You can find the profiles of both our current and past members below. These include their academic background, current and future research interests.
Additionally, their contact email, links to various academic profiles (Google Scholar, ORCID, ResearchGate, Academia, etc) as well as professional profiles (e.g. LinkedIn) can be clicked below.
Alexander V. Balatsky completed his Masters at Moscow Physical Technical Institute in 1984 and his PhD at the Landau Institute in Moscow in 1987, where he presented his thesis On Anomalous Angular Momentum of Superfluid He3-A under the supervision of V. Mineev and G. Volovik. He later carried out postdoctoral research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with Prof D. Pines and C. Pethick.
Prof. Balatsky's focus lies on Dirac materials and their dynamics, as well as on materials informatics in quantum materials. In this class of materials strong quantum correlations lead to entangled and resonating orders that often are hidden from conventional observations. Examples include topological and nodal orders of fermions and bosons and dynamic orders. In his group, he develops the framework to understand, predict and ultimately control emergence of these orders in quantum materials. Additionally, he is also interested in the prediction and analytics of quantum materials properties through a variety of tools including data mining and machine learning to characterize and predict electronic structure, magnetism and superconductivity of organic materials.
Matthias received his PhD from Martin-Luther University Halle Wittenberg (Germany) in 2015. His research is based on the development and application of methods for the theoretical investigation of materials, using a combination of analytic tools, group theory, density functional theory, and materials informatics.
His main interest are topological materials and functional organic materials. Matthias is involved in the development of the Organic Materials Database - OMDB, a free database hosting electronic and magnetic structures of organic molecular crystals and metal organic frameworks.
Dushko received his PhD in the Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014, United States, defending a thesis titled “Transport and thermodynamic properties of iron-based superconductors” under the supervision of Prof. Maxim G Vavilov. After, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Materials Theory Division at Uppsala University, Sweden. Working in the group of Prof. Annica Black-Schaffer until 2017, his work was centered around silicene heterostuctures with proximity induced superconductivity as viable platforms that can host Majorana fermions as well as odd-frequency superconductivity. Working with Prof. Johan Nilsson until 2019, he worked on novel and alternative approaches to strongly interacting electrons, focusing on the Hubbard model as a prototypical test-bed.
Currently, he is working on Dynamic Quantum Matter, with main focus on superconducting systems. His broad interests continue to be aspects of the role of various kinds disorder and coexistence of phases in novel unconventional superconducting materials, strongly-correlated electron systems, especially in their relation to signatures in quantum transport and response.
Sumanta has received his Ph.D. from Washington University in St Louis. There he has developed mathematical techniques to extract topological information from strongly interacting 2D materials under high magnetic field.
Currently, he is working on realizing the odd frequency superconducting states in the gain-loss system. Sumanta is mainly interested in multicritical quantum phase transitions, axion detection and prediction of topological properties in materials.
Long Liang received his PhD from the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science in 2016. Then he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University, where he mainly worked on flat band superconductivity and Weyl semimetals. Now Long is a joint Postdoctoral fellow at Nordita and Tsung-Dao Lee Institute. His research interests lie in topological and geometric (e.g., quantum metric) effects of quantum matter. Currently, he is working on Weyl semimetals in emergent torsional spacetime.
Henrik completed his DPhil (PhD) in condensed matter theory at the University of Oxford. Henrik’s main research interests lie within unconventional and topological superconductivity. He has worked on weak-coupling theory for multiband superconductors, with applications to strontium ruthenate (Sr2RuO4), and on prospects for detecting and exploiting Majorana modes in topological superconductors.
Currently, he is working on prospects for detection of dark matter (axions) in multiferroic materials.
Bart studied Computational Physics at Stockholm University and is now working towards the completion of his doctorate.
Bart's main focus is the development and application of materials informatics methods. He is also part of the team developing the Organic Materials Database. Recently, he has worked on machine learning models that are capable of capturing structure-property relationships in organic crystal structures. Other research interests include impurity effects in Dirac Materials.
Joris studied physics at ETH Zürich, focusing on frustrated magnets. He has also worked as an R&D engineer at Sensirion AG, where he developed models for thermal sensors.
He is now working towards his PhD, where he studies Bosonic Dirac matter. In particular, he is investigating the formation and properties of driven-dissipative magnon condensates at Dirac points.
We collaborate intensly with these groups and people within Nordita:
Habib received his PhD degree in Physics in January 2015 from Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Tehran, Iran. For the period 2015-2017, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Marco Polini at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy and also Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy. During 2017- 2018, he was a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. A.V. Balatsky's group at Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden. Since 2019, he is a Nordita assistant professor based on his VR Starting Grant from the Swedish Research Council. As a theoretical condensed matter physicist, his research activity is on the theoretical modelling of two-dimensional (2D) quantum materials. He is interested in strain engineering, nonlinear optics/phononics, piezoelectricity, and quantum transport in 2D materials. Currently, he is mainly working on the many-body theory of nonlinear response in quantum materials.
Pankaj obtained his PhD from Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India in 2017. Then he moved for his first postdoc position to Beijing Computational Science Research Center, China. During this period, he was also a visiting fellow at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, where he mainly worked on the non-linear transport properties of hole systems and topological materials with applications to quantum information. Presently, he is working on nonlinear optics and transport of two dimensional quantum materials to study strain induced effects, interaction effects and to broadly explore the symmetry/topology.
Now: Assistant Professor, Nordita; VR starting grant 2019.
Now: Post-doc, group of Prof. Arno Kampf, University of Ausburg, Germany.
Now: Postdoc, Group of Prof. Leonid Glazman, Yale University, USA.
Now: Postdoc at Michal Matuszewski's group (Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, PL)
Now: Associate Editor, Nature Physics, London.
Now: Postdoc, group of Prof. Annica Black-Schaffer, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Now: Assistant Professor, DTU, Denmark.