School of Earth and Environmental Sciences


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Dr Melvin M Vopson

  • Qualifications: PhD
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: School of Earth & Environmental Sciences Burnaby Building Burnaby Road Portsmouth PO1 3QL
  • Telephone: 023 92 842246
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  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty: Science


I graduated my BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees in Physics from the University of Bucharest, and received my PhD in Physics from the University of Central Lancashire in 2002. My previous appointments include two postdoctoral fellowships at the University of York, senior R&D scientist at Seagate Technology (a world leading high-tech company) and over six years as Higher Research Scientist at the National Physical Laboratory.

I was formerly known as Marian Vopsaroiu.

My major scientific contributions are in the fields of thin film growth technologies, multiferroic materials and their applications, optical techniques of characterisation of solids and development of novel metrologies and innovations based on ferroic materials.

Teaching Responsibilities

Year 1: Introduction to Laboratory and Field Physics

Year 2: Practical Laboratory and Field Physics

Year 3: Introduction to multiferroic materials and their applications


Currently my research interest revolves around experimental and theoretical studies of solid-state physics with emphasis on ordered and multifunctional systems.


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