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Madalina Furis

Madalina Furis

A photo of Madalina Furis.



Office: LH 237




B.S. University of Bucharest (1996)

M.S. University of Bucharest (1997)

Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo (2004)


Current research interests include the electronic spin and magnetic behavior of complex materials systems such as self-assembled organic crystalline thin films, magnetic heterostructures, and semiconductor nanocrystal ensembles. These interests resulted in collaborations with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) in Tallahassee Florida on the world premiere of the first 25 Tesla magneto-spectroscopy experiments in the unique Florida HELIX magnet.

Prof Furis joined the OU Physics department in August 2021 after spending fifteen years at the University of Vermont (UVM) where she rose through the faculty ranks to professor and Director of the Materials Science graduate program. She is the recipient of a BS (1996) and MS (1997) from the University of Bucharest (Romania) and a Ph.D. in Physics (2004) from the University at Buffalo, SUNY. She spent her postdoctoral years at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) working on excitonic states in semiconductor nanoparticles in high magnetic fields.

Prof Furis’ career highlights include an NSF CAREER award, three NSF- DMR Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grants, (one awarded in collaboration with the optics program at NHMFL) an International Research Experience for Students (IRES) NSF award made possible by her close collaboration with researchers at Yamagata University in Japan. She is the author of 37 highly cited papers that include Nature Communications, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Science, and Physical Review Letters. (h-index 19)

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Awards & Honors

  • NSF Career Award
  • NSF-DMR Major Research Grant Recipient
  • International Research Experience for Students NSF Award