Dr. Dominik Maximilian Juraschek

Research

Dr. Dominik Maximilian Juraschek is joining the faculty of the School of Physics and Astronomy as a Senior Lecturer in October 2021. He studies hidden states of matter that can be induced in quantum materials through dynamical and in particular vibrational (phononic) processes. Dr. Juraschek uses a combination of computational and theoretical methods to describe nonlinear dynamics of the crystal lattice in a broad range of solid-state systems, including complex oxides, van der Waals materials, and low-dimensional dielectrics and magnets.

 

Research achievements include: Prediction of various nonlinear phononic excitation mechanisms that have subsequently been verified experimentally; prediction of the existence of phonon magnetic moments as a result of dynamical multiferroicity; creation of a theoretical framework for coherent coupling of phonons and magnetism (“phono-magnetism”).

 

Future directions include: Expanding the theory of nonlinear phononics as a basis for dynamical materials engineering; developing a nonlinear phononics code and platform; controlling electronic angular momentum through coupling of lattice, spin, and orbital degrees of freedom; investigating novel hybrid light-matter states (polaritons) and tuning them in optical cavities.

Education

  • B.Sc. in Physics, University of Augsburg, 2012

  • M.Sc. in Physics, University of Augsburg, 2015

  • Ph.D., Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, 2018

Academic Appointments

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, 2019-2021

  • Senior Lecturer, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Starting Fall 2021

Awards and Prizes

  • ETH Medal for Outstanding Doctoral Theses, 2019

  • Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation, 2019-2021

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