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Monika Gamża is a Lecturer in Physics in the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute for Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy. She is research active within the area of physics and chemistry of strongly correlated electron systems, specialising in the design, synthesis and characterisation of novel materials for both fundamental research and energy applications.
Following degrees in Physics obtained from the University of Silesia in Poland, Monika moved to the Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Germany where she worked on various projects related to physics and chemistry of intermetallic compounds, with special emphasis on magnetism and superconductivity in strongly correlated electron systems.
In August 2011, Monika moved to Brookhaven National Laboratory in the USA to pursue different strands of research into strongly correlated materials, including the study on quantum criticality in d-electron systems and investigations of electronic correlation effects in narrow gap insulators.
Before joining UCLan, Monika worked for 1.5 years as a postdoctoral researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, on a project entitled “Fermi surface instabilities and quantum order under pressure”, headed by dr F. Malte Grosche from Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge.
In January 2015 Monika joined the University of Central Lancashire as a Lecturer in Physics. She is currently contributing to the teaching of undergraduate physics courses and starting a new research group in the field of design, synthesis and characterisation of strongly correlated electron systems.
E. Svanidze, J. K. Wang, T. Besara, L. Liu, Q. Huang, T. Siegrist, B. Frandsen, J. W. Lynn, A. H. Nevidomskyy, M. Gamża, M. C. Aronson, Y. Uemura and E. Morosan, “An Itinerant Antiferromagnetic metal without magnetic constituents”, Nature Communications 6, 7701 (2015)
W. Miiller, L.S. Wu, M. S. Kim, T. Orvis, J. W. Simonson, M. Gamża, D. M. McNally, G. Ehlers, A. Podlesnyak, J.S. Helton, Y. Zhao, Y. Qiu, J. R. D. Copley, J. W. Lynn, C. S. Nelson, and M. C. Aronson, “Magnetic structure of Yb2Pt2Pb: Ising moments on the Shastry-Sutherland Lattice”, submitted to Physical Review Letters (arXiv:1408.0209)
M. Gamża, J. Tomczak, C. Brown, A. Puri, G. Kotliar, M. Aronson, “Electronic correlations in FeGa3 and the effect of hole doping on its magnetic properties”, Physical Review B 89, 195102 (2014)
S.-V. Ackerbauer, E. Bischoff, H. Bormann, U. Burchardt, A. Senyszyn, M. Gamża, A. Leithe-Jasper, A. Ormeci, R. Gumeniuk, R. Ramlau, H. Rosner, W. Schnelle, J.C. Schuster, F. Weitzer, L. H. Tjeng, and Yu. Grin, „Structural transformation with negative volume expansion: Chemical bonding and physical behaviour of TiGePt”, Chemistry-A European Journal, 18(20): 6272 (2012)
J. Gegner, M. Gamża, S.-V. Ackerbauer, N. Hellmann, Z. Hu, H.-H. Hsieh, H.-J. Lin, C.T. Chen, A. Leithe-Jasper, H. Rosner, Yu. Grin, and L. H. Tjeng, „Insulator-Metal Transition In TiPtGe: a combined photoelectron spectroscopy and band structure study”, Physical Review B 85, 235106 (2012)
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