Mihaela Tanase is a CNST Visiting Fellow in the Nanofabrication Research Group, and a Visiting Associate Professor at the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics of the University of Maryland. She received a B.S. in Physics and an M.S. in Condensed Matter Physics and Technology from the University of Bucharest, Romania. She also received an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University, where she studied phase transformations in FePt nanoparticles, and developed a method for producing highly anisotropic self-assembled nanoparticles. After completing postdoctoral work at Argonne National Laboratory investigating the magnetization behavior of vortex-supporting lithographically patterned magnetic heterostructures, she joined the University of Illinois at Chicago as a visiting Assistant Professor and studied strain-induced ferromagnetism in lanthanum cobaltate at low temperatures. Mihaela joined the CNST in 2010, and in collaboration with Renu Sharma is developing a novel platform for nanoscale metrology in situ in a transmission electron microscope, which will be used to observe lithium insertion and extraction in materials under development for next generation high power Li-ion batteries.
CNST Visiting Fellow
Nanofabrication Research Group
B.S. Physics - University of Bucharest, Romania
M.S. Condensed Matter Physics and Technology - University of Bucharest, Romania
M.S. Physics - Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D. Physics - Carnegie Mellon University