Image: Prof. Mona Berciu.

Prof. Mona Berciu is a Principal Investigator at UBC’s Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (Blusson QMI).

Mona received her B.Sc in Physics from the University of Bucharest, Romania, in 1994, and her PhD in Physics from University of Toronto, Canada, in 1999. 

After two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University, in 2002 she joined UBC as an Assistant Professor, progressing through ranks and becoming a Professor in 2012.

A common thread through most of Mona’s research is an interest in polaronic physics, starting with her PhD work on the meron theory of high-Tc cuprates, her postdoctoral work on magnetic polarons in diluted magnetic semiconductors, and her more recent investigations of various types of lattice-, spin-, orbital- and electronic-polarons and of their effective boson-mediated interactions.

She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society since 2020 and has received the 2013 Medal for excellence in undergraduate teaching from the Canadian Association of Physicists, as well as two Killam Prizes for Excellent in Teaching from the UBC Faculty of Science.


Learn more about Mona here.