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Dr. Elisabeth Dumont

Dr. Elisabeth Dumont

Dr. Elisabeth Dumont

ZHAW School of Engineering
Abteilung Lehre
Technikumstrasse 9
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 65 59

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW


Expertise and research interests

Physics Education research; narratology and cognitive linguistics; system dynamics, modelling and simulations

Educational background

01/14 – 01/15 CAS Higher Education, PHZH
01/01 – 12/01 Postdoc at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
11/97 – 12/00 PhD at ETH Zurich
10/92 – 10/97 Diploma studies in Physics at ETH Zurich

Professional milestones

08/21-today Lecturer, Abteilung Lehre, SoE, ZHAW
08/10-07/21 Lecturer, IAMP, SoE, ZHAW
08/02 – 06/10 R&D, Bruker BioSpin AG, Fällanden



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Book parts, peer-reviewed
  • Fuchs, Hans U.; Corni, Federico; Dumont, Elisabeth,


    Narrativity in complex systems



    Zeyer, Albert; Kyburz-Graber, Regula, eds.,

    Science | Environment | Health : Towards a Science Pedagogy of Complex Living Systems.


    Contributions from Science Education Research ; 10.

  • Fuchs, Hans Ulrich; Contini, Anamaria; Dumont, Elisabeth; Landini, Alessandra; Corni, Federico,


    How metaphor and narrative interact in stories of forces of nature



    Hanne, Michael; Kaal, Anna A., eds.,

    Narrative and metaphor in education : look both ways.


    pp. 91-104.

Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts
Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

“Unconventional Vortex Dynamics in Superconducting States with Broken Time Reversal Symmetry”, E. Dumont and A.C. Mota, Phys. Rev. B 65, 144519 (2002)
“Unconventional strong pinning in the low temperature phase of U0.9725Th0.0275Be13”, E. Dumont, A. C. Mota, and J.L. Smith, Physica B 284-288 (2000) 525-526.
“Unconventional strong pinning in multiphase superconductors”, A. C. Mota, E. Dumont, J.L. Smith, Y. Maeno, Physica C 332, 272 (2000)
“Transition into a low temperature superconducting phase of unconventional pinning in Sr2RuO4”, A.C. Mota, E. Dumont, A. Amann, Y. Maeno, Physica B 259-261 (1999) 934-935; cond-mat/0001184
“Strong vortex pinning in the low-temperature superconducting phase of (U1-x,Thx)Be13”, A. C. Mota, E. Dumont, J.L. Smith, J. of Low Temp. Phys. Vol 177 (1999) p.1477; cond-mat/0001185