About me

I am researcher in Quantum Systems and Modeling team at Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology, AGH University of Science and Technology. My main scientific interest lies in mesoscopic condensed matter systems and computer modeling. This includes studies on:

Transport properties of hybrid semiconductor/supercondcutor nanostructures: normal-superconductor junctions defined in proximitized nanowires and 2DEGs, hybrid quantum dots and multiterminal Josephson junctions.

Spin-orbit coupling features in quantum dots: anisotropy of spin polarization, a few-electron physics.

Spin manipulation: spin resonance, spin exchange and spin blockade in spin-orbit-coupled quantum dots, spin properties of quantum rings.

Scanning Gate Microscopy: simulations of branched electron flow from a QPC, electron interference.

Publications and preprints
  1. "Probing Andreev reflection reach in semiconductor-superconductor hybrids by Aharonov-Bohm effect"
    M. P. Nowak, P. Wójcik, arXiv:1809.11111 (2018).
  2. "Spin-orbit interaction and induced superconductivity in an one-dimensional hole gas"
    F. K. de Vries, J. Shen, R.J. Skolasinski, M. P. Nowak, D. Varjas, L. Wang, M. Wimmer, J. Ridderbos, F. A. Zwanenburg, A. Li, S. Koelling, M. A. Verheijen, E. P. A. M. Bakkers, L. P. Kouwenhoven, Nano Lett. 18, 6483 (2018).
  3. "Durability of the superconducting gap in Majorana nanowires under orbital effects of a magnetic field"
    P. Wójcik, M. P. Nowak, Phys. Rev. B 97, 235445 (2018).
  4. "Valley dependent anisotropic spin splitting in silicon quantum dots"
    R. Ferdous, E. Kawakami, P. Scarlino, M. P. Nowak, D. R. Ward, D. E. Savage, M. G. Lagally, S. N. Coppersmith, M. Friesen, M. A. Eriksson, L. M. K. Vandersypen, R. Rahman, npj Quantum Information 4, 26 (2018).
  5. "Renormalization of the Majorana bound state decay length in a perpendicular magnetic field"
    M. P. Nowak, P. Wójcik, Phys. Rev. B 97, 045419 (2018).

  6. 2017
  7. "Conductance through a helical state in an InSb nanowire"
    J. Kammhuber, M. C. Cassidy, F. Pei, M. P. Nowak, A. Vuik, Ö. Gül, D. Car, S. R. Plissard, E. P. A. M. Bakkers, M. Wimmer, and L. P. Kouwenhoven, Nat. Commun. 8, 478 (2017).
  8. "Ballistic superconductivity in semiconductor nanowires."
    H. Zhang, Ö. Gül, S. Conesa-Boj, M. P. Nowak, M. Wimmer, K. Zuo, V. Mourik, F. K. de Vries, J. van Veen, M. W. A. de Moor, J. D. S. Bommer, D. J. van Woerkom, D. Car, S. R Plissard, E.P.A.M. Bakkers, M. Quintero-Pérez, M. C. Cassidy, S. Koelling, S. Goswami, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, L. P. Kouwenhoven, Nat. Commun. 8, 16025 (2017).
  9. "Transparent Semiconductor-Superconductor Interface and Induced Gap in an Epitaxial Heterostructure Josephson Junction"
    M. Kjaergaard, H. J. Suominen, M. P. Nowak, A. R. Akhmerov, J. Shabani, C. J. Palmstrøm, F. Nichele, C. M. Marcus, Phys. Rev. Applied 7, 034029 (2017).
  10. "Hard superconducting gap in InSb nanowires"
    Ö. Gül, H. Zhang, F. K. de Vries, J. van Veen, K. Zuo, V. Mourik, S. Conesa-Boj, M. P. Nowak, D. J. van Woerkom , M. Quintero-Pérez, M. C. Cassidy, A. Geresdi, S. Kölling, D. Car, S. R. Plissard, E. P.A.M. Bakkers, L. P. Kouwenhovenn, Nano. Lett., 17, 2690 (2017).

  11. 2016
  12. "Ballistic Majorana nanowire devices"
    H. Zhang, Ö. Gül, S. Conesa-Boj, K. Zuo, V. Mourik, F. K. de Vries, J. van Veen, D. J. van Woerkom, M. P. Nowak, M. Wimmer, D. Car, S. Plissard, E. P. A. M. Bakkers, M. Quintero-Pérez, S. Goswami, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, L. P. Kouwenhoven, arXiv:1603.04069 (2016).
  13. "Quantized conductance doubling and hard gap in a two-dimensional semiconductor-superconductor heterostructure"
    M. Kjaergaard, F. Nichele, H. J. Suominen, M. P. Nowak, M. Wimmer, A. R. Akhmerov, J. A. Folk, K. Flensberg, J. Shabani, C. J. Palmstrøm, C. M. Marcus, Nat. Commun. 7, 12841 (2016).

  14. 2015
  15. "Valence band mixing versus higher harmonic generation in electric–dipole spin resonance"
    W. J. Pasek, M. P. Nowak, and B. Szafran, Semicond. Sci. Technol. 30, 055017 (2015).
  16. "Single-electron shell occupation and effective g-factor in few-electron nanowire quantum dots"
    M. P. Nowak and B. Szafran, Phys. Rev. B 91, 085102 (2015).

  17. 2014
  18. "Imaging of double slit interference by scanning gate microscopy"
    K. Kolasiński, B. Szafran, and M. P. Nowak, Phys. Rev. B 90, 165303 (2014).
  19. "Spin exchange energy for a pair of valence band holes in artificial molecules"
    W. J. Pasek, M. P. Nowak, and B. Szafran, Semicond. Sci. Technol. 29, 115022 (2014).
  20. "Signatures of spin-orbit coupling in scanning gate conductance images of electron flow from quantum point contacts"
    M. P. Nowak, K. Kolasiński, B. Szafran, Phys. Rev. B 90, 035301 (2014).
  21. "Optical signatures of valence-band mixing in positive trion recombination spectra of double quantum dots"
    W. J. Pasek, M. P. Nowak and B. Szafran, Phys. Rev. B 89, 245303 (2014).
  22. "Spontaneous and resonant lifting of the spin blockade in nanowire quantum dots"
    M. P. Nowak and B. Szafran, Phys. Rev. B 89, 205412 (2014).
  23. "Interaction effects near constriction of a quasi two-dimensional electron system: an exact diagonalization study"
    B. Szafran, M. P. Nowak, E. Wach, D. P. Żebrowski, Phys. Lett. A, 378, 1036 (2014).

  24. 2013
  25. "Spin current source based on a quantum point contact with local spin-orbit interaction"
    M. P. Nowak, B. Szafran, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 202404 (2013).
  26. "Simulations of electric-dipole spin resonance for spin-orbit coupled quantum dots in the Overhauser field: Fractional resonances and selection rules"
    E. N. Osika, B. Szafran, and M. P. Nowak, Phys. Rev. B 88, 165302 (2013).
  27. "Spin-polarization anisotropy in a narrow spin-orbit-coupled nanowire quantum dot"
    M. P. Nowak and B. Szafran, Phys. Rev. B 87, 205436 (2013).

  28. 2012
  29. "Resonant harmonic generation and collective spin rotations in electrically driven quantum dots"
    M. P. Nowak, B. Szafran, and F.M. Peeters, Phys. Rev. B 86, 125428 (2012).

  30. 2011
  31. "Fano resonances and electron spin transport through a two-dimensional spin-orbit-coupled quantum ring"
    M. P. Nowak, B. Szafran, and F.M. Peeters, Phys. Rev. B 84, 235319 (2011).
  32. "Tuning of the spin-orbit interaction in a quantum dot by an in-plane magnetic field”
    M. P. Nowak, B. Szafran, F. M. Peeters, B. Partoens, and W. J. Pasek, Phys. Rev. B 83, 245324 (2011).
  33. "Singlet-triplet avoided crossings and effective g factor versus spatial orientation of spin-orbit-coupled quantum dots"
    M. P. Nowak and B. Szafran, Phys. Rev. B 83, 035315 (2011).

  34. 2010
  35. "Time-dependent configuration-interaction simulations of spin swap in spin-orbit-coupled double quantum dots"
    M. P. Nowak and B. Szafran, Phys. Rev. B 82, 165316 (2010).
  36. "Coupling of bonding and antibonding electron orbitals in double quantum dots by spin-orbit interaction"
    M. P. Nowak, B. Szafran, Phys. Rev. B 81, 235311 (2010).

  37. 2009
  38. "Spin-orbit coupling effects in two-dimensional circular quantum rings: Elliptical deformation of confined electron density"
    M. P. Nowak B. Szafran, Phys. Rev. B 80, 195319 (2009).
  39. "Selective suppression of Dresselhaus or Rashba spin-orbit coupling effects by the Zeeman interaction in quantum dots"
    B. Szafran, M. P. Nowak, S. Bednarek, T. Chwiej and F. M. Peeters, Phys. Rev. B 79, 235303 (2009).

  40. 2008
  41. "Manipulation of two-electron states by the electric field in stacked self-assembled dots"
    M. P. Nowak, B. Szafran, F. M. Peeters, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 20, 395225 (2008).

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CV

Employment

10.2017 - presentAssistant Professor, Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology, AGH University, Krakow (Poland)
01.2015 - 12.2016PostDoc, QuTech and Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, TU Delft (The Netherlands)
10.2013 - 09.2017Research Associate, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH University, Krakow (Poland)

Education

10.2008 – 10.2013PhD cum laude, AGH University, Krakow (Poland), University of Antwerp (Belgium)
09.2003 – 06.2008MSc, AGH University, Krakow (Poland)

Internships

10.2010 – 09.2011University of Antwerp (Belgium), Condensed Matter Theory Group

Fellowships and Awards

2018Prof. Zbigniew Engel prize for young researchers
2018 – presentScholarship of Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding young researchers
2014Award of Minister of Science and Higher Education of Poland for the scientific achievements underlying the doctoral degree
2014Polish Physical Society Award for the PhD thesis
2014Award for the best PhD thesis realised using ACC Cyfronet AGH computational centre
2013Scholarship of Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding scientific achievements for PhD students
2012, 2013START Scholarships for outstanding young researchers founded by Foundation for Polish Science
2008 – 2013PhD fellowship financed by the Foundation for Polish Science within "Krakow Interdisciplinary PhD-Project in Nanoscience and Advanced Nanostructures"

Grants and Projects

01.01.2018 – presentLeader of HOMING project “Electronic transport in semiconducting and superconducting monolayer transition metal dichalcogenide nanodevices" funded by Foundation for Polish Science (FNP)
17.07.2017 – presentLeader of SONATA 12 grant funded by National Science Centre (NCN) “Transport properties of Josephson junctions and quantum interferometers defined in semiconductor-superconductor hybrid nanostructures"
01.01.2015 – 31.12.2016Executor of Synergy Grant “Quantum Computer Lab”. Role: modeling of quantum transport in nanowire hybrid devices. Project funded by the ERC: European Research Council
01.02.2014 – 31.12.2014Executor of “NanoEIS: Nanotechnology Education for Industry and Society” grant funded by the European Union under Framework Programme 7 for Research and Technology Development
01.04.2012 – 31.03.2014Leader of grant Iuwentus 2011 funded by Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW), "Electrical manipulation and filtering of electron spin in semiconductor nanostructures”
01.01.2013 – 31.12.2013Executor of grant Opus funded by the National Science Centre (NCN), "Modeling of the charge transport in semiconductor nanostructures with the scanning gate"
01.11.2008 – 30.09.2013PhD project realized within "Krakow Interdisciplinary PhD-Project in Nanoscience and Advanced Nanostructures" founded by Polish Science Foundation (FNP) co financed under Framework Programme 7 for European Union Innovative Economy Programme

My ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-1877-2055 and detailed CV.

Contact information
Spin density of an electron transported through spin-orbit coupled quantum ring.

Address:

Dr. Michal P. Nowak

Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology
AGH University of Science and Technology
al. Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Poland

You can meet me in:

room: 2.07, D16

Email:

mpnowak[at]agh.edu.pl

Phone:

+ 48 12 617 20 73