which is a relatively new research area of investigating the possibility of utilizing the orbital degree of freedom of materials as an information carrier to achieve device applications beyond the conventional electronics. Although I am quite certain that it will be technologically important in our society in the future, I am more interested in fundamental issues in orbitronics; Generation and detection of orbital angular momentum in non-equilibrium, transport of orbital information by current (orbital current), relaxation and dephasing of the orbital current, and interaction of non-equilibrium orbital angular momentum with other degrees of freedom (magnetism, superconductivity, etc.).

The research field and community of orbitronics have been just recently established, and I am glad that I could contribute to pioneer the field with my colleagues. The field is still young, but new ideas are florishing and new results are reported every month. If you have any good idea, you are very welcome to join and explore the new area together!

Having good scientific ideas and sharing and communicating them with colleagues are undoubltly the most important things in doing science research. But I also like to work by combining theoretical methods (analytic calculations, toy/simple model analysis) and numerical simulation for modelling real materials and device structures. The latter is particularly important to collaborate with colleagues doing experiments, which takes a big portion of my work! Roughly speaking, when I am not chatting with or writing emails to someone (mostly experimentalists), I spent half of my time writing down equations and half of my time to write codes and run them in supercomputers.

If you want to know my recent works, please check my Google Scholar profile and follow me on ResearchGate. For questions or potential collaboration, please contact me.


  • Post address:
    Quantum Theory of Materials
    Peter Grünberg Institut and Institute for Advanced Simulation (PGI-1/IAS-1)
    Forschungszentrum Jülich, D-52425 Jülich, Germany
  • Telephone: +49 2461 61 4399
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  • Skype: godongwook