Matthaeus Wolak


Temple University
Department of Physics
SERC, room 409
1925 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: 215-204-1235


Matthaeus Wolak received his Master’s degree in Applied Physics from the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2007. His Ph.D work at the University of South Florida focused on “The Electronic Structure of Biomolecular Self-Assembled Monolayers.” and he received his Ph.D in electrical engineering in 2012. He joined Dr. Xiaoxing Xi’s research group in the Physics department at Temple University as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2012 where he studies superconducting thin films.

Research Interests
Electronic and optic properties of organic and inorganic monolayers and thin films, superconductor based applications and devices

5 most relevant publications

  • M. A. Wolak, S. Gutmann, M. Conrad, M.M. Beerbom, C. Ferekides, R. Schlaf. Charge Injection Barriers and Chemical Interaction at the CdTe/NbSe2 Interface. Journal of Applied Physics, 109, 023701 (2011)
  • M. A. Wolak, A. Balaeff, S. Gutmann, H. Helmrich, R. Vosloo, et. al. Electronic Structure of Self-Assembled Peptide Nucleic Acid Thin Films. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 (34), 17123-17135 (2011)
  • M. A. Wolak, T. Tan, A. Krick, E. Johnson, M. Hambe, et. al. Superconducting magnesium diboride coatings for radio frequency cavities fabricated by hybrid physical-chemical vapor deposition. Physical Review ST Accelerators and Beams, 17, 012001 (2014)
  • P. Orgiani, R. Ciancio, M. A. Wolak, X. X. Xi, The role of the substrate surface morphology in enhancing the MgB2 superconducting temperature. Journal of Materials Science, 49, 4108-4114 (2014)
  • M. A. Wolak, N. Acharya, T. Tan, D. Cunnane, B. S. Karasik, and X. X. Xi, Fabrication and Characterization of Ultrathin MgB2 Films for Hot-Electron Bolometer Applications, Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on (in proof, 2015)