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Madalina Furis


Madalina Furis
NSF Career Award
NSF-DMR Major Research Grant Recipient
International Research Experience for Students NSF Award
B.S. 1996 University of Bucharest
M.S. 1997 University of Bucharest
Ph.D. 2004 State University of New York at Buffalo
Office: 237 Lin Hall



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)



Excitons and Magnetic Exchange in Organic Semiconductors

Exciton Delocalization in H2OBPc1-xMOBPcx (M = Co, Cu, Ni, Mn) Crystalline Thin Film Organic Alloys, L. W. Manning, N. Rawat, C. Lamarche, R. Waterman, R. L. Headrick, M. Furis, J. Phys. Chem. C 120, 11966 (2016) (impact factor 4.7)

Spin Exchange Interaction in Substituted Copper Phthalocyanine Crystalline Thin Films, N. Rawat, Z. Pan, C. J. Lamarche, A. Wetherby, R. Waterman, T. Tokumoto, J. G. Cherian, R. L. Headrick, S. A. McGill and M. Furis, Sci. Rep. 5, 15536 (2015). (impact factor 4.8)

Polarization- Resolved Spectroscopy Imaging of Grain Boundaries and Optical Excitations in Crystalline Organic Thin Films, Z. Pan, N. Rawat, I. Cour, L. W. Manning, R. L. Headrick and M. Furis, Nat. Commun. 6, 8201 (2015) (impact factor 13)

Macroscopic Molecular Ordering and Exciton Delocalization in Crystalline Phthalocyanine Thin Films, N. Rawat, Z. Pan, L. W. Manning, C. Lamarche, I. Cour, R. Waterman, R. L. Headrick, A. Woll and M. Furis, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 6, 1834-1840 (2015) (impact factor 8.3)

Selective Orientation of Discotic Films by Interface Nucleation, I. Cour*, Z. Pan*, L. T. Lebruin*, M. A. Case, M. Furis and R. L. Headrick, Organic Electronics 13, 419 (2012). (impact factor 3.4)

Magnetic Circular Dichroism (MCD) in the Split Magnet: Bridging Quantum Chemistry to Solid State Physics (invited cover story) Z. Pan, N. Rawat, C. Lamarche. T.  Tokumoto, D. Semenov, M. Furis and S. McGill Mag Lab Reports 18, 14-16 (2011).

Tuning Exciton Delocalization in Organic Crystalline Thin Films K. N. Hua, L. W. Manning, N. Rawat, V. S. Ainsworth, L. Liang, M. Furis, Proc. SPIE, Light Manipulating Organic Materials and Devices III9939, p. 993907 (2016).

Organic analogues of diluted magnetic semiconductors: bridging quantum chemistry to condensed matter physics (invited) M. Furis, N. Rawat, J.G. Cherian, A. Wetherby, R. Waterman, and S. McGill, Proc. SPIE, Spintronics VIII9551: p. 95512I, (2015).

Tuning exchange interactions in organometallic semiconductors N. Rawat, L.W. Manning, K.-N. Hua, R.L. Headrick, J.G. Cherian, M.M. Bishop, S.A. McGill, and M.I. Furis Proc. SPIE, Spintronics VIII. 9551: p. 95512R, (2015)

Excitons and Magnetic Excitations in Colloidal Nanocrystals
Radiative lifetimes and orbital symmetry of electronic energy levels of CdS nanocrystals: Size dependenceB. Yang, J. E. Schneeloch, Z. Pan, M. Furis and M. Achermann, Phys. Rev. B 81, 073401 (2010). factor 3.7)

Anomalous Circular Polarization of Photoluminescence Spectra of Individual CdSe Nanocrystals in an Applied Magnetic Field H. Htoon, S. A. Crooker, M. Furis, S. Jeong, Al. L. Efros, and V. I. Klimov, Phys Rev. Lett 102, 017402 (2009). (impact factor 7.8)

Linearly Polarized ‘Fine Structure’of the Bright Exciton State in Individual CdSe Nanocrystal Quantum Dots H. Htoon, M. Furis, S. A. Crooker, S. Jeong, and V. I. Klimov Phys. Rev B 77, 035328 (2008). (impact factor 3.7)

Bright Exciton Fine- Structure and Anisotropic Exchange in CdSe Nanocrystal Quantum Dots, M. Furis, S. A. Crooker, T. D. Barrick, M. Petruska, V. I. Klimov, Phys. Rev. B 73, 241313 (2006). (impact factor 3.7)

Time and Polarization-Resolved Optical Spectroscopy of Colloidal CdSe Nanocrystal Quantum Dots in High Magnetic Fields, M. Furis, J. Hollingsworth, V. I. Klimov, and S. A. Crooker, J. Phys. Chem. B 109, pp.15332-15338 (2005). (impact factor 3.1)

Mono-dispersed InP Quantum Dots Prepared By Precursor Based Colloidal Chemistry in a Non-coordinating Solvent, D. W. Lucey, D. J. MacRae, M. Furis, Y. Sahoo, A. N. Cartwright, P. N. Prasad, Chem. Mat. 17, pp. 3754-3762 (2005). (impact factor 9.2)

Exciton Spin-States Revealed by Spin-Polarized Resonant Photoluminescence and Raman Spectroscopy, M. Furis, T. Barrick, S. A. Crooker, M. Petruska, V. Klimov, and Al. L. Efros, Intl. J. Mod. Phys B 18, pp. 3769-3774 (2004). (impact factor 0.6)

Surfactant-Imposed Interference in the Optical Characterization of GaP Nanocrystals, M. Furis, A. N. Cartwright, Y. Sahoo, D. J. MacRae, and P. N. Prasad, J. Phys. Chem B 107, pp.11622-11625 (2003). (impact factor 3.1)

Optical phonon spectra of GaP nanoparticles, F. S. Manciu, Y. Sahoo, D. J. MacRae, M. Furis, B. D. McCombe, and P. N. Prasad, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, pp. 4059-4061 (2003). (impact factor 3.1)

Spin-Dependent Transport in Semiconductors
Local Hanle-effect studies of spin drift and diffusion in n: GaAs epilayers and spin transport devices (invited) M. Furis, D. L. Smith, S. Kos, E. S. Garlid, K. S. M. Reddy, C. J. Palmstrøm, P. A. Crowell, and S. A. Crooker, New J. Phys. 9, 347 (2007). (impact factor 3.6)

Optical and electrical spin injection and spin transport in hybrid Fe/GaAs devicesS. A. Crooker, M. Furis, X. Lou, P. A. Crowell, D. L. Smith, C. Adelmann, and C. J. Palmstrøm, J. Appl. Phys. 101, 081716 (2007). (impact factor 2.1)

Bias-Dependent Electron Spin Lifetimes in n-GaAs and the Role of Donor Impact IonizationM. Furis, D. L. Smith, S. A. Crooker, and J. L. Reno, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 102102 (2006). (impact factor 3.3)

Electrical Detection of Spin Accumulation at a Ferromagnet-Semiconductor InterfaceX. Lou, C. Adelmann, M. Furis, S. A. Crooker, C. J. Palmstrøm, and P. A. Crowell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 176603 (2006). (impact factor 7.8)

Imaging Spin Injection and Accumulation in Lateral Ferromagnet/Semiconductor DevicesS. A. Crooker, M. Furis, X. Lou, C. Adelmann, D. L. Smith, C. J. Palmstrøm, and P. A. Crowell, Science 309, pp.2191-2195 (2005). (impact factor 38)

Excitons in Carbon Nanotubes
 Excitons in Carbon Nanotubes with Broken Time-Reversal SymmetryS. Zaric, G. N. Ostojic, J. Shaver, J. Kono, O. Portugall, P. H. Frings, G. L. J. A. Rikken, M. Furis, S.A. Crooker, X. Wei, V. C. Moore, R. H. Hauge, and R.E. Smalley, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 016406 (2006). (impact factor 7.8)

Magneto-Optical Spectroscopy of Carbon NanotubesS. Zaric, G. N. Ostojic, J. Shaver, J. Kono, X. Wei, M. Furis, S. A. Crooker, O. Portugall, P. H. Frings, G. L. J. A. Rikken, V. C. Moore, R. H. Hauge, and R. E. Smalley, Physica E 29, pp. 469-474 (2005). (impact factor 2)

Excitons in Nitride Semiconductors
Growth of InN on Ge Substrates by Molecular Beam Epitaxy, E. Trybus, G. Namkoong, W. Henderson, W. A. Doolittle, R. Liu, J. Mei, F. Ponce, M. Cheung, F. Chen, M. Furis, and A. Cartwright, J. Cryst. Growth, 279, pp. 311-315 (2005). (impact factor 1.6)

Spectral and Temporal Evolution of Recombination from Multiple Excitation States in Modulation Doped AlGaN/GaN Multiple Quantum Well HeterostructuresM. Furis, A. N. Cartwright, E. L. Waldron, and E. F. Schubert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, pp.162103 (2005). (impact factor 3.3)

Room Temperature UV Emission from GaN/AlN Multiple Quantum Well Heterostructures, M. Furis, A. N. Cartwright, H. Wu, and W. J. Schaff, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, pp.3486-3488 (2003). (impact factor 3.3)

Ultrafast Differential Transmission Spectroscopy of Excitonic Transitions in InGaN/GaN Multiple Quantum Wells, F. Chen, M. C. Cheung, P. M. Sweeney, W. D. Kirkey, M. Furis, and A. N. Cartwright, J. Appl. Phys. 93, pp. 4933-3935 (2003). (impact factor 2.1)

Excitonic field screening and bleaching in InGaN/GaN multiple quantum wellsF. Chen, W. D. Kirkey, M. Furis, M. C. Cheung, and A. N. Cartwright, Solid State Comm. 125, pp.617-622 (2003). (impact factor 1.5)

Si Doping of High-Al-Mole Fraction AlxGa1-xN Alloys with RF Plasma-Induced Molecular Beam Epitaxy, J. Hwang, W. J. Schaff, L. F. Eastman, S. T. Bradley, L. J. Brillson, D. C. Look, J. Wu, W. Walukiewicz, M. Furis, and A. N. Cartwright, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, pp.5192-5194 (2002). (impact factor 3.1)

SpinLEDs and Magneto-Excitons in Semiconductor Quantum Wells
Many Body Effects and Internal Transitions of Confined Excitons in GaAs and CdTe Quantum Wells, C. J. Meining, H. A. Nickel, A. B. Dzyubenko, A. Petrou, M. Furis, D. R. Yakovlev, and B. D. McCombe, Solid State Comm. 127, pp. 821-827 (2003).  (impact factor 1.6)

Interaction of an Electron Gas with Photoexcited Electron-Hole Pairs in ModulationDoped GaAs and CdTe Quantum Wells, H. A. Nickel, T. Yeo, C. J. Meining, D. R. Yakovlev, M. Furis, A. B. Dzyubenko, B. D. McCombe, and A. Petrou, Physica E 12, pp.499-502 (2002). (impact factor 2)

Quantifying Electrical Spin Injection: Component-Resolved Electroluminescence from Spin- Polarized Light-Emitting Diodes, B. T. Jonker, A. T. Hanbicki, Y. D. Park, G. Itskos, M. Furis, G. Kioseoglou, and A. Petrou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, pp.3098-3100 (2001). (impact factor 3.1)

Electrical Spin Injection Across Air-Exposed Epitaxially Regrown Semiconductor Interfaces, Y. D. Park, B. T. Jonker, B. R. Bennett, G. Itskos, M. Furis, G. Kioseoglou, and A. Petrou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, pp.3989-3991 (2000). (impact factor 3.1)