Professor Marina Filip

Professor Filip recognised by IUPAP

Photovoltaics and nanoscience
Condensed Matter Physics

Professor Marina Filip has been awarded the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Commission on Semiconductors (C8) Early Career Scientist Prize 2023. The prize recognises her pioneering contributions to the understanding of light-matter interactions in hybrid organic-inorganic metal-halide semiconductors. 

Professor Filip leads the Computational Condensed Matter Physics group at the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford; her research group specialises in computational modelling techniques based on density functional theory and many body perturbation theory. Her research focuses on the development of new computational methods and frameworks that aim to improve the accuracy and extend the predictive power of state-of-the-art computational modelling techniques; these techniques can then be used to understand the photophysical properties of complex semiconductors and insulators and to design novel materials. Professor Filip’s research draws inspiration from fundamental and applied research by pursuing interweaving and interdisciplinary research directions at the intersection between condensed matter physics, materials science and chemistry, and by engaging in collaborative research with experimentalist colleagues.

‘I am very excited and honoured to have been recognised by this Early Career Scientist prize,’ comments Professor Filip. ‘I am very grateful for all my interactions with exceptional colleagues, collaborators, and students, and for the opportunity to work alongside them on interesting and challenging semiconductor physics problems.’ 

Before joining the Physics Faculty at Oxford, Professor Filip was a postdoctoral researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley in the USA and in the Materials Department at the University of Oxford (2015-2018), where she was also a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford. Marina completed her PhD in Materials Science from the University of Oxford and her Bachelors in Physics at the University of Bucharest. Professor Filip is a Tutorial Fellow in Physics at University College, Oxford.