Department of Physics and Astronomy
jromhany (at) uci.edu
Hi, I am Judit Romhanyi, a theoretical physicist working in the field of condensed matter and materials research.
I received my Ph.D. from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2012. Before joining UCI in 2019, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden, at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, and I became a Staff Scientist at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan.
My research group studies materials in which the strong interactions lead to fascinating emergent quantum phenomena. We seek to understand and characterize quantum materials by developing microscopic models describing them. We focus on experimentally motivated problems and are especially interested in compounds where the interplay of charge, spin, orbital, and lattice degrees of freedom is vital, leading to exotic physical properties of quantum origins. Exploring these systems is not only exciting but also has potentials in technological applications. Our interests include frustrated magnetism, spin-orbital physics, multiferroic materials, and topological phases of matter.