Dr. Elizabeth Marie Skoropata

Elizabeth Skoropata

Microscopy and Magnetism Group

Paul Scherrer Institut
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI


Elizabeth Skoropata is a postdoc in the RESOXS team of the Microscopy and Magnetism group (led by Dr. Urs Staub) that is part of the Condensed Matter Laboratory within the Photon Science division. Elizabeth obtained her Ph. D. in physics from the University of Manitoba. In the Nanomagnetism group of Prof. Johan van Lierop, her Ph. D. research was aimed at understanding the surface and interface magnetism of nanoparticles. Afterwords, she joined the Quantum Heterostructures group of Dr. Ho Nyung Lee at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where her primary focus was to create 3d-5d epitaxial oxide thin films to investigate the magnetotransport properties resulting from Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions at oxide interfaces. Elizabeth's work using lab-based characterization of structure, magnetism, and electronic transport combined with hard- and soft- x-ray absorption, circular and linear dichroism, and neutron reflectometry is aimed at uncovering how the local electronic and magnetic environments of atomic species create the functional properties of nano-scale systems. Elizabeth joined PSI in August 2020, with the aim of studying static and dynamic magnetism of correlated oxide systems.

Selected Publications

A complete list of publications can be found on ORCID (http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8774-1594).