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Guido van Miert

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Guido van Miert

Guido van Miert

  • Engineering
  • Trainee Patent Attorney

Guido van Miert studied mathematics & physics and astronomy at Utrecht University.  After finishing his studies he did a PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University. During his PhD Guido specialized in topological insulators.

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These materials only conduct electricity at the edge and provide a promising platform for the development of a quantum computer.

Working experience

  • Trainee Patent Attorny, V.O. (2018-present)
  • Post-doctoral researcher, Utrecht University (2018)
  • PhD candidate Theoretical condensed matter physics, Utrecht University (2014-2018)
  • Teaching-assistent, Utrecht University (2010-2014)

Education

  • PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics, Utrecht University (2014-2018)
  • MSc Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University (2011-2014)
  • BSc Physics and Astronomy, Utrecht University (2008-2011)
  • BSc Mathematics, Utrecht University (2008-2011)

Publications

  • Van Miert, G., Morais Smith, C. and Juricic, V. (2014) High-Chern-number bands and tunable Dirac cones in β –graphyne Phys. Rev. B 90, 081406(R);
  • Van Miert, G., Juricic, V. and Morais Smith, C. (2014) Tight-binding theory of spin-orbit coupling in graphynes Phys. Rev. B 90, 195414;
  • Van Miert, G. and Morais Smith, C. (2016) Dirac cones beyond the honeycomb lattice: a symmetry based approach Phys. Rev. B 93, 035401;
  • Van Miert, G., Ortix, C. and Morais Smith, (2017) C. Topological origin of edge states in two-dimensional  inversion-symmetric insulators and semimetals 2D Mater. 4 015023;
  • Slot, M., Gardenier, T., Jacobse, P., Van Miert, G., Kempkes, S., Zevenhuizen, S, Morais Smith, C, Vanmaekelbergh, D. and Swart, I., (2017) Experimental realization and characterization of an electronic Lieb lattice Nature Physics 13, 672-676;
  • Van Miert, G and Ortix, C., (2017) Excess charges as a probe of one-dimensional topological crystalline insulating phases Phys. Rev. B 96, 235130;
  • Kunst, F., Van Miert, G. and Bergholtz, E., (2018) Lattice models with exactly solvable topological hinge and corner states Phys. Rev. B 97 241405(R);
  • Van Miert, G. and Ortix, C. (2018) Dislocation charges reveal two-dimensional topological crystalline invariants Phys. Rev. B 97 201111(R);
  • Van Miert, G. and Ortix, C. (2018) Higher-order topological insulators protected by inversion and rotoinversion symmetries Phys. Rev. B 081110(R);
  • Kooi, S., Van Miert, G. and Ortix, C. (2018) Inversion-symmetry protected chiral hinge states in stacks of doped quantum Hall layers arXiv:1807.01277;
  • Kunst, F., Van Miert, G. and Bergholtz, E. (2018) Boundaries of boundaries: a systematic approach to lattice models with solvable boundary states of arbitrary codimension arXiv:1809.05293.

Languages

  • Dutch(native)
  • English (fluent)
  • Portuguese(B2.1)
  • German (basic)
  • French (basic)

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