When I was little I wanted to be a doctor, but soon after I’ve realized that I am terrified of needles so, in the next years I’ve oscillated between being a pilot, radio dj, journalist. Oh, and a circus performer.
As I transitioned into high school I realized I do like physics, and then the next step was to study it at the University of Bucharest. Later on, I was accepted in Max Planck Research School which offered me the possibility to do my Phd in Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW Dresden) in magnetization processes of antiferromagnetic coupled superlattices.
After my PhD I decided to do a postdoc in an “exotic” country, therefore the obvious choice was Uppsala University where I mainly studied the magnetic properties in thin films/multilayers tailored by the strain or composition. After enjoying 6+6 months of winter (2 winter seasons) in Sweden, I moved to ICMM where I am working with magnetic nanostructures (nanowires, nanotubes, antidots, etc) in the Group of Nanomagnetism and Magnetization Processes.