Professor at Institute of High Pressure Physics,

Polish Academy of Sciences, UNIPRESS.

Warsaw, Poland



tel. +48 604 196 155



1980  PhD degree in Theory of Semiconductors (Institute of Physics PAS, Warsaw)
 Habilitation degree (Institute of Physics PAS, Warsaw)


§  Research Interests/Topics

Physics of nitride semiconductors.

First principle calculations of structural, optical and electronic properties of GaN, InN, AlN materials, their alloys and superlattices..

The study includes high pressure aspects.


§  Representative publications in the last 10 years

1.    I. Gorczyca T. Suski, N. E. Christensen, A. Svane, Size effects in band gap bowing in nitride semiconducting alloys,

Phys.Rev. B 83, 153301 (2011) DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.83.153301


2.    I. Gorczyca, T. Suski, N.E.Christensen, and A.Svane,  Band gap bowing in quaternary  nitride semiconducting alloys,

Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 241905 (2011)


3.    S.P. Łepkowski and I. Gorczyca, Ab initio study of elastic constants in InxGa1- xN and InxAl1- xN wurtzite alloys,  

Phys.Rev. B 83, 20320, (2011) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.83.203201


4.    I. Gorczyca T. Suski, N. E. Christensen, A. Svane,  Band structure and confined Stark effect in InN/GaN superlattices,

Crystal Growth and Design, 12, 3521-3525 (2012) American Chemical Society 


5.    I. Gorczyca T. Suski, N. E. Christensen, A. Svane,  Hydrostatic Pressure and Strain effects in short period Inn/GaN superlattices,

Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 092104-1,  092104-5 (2012) American Institute of Physics


6.    S. P. Łepkowski, I. Gorczyca, K. Stefańska, N. E. Christensen, and A. Svane 
Deformation  potentials in AlGaN and InGaN alloys and their impact onoptical  polarization properties of nitride quantum wells  
Phys. Rev. B 88, 081202(R) (2013)  

7.    T. Suski, T. Schulz, M. Albrecht, X. Q. Wang,  I. Gorczyca, K. Skrobas, N. E. Christensen, and A. Svane

The discrepancies between theory and experiment in the optical emission of monolayer In(Ga)N quantum wells revisited by transmission electron microscopy,

Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 182103 (2014)


8.    I. Gorczyca, K. Skrobas, T. Suski, N. E. Christensen, and A. Svane

Band Gaps and Internal Electric Fields in Semipolar Short Period InN/GaN Superlattices

Appl. Phys. Lett. 104,  232101 (2014)


9.    I. Gorczyca, K. Skrobas, T. Suski, N. E. Christensen, and A. Svane,  

Band Gaps and built-in electric fields in InAlN/GaN short period superlattices: Comparison with (InAlGa)N quaternary alloys

Phys.Rev. B 93, 165302 (2016)   DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.165302


10.     I. Gorczyca, T. Suski, N.E. Christensen, Band gap engineering of In(Ga) N/GaN short period superlattices

Scientific Reports, 16055 (2017)


11.    I. Gorczyca, T. Suski, N.E. Christensen,  Theoretical study of nitride short period superlattices,

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER   30, 063001  (2018) DOI 10.1088/1361-648X/aaa2ae


12.    Agata Kaminska , Izabela Gorczyca, Henryk Teisseyre, Pawel Strak, Stanislaw Krukowski, and Andrzej Suchocki

High pressure studies of radiative recombination processes in nitride semiconductor alloys and quantum structures,

Japanese Journal of Applied Physics 59, SA0802 PROGRESS REVIEW (2020),


13.    Lucja Marona, Dario Schiavon, Michał Baranowski, Robert Kudrawiec, Iza Gorczyca, Anna Kafar, Piotr Perlin,

Kinetics of the radiative and nonradiative recombination in polar and semipolar InGaN quantum wells,

Scientific Reports, 10, 1235 (2020)


14.    I. Gorczyca, M. Wierzbowska, D. Jarosz, J. Z. Domagala, A. Reszka, D. Le Si Dang,  F.Donatini, N.E. Christensen, H.Teisseyre,

Rocksalt ZnMgO Alloys for UV Applications. Origin of the Band Gap Fluctuations and Direct-Indirect Transitions, Phys.Rev. B – in print