Curriculum Vitae

Below, you can see my full CV, including links for publications and other documents. If you are so inclined, you can instead fetch my CV as a PDF file, either as a 2-page short version or a full version.



Education

2012-presentPh.D.  Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Project title: Detailed model of a high-temperature superconductor by analysis of virtual and real experiments
At the X-ray and Neutron Scattering group with Linda Udby and Kim Lefmann as supervisors
Part of the project is also to be a developer in the e-neutrons.org Project (previously VNT)
2011-2012M.Sc.  Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Education towards masters degree in physics (stopped without getting the degree, since I continued directly to my Ph.D. - the MSc part was finished November 2015)
Optional courses in: Neutron and X-ray scattering, condensed matter physics, general relativity, statistics, and particle physics
Average 9.0, master's thesis 12 (12 scale)
2007-2011B.Sc.  Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Bachelors degree in physics with end-project on neutron moderator simulations
Optional courses in: Nuclear, atomic, and particle physics, chaos, computer science, and quantum field theory
Average 11.1, bachelor thesis 12 (12 scale)
2004-2007High school  Holstebro Gymnasium og HF, Holstebro
Mathematical line, with chemistry, maths and physics on highest level
Average 10.5 (13 scale)
2003-2004Boarding school  Den Danske Husflidsefterskole, Skjern
Line focusing on wood crafts; 9th grade primary school exam incl. woodwork-exam
Average 10.3 (13 scale)

Summer schools and workshops

July 2016International School on Aperiodic Crystals  University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
A week-long course with focus on aperiodic crystals - quasicrystals, incommensurately modulated crystal structures, tiling, etc.
November 2013Mantid course  Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, Harwell Oxford, England
Three days with an introduction to Mantid, Python, and advanced uses of Mantid
November 2013Structural State of Minerals and its Applications  GeoCenter, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
A week on structural crystallography and diffraction on minerals
October 2013Publishing in Peer-Review Journals  DARK Cosmology Centre, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Three-day course on structuring and writing scientific content for international peer-review journals, and on how the review process works
October 2013Coping with the challenges of a PhD  DARK Cosmology Centre, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Two-day course on project management and time management methods
September 2013Introduction to University Pedagogy  Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
A week with didactical exercises and lectures on how to structure university teaching
March 2013ADD Workshop  ILL, Grenoble, France
A week with tutorials and lectures on different programs and methods that are used for real-space analysis of diffraction data
January 2013Flipper Workshop  ILL, Grenoble, France
Three days with talks on magnetism, superconductivity, and multiferroics, investigated with polarized neutrons
September 2012DISCUS Workshop  University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Erlangen, Germany
A week with introduction to the DISCUS simulation program for diffuse scattering and disordered crystal structures
June 2012NBIA Workshop on Neutron Science  Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
A week of lectures related to neutron instrumentation
March 2012Jana2006 ad hoc workshop  Institute of Physics ASCR, Prague, Czech Republic
Two days with introduction to the Jana2006 program, primarily consisting of tutorial sessions
January 2012iFit workshop  Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
A two day workshop on the advanced dataanalysis and -visualization program package iFit
August 2011PSI Summer School on Condensed Matter Research  Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
10 days on probing phase transitions using photons, muons and neutrons, including a 3-day practical part at the SLS and SINQ X-ray and neutron sources


Thesis work

Master's thesis

PeriodMarch 2012 - November 2015 (part time w. interruption)
TitleStructural investigation of La(2-x)Sr(x)CuO(4+y) (view report, DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.2075680.v2)
SupervisorKim Lefmann and Linda Udby
DescriptionX-rays and neutrons were used to investigate the superstructure known as staging, and temperature dependent results for four different samples are presented and compared to results for similar compounds from literature.

Bachelor thesis

PeriodSeptember 2010 - January 2011
TitleInvestigation of neutron moderators with spherical voids (view report)
SupervisorKim Lefmann
DescriptionAn investigation of the impact of moderator geometry on the neutron flux from a neutron source. Both theory, simulation and experiments were used.

First year project

PeriodJanuary 2008 - March 2008
TitleLifetime of K-shell excited copper (view report in Danish)
SupervisorRobert Feidenhans'l
DescriptionFinding the lifetime of the Kα transitions in copper, using a dispersive X-ray setup to find the linewidths of the Kα1 and Kα2 peaks.


Job experiences

Academically

March 2011 - February 2012e-learning developer  Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Co-developer of an e-learning system for teaching neutron scattering - I continued working on this project during my combined MSc and PhD project period

Academic teaching

August 2012 and 2013Tutorial instructor  Applications of X-ray and Neutron Scattering in Biology, Chemistry and Physics summer course at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Instructor in split-sessions with the purpose of teaching biology- and chemistry-bachelors math and physics to be ready for an introductory course in scattering, for two runs of the course; and instructor in the use of a virtual reflectometer experiment (2012 only)
April - June 2011 - 2013Student instructor  Experimental Physics course at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Instructor in laboratory exercises, along with teaching on writing scientifically, and the use of MATLAB and LaTeX, for three runs of the course. I held several lectures and helped with course planning, correcting and giving feedback on hand-ins and the final exam
September - November 2012Student instructor  Neutron Scattering in Theory, Simulation, and Experiment course at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Instructor in the course, giving a few lectures, and otherwise helping in calculation and simulation exercises
July 2012Tutorial instructor  International Neutron Scattering Instrumentation School (INSIS) at Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Italy
Instructor in two McStas tutorials during the summer school

Other jobs

2007-2012Cleaning employee at medical clinic  Speciallægeklinikken Trianglen, Copenhagen
Summer 2007Clerk at patient transport office  Region Midt, Holstebro
2006-2007Office assistant and archive employee at TV station  TV/Midt-Vest, Holstebro
2004-2005Shop assistant and waitress in a bakery/café  Tanges Bageri, Holstebro


Other experiences

Talks

October 2013Talk on my current work on La(2-x)Sr(x)CuO(4+y)  X-ray and Neutron Scattering weekly group meeting, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Halfway/start presentation of my combined master and PhD project

Conferences

June 2017DanScatt Meeting  Odense, Denmark
Two days meeting on scattering. I presented two posters at the meeting, about my work on LSCO+O superstructures (see poster) and on our e-neutrons.org platform for teaching neutron scattering (see poster).
August/September 2016Meeting of the European Crystallographic Association  Basel, Switzerland
Week-long conference on crystallography. I presented a poster at the meeting, on my work with the staging superstructure in LSCO+O (see poster).
May 2016Swedish Neutron Scattering Society yearly meeting  Lund, Sweden
Two-day meeting on neutron scattering. I presented a poster at the meeting, on my work with the staging superstructure in LSCO+O (see poster).
May 2016DanScatt Meeting and Danish Crystallographers Meeting  Copenhagen, Denmark
Two-day meeting on scattering and crystallography. I presented a poster at the meeting, on my work with the staging superstructure in LSCO+O (see poster).
July 2013International Neutron Scattering Conference (ICNS)  Edinburgh, Scotland
I presented two posters at the conference, one on my e-learning project (see poster), and one on my work with superstructures in LCO+O (see poster).
July 2013Science & Scientists @ ESS meeting  Edinburgh, Scotland
Satellite meeting to ICNS, involving scientists from various fields of research to give input on the future scientific capabilities and infrastructure of ESS
June 2013Nordic Physics Days  Lund, Sweden
Three days with mixed physics from the Nordic physics societies - I was mostly following teaching developments
March 2013Neutrons 2.0: International Workshop Software for Neutron Scattering   Berlin, Germany
A week of diskussion and presentations of different software solutions for neutron scattering around the world
October 2012Advanced Simulation Techniques for Total Scattering Data  Santa Fe, NM, USA
An overview of programs for data treatment and modelling of total scattering data, including a small introductory tutorial of the program PDFgui.
May/June 2012DanScatt Meeting and Danish Crystallographic Meeting  Odense, Denmark
Two-day meeting on scattering and crystallography. I presented a poster at the meeting, on my bachelor work with spherically grooved neutron moderators (see poster).
July 2011European Neutron Scattering Conference (ECNS)  Prague, Czech Republic
Mads Bertelsen got a talk on our bachelor project (and the work we did on it later), and we prepared this together (view slides)
July 2011Science & Scientists @ ESS meeting  Prague, Czech Republic
Satellite meeting to ECNS, involving scientists from various fields of research to give input on the future scientific capabilities and infrastructure of ESS
July 2011MCNSI7  Prague, Czech Republic
Satellite meeting to ECNS, giving an overview of the development of Monte Carlo simulation software, along with a discussion of instrumentation and simulation techniques

X-ray and neutron instruments

I've used several instruments at X-ray and neutron facilities, as listed below. Apart from these, I've also worked with equipment at DTU-Risø and the University of Copenhagen (X-ray Laue camera, susceptibility equipment, etc.).

RITA-IITriple-axis spectrometer  SINQ (PSI), Switzerland
Used during four different beam times; first as part of the neutron scattering course at the University of Copenhagen, later at a beam time where we tried detwinning three LSCO crystals, then at a beam time where we were measuring l-dependence of an incommensurate magnetic peak in a LSCO crystal with applied field, and latest at a beam time where we were measuring on YMnO3
SANS-IISmall-angle neutron scattering instrument  SINQ (PSI), Switzerland
Used during a beam time as part of the neutron scattering course at the University of Copenhagen, where we measured on liposomes
TASPTriple-axis spectrometer  SINQ (PSI), Switzerland
Used during the PSI summer school 2011, where we measured on phonons in lead
TriCSSingle crystal neutron diffractometer  SINQ (PSI), Switzerland
Used during the PSI summer school 2011, where we measured on a single crystal, and during a beam time in the summer of 2013, where we measured on a single crystal LSCO
I911-1Two-axis diffractometer  MAX-lab, Sweden
Used for several beam times during the X-ray scattering course at the University of Copenhagen, for measuring Compton-scattering, reflectometry, and scattering from gasses
ORIONTwo-axis diffractometer  SINQ (PSI), Switzerland
Used during several beam times for alignment of single crystal samples
MORPHEUSTwo-axis diffractometer  SINQ (PSI), Switzerland
Used during several beam times for alignment of single crystal samples
OrientExpressLaue diffractometer  ILL, France
Used for measuring crystal quality of two newly grown LSCO samples, as well as aligning samples for other beam times at the ILL, including co-alignment of crystals
DMCPowder diffractometer  SINQ (PSI), Switzerland
Used on a single crystal LCO+O, in order to map part of reciprocal space for different temperatures
SXDTime-of-flight Laue diffractometer  ISIS (RAL), England
Used on a single crystal LCO+O, in order to map a larger part of reciprocal space for different temperatures, in order to do crystal refinement
IN12Triple-axis spectrometer  ILL, France
Used to measure incommensurate AFM peaks in single crystal LCO+O
ID11Laue diffractometer  ESRF, France
Used on single crystals of LSCO+O, in order to map a larger part of reciprocal space for different temperatures, in order to do crystal refinement


Publications

Books

Note collectionPia Jensen, Den lille blå - En grundlæggende matematisk formelsamling til MatIntro på KU (Polyteknisk Forlag, 2012) ISBN 978-87-70782-40-1
Improved version of the earlier note collection
Note collectionPia Jensen, Formelsamling til MatIntro på Københavns Universitet – grundlæggende matematik for førsteårsstuderende på de naturvidenskabelige uddannelser (Forlaget SB, 2008) ISBN 978-87-91433-62-7
Notes and equations collection for the first-year math course for the science bachelor students at the University of Copenhagen
Other collectionsPia Jensen, Physics and mathematics note and equation collections
I’ve made a large number of note collections for the courses I’ve attended, and made them freely available via http://fys.bozack.dk/formelsamlinger/

Articles

LSCO in fieldA. T. Rømer, P. J. Ray, H. Jacobsen, L. Udby, B. M. Andersen, M. Bertelsen, S. L. Holm, N. B. Christensen, R. Toft-Petersen, M. Skoulatos, M. Laver, A. Schneidewind, P. Link, M. Oda, M. Ido, N. Momono, & K. Lefmann, Field-induced interplanar correlations in the high-temperature superconductor La(1.88)Sr(0.12)CuO(4), Phys.Rev.B 91, 174507 (2015). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.91.174507
e-learning projectLinda Udby, Pia Jensen, Jesper Bruun, Peter Willendrup, Helmut Schober, Jürgen Neuhaus, Johan Sejr Brinch Nielsen, Jörg Pulz & Kim Lefmann, E-learning neutron scattering, Neutron News 24:1, 18-23 (2013). DOI: 10.1080/10448632.2013.751795

Posters

La2-xSrxCuO4+y superstructuresComplex superstructures in La2-xSrxCuO4+y  Pia J. Ray, Matthias J. Gutmann, Matthias D. Frontzek & Linda Udby
Presented at the Danscatt meeting 2017 (view poster)
E-learningThe e-neutrons.org platform  Pia J. Ray, Jesper Bruun, Peter K. Willendrup, Jakob Garde & Linda Udby
Presented at the Danscatt meeting 2017 (view poster)
La2-xSrxCuO4+y stagingStaging superstructures in a co-doped superconductor  Pia J. Ray, Niels H. Andersen, Thomas B. S. Jensen, Hashini E. Mohottala, Christof Niedermayer, Kim Lefmann, Barret O. Wells, Martin von Zimmermann & Linda Udby
Presented at the Danscatt meeting 2016, at the meeting for the Swedish Neutron Scattering Society 2016, and at the meeting of the European Crystallographic Association 2016 (view poster)
E-learningBlended teaching using the Virtual Neutrons for Teaching portal  Pia Jensen, Linda Udby, Matthias Frontzek, Matthias J. Gutmann, Jean-Claude Grivel, Barret O. Wells & Kim Lefmann
Presented at ICNS 2013 (view poster)
La2CuO4+y superstructuresSuperstructures in a superoxygenated superconductor  Pia Jensen, Linda Udby, Matthias Frontzek, Matthias J. Gutmann, Jean-Claude Grivel, Barret O. Wells & Kim Lefmann
Presented at ICNS 2013 (view poster), this was an edited version of the two posters below, made for a more specialized audience
La2CuO4+y superstructuresSuperstructures in a superoxygenated superconductor  Pia Jensen, Linda Udby, Matthias Frontzek, Matthias J. Gutmann, Jean-Claude Grivel, Barret O. Wells & Kim Lefmann
Presented at Nordic Physics Days 2013 (view poster), this was an edited version of the poster below, made for a broader audience
La2CuO4+y superstructuresSuperstructures in superoxygenated La2CuO4+y  Pia Jensen, Linda Udby, Matthias Frontzek, Matthias J. Gutmann, Jean-Claude Grivel, Barret O. Wells & Kim Lefmann
Presented at Flipper Workshop 2013 and ADD2013 (view poster)
Spherically grooved moderatorsBachelor thesis and further work  Pia Jensen, Mads Bertelsen & Kim Lefmann
Presented at PSI 10th Summer School on Condensed Matter Research, Kæmpefest for Faststoffysikere 2011, Bachelor Conference 2011 at the Niels Bohr Institute, the DanScatt 2012 meeting, and at the NBIA Workshop on ESS Science in 2012 (view poster)
The interactive textbookProgress of neutron scattering e-learning project  Linda Udby, Pia Jensen, Jesper Bruun & Søren Kynde
Presented at mid-term conference for project The Good Education 2011 (view poster)


Other information

Computer skills

Entries in parentheses indicate that I am only a slightly expericenced user.

MathsMATLAB, MathCAD, Maple, (ROOT), (IDL)
TypographyLaTeX incl. beamer, Microsoft Office, Open Office/Libre Office
Programming and simulation toolsFortran, (Python), (C/C++), Mantid, McStas, (FullProf), (TOPAS), (Jana2006), (RMCProfile), (DISCUS), (PDFgui), (CrysAlis), (SXD2001)
Web-developmentHTML, CSS, PHP, Moodle, MediaWiki, MathJax, (SQL)
GraphicsAdobe Photoshop, PSTricks in LaTeX, GIMP, (Corel Draw), (InkScape)
Operating systemsWindows XP/Vista/7/10, Linux Slackware/Arch/Ubuntu/Debian, Android, (Mac OSX)

Languages

DanishFluently  My primary language
EnglishFluently  I use it daily both spoken and written
GermanNot fluently  I learned it in primary school, but haven’t used it much
SpanishOnly reading  I learned it in high school

Other skills

PhotographyI am a dedicated amateur photographer, and primarily work with macro and landscape photography
DrivingI have had a drivers license since 2007
TeachingI enjoy teaching in my field, and have arranged a teaching session for family members in order to teach them of my PhD project subject
Typography and layoutI am very devoted to making things look nice - be it reports, illustrations, or web pages - and I am the office go-to person for LaTeX questions