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Dr. Claudia Mihai

Scientific Researcher

Laboratory of Optical Processes in Nanostructured Materials

claudia[DOT]mihai[AT]infim[DOT]ro

Education

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland - Postdoctoral Fellowship - “Complex systems physics”, 2013 – 2014

University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, Romania - Ph.D. Fellowship (POSDRU) - Biophysics, Thesis: “Modeling structures of biological interest generated by hydrophobic interaction”, 2009 – 2012

University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, Romania - M.S. - Theoretical Physics, 2007 – 2009

University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, Romania - B.A. - Physics, 2003 – 2007

Positions

Scientific Researcher: National Institute of Materials Physics, Romania, 2020 – present

Search for memristor materials using machine learning models;

Synthesis and characterization of 2D monochalcogenides;

 

Assistant Researcher: National Institute of Materials Physics, Romania, 2016 – 2020

Phase change modeling in stacked chalcogenide layers of GeTe, GaSb and SnSe using cellular automata;

Prediction of new threshold switching ovonic materials (OTS) using machine learning algorithms;

 

Postdoctoral research: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, 2013 – 2014

Study the dynamics of autocatalytic systems with diffusive reactants in the context of biological populations;

Investigation of scaling relationships in the growth dynamics of startup companies;

 

Doctoral Research: Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, Romania, 2008-2011

Cellular Automata modeling of  structures generated by hydrophobic interaction; 

 

Assistant Researcher: Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), Romania, 2007 – 2009

Measurements of the proton structure in electron-proton collisions at the H1 detector at HERA accelerator in DESY - Hamburg;

Search for excited quarks at HERA in the q* q channel.

Publications

1. Effect of the stacking order, annealing temperature and atmosphere on crystal phase and optical properties of Cu2SnS3
Authors: Zaki, MY; Sava, F; Simandan, ID; Buruiana, AT; Mihai, C; Velea, A; Galca, AC

Published: MAY 13 2022, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 12, 7958, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-12045-3

2. Layered SnSe nanoflakes with anharmonic phonon properties and memristive characteristics
Authors: Buruiana, AT; Bocirnea, AE; Kuncser, AC; Tite, T; Matei, E; Mihai, C; Zawadzka, N; Olkowska-Pucko, K; Kipczak, L; Babinski, A; Molas, MR; Velea, A; Galca, AC

Published: OCT 15 2022, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 599, 153983, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2022.153983

3. Synthesis and Characterization of Cu2ZnSnS4 Thin Films Obtained by Combined Magnetron Sputtering and Pulsed Laser Deposition
Authors: Zaki, MY; Sava, F; Buruiana, AT; Simandan, ID; Becherescu, N; Galca, AC; Mihai, C; Velea, A

Published: SEP 2021, NANOMATERIALS, 11, DOI: 10.3390/nano11092403

4. The Effect of the Deposition Method on the Structural and Optical Properties of ZnS Thin Films
Authors: Simandan, ID; Sava, F; Buruiana, AT; Burducea, I; Becherescu, N; Mihai, C; Velea, A; Galca, AC

Published: SEP 2021, COATINGS, 11, DOI: 10.3390/coatings11091064

5. Micrometer Sized Hexagonal Chromium Selenide Flakes for Cryogenic Temperature Sensors
Authors: Buruiana, AT; Sava, F; Iacob, N; Matei, E; Bocirnea, AE; Onea, M; Galca, AC; Mihai, C; Velea, A; Kuncser, V

Published: DEC 2021, SENSORS, 21, DOI: 10.3390/s21238084

6. Multilevel Memristive GeTe Devices
Authors: Velea, A; Dumitru, V; Sava, F; Galca, AC; Mihai, C

Published: MAR 2021, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI-RAPID RESEARCH LETTERS, 15, DOI: 10.1002/pssr.202000475

7. Influence of Deposition Method on the Structural and Optical Properties of Ge2Sb2Te5
Authors: Simandan, ID; Sava, F; Buruiana, AT; Galca, AC; Becherescu, N; Burducea, I; Mihai, C; Velea, A

Published: JUL 2021, MATERIALS, 14, DOI: 10.3390/ma14133663

8. Thermal stability of amorphous metal chalcogenide thin films
Authors: Sava, F; Simandan, ID; Stavarache, I; Porosnicu, C; Mihai, C; Velea, A

Published: MAY 1 2021, JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS, 559, DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2021.120663

9. Structural and optical properties of amorphous Si-Ge-Te thin films prepared by combinatorial sputtering
Authors: Mihai, C; Sava, F; Simandan, ID; Galca, AC; Burducea, I; Becherescu, N; Velea, A

Published: JUN 3 2021, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 11, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-91138-x

10. Simple and clean method for obtaining Sn nanoparticles for hydrophobic coatings
Authors: Buruiana, AT; Sava, F; Matei, E; Zgura, I; Burdusel, M; Mihai, C; Velea, A

Published: NOV 1 2020, MATERIALS LETTERS, 278, DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2020.128419

11. Secondary Crystalline Phases Influence on Optical Properties in Off-Stoichiometric Cu2S-ZnS-SnS2 Thin Films
Authors: Sava, F; Diagne, O; Galca, AC; Simandan, ID; Matei, E; Burdusel, M; Becherescu, N; Becherescu, V; Mihai, C; Velea, A

Published: OCT 2020, MATERIALS, 13, DOI: 10.3390/ma13204624

12. Low power non-volatile memory switching in monolayer-rich 2D WS2 and MoS2 devices
Authors: Mihai, C; Sava, F; Galca, AC; Velea, A

Published: FEB 1 2020, AIP ADVANCES, 10, DOI: 10.1063/1.5140717

13. Structural characterisation and thermal stability of SnSe\GaSb stacked films
Authors: Sava, F; Borca, CN; Galca, AC; Socol, G; Grolimund, D; Mihai, C; Velea, A

Published: JAN 2 2019, PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE, 99, 72, DOI: 10.1080/14786435.2018.1529442

14. Nonvolatile resistance switching in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides: an explanation
Authors: Mihai, C; Velea, A; Sava, F

Published: DEC 2019, SEMICONDUCTOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 34, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6641/ab4b85

15. Thermal stability of phase change GaSb\GeTe, SnSe\GeTe and GaSb\SnSe double stacked films revealed by X-ray reflectometry and X-ray diffraction
Authors: Velea, A; Sava, F; Socol, G; Vlaicu, AM; Mihai, C; Lorinczi, A; Simandan, ID

Published: JUL 15 2018, JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS, 492, 17, DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2018.02.033

16. Structural and optical properties of optimized amorphous GeTe films for memory applications
Authors: Galca, AC; Sava, F; Simandan, ID; Bucur, C; Dumitru, V; Porosnicu, C; Mihai, C; Velea, A

Published: NOV 1 2018, JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS, 499, 7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2018.07.007

17. Thermal Stress Effect on the Structure and Properties of Single and Double Stacked Films of GeTe and SnSe
Authors: Sava, F; Borca, CN; Galca, AC; Socol, G; Grolimund, D; Mihai, C; Velea, A

Published: JUN 2018, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI B-BASIC SOLID STATE PHYSICS, 255, DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201700552

18. Phase change cellular automata modeling of GeTe, GaSb and SnSe stacked chalcogenide films
Authors: Mihai, C; Velea, A

Published: JUN 2018, MODELLING AND SIMULATION IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, 26, DOI: 10.1088/1361-651X/aab62f

19. Modeling the slaving of structural fluctuations in bio-molecules to those of nearby water
Authors: Mihai, C; Velea, A; Roman, N; Tugulea, L; Moldovan, NI

Published: JUL-SEP 2012, DIGEST JOURNAL OF NANOMATERIALS AND BIOSTRUCTURES, 7, 915, DOI:

20. IMPACT OF SOLUTE MOLECULAR PROPERTIES ON THE ORGANIZATION OF NEARBY WATER: A CELLULAR AUTOMATA MODEL
Authors: Mihai, C; Velea, A; Roman, N; Tugulea, L; Moldovan, NI

Published: APR-JUN 2012, DIGEST JOURNAL OF NANOMATERIALS AND BIOSTRUCTURES, 7, 475, DOI:

21. Influence of defects on the switching speed of Ge2Sb2Te5
Authors: Velea, A; Popescu, M; Lorinczi, A; Sava, F; Simandan, ID; Mihai, C

Published: NOV-DEC 2011, JOURNAL OF OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS, 13, 1596, DOI:

22. QUANTITATIVE STRUCTURE - ACTIVITY RELATIONSHIP IN ANTIDIABETIC DRUGS BY USING TOPOLOGICAL DESCRIPTORS
Authors: Popescu, M; Velea, A; Mihai, C; Tivadar, S

Published: JUL-SEP 2010, DIGEST JOURNAL OF NANOMATERIALS AND BIOSTRUCTURES, 5, 633, DOI:

23. Multilevel Memristive GeTe Devices
Authors: Velea, A; Dumitru, V; Sava, F; Galca, AC; Mihai, C

Published: , PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI-RAPID RESEARCH LETTERS, 2000475, DOI: 10.1002/pssr.202000475

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