Madalina Ioana Furis, PhD
Associate Professor & Materials Science Program Director

The University of Vermont Department of

I joined the Physics Department and the Material Science program at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Aug 2006 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in May of 2012. I received my  Ph.D in January 2004 for my work on “Time-Resolved Spectroscopy of GaN/AlN Quantum Well Heterostructures” (Bruce McCombe (Physics) and Alex Cartwright (EE) –co-advisors).

I spent my postdoctoral years at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Los Alamos, New Mexico, where I worked on high magnetic field spectroscopy of colloidal nanocrystal quantum dots and Kerr imaging of spin injection in semiconductors (Scott Crooker (NHMFL-Los Alamos) and Victor Klimov (Chemistry Division)-mentors).

My current research interests include electronic spin and magnetic behavior of complex materials systems such as self-assembled organic crystalline thin films, magnetic heterostructures and semiconductor nanocrystal ensembles. Most recently my research group collaborated with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) in Tallahassee Florida on the world premiere of the first 25 Tesla magneto-spectroscopy experiment in the unique Florida HELIX magnet. I am  the recipient of an NSF CAREER award and two NSF- DMR Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grants, one awarded in collaboration with UVM Material Science faculty, the other in collaboration with the optics program at NHMFL.

I was also co-PI on an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) education grant, a collaboration with UVM Material Science Faculty. Most recently I became the faculty mentor for the Materials Research Society UVM Chapter and expanded my work on organic semiconductors through a collaboration with researchers at Yamagata University.

My passion for optics is also reflected in my photography hobby that I often employs in visually documenting the lives and times of the Physics Department and the Material Science Program

Discovery Hall W124
82 University Place
Physics Department
Burlington, Vermont 05405-0125
e-mail: Madalina.Furis@uvm.edu
Phone: 802.656.5177
FAX: 802.656.0817

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