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Dr Iulia Salaoru

Job: Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Research group(s): Institute of Engineering Sciences / Emerging Technologies Research Centre

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

T: 0116 250 6008

E: iulia.salaoru@dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Dr Iulia Salaoru joined 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 Centre for Bio-inspired Technology - Imperial College London (September 2011-April 2013); Nanofabrication Centre - 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

  • Two terminal electronic memory devices
  • Photovoltaics
  • Inkjet Printing/ Additive Layer Manufacturing
  • Printed, Flexible electronics 

Areas of teaching

  • BSc Physics 
  • BSc Engineering
  • BSc Energy Engineering
  • MSc in Electronics Engineering

Qualifications

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

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education; (Merit), De Montfort University, Leicester, UK  

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

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

Courses taught

PHYS3005 Physics of thin films 

PHYS1001 Physics Fundamentals

ENGD1101 Engineering Math I

ENGD3039 Transport Fuels and Energy Storage Systems

ENGT5128 Physics of Semiconductors

ENGT5214 Study Skills and Research Methods

Honours and awards

2020 Award for Research Engaged Teaching, De Montfort University 

Certificate of Outstanding contribution in Reviewing; The Editors of Additive manufacturing, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, (March 2018)  

Guest editor for a Special Issue “Miniaturized Memory Devices” in Micromachines (2020) (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/micromachines/special_issues/Miniaturized_Memory_Devices).

Membership of external committees

  • Founder Member of ICPAM (Interactions, Complex Phenomena and Advanced Materials) International Society 2016. 
  • Member Organizing committee of the International Conference on Physics of Advanced Materials (ICPAM)  
  • Member of the International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ)

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • 27/07/2017 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 10/02/2017 Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 19/09/2019 Member of the Editorial Board of Electrochem (MDPI)
  • 29/08/2019 Member of the Reviewer Board of Micromachines (MDPI)
  • 09/01/2019 Member of the Reviewer Board of Polymers (MDPI)
  • 16/11/2017 STEM Ambassador 
  • 2016-2018 Associate Fellow, WMG, University of Warwick,
  • 2011-2016 Honorary Research Visiting Fellow, EMTERC, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
  • 2005- 2007 Honorary Visiting Fellow, University of Leicester, Leicester

Forthcoming events

Invited to be Organizing committee member and invited talk to the Global Congress and Expo on Advances in 3D Printing & Modelling conference at Porto, Portugal during May 07-08,2020 postponed to 2021

Conference attendance

  • Iulia Salaoru (Invited talk) Digital printing of functional materials: a step forward to green electronics, CCAM & 3D Printing, August 26 to 30, 2019 St. Julian’s Malta
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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; 
  • 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;
  • 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 and CC Pantelidis, Electrical Re-Writable Non-Volatile Memory Device based on PEDOT: PSS Thin Film, Micromachines, 11(2), 182, 2020 
  • Iulia Salaoru, Engaged pedagogy: An Innovative method to Teach Physics, arXiv.org > physics > arXiv:2006.0219 (2020)
  • Iulia Salaoru, Salah Maswoud, Shashi Paul, Inkjet Printing of Functional Electronic Memory Cells: A Step Forward to Green Electronics, Micromachines, 10(6), 417, (2019). 
  • Z. Zhou, Iulia Salaoru, P. Morris, G. J. Gibbons, Additive Manufacturing of Heat-Sensitive Polymer Melt using a Pellet-Fed Material Extrusion, Additive Manufacturing, 24, 552, (2018).
  • D. Carta, I. Salaoru, A. Khiat,  A. Regoutz,  C. Mitterbauer,  N. M. Harrison,  T. Prodromakis, Investigation of the switching mechanism in TiO2-based RRAM: a two-dimensional EDX approach, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces  8 (30), 19605-19611 (2016).
  • 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).
  • 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, 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 nanoparticlesPhil.Trans.R.Soc.A, 367 (1905), 4139, (2009).

Key articles information

  • Iulia Salaoru, Salah Maswoud, Shashi Paul, Inkjet Printing of Functional Electronic Memory Cells: A Step Forward to Green Electronics, Micromachines, 10(6), 417, (2019);
  • D. Carta, I. Salaoru, A. Khiat, A. Regoutz, C. Mitterbauer, N. M. Harrison, T. Prodromakis, Investigation of the switching mechanism in TiO2-based RRAM: a two dimensional EDX approach, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8 (30), 19605, (2016); 
  • 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),
  • 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).
  • Li Qingjiang, Ali Khiat, Iulia Salaoru, Christos Papavassiliou and Themistoklis Prodromakis, Memory Impedance in TiO2 based Metal-Insulator-Metal Devices, Scientific Reports 4, 4522, (2014), 

Consultancy work

Founder member of ICPAM international Society 2016

Current research students

4 PhD completions (as second supervisor) 

Currently supervising 2 PhD students (second supervisor), 

DMU internal examiner/reviewer of 4 PhD thesis

BSc & MSc& MPhil projects 

Frontrunner supervisor 

28/06/17 – 27/09/17 Erasmus Traineeship supervisor 

Internally funded research project information

2016/17 - Higher education innovation funds (HEIF): 3-D Printing of Greener, Leaner and Flexible Electronic Memory Devices; PI; £15,300

2017/18 - Higher education innovation funds (HEIF): Inkjet printing of graphene-based materials: a step forward to “green electronics”; PI; £14,300

2017/18 - De Montfort University Internal Research Fund - VC2020 Additional Funding; PI, £1,200

Professional esteem indicators

  • Guest editor for a Special Issue “Miniaturized Memory Devices” in Micromachines (2020)
  • Member Organizing committee of the International Conference on Physics of Advanced Materials (ICPAM)
  • 2020 Award for Research Engaged Teaching, De Montfort University
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
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