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dr. E. (Erik) van Heumen

  • Faculty of Science
    Van der Waals-Zeeman Instituut
  • Visiting address
    Science Park A
    Science Park 904  Room number: C4.245
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  94485
    1090 GL  Amsterdam
    T: 0205256334
    T: 0205257260


Welcome to my personal UvA page. There is not much content here, just my C.V. If you want to now more about me and my research, check out my webpage. To find out more about the group I am working in, possible student projects etc. please refer to our group website.

Curriculum Vitae

I studied physics in Leiden, where I obtained a master degree in theoretical (condensed matter) physics under the supervision of Jan Zaanen. The subject of my thesis was the devilish fermion sign problem (classified as NP hard...I didn't solve it)
I decided to pursue a Ph.D in experimental physics and was lucky to find a great environment in the group of Dirk van der Marel, who had just moved from the University of Groningen to the University of Geneva.
The subject of my thesis was optical spectroscopy of cuprate high Tc superconductors. I implemented a technique to extract the glue, binding electrons into Cooper pairs, from optical spectra. The main results and my contribution to the study of the high Tc phenomena was awarded with the IBM prize for condensed matter physics from the Swiss Physical Society.
I am now a postdoc in the group of Mark Golden, working on a VENI grant from NWO. I intend to implement similar techniques used in my thesis in order to perform a combined analysisof optical, angle resolved photoemission and scanning tunneling spectroscopies.
My full C.V. contains a list of talks and papers.


  • McLeod, A. S., van Heumen, E., Ramirez, J. G., Wang, S., Saerbeck, T., Guenon, S., ... Basov, D. N. (2017). Nanotextured phase coexistence in the correlated insulator V2O3. Nature Physics, 13(1), 80-86. DOI: 10.1038/nphys3882  [details] 
  • Frantzeskakis, E., Ramankutty, S. V., de Jong, N., Huang, Y. K., Pan, Y., Tytarenko, A., ... Golden, M. S. (2017). Trigger of the ubiquitous surface band bending in 3D topological insulators. Physical Review X, 7(4), [041041]. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.7.041041  [details] 


  • Sterzi, A., Crepaldi, A., Cilento, F., Manzoni, G., Frantzeskakis, E., Zacchigna, M., ... Parmigiani, F. (2016). SmB6 electron-phonon coupling constant from time- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 94(8), [081111]. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.94.081111  [details] 
  • Groenendijk, D. J., Manca, N., Mattoni, G., Kootstra, L., Gariglio, S., Huang, Y., ... Caviglia, A. D. (2016). Epitaxial growth and thermodynamic stability of SrIrO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures. Applied Physics Letters, 109(4), [041906]. DOI: 10.1063/1.4960101  [details] 
  • Pan, Y., Nikitin, A. M., Wu, D., Huang, Y. K., Puri, A., Wiedmann, S., ... De Visser, A. (2016). Quantum oscillations of the topological surface states in low carrier concentration crystals of Bi2-xSbxTe3-ySey. Solid State Communications, 227, 13-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssc.2015.11.008  [details] 
  • Tytarenko, A., Nakatsukasa, K., Huang, Y. K., Johnston, S., & van Heumen, E. (2016). From bad metal to Kondo insulator: Temperature evolution of the optical properties of SmB6. New Journal of Physics, 18, [123003]. DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/18/12/123003  [details] 



  • Pan, Y., Wu, D., Angevaare, J. R., Luigjes, H., Frantzeskakis, E., de Jong, N., ... de Visser, A. (2014). Low Carrier Concentration Crystals of the Topological Insulator Bi2−xSbxTe3-ySey: A Magnetotransport Study. New Journal of Physics, 16, 123035. DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/16/12/123035  [details] 


  • Slooten, E., Zhong, Z., Molegraaf, H. J. A., Eerkes, P. D., de Jong, S., Massee, F., ... Golden, M. (2013). Hard x-ray photoemission and density functional theory study of the internal electric field in SrTiO3/LaAlO3 oxide heterostructures. Physical Review B, 87(8), 085128. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.87.085128  [details] 
  • Mirzaei, S. I., Stricker, D., Hancock, J. N., Berthod, C., Georges, A., van Heumen, E., ... van der Marel, D. (2013). Spectroscopic evidence for Fermi liquid-like energy and temperature dependence of the relaxation rate in the pseudogap phase of the cuprates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(15), 5774-5778. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1218846110  [details] 


  • Koepernik, K., Johnston, S., van Heumen, E., Huang, Y., Kaas, J., Goedkoop, J. B., ... van den Brink, J. (2012). Surface adatom conductance filtering in scanning tunneling spectroscopy of Co-doped BaFe2As2 iron pnictide superconductors. Physical Review Letters, 109, 127001. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.127001  [details] 


  • van Heumen, E., Vuorinen, J., Koepernik, K., Massee, F., Huang, Y., Shi, M., ... Golden, M. S. (2011). Existence, character and origin of surface-related bands in the high temperature iron pnictide superconductor BaFe2-xCoxAs2. Physical Review Letters, 106(2). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.027002  [details] 
  • Thirupathaiah, S., Rienks, E. D. L., Jeevan, H. S., Ovsyannikov, R., Slooten, E., Kaas, J., ... Fink, J. (2011). Dissimilarities between the electronic structure of chemically doped and chemically pressurized iron pnictides from an angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy study. Physical Review B, 84(1). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.014531  [details] 


  • Massee, F., Huang, Y. K., Kaas, J., van Heumen, E., de Jong, S., Huisman, R., ... Golden, M. S. (2010). Pseudogap-less high-Tc superconductivity in BaCoxFe2−xAs2. Europhysics Letters, 92(5), 57012. DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/92/57012  [details] 
  • de Jong, S., van Heumen, E., Thirupathaiah, S., Huisman, R., Massee, F., Goedkoop, J. B., ... Golden, M. S. (2010). Droplet-like Fermi surfaces in the anti-ferromagnetic phase of EuFe2As2, an Fe-pnictide superconductor parent compound. Europhysics Letters, 89(2), 27007. DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/89/27007  [details] 
  • van Heumen, E., Huang, Y., de Jong, S., Kuzmenko, A. B., Golden, M. S., & van der Marel, D. (2010). Optical properties of BaFe2-xCoxAs2. Europhysics Letters, 90(3), 37005. DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/90/37005  [details] 


  • Massee, F., de Jong, S., Huang, Y., Kaas, J., van Heumen, E., Goedkoop, J. B., & Golden, M. S. (2009). Cleavage surfaces of the BaFe2−xCoxAs2 and FeySe1−xTex superconductors: A combined STM plus LEED study. Physical Review B, 80(14), 140507(R). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.140507  [details] 


  • van Heumen, E. (2011). Wat lijmt elektronen tot Cooperparen in hoge-Tc-supergeleiders? Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde, 77(11), 380-383. [details] 

Talk / presentation

  • van Heumen, E. (speaker) (19-9-2016). ARPES, STM and optics of M122 pnictide superconductors, Superconducting hybrid nanostructures: physics and application, moscow, Russian Federation.
  • van Heumen, E. (speaker) (19-6-2016). Direct observation of a Fermi liquid-like normal state in Co-doped BaFe2As2, 11th International Conference on Spectroscopies in Novel Superconductors , Ludwigsburg, Germany.
  • van Heumen, E. (speaker) (15-4-2016). ARPES, STM and optics of M122 pnictide superconductors, Probing Superconductivity at the Nanoscale, saas fee, Switzerland.



  • Tytarenko, A. (2017). Exploring instabilities of bad metals with optical spectroscopy [details] 
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