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Andrei Manolescu, Professor

School:School of Technology / Department of Engineering 
Location:Venus 3rd floor 
Phone:5996511   Mobile: 6179511 
Email:manolesru.is 
Website:http://www.ru.is/starfsfolk/manoles

Education

1989-1992: Doctorate at the Institute of Atomic Physics, Bucharest, thesis on response and correlation functions in quantum many-body systems.  Doctor in Physics, since 1992.

1978-1983: University of Bucharest (Romania), Faculty of Physics.


Career

2008 - present: School of Science and Engineering, Reykjavik University.

1999 - 2007: Research Scientist at Decode Genetics, Reykjavik, Iceland.

1985 - 1999: Research Scientist at the National Institute of Materials Physics, Bucharest.

1990 - 1999: Guest scientist at:
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste (Italy),
Max-Planck-Institut  fur Festkörperforschung Stuttgart (Germany),
Science Institute of the University of Iceland,
Bilkent University, Ankara (Turkey),
University of Regensburg (Germany).

1983 - 1985: Physicist at Machine-Tools Factory, Bucharest.

RU teaching record

2019-3AT EÐL1003Physics
2019-3T-102-EDL1Physics I
2019-3T-307-HEILPhysics III
2019-3RT EXH1013Electromagnetism and Semiconductors
2019-3T-302-TOLFStatistics I
2019-1T-102-EDL1Physics I
2019-1T-202-EDL2Physics II
2019-1T-629-INDEIndependent Project
2018-3AT EÐL1003Physics
2018-3T-102-EDL1Physics I
2018-3T-307-HEILPhysics III
2018-3RT EXH1013Electromagnetism and Semiconductors
2018-3T-302-TOLFStatistics I
2018-1T-102-EDL1Physics I
2018-1T-202-EDL2Physics II
2018-1VT SVF1003Theory of Vibrations
2017-3T-534-AFLFClassical Dynamics
2017-3AT EÐL1003Physics
2017-3T-102-EDL1Physics I
2017-3T-307-HEILPhysics III
2017-3RT EXH1013Electromagnetism and Semiconductors
2017-3T-629-INDEIndependent Project
2017-1T-102-EDL1Physics I
2017-1T-202-EDL2Physics II
2017-1VT SVF1003Theory of Vibrations
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Teaching outside RU

2001 - 2002: Physics of semiconductor electronic devices for electrical engineers, University of Iceland, together with Hafliði Gíslason and Jón Tómas Guðmundsson. 

1998 - 2003:  Many-body physics in condensed matter, transport theory, and statistical physics, University of Iceland, reading courses for master students.

1986-1987: Quantum mechanics, University of Bucharest.


Research

Research in physics

My research in physics is oriented to theoretical modelling and numerical calculations of quantum-mechanical electronic properties of semiconductor nanostructures.  My work includes research on two-dimensional electron systems in magnetic fields, screening, exchange, and other many-body Coulomb phenomena, edge states, transport and electromagnetic absorption in modulated systems, electronic states in periodic electric and magnetic fields, spin polarization, magnetization. At present I am mostly involved in time dependent electronic transport in open nanosystems, charge polarization, and thermoelectric transport.  I am interested in core-shell nanowires, in nanostructured solar cells, and in effects related to geometrical confinement of electrons at nanoscale.
 

Research in genetics

During 1999-2007 I worked at Decode Genetics where I did statistical analysis of human genetic data.  The purpose of the work was to detect by statistical calculations genes involved in complex human diseases. I did linkage and association analyses of microsatellite markers, single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP), and haplotypes, mostly in cardiovascular and cancer diseases. At the moment I am partly involved in a project on genetic epidemiology of cancer in Romania.

Honours and grants

Rannis Excellence Grant, Computational center for design of materials and devices, project 090025011 (2009-2011, co-applicant).

Reykjavik University Development Fund - research project T09001 (2009-2010, PI).

Rannis Project Grant "Coulomb interaction and current flow in quantum devices", project 100008021 (2010-2012, PI).

Rannis Equipment Fund „Computer cluster for multidisciplinary scientific research“, project 110089-0031 (2011, PI).

Rannis Project Grant „Properties of microscopic vacuum electronic devices“ (2011-2014, co-applicant, PI Ágúst Valfells).

Representative of Iceland in the European COST actions TERA-MIR Radiation: Materials, Generation, Detection and Applications (MP1204) and Thermodynamics in quantum regime (MP1209).

Leader of Reykjavik University teams in two EEA-Romania grants (2014-2017): „Perovskites for Photovoltaic Efficient Conversion Technology“ and „Genetic epidemiology of cancer in Roamania“

Landsvirkjun project grants, Photovoltaics and thermovoltaics with Silicon nanowires (2013 and 2016, co-applicant, PI Halldór G. Svavarsson.)

Rannis Infrastructure Fund, High Performance Computer (2015, co-applicant, PI Hannes Jónsson)

Rannis Project Grant, Core-shell naoantennas (2016, PI). 

 

2016 Reykjavik University Research Award

 


Services

Reviewer for Physical Review B, Physical Review Letters, and other physics journals.

Development of the physics labs at the School of Science and Engineering.

Chair of the Research Council of Reykjavik University between 2013-2015. 


Publications

Complete publication record:

https://scholar.google.is/citations?user=laULmZoAAAAJ&hl=en

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-4565-2014

 

 

Recent journal papers   

 

M. Urbneja Torres, A. Sitek, A. Manolescu, Anisotropic light scattering by prismatic semiconductor nanowires, accepted for publication in Optics Express (2019).

V. Moldoveanu, A. Manolescu, V. Gudmundsson, Generalized Master Equation approach to time-dependent many-body transport, Entropy 21, 731 (2019), arXiv:1908.00354 .

 

A. Sitek, M. Urbaneja-Torres, A. Manolescu, Corner and side localization of electrons in irregular hexagonal semiconductor shells, accepted for publication in Nanotechnology, arXiv:1907.06764 (2019).

 

V. Gudmundsson, N. R. Abdullah, C.-S. Tang, A. Manolescu, V. Moldoveanu, Cavity-photon induced high order transitions between ground states of quantum dots, accepted for publication in Annalen der Physik, arXiv:1905.10883 (2019).

 

N. R. Abdullah, C.-S. Tang, A. Manolescu, V. Gudmundsson, Manifestation of the Purcell effect in current transport through a dot-cavity-QED system, Nanomaterials 9, 1023 (2019) arXiv:1905.07492 .

 

M. Urbaneja Torres, A. Sitek, A. Manolescu, Transverse polarization light scattering in tubular semiconductor nanowires, ICTON 2019 Angers, to appear in IEEE Xplore Digital Library,
arXiv:1905.02268
(2019).

 

D. V. Anghel, G. A. Nemnes, I. Pintilie, A. Manolescu, Modelling J-V hysteresis in perovskite solar cells induced by voltage poling, Physica Scripta https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1402-4896/ab347d (2019)

 

M. T. Sultan, J. T. Gudmundsson, A. Manolescu, V. S. Teodorescu, M. L. Ciurea,  H. G. Svavarsson, Efficacy of annealing and fabrication parameters on photo-response of SiGe in TiO2 matrix, Nanotechnology 30, 365604 (2019).

 

M. T. Sultan, V. S. Teodorescu, J. T. Guðmundsson, A. Manolescu, M. L. Ciurea, H. G. Svavarsson,

Fabrication and characterization of Si1-xGex nanocrystals in as-grown and annealed structures: A comparative study, Beilstein Archives preprint https://www.beilstein-journals.org/s/4GbkvKRn5R, in peer review process (2019).

 

M. M. Sonner, A. Sitek, L. Janker, D. Rudolph, D. Ruhstorfer, M. Döblinger, A. Manolescu, G. Abstreiter, J. J. Finley, A. Wixforth, G. Koblmueller, H. J. Krenner, Break-down of corner states and carrier localization by monolayer fluctuations in radial nanowire quantum wells, Nano Letters 19, 3336 (2019).

 

N. R. Abdullah, C.-S. Tang, A. Manolescu, V. Gudmundsson, The photocurrent generated by photon replica states of an off-resonantly coupled dot-cavity system, submitted for publication,
arXiv:1904.04888
  (2019).

 

N. R. Abdullah, C.-S. Tang, A. Manolescu, V. Gudmundsson, Oscillations in electron transport caused by multiple resonances in a quantum dot-QED system in the steady-state regime, submitted for publication, arXiv:1903.03655  (2019).

 

M.T. Sultan, J. T. Gudmundsson, A. Manolescu, T. Stoica, M. L. Ciurea, H. G. Svavarsson, Enhanced photoconductivity of embedded SiGe nanoparticles by hydrogenation, Applied Surface Science  479, 403 (2019).

 

G. A. Nemnes, T. L. Mitran, A. Manolescu, D. Dragoman, Electric and thermoelectric properties of graphene bilayers with extrinsic impurities under applied electric field, Physica B 561, 9 (2019), arXiv:1812.08672.

 

G. A. Nemnes, T. L. Mitran, A. Manolescu, Gap prediction in hybrid graphene - hexagonal boron nitride nanoflakes using artificial neural networks, Journal of Nanomaterials 2019, 6960787 (2019) arXiv:1812.04394 .

 

G. A. Nemnes, C. Besleaga, A. G. Tomulescu, L. N. Leonat, V. Stancu, M. Florea, A. Manolescu, I. Pintilie, The hysteresis-free behavior of perovskite solar cells from the perspective of the measurement conditions, submitted for publication, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 7, 5267 (2019), arXiv:1812.03855

 

N. R. Abdullah, C.-S. Tang, A. Manolescu, V. Gudmundsson, Thermoelectric inversion in a resonant quantum dot-cavity system in the steady-state regime, Nanomaterials 9,  741 (Special Issue "Nanostructured Materials for Thermoelectrics"), (2019) arXiv:1812.05665.

 

V. Gudmundsson, H. Gestsson, N. R. Abdullah, C.-S. Tang, A. Manolescu, V. Moldoveanu, Coexisting spin and Rabi-oscillations at intermediate time in electron transport through a photon cavity, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 10, 606 (2019), arXiv:1809.06930 .

 

M. T. Sultan, A. Manolescu, J. T. Gudmundsson, K. Torfason, G. A. Nemnes, I. Stavarache, C. Logofatu, V. S. Teodorescu, M. L. Ciurea, H. G. Svavarsson,  Enhanced photoconductivity of SiGe nanocrystals in SiO2 driven by mild annealing, Applied Surface Science 469, 870  (2019).

 

M. T. Sultan, J. T. Gudmundsson, A. Manolescu, M. L. Ciurea, H. G. Svavarsson, The Effect of H2/Ar Plasma Treatment Over Photoconductivity of SiGe nanoparticles sandwiched between silicon oxide matrix, CAS 2018 Sinaia, IEEE Xplore Digital Library https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8539761   pp 257-260 (2018).

 

M.T. Sultan, J. T. Gudmundsson, A. Manolescu, M. L. Ciurea, C. Palade, A. V. Maraloiu, H. G. Svavarsson, Enhanced photoconductivity of SiGe-trilayer stack by retrenching annealing conditions, CAS 2018 Sinaia, IEEE Xplore Digital Library https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8539775  pp 61-64 (2018).

 

G. A. Nemnes, T. L. Mitran, A. Manolescu, D. Dragoman,  Electric field effect in boron and nitrogen doped graphene bilayers, Computational Materials Science 155, 175 (2018).

 

M. Urbaneja Torres, A. Sitek, S. I. Erlingsson, G. Thorgilsson, V. Gudmundsson, A. Manolescu,  Conductance features of core-shell nanowires determined by the internal geometry, Phys. Rev. B 98, 085419 (2018) arXiv:1805.10929.

 

M. Urbaneja Torres, A. Sitek, V. Gudmundsson, A. Manolescu, Radiated fields by polygonal core-shell nanowires, ICTON 2018 Bucharest, IEEE Xplore Digital Library https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8473825  pp 1-4 (2018) arXiv:1804.07959 .

 

T. D. Stanescu, A. Sitek, A. Manolescu, Robust topological phase in proximitized core-shell nanowires coupled to multiple superconductors, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 9, 1512 (2018) arXiv:1804.05446.

 

A. Sitek, M. Urbaneja Torres, K. Torfason, V. Gudmundsson, A. Bertoni, A. Manolescu, Excitons in core-shell nanowires with polygonal cross sections, Nano Lett. 18, 2581 (2018) https://opinvisindi.is/handle/20.500.11815/694 .

 

S. I. Erlingsson, J. H. Bardarson, A. Manolescu, Thermoelectric current in topological insulator nanowires with impurities, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 9, 1156 (2018), arXiv:1803.04507 .

 

G. A. Nemnes, Cristina Besleaga, A. G. Tomulescu, Alexandra Palici, L. Pintilie, A. Manolescu, Ioana Pintilie, How measurement protocols influence the dynamic J-V characteristics of perovskite solar cells: theory and experiment, Solar Energy 173, 976 (2018), arXiv:1803.00285 .

 

N. R. Abdullah, T. Arnold, C.-S. Tang, A. Manolescu, V. Gudmundsson, Photon-induced tunability of the thermospin current in a Rashba ring, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 30, 145303 (2018), arXiv:1712.03386.

 

N. R. Abdullah, C.-S. Tang, A. Manolescu, V. Gudmundsson, Effects of photon field on heat transport through a quantum wire attached to leads, Phys. Lett. A 384, 199 (2018), arXiv:1711.01210.

 

N. R. Abdullah, C. S. Tang, A. Manolescu, V. Gudmundsson, Spin-dependent heat and thermoelectric currents in a Rashba ring coupled to a photon cavity, Physica E 95, 102 (2018), arXiv:1707.08416 .

 

V. Gudmundsson, N. R. Abdullah, A. Sitek, H. S. Goan, C. S. Tang, A. Manolescu, Current correlations for the transport of interacting electrons through parallel quantum dots in a photon cavity, Phys. Lett. A  382, 1672 (2018), arXiv:1707.08295 .

 

V. Gudmundsson, N. R. Abdullah, A. Sitek, H.-S. Goan, C.-S. Tang, A. Manolescu, Electroluminescence caused by the transport of interacting electrons through parallel quantum dots in a photon cavity, Annalen der Physik 530, 1700334 (2018), arXiv:1706.03483 .

 

V. Emilsson, M. Ilkov, J. R. Lamb, N. Finkel, E. F. Gudmundsson, R. Pitts, H. Hoover, V. Gudmundsdottir, S. R. Horman, T. Aspelund, L. Shu, V. Trifonov, S. Sigurdsson, A. Manolescu, J. Zhu, Ö. Olafsson, J. Jakobsdottir, S. A. Lesley, J. To, J. Zhang, T. B. Harris, L. J. Launer, B. Zhang, G, Eiriksdottir, X. Yang, A. P. Orth, L. L. Jennings, V. Gudnason,  Co-regulatory networks of human serum proteins link genetics to disease, Science 361, 769 (2018).

 

P. D. Iordache, D. Mates, B. Gunnarsson, H. P. Eggertsson, P. Sulem, S. Benonisdottir, I. E. Csiki, S. Rascu, D. Radavoi, R. Ursu, C. Staicu, V. Calota, A. Voinoiu, M. Jinga, G. Rosoga, R. Danau, S. C. Sima, D. Badescu, N. Suciu, V. Radoi, I. N. Mates, M. Dobra, C. Nicolae, S. Kristjansdottir, J. G. Jonasson, A. Manolescu, G. Arnadottir, B. Jensson, A. Jonasdottir, A. Sigurdsson, L. le Roux, H. Johannsdottir, T. Rafnar, B. V. Halldorsson, V. Jinga4, Kari Stefansson, Identification of Lynch Syndrome risk variants in the Romanian population, Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine 22, 6068 (2018). 

 

P. D. Iordache, D. Mates, B. Gunnarsson, H. P. Eggertsson, P. Sulem, J. Guðmundsson, S. Benónísdóttir, I. E. Csiki, S. Rascu, D. Radavoi, R. Ursu, C. Stanciu, V. Calota, A. Voinoiu, V. Radoi, A. Manolescu, Þ. Rafnar, B. V. Halldórsson, V. Jinga, K. Stefánsson, Profile of common prostate cancer risk variants in an unscreened Romanian population, Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine 22, 1574 (2018).

 

M. Nita, M. Tolea, D. C. Marinescu, A. Manolescu, Hund and anti-Hund rules in circular molecules, Phys. Rev. B 96, 235101 (2017), arXiv:1711.06001.

 

A. Slav, C. Palade, I. Stavarache, V. S. Teodorescu, M. L. Ciurea, R. Müller, A. Dinescu, M. T. Sultan, A. Manolescu, J. T. Gudmundsson, H. G. Svavarsson, Influence of preparation conditions on structure and photosensing properties of GeSi/TiO2 multilayers, CAS 2017 Sinaia (Romania), IEEE Xplore Digital Library http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8101154/  pp. 63-66 (2017).

 

G. Thorgilsson, S. I. Erlingsson, A. Manolescu, Thermoelectric current in tubular nanowires in transverse electric and magnetic fields, EDISON 20 Conference 2017, Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 906, 012021 (2017).

 

A. Manolescu, A. Sitek, J. Osca, L. Serra, V. Gudmundsson, T. D. Stanescu, Majorana states in prismatic core-shell nanowires, Phys. Rev. B 96, 125435 (2017) arXiv:1705.04950.

 

S. I. Erlingsson, A. Manolescu, G. A. Nemnes, J. H. Bardarson, D. Sanchez, Reversal of thermoelectric current in tubular nanowires, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 036804 (2017) arXiv:1705.01569.

 

A. Sitek, M. Urbaneja Torres, K. Torfason, V. Gudmundsson, A. Manolescu,  Controlled Coulomb effects in core-shell quantum rings,  ICTON 2017 Girona, IEEE Xplore Digital Library http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8025179/ pp. 1-4 (2017)  arXiv:1704.06136 .

 

N. Plugaru, G. A. Nemnes, L. Filip, I. Pintilie, L. Pintilie, K. T. Butler, A. Manolescu, Atomistic Simulations of methylammonium lead halide layers on PbTiO3 (001) surfaces, J. Phys. Chem. C 121, 9096 (2017).

 

G. A. Nemnes, C. Besleaga, V. Stancu, D. E. Dogaru, L. N. Leonat, L. Pintilie, K. Torfason, M. Ilkov, A. Manolescu, I. Pintilie,  Normal and inverted hysteresis in perovskite solar cells, J. Phys. Chem. C 121, 11207 (2017),   arXiv:1704.03300.

 

G. A. Nemnes, C. Besleaga, A. G. Tomulescu, I. Pintilie, L. Pintilie, K. Torfason, A. Manolescu, Dynamic electrical behavior of halide perovskite based solar cells, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 159, 197 (2017), arXiv:1606.00335.

 

A. Sitek, M. Tolea, M. Nita, L. Serra, V. Gudmundsson, A. Manolescu, In-gap corner states in core-shell polygonal quantum rings, Scientific Reports 7, 40197 (2017).

 

V. Gudmundsson, T. H. Jonsson, A. L. Bernodusson, N. R. Abdullah, A. Sitek, H.-S. Goan, C.-S. Tang, A. Manolescu, Regimes of radiative and nonradiative transitions in transport through an electronic system in a photon cavity reaching a steady state, Annalen der Pysik, 529, 1600177 (2017),  arXiv:1605.08248.

 

V. Gudmundsson, N. R. Abdullah, A. Sitek, H.-S. Goan, C.–S. Tang, A. Manolescu, Time-dependent current into and through multilevel parallel quantum dots in a photon cavity, Phys. Rev. B 95, 195307 (2017), arXiv:1611.09453.

 

G. A. Nemnes, C. Visan, A. Manolescu, Electronic and thermal conduction properties of halogenated porous graphene nanoribbons, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 5, 4435 (2017), arXiv:1612.07949.

 

T. H. Jonsson, A. Manolescu, H.-S. Goan, N. R. Abdullah, A. Sitek, C.-S. Tang, V. Gudmundsson, Efficient determination of the Markovian time-evolution towards a steady-state of a complex open quantum system, submitted to publication, Computer Physics Communications 220, 81 (2017), arXiv:1610.03223.

 

 


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