CV of Anna Gorczyca-Goraj



Bankowa 14, 40 – 007 Katowice, Poland

Office No. 335


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2009 - 2014

  • degree of power engineer (January 2014), specialized in power system protection
  • engineering diploma "Simplified scheme of the housing estate power supply"
  • engineering studies, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice
  • Dean's Award for the best student of the academic year 2009/2010 and 2010/2011

2006 - 2010

  • PhD in physics

  • studies in the Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, Katowice, under the supervision of Prof. Marcin Mierzejewski

  • PhD thesis: Charge distribution and non-equilibrium transport in inhomogeneous nanowires

  • research devoted to nanotechnology

  • the scholarship from the UPGOW project, co-financed by the European Union, for PhD research crucial for the industry development (awarded twice)

2001 – 2006

  • MSc in theoretical physics, Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, Katowice

  • MSc thesis: Electron gas in the presence of the magnetic field and the electronic correlations

  • the scholarship from the Ministry of the National Education and Sport (awarded twice) for the outstanding results


  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (grade A)


October 2010 up to date

teaching and research assistant Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, Katowice

December 2007 – May 2008

Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • young researcher

  • group for theory of condensed matter and statistical physics

  • supervision of Prof. Peter Prelovšek

June – September 2005

Ramapo for Children, Rhinebeck, Stany Zjednoczone

  • cultural exchange programme organized by American Institute for Foreign Studies Inc.

  • summer work for students; support staff at one of the American summer camps for children and the youth


January 2009

Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia


COST - intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, P16: Emergent Behaviour in Correlated Matter – visiting scientist

  • Investigation of the influence of various types of impurities on dynamical and d.c. transport in low--dimensional systems within the memory function and equations-of-motion approaches

  • Discussion of the scattering problem in the presence of both magnetic and non-magnetic impurities in two-dimensional cuprates described by a two-dimensional Heisenberg quantum antiferromagnet

December 2007 - May 2008

Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia


European Union project NOVMAG: Novel magnetic mode heat transport for thermal management in microelectronics – visiting scientist:

  • Research on quasi-one dimensional Mott-Hubbard insulators possessing novel thermal transport features with regard to thermal management in Information Society Technologies

  • Investigation of the spin materials involving the role of the impurities

  • Interplay between disorder and correlations in spin chains described by the anisotropic XXZ Heisenberg model



  • optical lattices, ultra-cold atoms

  • novel experimental techniques in the solid state physics, electron microscopy

  • transport in nanostructures

  • novel phenomena out of equilibrium

  • nanotechnology

  • quantum information

  • thermal management in microelectronics


    • fitness, aerobics

    • travel

    • mountain biking

    • hiking