This research is funded by Intel Co., the world leading microprocessor company, through a collaborative project entitled “Integration of electrical magnetic switching and spin-to-charge conversion in a nanodevice”. The research topic encompasses the interconversion between spin currents and charge currents in novel materials and interfaces. Promising methods that exploit the spin-orbit coupling will be studied, such as the spin Hall effect in heavy metals, the Edelstein effect at Rashba interfaces or the spin-momentum locking at topological insulators. The project also foresees the integration of working spin-to-charge nanodevices with magnetoelectric substrates. The final goal is to help implementing the recent Intel proposal of a magnetoelectric spin-orbit logic [S. Manipatruni et al., arXiv:1512.05428v2 (2017)].