Our group picture! From left to right: Miguel-Ángel, Adolfo, Serguei, Quentin and Sharareh.

Adolfo G. Grushin (@aggrushin)

I am affiliated with the Néel Institute in Grenoble where I hold a permanent CRCN research position. You can find a summary of my interests here. I focus on the understanding topological phases of matter, with and without strong electron-electron correlations either metallic or insulating.

You can find an updated list of publications on arXiv or Google scholar.


Scientific trajectory

2017 – present Chargé de Recherche deuxième classe and Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute Néel, CNRS (Grenoble) and Marie Curie Fellow (until Nov-2018).
2015 – 2017 Joint Marie Curie Fellow at the Physics department at the University of California, Berkeley and the Physics Department at Oxford University. I worked under the supervision of Joel Moore and Steve Simon.
2013 – 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden Germany. I worked with Frank Pollmann, Jens H. Bardarson, M. Haque and R. Moessner among others.
 2009-2013  Ph.D under the supervision of Maria A. H. Vozmediano

E-mail : adolfo.grushin(at) 

Office : M-106 Phone number : 04 76 88 12 52


PhD students:

Miguel Ángel Sánchez Martínez (@Migueltweetit)

Miguel Ángel has a background in two seemingly disconnected aspects of physics: quantum field theory and transport phenomena at the nanoscale; these two sets of knowledge find its perfect union in the study of topological phases of matter. He is focused in exploring new connections between topological phases, their experimental realizations, and high-energy physics methods.

E-mail: miguel-angel.sanchez-martinez(at)
Office: M-209  Phone: 04 76 88 11 50


Quentin Marsal 

Quentin is interested in the emergence of topology in amorphous matter. He is affiliated with the École normale supérieure in Lyon.

E-mail:  quentin.marsal(at)
Office: M-202 Phone: 04 76 88 90 60



Daniel Muñoz Segovia (@DaniMS_96)

Daniel is interested in the interplay between interactions and topological phenomenal. He is PhD isbased at the Donostia International Physics Center in San Sebastian where he is co-supervised by Fernando de Juan, with frequent visits to Grenoble.

E-mail:  daniel.munozsegovia(at)



Sharareh Sayyad 

Sharareh is working on the dynamics of topological systems and non-hermitian Hamiltonians. Previously she held a postdoc position in U. Tokyo working with H. Aoki. She graduated from the University of Hamburg under the supervision of M. Eckstein at the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter.

E-mail:  sharareh.sayyad(at)
Office: M-202  Phone: 04 76 88 90 60

Serguei Tchoumakov 

Serguei is working on the theory of Weyl semimetal interfaces, and the effect that strain and inhomogeneous magnetization has on these materials. Previously he was a postdoc at U. Montreal working with William Witczak-Krempa. He did his PhD in Orsay under the supervision of Mark O. Goerbig.

E-mail:  serguei.tchoumakov(at)

Office: M-202 Phone: 04 76 88 90 60


Past visitors:

Julia Hannukainen (Visiting student)

Julia visited our group in September 2019 as part of her PhD program at KTH. She is interested quantum field theory anomalies and their emergence in non-hermitian systems.

E-mail:  julhan(at)

Suman Aich (Visiting Student)

Suman visited us in the spring of 2019. He is interested in the emergence of topology in non-hermitian Hamiltonians from a quantum field theory point of view. He is a visiting student from the Indian Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU).

E-mail:  suman.aich(at)


Oscar Pozo Ocaña (Visiting PhD candidate)

Oscar visited our group in January 2019 and is currently working with us on understanding optical properties in topological states.

E-mail:  oscarpoz.oca(at)