Mazena Mackoit Sinkeviciene

Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Physics, Vilnius University
Vilnius University and Center for Physical Sciences and Technology FTMC


Dr. M. Mackoit-Sinkevičienė - researcher and lecturer that successfully coordinates various activities. She is a productive researcher and a specialist in her field, involved in study activities, a dedicated science communicator and public figure. Her contributions extend to holding the position Vice President of the Lithuanian Society of Physics. In 2021 Dr. M. Mackoit-Sinkevičienė won the Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Research Council of Lithuania. She successfully conducted research internships in both Poland and Latvia. In 2023, Dr. M. Mackoit-Sinkevičienė received an Honorable Mention in the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences competition for Young Scientists.


- quantum technologies, quantum optics, cold atoms, qubits in diamond & hBN, spin squeezing, quantum sensing
Assistant | Lectures, teaching
- quantum physics, solid state physics, study skills for researchers

2016-2020 Center for Physical Sciences and Technology and Vilnius University,
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics.
2014-2016 Vilnius University, Faculty of Physics
Master of Physics, Graduated with distinction Magna Cum Laude.
2010-2014 Vilnius University, Faculty of Physics
Bachelor of Physics. Graduated with the distinction Cum Laude.
2007-2010 School for gifted Young Physicists “Fotonas” and Young. Mathematicians LJMM,
Graduated with distinction.
2003-2010 Juzefo Ignacijaus Kraševskio Middle school
Graduated with distinction Certificate with Honors.


Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Condensed Matter Physics, Statistical and Nonlinear Physics


Non-classical spin states in ultracold atomic gases

Applications Invited



    • D. Burba, M. Mackoit-Sinkevičienė, V. Novičenko, E. Witkowska, G. Juzeliūnas, Physical Review A (2023).
    • T. Hernández Yanes, G. Žlabys, M. Płodzień, D. Burba, M. Mackoit Sinkevičienė, E. Witkowska G. Juzeliūnas, Physical Review B 108, 104301 (2023).
    • T. Hernández Yanes, M. Płodzień, M. Mackoit Sinkevičienė, G. Žlabys, G. Juzeliūnas, and E. Witkowska, One- and Two-Axis Squeezing via Laser Coupling in an Atomic Fermi-Hubbard Model, Physical Review Letters 129, 090403 (2022).
    • L. Skuja, K. Smits, A. Trukhin, F. Gahbauer, R. Ferber, M. Auzins, L. Busaite, L. Razinkovas, M. Mackoit-Sinkevičienė, A. Alkauskas, Dynamics of singlet oxygen molecule trapped in silica glass, stu- died by luminescence polarization anisotropy and density functional theory, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124, 7244 (2020).
    • M. Mackoit-Sinkevičienė, M. Maciaszek, C. G. Van de Walle, A. Alkauskas, Carbon dimer defect as a source of the 4.1 eV luminescence in hexagonal boron nitride, Applied Physics Letters 115, 212101(2019).
    • L. Weston. D. Wickramaratne, M. Mackoit, A. Alkauskas, C. G. Van de Walle, Native point defects and impurities in hexagonal boron nitride, Physical Review B 97, 214104 (2018).
    •Z. Shotan, H. Jayakumar, C. R. Considine, M. Mackoit, H. Fedder, J. Wrachtrup, A. Alkauskas, M. W. Doherty, V. M. Menon, C. A. Meriles, Photoinduced modification of single photon emitters in hexagonal boron nitride, ACS Photonics 3, 2490-2496, (2016).