Dr Eteri Svanidze

Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids

Dr Eteri Svanidze received her bachelor’s degrees from the State University of New York at Fredonia, majoring in experimental physics and applied mathematics. Upon completing several summer internships, she chose to pursue her graduate degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas. Concentrating in the area of experimental condensed matter physics, her dissertation was focused on design, synthesis, and characterization of magnets, composed of non-magnetic elements. Upon completion of her graduate studies, she was awarded a visiting researcher position to the Brazilian Center for Research in Physics as well as a Fulbright Research Chair position to McMaster University in Canada.

After working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solid, she started her group at the same institute as a recipient of a Minerva Fast Track position. Her work focuses on design and synthesis of novel strongly correlated materials, containing elements from the bottom of the periodic table. In particular, Dr Svanidze is interested in the interplay of chemical and physical properties of magnetic and superconducting systems. By using a combination of tools from solid-state chemistry, condensed matter physics, and materials science, Dr Svanidze is not only working toward answering questions of fundamental science, but is also interested in how a full application potential of these materials can be unlocked.