About Maria

Portrait of Maria Stamenova


  • BSc in Theoretical Physics from Sofia University “Sv. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • MSc in Physics (Quantum Physics programme -- taught course for international students) from KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, Sweden, MSc thesis in Theoretical Nuclear Physics
  • PhD in Physics from Trinity College Dublin, Thesis title "Atomistic Spin Dynamics Simulations"
  • Professional Special Purpose Certificate in Academic Practice by CAPSL, TCD

Research key words: Spintronics, spin-transfer-torque, MTJ, TMR, spin dynamics, quantum transport theory, NEGF+DFT, TDDFT

Teaching: Lecturer of SF module "Nuclear and Particle Physics" as part of the course in Modern Physics (PYU22P20 / PYU22T20)

Other duties: Radiation Protection Supervisor for the School of Physics, TCD

Hobbies: giving STEM talks in primary/secondary schools (SFI Smart Futures volunteer) and helping own kids with school projects, cooking experiments & discovering the world (among other things)