Department of Physics of Magnetism
Web page: magnet.uwb.edu.pl
Consultations:10:30-11:30, room 1026.
Education: Warsaw University – MSc (1974); PhD (1979), Dr. hab. (1990), Professor (1997); full professor 2001.
Employment: University of Białystok (previously 1997 Warsaw University, Branch in Białystok) – Academic position (since 1974), Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa – Research Position (1974-75), Professor (1992), Ordinary Professor (2001).
Department of Physics of Magnetism (Laboratory of Magnetism) – Founder and head (since 1976),
Deputy Rector, Director of Institute of Experimental Physics.
University of Kansas – Research Position (1980-81); University of Tübingen – Research Position 2 months (1984); University Paris-Sud, Orsay – Visiting Professor 5 months (1992, 1993); University Paris Sud, Orsay, France and HMI, Berlin, Germany (few research visits with total duration 8 months (2007-2009)).
Research projects: coordinator of over a dozen Polish and international projects, selected, recent: (i) Combined study of nanostructured magnetic materials NANOMAG-LAB EU FP6 MC ToK (2004-2009) http://labfiz.uwb.edu.pl/zfmag/tok/index.php; (ii) Femtosecond opto-magnetism and novel approaches to ultrafast magnetism at the nanoscale, FANTOMAS, EU FP7 ITN MC, (2008-2012), (responsible for Polish contribution); (iii) Polish project National Centre of Magnetic Nanostructures for Applications in Spin Electronics – SPINLAB PO IG 2.2 Operating Programme Innovative Economy, (2009-2012), (responsible for University of Białystok contribution); (iv) Statics and dynamics of magnonic and magnetophotonic crystals, SYMPHONY, Foundation for Polish Science Team Programme co-financed by the EU European Regional Development Fund (2012-2015); (v) Tailoring of magnetic properties of ultrathin film structures by electromagnetic radiation in a wide spectral range TIGER, Polish-Czech Harmonia project, Polish National Science Centre (2013-2017); (vi,vii) two bilateral projects focused on Ga+ ions bombardment induced spin reorientations in Co ultrathin films: Polish-German (2009-2010) and Polish-French Polonium project (2012-2013).
Activities: Investigation of statics and dynamics of magnetic domain structures and magnetic phase transitions. Development of magnetooptical magnetometers supported by digital image processing techniques. Experimental and theoretical study of garnet films doped by strongly anisotropic magnetic ions with effects such as room temperature photomagnetism, magnetic structure shape memory, self-biasing effect. Study of influence of ion implantation on properties of magnetic films. Computer supported physics education. Investigation of magnetic anisotropy, domain structures and magnetization processes in nanostructures. Ions bombardment and light irradiation influence on magnetic materials properties. Magnetization excitations and spin waves propagation in patterned films.
Publications: over 250 English peer-reviewed research papers.
Selected papers: Visual Observation of Phase Domains in Dysprosium Orthoferrite, J.Phys.D, 10, 137 (1997); Domain Structure Near the Neel Temperature in Epitaxial Garnet Films, Ferrites Proc.ICF Kyoto, 490 (1980); Unexpected Magnetization Processes in YIG+Co Films, J.Magn.Magn.Mat. 88, 325 (1990); Magnetization Reversal Processes in an Ultrathin Co/Au Film, Phys.Rev.B55, 15092 (1997); High Temperature Photomagnetism in Co Doped YIG Films, Phys.Rev.B57, 21 (1998); New Possibilities for Tuning Ultrathin Cobalt Film Magnetic Properties by a Noble Metals Overlayer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 8, 87203 (2002); Wide-scale Evolution of Magnetization Distribution in Ultrathin Films, Phys.Rev.B 69 184419 (2004), Geometry-driven out-of-plane Magnetization States in Nanostructures, Phys. Rev. B, 73, (2006) 134415; GloLab: Creating a Global Internet-accessible Laboratory, Physics Education. 42 72-75 (2007), Tailoring of magnetism in Pt/Co/Pt ultrathin films by ion irradiation, Phys. Rev. B 85, 054427 (2012), Magnetization States and Magnetization Processes in Nanostructures: From a Single Layer to Multilayers, Phys. Status Solidi A, 211, 1005 (2014); Spin Wave Optics in Patterned Garnet, 139-170, Chapter 5 in Spin Wave Confinement:- Propagating Waves, Pan Stanford Publishing (2017).
Supervisor of 7 doctoral dissertations
Four of coworkers – former students, PhD students completed in Białystok habilitation in physics
In-house training of PhD students from abroad (Germany, India, Japan, Pakistan, Russia, Ukraine).
Founder of Regional Computer Laboratory for Teaching Natural Science.
Membership in scientific societies:
Member of The Committee on Physics Polish Academy of Sciences;
Head of Committee of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Division of Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn and Bialystok,
Member of Polish Physical Society (10 years head of Bialystok Division of Polish Physical Society)
Member of Scientific Council of Institute of Physics Polish Academy of Sciences.
Scientific Secretary of Polish Academy of Sciences 1979; Minister of Science, Higher Education and Technology 1980, 1987; Minister of Education 2016 (Medal of the National Education Commission), Rectors of Warsaw and Białystok Universities (over a dozen awards); Polish Physical Society 2007, Polish President – Golden Cross 2001.
Participations in Scientific Committees of International Conferences, recent
20th International Conference on Magnetism, ICM2015 July 5-10,2015 Barcelona, Spain, (and 21th International Conference on Magnetism, ICM2018 San Francisco, USA);
The European Conference PHYSICS OF MAGNETISM 2014 (PM’14), June 23-27 , 2014 (and The European Conference PHYSICS OF MAGNETISM 2017 (PM’17);
22 th International Colloquium on Magnetic Films and Surfaces (ICMFS2015) July 12-17, Kraków 2015;
International Conference on Oxide Materials for Electronic Engineering OMEE – 2014 May 26-30, 2014, Lviv, Ukraine