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Monica Sorescu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Fisher 309B
Phone: 412.396.4166


Ph.D., Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Atomic Physics Bucharest, 1992
M.S., Solid State Physics, University of Bucharest, 1986
B.S., Physics, University of Bucharest, 1985

Research interests:
Amorphous and nanocrystalline magnetic materials
Magnetic thin films and multilayers
Mixed-oxide nanoparticles
Pulsed laser deposition
Mossbauer spectroscopy, magnetic measurements, X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, thermal analysis


Over 130 peer-reviewed journal publications
Over 40 conference proceedings papers
Over 40 presentations at professional meetings and invited talks


Over $1.2 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society, and Research Corporation


Courses taught:
General Physics I and II
Mathematical Methods in Physics
General Analytical Physics I, II and III
Modern Physics
Quantum Mechanics
Physics for Life Sciences I and II


Faculty Development Award, Duquesne University (1996).
Cottrell College Science Award, Research Corporation (1996).
Presidential Scholarship Award, Duquesne University (1996).
International Prize of the Romanian Academy of Sciences (1997).
Presidential Scholarship Award, Duquesne University (1999).
Faculty Excellence Award for Scholarship, BSNES (2000).
Faculty Excellence Award for Scholarship, BSNES (2012).
Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Duquesne University (2012).