- Assistant Professor James Madison University (2010 - present)
- Assistant Professor Seton Hall University (2007 - 2010)
- Post. Doc. Carnegie Mellon University (2005 - 2007)
- Ph.D. Physics, Ohio Univeristy (2005)
- M.S. Physics, Ohio University (2002)
- B.S. Electrical Engineering, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania (1999)
- National Science Foundation, Major Research Instrumentation: "Acquisition of an X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer for Chemical Mapping of Evolving Surfaces: A Regional Instrument for Research and Teaching", collaboration with Dr. Elizabeth Opila from Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia, colaborator: $745,636, (2015-2016).
- Commonwealth Research and Commercialization Fund, Virginia, Matching Fund Program: "Thermal transport across GaN interfaces:
Linking structural imper- fections to thermal properties", collaboration with Dr. Patrick Hopkins from Mechanical and Aerospace
Engineering, University of Virginia, co-PI: $200,000, (2013-2014).
- 4-Virginia Grant, Virginia: "Thermal Transport Across GaN Interfaces", collaboration with Dr. Patrick Hopkins
from Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, PI: $50,000, (2013-2014).
- College of Science and Mathematics, James Madison University, Summer Research Grant:
"Construction of Atomic Layer Deposition Reactor for Nanolayers Growth of High-k Dielectric
Constant Rare Earth Insulating Oxides", PI: $4,000, (2011).
- Department of Physics and Astronomy, James Madison University, Start-Up Fund, PI: $19,000 (2010).
- Ohio University Research Travel Awards, PI: $1,750 (2009).
- Teaching Learning and Technology Center, Seton Hall University, Teaching Stipend: "The Physics Judoka",
PI: $4,500 (2008).
- University Research Council, Seton Hall University, Summer Research Stipend: "Zinc Oxide and Manganese
Scandium Nitride: Possible Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors", PI: $6,000 (2008).
- Department of Physics, Seton Hall University, Start-Up Fund, PI: $60,000, (2007).
Student Grants, Awards
- Renee Ahern, Physics Undergraduate Student, James Madison University
Research Corporation Summer Research Internship: "Seebeck Coefficient of Nanolayer Growth of Anatase TiO2-x/Al-foil
by Atomic Layer Deposition", PI: $4K 2012.
- Matthew Chamberlin, Physics Undergraduate Student, James Madison University
Research Corporation Summer Research Internship: "Zn and ZnO Nanowires Grown on PEDOT-PSS Thin Films
Conductive Polymers", Co-PI: $4,000 (2011).
- Philip Hess, Physics Undergraduate Student, Seton Hall University
New Jersey Space Grant Consortium - a NASA Sponsored Fellowship: "Determination of Clustering
Properties of Quasars by Two Point Correlation Function Analysis", Co-PI: $2,000 (2010).
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