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1. Any experimental or theoretical project in the field of ferroic and multiferroic solids. 2. Any experimental project in the field of nano thin films and devices (fabrication, characterization, etc) 3. Interested in information theory, interdisciplinary theoretical research in Physics and novel ideas. Get in touch to discuss your project.

20002021

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Biography

I graduated my BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees in Physics from the University of Bucharest, and received my PhD in Physics from the University of Central Lancashire in 2002. My previous appointments include two postdoctoral fellowships at the University of York, senior R&D scientist at Seagate Technology (a world leading high-tech company) and over six years as Higher Research Scientist at the UK National Physical Laboratory.

I was formerly known as Marian Vopsaroiu.

My major scientific contributions are in the fields of solid state caloric effects, thin film growth technologies, multiferroic materials and their applications, optical techniques of characterisation of solids, development of novel metrologies and innovations based on ferroic materials, theoretical studies of non-equilibrium phenomena, fundamental physics and information physics.

Research Interests

Currently my research interest revolves around experimental and theoretical studies of applied and fundamental physics with emphasis on ordered and multifunctional systems, caloric effects, non-equilibrium systems and information theory.

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=09NGMwcAAAAJ&hl=th 

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8073-5538

External positions

Higher Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory

20062012

Senior R&D engineer/scientist, Seagate Technology

20052006

Postdoctoral fellow, University of York

20022005

PhD research student, University of Central Lancashire

19992002

Research Assistant, National Institute for Materials Science

19981999

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