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Dr Emanuela Carleschi

Dr Emanuela Carleschi
Department of Physics; Department of Physics Academic Staff
Head of Department

Contact Details
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23 published articles in international peer-reviewed journals

8 years of experience in coordinating and lecturing undergraduate and Honours physics courses at university level

NRF Rating: Y2

h-index: 7 (Google Scholar, 14 April 2017), 6 (Scopus, 14 April 2017)

Number of citations: 170 (Google Scholar, 14 April 2017), 121 (Scopus, 14 April 2017)

Memberships: South African Institute of Physics (SAIP, since 2013)

Women in Physics in South Africa (WiPiSA, since 2013)

Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD, since 2014)

ORCID id: 0000-0002-7194-1129

 

Academic record 

September 1998 - December 2004: Laurea Magistrale cum laude in Physics, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Brescia (Italy)

Dissertation: Study of the electronic structure of URu2Si2 by high-resolution angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (Advisor: Prof Fulvio Parmigiani)

January 2006 - March 2009: Doctoral Degree (PhD) in Physics, University of Trieste and Beamline BACH, Elettra Synchrotron Radiation Facility and TASC INFM-CNR National Laboratory, Trieste (Italy).

PhD Thesis: Electronic structure of transition metal and rare earth ions in complex materials by resonant core-level spectroscopies (Advisor: Prof Fulvio Parmigiani)

Scientific positions and bursaries 

October 2003 - March 2004: INFM undergraduate fellow, Beamline BACH, Elettra Synchrotron Radiation Facility and TASC INFM-CNR National Laboratory, Trieste (Italy).

April 2005 - December 2005: INFM graduate fellow, Beamline BACH, Elettra Synchrotron Radiation Facility and TASC INFM-CNR National Laboratory, Trieste (Italy).

January 2009 - May 2009: Postdoctoral fellow, LILIT group, TASC INFM-CNR National Laboratory, Trieste (Italy). Topic: Fabrication and functionalization of microelectromechanical systems for biomolecular sensors (Project leader: Dr Marco Lazzarino).

July 2009 – September 2014: Lecturer (Contract), Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park (South Africa).

October 2014 –July 2015: Lecturer (Permanent), Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park (South Africa).

August 2015 – present: Senior Lecturer (Permanent), Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park (South Africa).

January 2016 – March 2017: Deputy Head of Department: Teaching and Learning, Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park (South Africa).

April 2017 – present: Head of Department, Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park (South Africa).

 

Current research interests

Electronic structure and Fermi surface measurements of strongly correlated electron systems (in particular transition-metal oxides and Ce-based Kondo systems), using laboratory and synchrotron-based photoemission, angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and X-ray absorption spectroscopy.

Experimental physics background in condensed matter physics

  • I am able to maintain and operate ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) chambers, including the preparation of samples under UHV conditions. I have experience in the operation of 4He cryostats.
  • I have experience in performing SQUID magnetometry and specific heat experiments in high magnetic fields and at low temperatures.
  • I have substantial experience in the operation and use of synchrotron radiation beamlines for experiments in the soft and hard X-ray ranges (both as staff and user). I specialise in the following synchrotron-based experimental techniques: X-ray Photoemission Spectroscopy (also at high energy - HAXPES), Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy (ARPES) and X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (NEXAFS and XAS).
  • I also have experience in the following experimental techniques: X-ray Circular Magnetic Dichroism (XMCD), X-ray Linear Dichroism (XMLD), Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED), Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS), X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM).

 

National and international research collaborations

  1. Experimental investigation of the magnetic and electronic properties of the Ruddlesden-Popper series of strontium ruthenates; Dr. Tatiana Fittipaldi and Dr. Antonio Vecchione (CNR-SPIN and Department of Physics, University of Salerno, Italy) and Dr. Bryan Doyle (Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg)
  2. Theoretical investigation of the electronic structure of strontium ruthenates; Dr. Mario Cuoco (CNR-SPIN and Department of Physics, University of Salerno, Italy) and Prof. Eva Pavarini (Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
  3. Experimental angle-resolved photoemission investigation of correlated 4d oxides; Dr Sergey Borisenko (Institute for Solid State Research, IFW-Dresden, Germany) and Dr. Bryan Doyle (Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg)
  4. Experimental spectroscopic investigations of Ce-based Kondo systems; Dr. Elena Magnano (CNR-IOM, TASC National Laboratory and Beamline BACH Elettra Synchrotron, Trieste, Italy), Dr. Michal Falkowski and Andrzey Kowalczyk (Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan, Poland)
  5. Pressure-dependent magnetic-electronic behaviour in Fe-based charge ordered and multiferroic compounds; Prof. Giovanni Hearne (Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg)
  6. Interplay between magnetism, superconductivity and microstructural properties in Gd-based ruthenocuprates; Dr. Regina Ciancio (CNR-IOM, TASC National Laboratory, Trieste, Italy)

 

Presence at international research facilities

I have performed experiments at several beamlines in four European synchrotron radiation facilities. In particular: the beamlines BACH, APE, XRD1 and XPRESS at Elettra (Trieste, Italy), the beamlines ID12, ID16 and ID18 at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (Grenoble, France), the beamline Cassiopee at Soleil (Paris, France), and the beamline UE112-PGM-2b+I3-stat at BESSY (Berlin, Germany).

Visits to international synchrotron radiation facilities since 2009:

18 - 26 May 2009

Beamline UE112-lowE-PGM-b 13 end station, Synchrotron BESSY II, Berlin (Germany)

Experiment: Fermi surface and band structure investigations of superconducting Sr2RuO4 - Part 1 (Team member)

28 November - 04 December 2009

Beamline UE112-lowE-PGM-b 13 end station, Synchrotron BESSY II, Berlin (Germany)

Experiment: Fermi surface and band structure investigations of superconducting Sr2RuO4 - Part 2 (Team member)

05 - 18 December 2009

Beamline APE, Synchrotron Elettra, Trieste (Italy)

Experiment: Low-temperature band structure investigation of the trylayer ruthenate Sr4Ru3O10 (Project leader)

13 - 26 February 2010

Beamline UE112-lowE-PGM-b 13 end station, Synchrotron BESSY II, Berlin (Germany)

Experiment: Symmetry of van Hove singularities, metamagnetism and quantum criticality in Sr3Ru2O7: an angle resolved photoemission study (Project leader)

12 - 18 May 2010

Beamline ID12, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble (France)

Experiment: X-ray magnetic circular and linear dichroism on the magnetic phases of Sr4Ru3O10 (Team member)

22 - 29 November 2010

Beamline Cassiopee, Synchrotron Soleil, Paris (France)

Experiment: Fermi surface investigation of the trylayer ruthenate Sr4Ru3O10 (Project leader)

16 - 22 April 2012

Beamline XRD1, Synchrotron Elettra, Trieste (Italy)

Experiment: Pressure response of charge ordered Fe2OBO3 investigated via synchrotron-based x-ray diffraction (Team member) 

07 - 13 October 2013

Beamline BACH, Synchrotron Elettra, Trieste (Italy)

Experiment: Electronic structure investigation of the intermetallic ferromagnet CePdIn2 by means of resonant electron spectroscopies (Project leader) 

16 - 22 December 2014

Beamline BACH, Synchrotron Elettra, Trieste (Italy)

Experiment: Tuning of the hybridization strength and Ce 4f localisation in Ce1-xLaxCu4Al: from

Kondo lattice to single-ion Kondo behavior - A spectroscopic investigation (Project leader)

27 January - 02 February 2015

Beamline ID18, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble (France)

Experiment: Low-pressure high-temperature Mossbauer measurements of charge ordered LuFe2O4 (Team member)

11 - 15 November 2015

Beamline ID18, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble (France)

Experiment: Low-pressure high-temperature Mossbauer measurements of the narrow-gap semiconductor FeGa3 (Team member)

15 - 19 March 2016

Beamline XPRESS, Synchrotron Elettra, Trieste (Italy)

Experiment: Pressure response of the crystal structure of CeCuSi and FeGa3 investigated via synchrotron-based x-ray diffraction (Team member)

24 - 29 May 2016

Beamline BACH, Synchrotron Elettra, Trieste (Italy)

Experiment: Ce1-xLaxCu4Al: investigation of Ce 4f wave function evolution from a coherent to a local Kondo effect (Project leader)

 

Undergraduate and postgraduate student supervision experience 

Graduated students

  • Co-supervisor of triennial laurea dissertation “Resonant photoemission measurements on [Bi2Ba2O4][CoO2]2 cobaltate, single crystals”, Mr Alessandro Tuniz, Department of Physics, University of Trieste, Academic Year 2005-2006.
  • Final essay supervisor of the Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Sciences for Ms Arlette Sohanfo Ngankeu, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Muizelberg, Cape Town, South Africa.  Title of the essay: “Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy: a powerful tool to probe the low-energy electronic structure of correlated systems”. Essay defense: 2nd June 2011.
  • Co-supervisor of the MSc project of Mr Prosper Ngabonziza, Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Title of the project: “Angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy study of the three-layered strontium ruthenate Sr4Ru3O10”. MSc degree awarded with Distinction (final mark 92%) in July 2012. Winner of the S2A3 bronze medal. Winner of the award for the best MSc oral presentation in Condensed Matter Physics at the 57th SAIP National Conference (July 2012). Currently employed as a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Plank Institute in Stuttgart.
  • Supervisor of the MSc project of Ms Arlette Sohanfo Ngankeu, Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Title of the project: “Fermi-surface-driven metamagnetism in the layered strontium ruthenate Sr3Ru2O7”. MSc degree awarded with Distinction (final mark 85%) in June 2014. Currently enrolled for a PhD in Physics at Aarhus University in Denmark, under the supervision of Prof. Philip Hofmann.
  • Co-supervisor of the MSc project of Mr. Mustafa Ahmed, Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Title of the project: “Magnetism and pressure-induced metal-insulator transition in FeGa3”. MSc awarded with Distinction (final mark 76%) in April 2016. Currently enrolled for a PhD in Physics at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, under the supervision of Prof. Walter Meyer and Dr. Jackie Nel.
  • Supervisor of the MPhil project of Mr. Tshepo Mahafa, Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Title of the project: “Fast neutron and deuterium ion irradiation-induced damage on graphite and zircaloy-4 used as structural materials in nuclear reactors”. MPhil awarded with Distinction (final mark 79%) in June 2016.
  • Co-supervisor of the PhD project of Mr. Wisdom Nkosilathi Sibanda, Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Title of the project: “Pressure tuning the magneto-electronic behaviour of Fe-based charge ordered and multiferroic compounds”. PhD awarded in September 2016.
  • Supervisor of the Honours project of Ms. Chani Stella van Niekerk, Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Title of the project: “Precise visualization of dispersive low-energy features in ARPES spectra”. Project completed with Distinction in December 2016.
     
    In progress students 
  • Supervisor of the MSc project of Ms. Chani Stella van Niekerk, Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Title of the project: “Influence of stoichiometry and surface doping on the charge density wave properties of TiSe2”.
  • Co-supervisor of the PhD project of Mr. Arnaud Pastel Nono Tchiomo, Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Title of the project: “2D electron gas formation in transition metal oxides”.
  • Co-supervisor of the MSc project of Mr. Carmel Dansou, Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Title of the project: “Electronic structure studies of germanene on Pt(111)”.
     
     
    Attendance at schools
  • ICTP School on Synchrotron Radiation and Applications 2004 - In memory of J.C. Fuggle and L. Fonda, Abdus Salam International Center of Theoretical Physics, Grignano, Trieste (Italy), 19 April - 21 May 2004.
  • 1st International Summer school of MAINZ - MATCOR - Photoemission, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz (Germany), 25 - 30 September 2006.
  • School and Workshop on Highly Frustrated Magnets and Strongly Correlated Systems: From Non-Perturbative Approaches to Experiments, Abdus Salam International Center of Theoretical Physics, Miramare – Trieste (Italy), 30 July - 17 August 2007.
     
     
    Conferences, workshops and seminar presentations
  • Workshop on Novel States and Phase Transitions in Highly Correlated Matter, Abdus Salam International Center of Theoretical Physics, Grignano - Trieste (Italy), 12 - 23 July 2004.
     
  • Poster presentation: Growth of manganese silicide films by co-deposition of Mn and Si on Si(111): a spectroscopic and morphological investigation. ECOSS 23 European Conference on Surface Science, Berlin (Germany) 4 - 9 September 2005.
     
  • Fourth Stig Lundqvist Conference on Advancing Frontiers of Condensed Matter Physics, Abdus Salam International Center of Theoretical Physics, Miramare - Trieste, Italy, 3 - 7 July 2006.
     
  • Oral presentation: Manganese silicide single crystal and films deposited on Si(111): a comparative spectroscopic study. ECOSS 24 European Conference on Surface Science, Paris (France), 4 - 8 September 2006.
     
  • First international workshop on the physical properties of lamellar cobaltates, Universitè Paris - Sud 11, Orsay, Paris (France) 16 - 20 July 2006.
     
  • Orbital 2007 - 6th Workshop on Orbital Physics and Novel Phenomena in Transition Metal Oxides, Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart (Germany), 10 - 11 October 2007.
     
  • Oral presentation (invite speaker): ARPES on Sr4Ru3O10: state of the art and way forward. Meeting of MAMA European Grant Collaboration, Department of Physics, University of Salerno, Salerno (Italy), 03 - 05 October 2012.
     
  • Oral presentation (invited speaker): Wave motion and wave mechanics. Training course for high-school teachers, University of Johannesburg, Faculty of Education, 11 May 2013.
     
  • Oral presentation: If 1 + 1 = 3 then E = 1/2 mc!. 58th SAIP2013 Annual conference of the South African Institute of Physics, University of Zululand, Richards Bay (South Africa), 8-12 July 2013.
     
  • Poster presentation: CePdIn2: a concentrated Kondo ferromagnet. 59th SAIP2014 Annual conference of the South African Institute of Physics, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg (South Africa), 7-11 July 2014.
     
  • Oral presentation (contributed speaker and organizer of the workshop): Synchrotron radiation: Basic principles and instrumentation. Mini-workshop on Synchrotron Radiation Based Spectroscopies and Applications, Auditorium Library APK Campus, University of Johannesburg, 26 February 2015.
     
  • Poster presentation: Electronic band structure and Fermi surface of Sr4Ru3O10. CORPES15 - International Conference on Strong Correlations and Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy, Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris (France), 05 - 10 July 2015.
     
  • Oral presentation (contributed speaker): Electronic structure studies at UJ: current and future research. Workshop on physical properties and their measurements, Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, 26 - 28 October 2015.
     
  • Oral presentation: Understanding of vector addition and subtraction by first year university students: graphical versus algebraic methods. 61st SAIP2016 Annual conference of the South African Institute of Physics, University of Cape Town, Cape Town (South Africa), 4-8 July 2016.
     
  • Poster presentation: Ce1-xLaxCu4Al as a case study for the investigation of Ce 4f wave function evolution from a coherent to a local Kondo effect. 61st SAIP2016 Annual conference of the South African Institute of Physics, University of Cape Town, Cape Town (South Africa), 4-8 July 2016.

 

 

Lecturing experience (University of Johannesburg)

August 2009 – November 2009 (2nd semester 2009): PHY1D01 (1st year course – responsible for lectures and tutorial sessions). Topics of the course: Electricity, magnetism, wave motion, optics and modern physics.

January 2010 – May 2010 (1st semester 2010): PHY1C01 (1st year course – responsible for lectures and tutorial sessions for Group 1). Topics of the course: Mechanics, thermodynamics, material properties and oscillations; PHY1Aext assistant to practicals (1st year extended programme laboratory sessions).

July 2010 – November 2010 (2nd semester 2010): PHY1D01 (1st year course – responsible for lectures and tutorial sessions). Topics of the course: Electricity, magnetism, wave motion, optics and modern physics.

January 2011 – June 2011 (1st semester 2011): PHY1C01 (1st year course – responsible for lectures and tutorial sessions for Group 1). Topics of the course: Mechanics, thermodynamics, material properties and oscillations.

July 2011 – November 2011 (2nd semester 2011): PHY0087 - Advanced Solid State B (Physics Honours course – responsible for lectures). Topics of the course: Fermi surfaces and electronic structure, Superconductivity, Magnetic resonance, Point defects, Dislocations, Noncrystalline solids and Alloys.

January 2012 – June 2012 (1st semester 2012): PHY1C01 (1st year course – responsible for lectures and tutorial sessions for Group 1). Topics of the course: Mechanics, thermodynamics, material properties and oscillations.

July 2012 – November 2012 (2nd semester 2012): PHY0087 - Advanced Solid State B (Physics Honours course – responsible for lectures). Topics of the course: Fermi surfaces and electronic structure, Superconductivity, Magnetic resonance, Point defects, Dislocations, Noncrystalline solids and Alloys.

February 2013 – June 2013 (1st semester 2013): PHY1C01 (1st year course – responsible for lectures and tutorial sessions for Group 1). Topics of the course: Mechanics, thermodynamics, material properties and oscillations.

July 2013 – October 2013 (2nd semester 2013): Practical coordinator for PHY1A2E (1st year extended programme laboratory sessions).

January 2014 – June 2014 (1st semester 2014): PHYG0A1 General Physics for Earth Sciences (1st year course – responsible for lectures and tutorial sessions). Topics of the course: units, vectors, motion in one and two dimensions, Newton’s laws, friction, linear momentum, energy, stress and strain, deformation of solids, rheology, gravity and isostasy.

July 2014 – November 2014 (2nd semester 2014): PHY002Y Waves and Optics (2nd year course – responsible for lectures). Topics of the course: general wave concepts, the linear wave equation, sinusoidal waveforms, complex harmonic waveforms and their relevance in wave mechanics, Huygens’ and Fermat’s principles, wave interference.

February 2015 – June 2015 (1st semester 2015): PHYG0A1 General Physics for Earth Sciences (1st year course – responsible for lectures and tutorial sessions). Topics of the course: units, vectors, motion in one and two dimensions, Newton’s laws, friction, linear momentum, energy, stress and strain, deformation of solids, rheology, gravity and isostasy.

July 2015 – November 2015 (2nd semester 2015): PHY002Y Waves and Optics (2nd year course – responsible for lectures). Topics of the course: general wave concepts, the linear wave equation, sinusoidal waveforms, complex harmonic waveforms and their relevance in wave mechanics, Huygens’ and Fermat’s principles, wave interference.

February 2016 – June 2016 (1st semester 2016): PHYG0A1 General Physics for Earth Sciences (1st year course – responsible for lectures and tutorial sessions). Topics of the course: units, vectors, motion in one and two dimensions, Newton’s laws, friction, linear momentum, energy, stress and strain, deformation of solids, rheology, gravity and isostasy.

August 2016 – November 2016 (2nd semester 2016): PHY002Y Waves and Optics (2nd year course – responsible for lectures). Topics of the course: general wave concepts, the linear wave equation, sinusoidal waveforms, complex harmonic waveforms and their relevance in wave mechanics, Huygens’ and Fermat’s principles, wave interference; PHY0087 - Advanced Solid State B (Physics Honours course – responsible for lectures). Topics of the course: Fermi surfaces and electronic structure, Superconductivity, Magnetic resonance, Point defects, Dislocations, Noncrystalline solids and Alloys.

February 2017 – June 2017 (1st semester 2017): PHY002Y Waves and Optics (2nd year course – responsible for lectures). Topics of the course: general wave concepts, the linear wave equation, sinusoidal waveforms, complex harmonic waveforms and their relevance in wave mechanics, Huygens’ and Fermat’s principles, wave interference; PHY003A Quantum Mechanics and Modern Physics (3rd year course - responsible for lectures).

Teaching workshops and seminars for professional development:

  • 7th - 8th October 2009: Academic Preparation Programme (Academic Preparation of New Academic Staff), Centre for Professional Academic Staff Development, University of Johannesburg.
  • 26th October 2010: First Year Academy Meeting, Faculty of Science, University of Johannesburg. (I gave a presentation on “How does TUTORING assist learning?”)
  • 28th January 2011: First Year Academy Meeting on “How do we teach problem solving and critical thinking”, Faculty of Science, University of Johannesburg.
  • 25th August 2011: “The role of the academic leadership”, Seminar by Prof David Siegel from the East Carolina University, USA.
  • Attendance at the Postgraduate Supervision Forum (speaker: Dr Moyra Keane) on 19 September 2011, organized by the Centre for Professional Academic Staff Development and Postgraduate Centre of the University of Johannesburg.
  • Attendance at the Teaching Portfolio Workshop on 20 March 2014, organized by the Centre for Professional Academic Staff Development of the University of Johannesburg.
  • Attendance to “Masterclass: Using technology for teaching and learning” (speaker: Prof. John Sandars, University of Sheffield, UK), University of Johannesburg 02 March 2015.

Leadership, administration and enhancement of the discipline

1) Currently referee for Referee for Physical Review B, Rare Metals and SAIP2016 Conference Proceedings. In the past, referee for Physical Review Letters, SAIP2014 and SAIP2015 Conference Proceedings, Surface Science and Applied Surface Science.

2) Panelist member for the Review of the BSc M-Stream: Majors Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Chemical technology and Physics in the School of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, 04-07 April 2017.

3) Reviewer and panelist member for National Research Foundation (NRF) funding calls. In particular, NRF SARChi Chair in 2015 (reviewer), NRF Rating (reviewer) in 2016 and NRF-NEP (panel member) in 2016.

4) July 2016 – present: Member of the Executive Committee of the Division for Condensed Matter and Materials of the South African Institute of Physics.

5) May 2016 – present: Member of the Faculty of Science Teaching and Learning Committee.

6) September 2014 – July 2016: Member for the National Working Group of WiPiSA (Women in Physics in South Africa), a forum of the South African Institute of Physics (SAIP). Portfolio: website and communication with the broader community.

7) July 2015 – March 2016: Member of the task team in charge of the compilation of the relevant documentation for the Departmental review to be carried out in February/March 2016. Portfolio: Review of the undergraduate courses for Physics majors.

8) November 2014 - May 2015: Member of the task team (constituted by four people) that compiled the UJ Faculty of Science Annual Report for 2014. I have drafted three of the ten chapters included in the Report.

9) June 2012 – October 2016: Coordinator and organiser of the activities of the Undergraduate Physics Club. The activities of the Club are intended to stimulate the interest of undergraduate students in choosing a career path in Physics and majoring in Physics subjects. The activities organised throughout the years are the following: the UDG Colloquium series in 2013 and 2014; organization of the annual trip to the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) (04 August 2012, 21 September 2013 and 19 July 2014) for 25 physics majors per year; organization of the annual physics students braai; assistance in undergraduate bursaries applications; mentoring of undergraduate physics students.

10) March 2012 - present: Organiser of the annual Physics Awards Ceremony, a social function meant to honor the top achievers in all undergraduate and Honours Physics modules. Students are awarded with a UJ certificate as top achiever. Book prizes are awarded to the best BSc students in each year, and cash prizes are awarded to the best 3rd year BSc students continuing towards an Honours degree in Physics. The annual awards ceremonies were organised on the following dates: 16 March 2012, 01 March 2013, 09 May 2014 and 08 May 2015. An average number of 25 students were awarded each year. The organization of the award function included: organization of the catering, printing of certificates, searching for sponsorship for book prizes, assessment of final module marks for the previous year to identify top achievers, and sending out invitation to students, colleagues and guest speakers.

11) April 2013 - July 2014: Member of the Local Organising Committee of the South African Institute of Physics SAIP2014 Annual Conference hosted by the Physics Department at UJ from the 7th to the 11st of July 2014. Conference Portfolio: Catering, Social Events and Transport Coordination.

Conference website: http://events.saip.org.za/conferenceDisplay.py?ovw=True&confId=34.

12) July 2013 – November 2016: WiPiSA (Women in Physics in South Africa - SAIP) representative for the UJ Department of Physics, including the organization of the WiPiSA annual lunch to promote networking and mentoring of female undergraduate and postgraduate students in Physics.

13) January 2011 - December 2012: Webmaster of the UJ Department of Physics website (http://www.uj.ac.za/physics): responsible for the update, organization and editing of the content uploaded on the website.

14) October 2010 - October 2011: Physics Department representative in the First Year Orientation Committee of the Faculty of Science.

 

Articles appearing in The Conversation Africa (https://theconversation.com/africa):

1. Academics must still ‘publish or perish’ under revamped research funding policy, published on 23 October 2015 (The Conversation – Education).

This article was republished in the University World News and AllAfrica on 23 October 2015.

This article has ~1000 readers to date.

2. Why Italy’s income-based scheme for university fees makes sense, published on 25 October 2015 (headline article for two days) (The Conversation – Education).

This article was republished in: SABC News, News24, AllAfrica, Egypt News, EyeWitness News and Netwerk24 (translated in Afrikaans).

This article has ~9200 readers to date.

I was interviewed about the content of this article by Kieno Kammies on 567 Cape Talk Radio Station on Wednesday 28 October 2015 at 07:20 during the Breakfast with Kieno Kammies programme.

3. Why lecturers need to know all about their students’ lives, fears and hopes, published on 02 March 2016 (The Conversation – Education). This article was republished on the Daily News (hard copy, 04 March 2016 edition, page 8), UJ News and Events website, eNCA, EyeWitness News, Times Live, MSN and Daily Higher Education News.

This article has ~8300 readers to date.

I was interviewed about the content of this article by John Robbie on 702 Radio Talk on Friday 04 March 2016 at 06:40 during The John Robbie Show, as well as on Unisa Radio on Wednesday 09 March 2016 at 12:30. I was also interviewed by Destiny Man.

4. Women in science: equality is impossible unless society shifts, published on 08 March 2016 in occasion of International Women’s Day (The Conversation – Science & Technology).

This article has been republished in The Huffington Post, Mail & Guardian Africa, AllAfrica and All4Women. It was also republished on the African Independent (hard copy, 24 March 2016 edition, page 9) with the title: “Women in science need societal shift”.

This article has ~5300 readers to date.

 

List of publications of Emanuela Carleschi 

Articles in international peer-reviewed journals 

1. F. Bondino, E. Magnano, E. Carleschi, M. Zangrando, F. Galli, J.A. Mydosh, F. Parmigiani

Electronic structure of the charge-density-wave compound Er5Ir4Si10

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 18, 5773-5782 (2006) (10 pages)

2. E. Magnano, E. Carleschi, A. Nicolaou, T. Pardini, M. Zangrando, F. Parmigiani

Growth of manganese silicide films by co-deposition of Mn and Si on Si(111): a spectroscopic and morphological investigation

Surface Science 600, 3932-3937 (2006) (6 pages)

3. M. Zangrando, E. Magnano, A. Nicolaou, E. Carleschi, F. Parmigiani

Observation of the two-hole satellite in Mn metal films by radiationless resonance Raman spectroscopy at the 2p edge

Physical Review B 75, 233402 (2007) (4 pages)

4. B.P. Doyle, E. Carleschi, E. Magnano, M. Malvestuto, A.A. Dee, A.S. Wills, Y. Janssen, P.C. Canfield

Temperature-independent ytterbium valence in YbGaGe

Physical Review B 75, 235109 (2007) (8 pages)

5. E. Carleschi, E. Magnano, M. Zangrando, F. Bondino, A. Nicolaou, F. Carbone, D. Van der Marel, F. Parmigiani

Manganese silicide single crystal and films deposited on Si(111): a comparative spectroscopic study

Surface Science 601, 4066-4073 (2007) (8 pages)

6. K.B. Garg, N.L. Saini, B.R. Sekhar, R.K. Singhal, B. Doyle, S. Nannarone, F. Bondino, E. Magnano, E. Carleschi, T. Chatterji

Doped holes and Mn valence in manganites: a polarized soft x-ray absorption study of LaMnO3 and quasi-2D manganite systems

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 20, 055215 (2008) (7 pages)

7. F. Bondino, K.B. Garg, E. Magnano, E. Carleschi, M. Heinonen, R.K. Shinghal, S.K. Gaur, F. Parmigiani

Electronic structure of Mn-doped ZnO by x-ray emission and absorption spectroscopy

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 20, 275205 (2008) (7 pages)

8. K.B. Garg, P. Nordblad, M. Heinonen, N. Panwar, S.K. Agarwal, F. Bondino, E. Magnano, E. Carleschi, F. Parmigiani

Study of Sb substitution for Pr in the Pr0.67Ba0.33MnO3 system

Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 321, 305-311 (2009) (7 pages)

9. E. Carleschi, M. Malvestuto, M. Zacchigna, A. Nicolaou, V. Brouet,  S. Hébert, H. Muguerra, D. Grebille, F. Parmigiani

Electronic structure and charge transfer processes in Bi-Ca misfit cobaltate

Physical Review B 80, 035114 (2009) (11 pages)

10. M. Malvestuto, E. Carleschi, R. Fittipaldi, E. Goralev, E. Pavarini, M. Cuoco, Y. Maeno, F. Parmigiani, A. Vecchione

Electronic structure trends in Srn+1RunO3n+1 family (n=1,2,3)

Physical Review B 83, 165121 (2011) (5 pages)

11. E Carleschi, E. Magnano, M. Melli, M. Lazzarino

Cycloaddition functionalization of cleaved microstructures

ChemPhysChem 13, 459-462 (2012) (4 pages)

12. V.B. Zabolotnyy, E. Carleschi, T. Kim, A.A. Kordyuk, J. Trinckauf, J. Geck, D. Evtushinsky, B.P. Doyle, R.T. Fittipaldi, M. Cuoco, A. Vecchione, B. Büchner, and S.V. Borisenko

Surface and bulk electronic structure of unconventional superconductor Sr2RuO4: unusual splitting of the b band

New Journal of Physics 14, 063039 (2012) (13 pages)

13. S.V. Borisenko, V.B. Zabolotnyy, A.A. Kordyuk, D. Evtushinsky, T. Kim, E. Carleschi, B.P. Doyle, R. Fittipaldi, M. Cuoco, A. Vecchione and H. Berger

Fermi surface mapping of Sr2RuO4 at low temperatures

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE) 68, e50129 (2012) (8 pages)

14. G.R. Hearne, W.N. Sibanda, E. Carleschi, V. Pischedda and J.P. Attfield

Pressure-induced suppression of charge order and nanosecond valence dynamics in Fe2OBO3

Physical Review B 86, 195134 (2012) (5 pages)

15. J.L. Snyman, E. Carleschi, B.P. Doyle and A.M. Strydom

Anomalous and conventional magnetocaloric effects in CeSi

Journal of Applied Physics 113, 17A903 (2013) (3 pages)

16. D.T. Dekadjevi, A. Prinsloo, E. Carleschi, S.P. Pogossian, J. Phi. Jay, D. Spenato, J. Ben Youssef and A. Strydom

Driving the magnetization reversal below the blocking temperature in exchange biased NiFe/NiO

Journal of Applied Physics 114, 093904 (2013) (4 pages)

17. V.B. Zabolotnyy, D.V. Evtushinsky, A.A. Kordyuk, T.K. Kim, E. Carleschi, B.P. Doyle, R. Fittipaldi, M. Cuoco, A. Vecchione and S.V. Borisenko

Renormalized band structure of Sr2RuO4: a quasiparticle tight-binding approach

Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena 191, 48-53 (2013) (6 pages)

18. M. Malvestuto, V. Capogrosso, E. Carleschi, L. Galli, E. Gorelov, E. Pavarini, R. Fittipaldi, F. Forte, M. Cuoco, A. Vecchione and F. Parmigiani

Nature of the apical and planar oxygen bonds in the Srn+1RunO3n+1 family (n=1,2,3)

Physical Review B 88, 195143 (2013) (6 pages)

19. G. Diguet, G.R. Hearne, W.N. Sibanda, E. Carleschi, P.Musyimi, V. Pischedda, J.P. Attfield

Possible Wigner-Mott insulator-to-insulator transition at pressure in charge-ordered Fe2OBO3

Physical Review B 89, 035132 (2014) (8 pages)

20. E. Carleschi, B.P. Doyle, R. Fittipaldi, V. Granata, A.M. Strydom, M. Cuoco, A. Vecchione

Double metamagnetic transition in Sr4Ru3O10

Physical Review B 90, 205120 (2014) (9 pages)

21. E. Carleschi, B.P. Doyle, J.L. Snyman, E. Magnano, S. Nappini, I. Pis, F. Bondino, P. Peratheepan, A.M. Strydom

Evidence for strong f-d hybridization in the intermetallic ferromagnet CePdIn2

Physical Review B 92, 235137 (2015) (11 pages)

22. G.R. Hearne, E. Carleschi, W.N. Sibanda, P. Musyimi, G. Diguet, Yu.B. Kudasov, D.A. Maslov, A.S. Korshunov

Coexistence of site- and bond-centered electron localization in the high pressure phase of LuFe2O4

Physical Review B 93, 105101 (2016) (7 pages)

23. F. Weickert, L. Civale, B.A. Maiorov, M. Jaime, M.B. Salomon, E. Carleschi, A.M. Strydom, R. Fittipaldi, V. Granata, A. Vecchione

Indication for Antisymmetric Exchange Interaction in Ferromagnetic Sr4Ru3O10

Accepted for publication in Nature Scientific Reports (arXiv:1702.06882)

 

Articles in peer-reviewed conference proceedings

1. A.S. Ngankeu, E. Carleschi, B.P. Doyle

Low-energy electronic structure of the itinerant metamagnet Sr3Ru2O7

Proceedings of SAIP2013: the 58th annual conference of the South African Institute of Physics (ISBN: 978-0-620-62819-8), 116-120 (2014)

2. E. Carleschi, B.S. Jacobs

Correlation between mathematics proficiency and performance in a first-year physics course

Proceedings of SAIP2013: the 58th annual conference of the South African Institute of Physics (ISBN: 978-0-620-62819-8), 441-445 (2014)

3. P. Ngabonziza, E. Carleschi, B.P. Doyle

Signature of electron-phonon correlation in the band structure of Sr4Ru3O10

Proceedings of SAIP2012: the 57th annual conference of the South African Institute of Physics (ISBN: 978-1-77592-070-0), 153-157 (2014)

4. M.A.M. Ahmed, E. Carleschi, G.R. Hearne, B.P. Doyle

Synthesis and characterization of the semiconducting intermetallic compound FeGa3

Proceedings of SAIP2014: the 59th annual conference of the South African Institute of Physics (ISBN: 978-0-620-65391-6), 2-6 (2015)

5. M.A. Peck, W.N. Sibanda, G. Diguet, C. Martin, E. Carleschi, G.R. Hearne

Synthesis and magnetic-electronic characterization of mixed-valence LeFe2O4-d: effect of stoichiometry d

Proceedings of SAIP2014: the 59th annual conference of the South African Institute of Physics (ISBN: 978-0-620-65391-6), 114-119 (2015)

6. W.N. Sibanda, E. Carleschi, G. Diguet, C. Martin, G.R. Hearne

Charge ordering dynamics under pressure in LuFe2O4

Proceedings of SAIP2014: the 59th annual conference of the South African Institute of Physics (ISBN: 978-0-620-65391-6), 126-131 (2015)

7. W.N. Sibanda, E. Carleschi, G. Diguet, V. Pischedda, J.P. Attfield, G.R. Hearne

Pressure induced charge order collapse in Fe2OBO3

Proceedings of SAIP2014: the 59th annual conference of the South African Institute of Physics (ISBN: 978-0-620-65391-6), 132-137 (2015)