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Dr Iulia Salaoru

Job: VC2020 Lecturer

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Research group(s): Emerging Technologies Research Centre (EMTERC)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH

T: 0116 250 6008

E: iulia.salaoru@dmu.ac.uk

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Personal profile

Dr Iulia Salaoru joined EMTERC / School of Engineering and Sustainable Development at De Montfort University as a member of academic staff in April 2016. Prior to this, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London (September 2011-April 2013); University of Southampton (April 2013-July 2014) and Warwick Manufacturing Group/University of Warwick (August 2014-March 2016).

She obtained her BSc degree in Physics; MSc degree in Physics of Thin Films and PhD degree in Solid State Physics from Al.I.Cuza University, Iasi, Romania. Her PhD work was focussed on A2B6 chalcogenide compounds, materials with interesting properties and important applications in photovoltaics.

Research group affiliations

Emerging Technologies Research Centre

Key research outputs

Li Qingjiang, Ali Khiat, Iulia Salaoru, Christos Papavassiliou and Themistoklis Prodromakis, Memory Impedance in TiO2 based Metal-Insulator-Metal Devices, Scientific Report 4, 4522, (2014);

Iulia Salaoru and S.Paul, Electrical bistability in a composite of polymer and barium titanate nanoparticles, Phil.Trans.R.Soc.A, 367 (1905), 4139, (2009).

Research interests/expertise

Organic memory devices

Transition metal oxides resistive memory

Photovoltaics  

3D Inkjet Printing/ Additive Layer Manufacturing

Plastic electronics

Areas of teaching

BSc Physics

Qualifications

BSc in Physics (Faculty of Physics, “Al. I. Cuza” University Iasi, Romania)

MSc in Physics of Thin Films (Faculty of Physics, “Al. I. Cuza” University Iasi, Romania)

PhD in Solid State Physics (Faculty of Physics, “Al. I. Cuza” University Iasi, Romania)

Courses taught

PHYS3005 Physics of thin films

PHYS1001 Physics Fundamentals

Membership of external committees

June 2004 - Member of Local Organizing Committee at 7th International Conference on Physics of Advanced Materials, Iasi, Romania

September 2012 & 2014 - Member of Organizing Committee 9th/10th International Conference on Physics and Advanced Materials, Iasi, Romania

Membership of professional associations and societies

Associate Fellow, WMG, University of Warwick, 12/04/2016 – present

Honorary Research Visiting Fellow, EMTERC, De Montfort University, Leicester, 2011-2016 

Honorary Visiting Fellow, University of Leicester, 2005- 2007

ICPAM international Society – present / member

Forthcoming events

Organising a special symposium on Emerging Electronic Memory Materials and Devices in 11th International Conference On Physics Of Advanced Materials (ICPAM-11) 8th- 14th September 2016, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Conference attendance

1. Zuoxin Zhou, Iulia Salaoru, Peter Morris, Gregory John Gibbons,  Development of a Direct Feed Fused Deposition Modelling Technology for Multi-Material Manufacturing, 19th International Conference on Material Forming – ESAFORM 2016, Nantes, France, 26-29 Apr 2016

2. Nicoleta Iftimie, S.Tascu, Iulia Salaoru, Rozina Steigmann, Adriana Savin, Mihaela Irimia, Felicia Iacomi, The evanescent waves in metallic strip gratings and complex structures in subwavelength regime, Materials Today: Proceeding 2 3846, (2015) ; 10th International Conference on Physics of Advanced Materials, ICPAM-10 ICPAM-10 (2014); 22-28 September, Iasi; Romania; 10th International Conference on Physics of Advanced Materials, ICPAM-10 10th International Conference on Physics of Advanced Materials, ICPAM-10

3. Qingjiang Li, Ali Khiat, Iulia Salaoru, and Themistoklis Prodromakis

Origin of Stochastic Resistive Switching in Devices with Phenomenologically  

Identical Initial States, Proceeding of ISCAS 2014; 1-5June 2014 Melbourne, Australia; 

4. R.Berdan, T.Prodromakis, A.Khiat, I.Salaoru, F.Diaz-Perez, E.Vasilaki, Temporal Processing with volatile memristors, Proceeding of ISCAS 2013; 19-23 May 2013 Beijing, china;

5. T.Prodromakis, I.Salaoru, A.Khiat and C.Toumazou, Concurrent Resistive and Capacitive switching of Nanoscale TiO2 memristors, Nature Conference in Frontiers in Electronic Materials: Correlation Effects and Memristive Phenomena, June 17-20, 2012, Eurogress Aachen, Aachen, Germany.

Recent research outputs

Iulia Salaoru, Zuoxin Zhou, Peter Morris, Gregory Gibbons, Inkjet printing of polyvinyl alcohol multilayers for additive manufacturing applications, J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 133(25), 43572 (2016) ;

Ruth Cherrington, B.M.Wood, Iulia Salaoru, Vannessa Goodship, Digital printing of titanium dioxide for dye sensitized solar      cells, Journal of visualized Experiments, e53963, (2016);

Li Qingjiang, Ali Khiat, Iulia Salaoru, Christos Papavassiliou and Themistoklis Prodromakis, Memory Impedance in TiO2 based Metal-Insulator-Metal Devices, Scientific Report 4, 4522, (2014);

Dave Black, Iulia Salaoru and Shashi Paul, Route to enhance the efficiency of organic photovoltaic solar cells by adding ferroelectric nanoparticles to P3Ht/PCBM admixture. EPJ Photovoltaics 6, 50403, (2014);

Iulia Salaoru, A. Khiat, R. Berdan, Li Qingjiang, C. Toumazou, T. Prodromakis, Origin of the OFF state variability in nanoscale ReRAM cells, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 47, 145102, (2014);

Iulia Salaoru, Themistoklis Prodromakis, Ali Khiat, Christofer Toumazou, Resistive      switching of oxygen enhanced TiO2 thin film devices, Appl.Phys.Lett. 102, 013506, (2013);

Iulia Salaoru, A.Khiat, Li Qingjiang, R. Berdan, T.Prodromakis, Pulse-induced resistive and capacitive switching in TiO2 thin film devices, Appl.Phys.Lett., 103, 233513, (2013);

Iulia Salaoru, Shashi Paul, Memory devices based on small organic molecules donor-acceptor system, Thin Solids Films, 519, 559, (2010);

Shashi Paul and Iulia Salaoru, Electronic Polymer Memory Devices – Easy to fabricate, difficult to understand, Thin Solids Films, 519, 587, (2010);

Iulia Salaoru and S.Paul, Electrical bistability in a composite of polymer and barium      titanate nanoparticles, Phil.Trans.R.Soc.A, 367 (1905), 4139, (2009).

Consultancy work

Founder member of ICPAM international Society 2016

Current research students

Al-Maghamsi, Hanaa Omer - 2nd supervisor

Alsalmah, Hessa - 2nd supervisor

Nahhas, Maher Mostafa - 2nd supervisor

Professional esteem indicators

2011 –present reviewer: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters (NNL);

Thin Solid Films (TSF)

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