Dr. Halyna Hodovanets completed her undergraduate study with a major in Physics and a minor in English language at Drohobych State Pedagogical University, Ukraine and received her M.S. degree in Physics from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She received her Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from Iowa State University in 2014 and did postdoctoral training at the University of Maryland, Collage Park. She is a recipient of Dr. Glenn and Mrs. Helen Erikson Physics Scholarship, Minnesota State University, Mankato 2007-2008 and the 2012 Iris Ovshinsky student travel award for material physics, APS Physics. Before joining TTU, Dr. Hodovanets was an Assistant Scientist at the Maryland Quantum Materials Center at the Department of Physics University of Maryland.
Dr. Hodovanets' research focuses on the synthesis and discovery, characterization, and optimization of novel quantum materials in a single crystalline form. Her interest is in the exotic electronic and quantum states of matter that are realized in quantum materials and can be tuned with chemical substitution, magnetic field, or application of pressure.