Present members

Alexander V. Balatsky Professor
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Vladimir Juričić Assistant Professor
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Johan Hellsvik
Postdoc (senior)
Johan Hellsvik has a background in the field of multiscale modelling of magnetization dynamics on atomistic length scales, multiferroic materials, and ultrafast switching dynamics. Currently his activity is within “The Swedish QuEST for BIFROST and Novel Quantum Materials” collaboration where he performs modeling of magnetic excitations of organometallic materials with a connection to inelastic neutron spectroscopy.
Anna Pertsova
Postdoctoral fellow
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Anna has a background in atomistic simulations of time-dependent electron transport and spin dynamics and in ab initio and tight-binding modeling of quantum materials. At present, her research is focused on two main topics: (i) transient many-body effects in driven Dirac materials, and (ii) impurity states in Dirac materials, in particular magnetically doped topological insulators.
Matthias Geilhufe
Postdoctoral fellow
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Matthias’ research is based on the development and application of methods for the theoretical investigation of materials. In the focus are approaches based on density functional theory or group theory. He is mainly interested in magnetic properties of materials and in describing materials with a Dirac-like dispersion relation for the quasiparticles near the Fermi surface. In the future Matthias will apply modern approaches, e.g. based on data mining or machine learning to characterize and predict Dirac materials.
Habib Rostami
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Research: 2D Materials, Strain Physics, Nonlinear Optics, Quantum Transport, Plasmonic, Polaronic.
Petter Säterskog
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Petter has a background in high energy physics but his main interest is now models of strongly interacting fermions with applications in condensed matter. Currently he studies odd-frequency pairing states and quantum critical metals using large N expansion, small Nf expansion, and quantum Monte Carlo methods.
Kirsty Dunnett
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Principal interest in aspects of strontium titanate including superconductivity, ferroelectricity and their interplay.
Vanik Shahnazaryan
Post-doc/visiting researcher
Research interests:
Low-dimensional semiconductor structures: quantum wells, quantum dots, transition metal
dichalcogenide monolayers, carbon nanotubes, Dirac materials.
Strong light-matter coupling: exciton-polaritons, electromagnetically dressed electron states.
Polariton Bose-Einstein condensation. Spin phenomena in exciton-polaritons, optical spin Hall effect.
Bart Olsthoorn
PhD student
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Development and application of materials informatics methods such as machine learning models that are capable of capturing structure-property relationships in organic crystal structures. Bart is part of the team developing the Organic Materials Database. Currently also studying impurity effects in Dirac Materials.
Roberto Díaz Pérez
Master’s student / Student assistant
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Currently working on a master’s thesis on topological and Dirac magnons in organic molecules and working in the development of the Organic Materials Database.

Past members

David Abergel
Assistant professor
Now: Associate Editor, Nature Physics, London.
Christopher Triola
Postdoctoral fellow
Now: Post-doc, group of Prof. Annica Black-Schaffer, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Sergey Pershoguba
Postdoctoral fellow
Now: Post doc, Group of Prof. Leonid Glazman, Yale University, USA.
Stanislav Borysov
Postdoctoral fellow
Now: Assistant Professor, DTU, Denmark.
Saikat Banerjee
PhD student
Now: Post-doc, group of Prof. Arno Kampf, University of Ausburg, Germany.