Aurélien Manchon received the M.Eng. degree from the École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in physics from Université Joseph Fourier and Spintec Laboratory, Grenoble, France, in 2007.
He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA, and the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA. He was an Assistant Professor from 2009 to 2015 and an Associate Professor from 2015 to 2019 of materials science and engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. He is a Professor of physics at the Interdisciplinary Center for Nanoscience of Marseille, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France. His research focuses on theoretical spintronics and aims at identifying novel mechanisms that can be used to operate low-power, ultrafast, spin-based devices. His research interests include spin-orbit coupled transport, chiral magnetism, antiferromagnets, and ultrafast dynamics.