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Funding: We acknowledge DFG grant HA 5893/1-1 within focused spintronics program.
Associate Professor Dr. Ewelina Hankiewicz
Institut für Theoretische Physik und Astronomie
Arbeitsgruppe Mesoskopische Physik (AMP)
Am Hubland 97074 , Germany
Phone: +49-931-31 84998
FAX: +49-931-318 5141
Areas of Research
- Spin and charge transport in nano-size systems, Spin-Hall Effect, Quantum Spin-Hall effect, Spin-Coulomb drag.
- Physics of carbon.
- Magnetization dynamics in metals and ferromagnetic semiconductors.
- Optical and transport properties of magnetic semiconductors.
- Strongly correlated electronic systems.
Ph.D. 1997 – 2001: Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland
- Advisor: Prof. Zbyslaw Wilamowski
- Ph.D. thesis title: Modelling of magnetic polaron in one– and two–dimensional antiferromagnets
M.S. 1993 –1997: Technical University of Gdansk, Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics, Poland
- Advisor: Prof. Wojciech Sadowski
August 2011 – present: Associate Professor at Würzburg University.
August 2008 – August 2011: Assistant Professor at Würzburg University.
June 2007 – August 2008: Assistant Professor at Fordham University.
June 2005 – August 2007: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Missouri—Columbia.
Working with Prof. Giovanni Vignale on:
- influence of electron-electron interactions on spin–polarized transport.
- spin dynamics of systems with the spin–orbit interactions.
September 2003 – June 2005: Postdoctoral Research Associate at Texas A&M University.
Working with Prof. Jairo Sinova on:
- transport in nanosystems.
- spin–orbit phenomena in two-dimensional electron gas, in particular the recently proposed spin-Hall effect.
- optical and transport properties of diluted magnetic semiconductors.
January 2002 – September 2003: Postdoctoral Research Associate at Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory.
Worked with Prof. Joerg Schmalian on:
- quantum–phase transition in heavy fermions.
- application of dynamical mean field theory to description of disorder in heavy fermions materials.
- Participant of Miniprogram: Quantum Spin Hall Effect and Topological Insulators at KITP in Santa Barbara, December 2008.
- Invited guest at Wurzburg University working with Profs. L. Molenkamp and W. Hanke, July 2006.
- Leader of Spintronics Workshop at KITP in Santa Barbara, March–May 2006.
- Chairperson of the group seminar at Iowa State University and Ameslab Laboratory, 2002 – 2003.
- Chairperson of Physics Club at Technical University of Gdansk, Poland, 1996 – 1997.
- Member of American Physical Society.
- Referee for Physical Review B, Physical Review Letters, Journal of Condensed Matter, and Nanotechnology
- Interviewed and featured in the German newspaper (Main Post), October 2008.
- Awarded for a best poster at 53rd Midwest Conference at Kansas City, 2006.
- Graduated with the Medal of the Technical University of Gdansk, 1997.
- Awarded Scientific Scholarship of President of Gdansk, 1994 – 1997.
- Teaching course Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, Summer 2009.
- Teaching course Selected Solid State Problems as Preparation for Independent Research in Mesoscopic Physics, Winter 2008.
- Teaching course Electricity and Magnetism for seniors at Fordham University, 2007.
- Teaching Introductory Physics Lab for freshmen at Fordham University, 2007.
- Leading recitations for introductory physics course at University of Missouri-Columbia, 2006.
- Leading discussion at Career Symposium on How to Choose a Career Path, Get the Job, and Succeed, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2006.
- Participating in mentoring of Ph.D. students.
- Teaching the course, Elements of Many–body Theory, for graduate students at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX., Fall 2004.
- Presenting a series of open–lectures about transport in nano–sized systems at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX., Winter 2003 – Spring 2004.
- Volunteering in open physics festivals, Spring 2004 – Fall 2004.