Our Faculty

Kamil Walczak

Assistant Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Chemistry and Physical Sciences - NYC

Location
  • @New York City
    One Pace Plaza W318
Office Hours
New York City

Mon (by appointment)

Wed (by appointment)

"Always Be Closing" - the real estate salesmen motto from the movie "Glengarry Glen Ross".

Biography


Dr. Walczak received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland in 2000 and 2005, respectively. He worked as a Research Fellow at Materials Science Institute in Madrid, Spain (2005); University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA (2006-2008), Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC (2008-2010); and Air Force Research Laboratory in Wright-Patterson AFB, OH (2011-2014). He also taught Quantum Mechanics at Wright State University in Dayton, OH (2012-2013). In September 2014, Dr. Walczak joined the Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences at Pace University as an Assistant Professor of Physics.

Education


PhD , Adam Mickiewicz University , Poznan, Poland , 2005
Theoretical Physics, Nanoscale Transport

MS , Adam Mickiewicz University , Poznan, Poland , 2000
Physics, Quantum Optics

Awards and Honors

  • Pace University, May 2015 - Award for Research and Scholarship Excellence
  • Pace University, September 2014 - Faculty Research Release Time Award
  • National Research Council, September 2008 - NRC Associateship
  • European Commission, March 2005 - EC Fellowship
  • European Commission, October 2002 - Socrates/Erasmus Scholarship
  • Adam Mickiewicz University, September 2000 - Graduate Assistantship
  • Adam Mickiewicz University, September 1996 - Academic Excellence Scholarship

LICENSURES & CERTIFICATES

  • ExpertRating, March 15 - Project Management Certification

Publications


Walczak, K. & Saroka, D. (2017, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 13). "Tunneling of Heat: Beyond Linear Response Regime". Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures. Vol 96 , pages 57-61. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.physe.2017.10.007

Luniewski, A., Aghjayan, R. & Walczak, K. (2016, August 1). "Nonlinearities and Noise-Signal Relations in Electronic Heat Transport via Molecules". arXiv:1601.06712. http://arxiv.org/abs/1601.06712

Walczak, K. (2016, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 13). "Nanoscale Heat Conduction: Modeling Prospects". Sergey Edward Lyshevski (Eds.), Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Third Edition. Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1081/E-ENN3-120053898#.V2PLK032bIW

Lekawa-Raus, A., Walczak, K., Kozlowski, G., Hopkins, S. C., Wozniak, M., Glowacki, B. A. & Koziol, K. K. (2015, May). "Low Temperature Electrical Transport in Modified Carbon Nanotube Fibres". Scripta Materialia. Vol 106 , pages 34-37. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2015.04.029

Lekawa-Raus, A., Walczak, K., Kozlowski, G., Wozniak, M., Hopkins, S. & Koziol, K. (2015, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 1). "Resistance-Temperature Dependence in Carbon Nanotube Fibres: Supplementary Material". http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.19314.09928

Lekawa-Raus, A., Walczak, K., Kozlowski, G., Wozniak, M., Hopkins, S. C. & Koziol, K. K. (2014, December). "Resistance-temperature dependence in carbon nanotube fibres". Carbon. Vol 84 , pages 118-123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2014.11.062

Walczak, K. & Yerkes, K. L. (2014, May). "Nanoscale transport of phonons: Dimensionality, subdiffusion, molecular damping, and interference effects". Journal of Applied Physics. Vol 115 , pages 174308 (1-16). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4874755

PRESENTATIONS


Walczak, K. (2018, February 14). Dr. Walczak's Group Meeting. "Nanoscale Physics at Pace University: Summary of Achievements 2014-2017". Pace University, New York City, NY

Walczak, K. (2018, February 5). Dr. Walczak's Group Meeting. "The Ground-State Wave Function of The Universe Closed In A Bubble". Pace University, New York City, NY

Walczak, K. (2018, January 12). Dr. Walczak's Group Meeting. "Hückel Molecular Orbitals for Aromatic and Unsaturated Hydrocarbons". Pace University, New York City, NY

Walczak, K. (2018, January 5). Dr. Walczak's Group Meeting. "Evolution of Spin in Electromagnetic Fields and Pauli Wave Equations". Pace University, New York City, NY

Walczak, K. (2018, January 3). Dr. Walczak's Group Meeting. "Hydrogenic Schrödinger Orbitals". Pace University, New York City, NY

Walczak, K. (2018, January 2). Dr. Walczak's Group Meeting. "Deuteron and Dihydrogen Cation: Toward Many-Particle Quantum Systems". Pace University, New York City, NY

Walczak, K. (2017, December 28). Dr. Walczak's Group Meeting. "Helium Atom: Variational Treatment and Perturbative Approach". Pace University, New York City, NY

Walczak, K. (2017, December 21). Dr. Walczak's Group Meeting. "Density Functional Theory In A Nutshell". Pace University, New York City, NY

Walczak, K. (2017, December 19). Dr. Walczak's Group Meeting. “Fundamentals of DFT Bandstructure Calculations of Defect-Free Materials”. Pace University, New York City, NY

Walczak, K. (2017, December 5). Dr. Walczak's Group Meeting. "Beyond Hartree: A Quest for Sufficient Treatment of Electron Correlations". Pace University, New York City, NY

Walczak, K. (2017, November 14). Dr. Walczak's Group Meeting. "A Pedestrian's Guide to DFT Calculations". Pace University, New York City, NY

Walczak, K. (2017, November 7). Dr. Walczak's Group Meeting. "Intro to Bandstructure Theory of Solids". Pace University, New York City, NY

Walczak, K. (2017, October 31). Dr. Walczak's Group Meeting. "A Gentle Intro to Tight-Binding Modeling". Pace University, New York City, NY

Walczak, K. (2017, October 25). Presidential Inauguration Day 2017. "Qubit-Accompanied Quantum Fluxes in Closed Nanosystems". Pace University, New York City, NY

Tsoutiev, O. & Walczak, K. (2017, October 25). Presidential Inauguration Day 2017. "Thermal and Shot Noises Generated by Hot Electrons in Quantum-Interference Devices". Pace University, New York City, NY

Tonn, H. & Walczak, K. (2017, October 25). Presidential Inauguration Day 2017. "Thermal Transport Properties of Quantum-Interference Devices". Pace University, New York City, NY

Tonn, H. & Walczak, K. (2017, August 14). Dr. Walczak's Group Meeting. "Controlling Tunneling of Heat via Quantum Interference Effects". Pace University, New York City, NY

Walczak, K. (2017, July 18). The 20th International Conference on Electron Dynamics in Semiconductors, Optoelectronics and Nanostructures (EDISON 20). "Nanoscale Heat Conduction with Noise Generated by Acoustic Phonons". SUNY, University at Buffalo, NY

Dyrkacz, J. & Walczak, K. (2017, July 17). The 20th International Conference on Electron Dynamics in Semiconductors, Optoelectronics and Nanostructures (EDISON 20). "Polaron-type Transport of Heat via Systems with Discrete Energy Spectrum". SUNY, University at Buffalo, NY

Saroka, D. & Walczak, K. (2017, July 17). The 20th International Conference on Electron Dynamics in Semiconductors, Optoelectronics and Nanostructures (EDISON 20). "Tunneling of Heat: Temperature-Dependent Transport Characteristics". SUNY, University at Buffalo, NY

Walczak, K. (2017, June 23). Dr. Walczak's Group Meeting. "Schrödinger Equations and Quantum Fluxes". Pace University, New York City, NY

Walczak, K. (2017, May 17). Dr. Walczak's Group Meeting. "Quantum Transport Theory: New Perspectives". Pace University, New York City, NY

Dyrkacz, J. & Walczak, K. (2017, May 4). Pace University Research Day 2017. "Electron-Phonon Coupling Effects in Molecular Heat Conduction". Division of Student Success and Pforzheimer Honors College, New York City, NY

Butts, E. & Walczak, K. (2017, May 4). Pace University Research Day 2017. "Ion Channel Memristors (ICMs) as Logical Transistors". Division of Student Success and Pforzheimer Honors College, New York City, NY

Luniewski, A., Aghjayan, R. & Walczak, K. (2017, May 4). Pace University Research Day 2017. "Nonlinear Transport and Noise Properties of Electronic Heat Carriers". Division of Student Success and Pforzheimer Honors College, New York City, NY

Walczak, K. (2017, May 4). Pace University Research Day 2017. "Nonlinearities and Noise-Signal Relations in Phononic Heat Transfer via Molecules". Division of Student Success and Pforzheimer Honors College, New York City, NY

Butts, E. & Walczak, K. (2017, May 4). Pace University Research Day 2017. "Quantum Correlations in Transport via Memristive Neuronal Networks". Division of Student Success and Pforzheimer Honors College, New York City, NY

Aghjayan, R., Luniewski, A. & Walczak, K. (2017, May 4). Pace University Research Day 2017. "Thermal Rectification and Relaxation Processes in Strongly Correlated Systems". Division of Student Success and Pforzheimer Honors College, New York City, NY

Saroka, D. & Walczak, K. (2017, May 4). Pace University Research Day 2017. "Tunneling of Heat: Beyond Linear Response Regime". Division of Student Success and Pforzheimer Honors College, New York City, NY

Walczak, K. (2017, April). "Scholarship Portfolio". Pace University, New York City, NY

Dyrkacz, J. & Walczak, K. (2017, March 14). APS March Meeting 2017. "Electron-Phonon Coupling Effects in Molecular Heat Conduction". Americal Physical Society, New Orleans, LA

Aghjayan, R. & Walczak, K. (2017, March 14). APS March Meeting 2017. "Transient Heat Flow Effects at Nanoscale". American Physical Society, New Orleans, LA

Walczak, K., Aghjayan, R., Luniewski, A., Saroka, D., Shapiro, L. & Dyrkacz, J. (2016, April 15). DYSON DAY 2016: Fostering Integrative Learning and Research Initiatives. "Modeling Nanoscale Heat Transport". Pace University, New York City, NY

RESEARCH INTEREST


Dr. Walczak's research interests include many aspects of theoretical and computational nanophysics. His projects are related to sophisticated modeling and high-fidelity simulations of quantum transport phenomena as well as noise properties of molecular complexes. Currently, he is working on multiscale transport theory and non-Fourier energy transfer with their applications in nanotechnology and biophysics. His research team maintains active collaboration with Thermal Management Center within the Air Force Research Lab and Cambridge University.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Walczak, K. & Tonn, H. (2017, June 1). "Controlling Tunneling of Heat via Quantum Interference Effects".
Office for Student Success , Pace University , $1,250.00 . Funded,

Walczak, K. & Dyrkacz, J. (2017, June 1). "Inelastic Heat Conduction via Molecular Systems".
Office for Student Success , Pace University , $1,250.00 . Funded,

Walczak, K. & Butts, E. (2017, June 1). "Quantum Correlations in Transport via Memristive Neuronal Networks".
Office for Student Success , Pace University , $1,250.00 . Funded,

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics [Member] , July 2016
  • Council on Undergraduate Research [Member] , December 2014
  • American Physical Society [Member] , May 2007

COLLEGE SERVICE

  • Independent Study in Biology (BIO 395) [Course Developer] [Other]
    Desc: Special lectures on Quantum Biology with integrated computer lab
  • Physics Curriculum Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: Provided insight on the course contents, lab activities and assignments
  • Independent Study in Physics (PHY 395) [Course Developer] [Other]
    Desc: Special lectures on Quantum Thermodynamics with integrated computer lab

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Radiation Safety Committee [Committee Member]
  • Tutoring Center [Consultant]
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