Maciej Sawicki Maciej Sawicki


EMPLOYMENT/Office address:
Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, al. Lotników 32/46, PL-02 668 Warszawa, Poland
e-mail: mikes(at)ifpan.edu.pl, phone +48.22.116-3145, fax +48.22.847-5224,
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DEGREES AND TITLES

  • M.Sc.: Department of Physics, Warsaw University (1981)

  • Ph.D : Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (1989)

  • Habilitation: Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (2007)

  • Professor, scientific title (2015)


POSITIONS HELD

  • 1981–1986
  • Postgraduate at Institute of Physics, PAS, Warsaw, Poland

  • 1986–1990
  • Research Assistant at Institute of Physics, PAS, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1990–1992
  • Post-doc at University of Southampton, UK
  • 1993–2008
  • Assistant Professor at Institute of Physics, PAS, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1995–1997
  • Visiting Fellow at J. Kepler University, Linz, Austria (6 month in total)
  • 1998–2000
  • Research Fellow at University of Southampton, UK
  • 2008–2008
  • Visiting Professor at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan (6 month)
  • 2008–2010
  • Assistant Professor (docent) at Institute of Physics, PAS, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2010–2016
  • Professor at Institute of Physics, PAS, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2015–
  • Head of Group of magnetism of spintronic materials, Institute of Physics, PAS, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2016–
  • Full Professor at Institute of Physics, PAS, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2017–
  • Acting head of the Laboratory of Cryogenic and Spintronic Research at Institute of Physics, PAS, Warsaw, Poland

    RESEARCH EXPERTISE

    • Semiconductor spintronics

    • Magnetic measurements: AC, Vibrating sample and SQUID magnetometers

    • - magnetic materials

      - superconductors

    • Dilute Magnetic and Ferromagnetic Semiconductors: bulk, layers, nanowires, structures

    • Magnetic anisotropy: basics and intrinsic and electric gate control

    • Atomic Layer Deposition of gate dielectric oxides and gating techniques

    • Photo- and electron beam lithographic techniques

    • Low temperature techniques, including He3/He4 dilution refrigerators and He3 systems

    • Magnetotransport measurements, DC and AC, high fields and low T

    • Localization phenomena and metal-insulator transition in doped semiconductors

    • Intermetallic magnetic compounds


    AWARDS and DISTINCTIONS

    1986 By the Scientific Secretary of the Polish Academy of Sciences for conducting work on "Localization phenomena in diluted magnetic semiconductors".
    1989 By the Headmaster of the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences for the designing and development of a magnetometer for the millikelvin temperature range.
    1991 By the Headmaster of the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences for experimental research on effects of carrier localization and metal-insulator phase transition in semiconductors in the millikelvin temperature range.
    2009 By the Headmaster of the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences for preparation of the paper on "Magnetization vector manipulation by electric fields".
    2013 By the President of Republic of Poland: the Gold Cross of Merit.
    2015 By the Director of the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences for the best publication of the Institute of Physics in 2014.
    2017 By the Director of the Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences for the best publication of the Institute of Physics in 2016.

    PROJECTS - total 23, currently involved in:

    OPUS, National Science Centre (NCN, Poland).
    Electron and Cooper pair tunneling in quantum
    structures of ferromagnetic insulator (Ga,Mn)N, Principal investigator.

    MAESTRO, National Science Centre (NCN, Poland).
    Quantum phase transitions controlled with an electric field,
    Key investigator.

    PRELUDIUM, National Science Centre (NCN, Poland).
    Effect of the electric field on antiferromagnetic thin layers,
    Scientific supervisor and investigator.


    STATISTICS

    More than 180 publications, total number of citations (Web of Science) 4200, h= 32

    37 invited talks

    33 invited seminars

    Investigator in 13 national research projects

    Supervisor of three bachelor degrees, two master thesis, and six PhD thesis of which three are currently running. An external evaluator for a PhD at Nottingham University (2012)

    Referee for Physical Review B, Physical Review Letters, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic
    Materials, Applied Physical Letters, Scientific Reports, Acta Physica Polonica, …


    KEY EXPERTISE

    At the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Science, I am currently the acting head of the Laboratory of Cryogenic and Spintronic Research (formerly led by Prof. Tomasz Dietl), heading also the Group of Magnetism of Spintronic Materials. The Group consists of two post-doc researchers, four R&D support staff, and three PhD students - two of them awarded by the NCN’s PRELUDIUM projects for young researchers. In the course of the years we have developed rather unique expertise in highly sensitive magnetic measurements of thin films of dilute magnetic semiconductors and oxides, for which magnetic signal is necessarily weak and obscured by a much larger contribution from the substrate [ref1]. Arguably, we are presently the only group that is able to carry out such measurements down to 50 mK [ref2]. This experimental skill together with the beyond-the-state-of-the-art knowledge on dilute magnetic semiconductors have resulted in an ongoing interests of other groups to provide them with our expertise (either hosting researchers or visiting them) – the most recent collaborations concluded by joint papers includes Rossendorf [ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8, 3912 (2016)], Halle [Scientific Reports 6, 20827 (2016)]; Linz [Nature Commun. 7, 13232 (2016)]; University of Warsaw [Appl. Phys. Lett 108, 242103 (2016)]; Lund [Nanoscale (2017)]; EIT+ Wroclaw [Scientific Reports (2017)]. In addition to magnetic materials, together with visitors from Rossendorf we have studied in our dilution refrigerator superconductivity of Ge:Al.

    This world-top expertise has also resulted in invitation of our group to join a number of international consortia with a typical budget for our group at the level of 100 000 EUR.


    Completed International Projects, investigator

    2001–2003

    AMORE: "Advanced magnetic oxides for responsive engineering"

    EU, FP5
    2002–2004

    SPINOSA: "Spin polarized injection in nanostructures and devices"

    EU, FP5
    2001–2005 FENIKS: "Ferromagnetic semiconductors and novel magnetic semiconductor heterostructures for improved knowledge on spintronics", Magnetic Characterization Work Package leader EU, FP5
    2003–2008 "OHNO Semiconductor Spintronics" | ERATO Japan, JAST
    2006–2009 NANOSPIN: "Semiconductor Nanospintronics" EU, FP6-IST
    2009–2012 SemSpinNet: "Nanoscale Semiconductor Spintronics" -
    Marie Curie Actions - Initial Training Network
    EU
    2009–2014

    FunDMS: "Functionalisation of Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors" ERC Advanced Grant

    EU
    2013–2016

    EAgLE: "European Action towards Leading Centre for Innovative Materials". Work Package (Twinning) Leader

    EU, FP7, REGPOT