Stefan Irimiciuc is a senior researcher at National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Romania where he developed a new research direction based on plasma diagnostics for improvement of various thin film manufacturing technologies. His research is placed at the boundary between deposition technologies and plasma physics fundamentals, highlighting the complex interconnection between these two research areas.
His present research interests include the development of in-situ diagnostic tools for the control of pulsed laser deposition technique and the study of the laser produced plasma impact on the properties of the thin film. Stefan Irimiciuc and his collaborators reported for the first time on the correlation between the target conductivity and plasma properties during the pulsed laser ablation in various temporal regimes (ns, ps, fs), results which received several prizes at international conferences. He expanded on the fractal interpretation of complex, heterogeneous plasmas and developed a model for analysis of laser produced plasma in a fractal paradigm, which relates to the non-stoichiometric transfer during PLD. Recently he has proposed a new method for plasma analysis which was implemented to develop thin film plasma relationship of several oxides.
He won two post-doctoral projects (PD145/2020 and ASOR-PD) and one international project (NATO-PSP G6153/2023). He was also awarded 11 international prizes (Prix de these “Recherche Internationale” – University of Lille, France 2018, Young Researcher Award E-MRS Spring Meeting 2021, and best work presented by a young scientist ICPAM 2016) and 1 national prize (Best PhD Student – awarded by Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, 2018).