Elena received her physics diploma at the university of Heidelberg in 2007. She then did her PhD between 2007 and 2010 in the group by Jacques Flouquet in CEA Grenoble, France, on high pressure studies of competing phases in uranium heavy fermion systems.
Afterwards she moved to Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada, for a postdoc in Louis Taillefer’s group. As a Cifar Global Scholar and FQRNT postdoc fellow she worked on superconductivity in iron pnictides and Sr2RuO4.
In 2014 she was awarded an independent Max-Planck research group leader position by the Max Planck Society. She built up and leads the group “Physics of Unconventional Metals and Superconductors” at the MPI for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Germany.
Her research interest lies in quantum materials and there namely unconventional superconductors and unconventional metals, including topological semimetals. Her group focuses on experiments in extreme conditions, that is very low temperature, very high magnetic fields and high pressure, in which she studies thermal and electric transport and magnetic susceptibility. She is also specialised in quantum oscillations, a fingerprint of clean metals giving microscopic information on the electronic states.
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