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Current group members


Dr. Dominik Maximilian Juraschek
Group head

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Phone: +972 (0) 3 640 8682

Office: Shenkar Physics, Room 409a

Dominik is a Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor (tenure-track) for Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter Physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy

at Tel Aviv University.



Senior Lecturer, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University (10/2021-present)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University (2019-2021)


Ph.D., Department of Materials, ETH Zurich (2018)

M.Sc. in Physics, University of Augsburg (2015)

B.Sc. in Physics, University of Augsburg (2012)

Awards and Fellowships

Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship of the Swiss National Science Foundation (2019-2021)

ETH Medal for outstanding doctoral thesis, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2019)

J-Physics KAKENHI Grant of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2017)

Erasmus Stipend of the European Union (2013-2014)


Pooja Rani, M.Tech., M.Sc.
Ph.D. student


Office: Shenkar Physics, Room 401 #3

Pooja is a physics Ph.D. student who joined the group in October 2022. She investigates how coherently driven phonons can be used to modulate magnetic and ferroelectric properties of bulk and 2D layered materials. Pooja obtained her M.Tech. from IIT Delhi and her M.Sc. and B.Sc. from Chaudhary Devi Lal University.


Carolina Paiva, M.Sc.
Ph.D. student

Email (to be updated)

Office: Shenkar Physics, Room 401 #3

Carolina is a physics Ph.D. student who will be joining the group jointly with the group of Prof. Roni Ilan in March 2023. She will be investigating how topological systems can be engineered through coherent excitations of the crystal lattice. Carolina obtained her M.Sc. from the University of Lisbon.


Tom Kahana, B.Sc.
M.Sc. student


Office: Shenkar Physics, Room 401 #3

Tom is a physics master student and joined the group in June 2022. He investigates how optically driven circularly polarized (chiral) phonons produce effective magnetic fields in crystalline solids, using a combination of phenomenological modeling and first-principles calculations. Tom obtained his B.Sc. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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