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Quantum Condensed Matter Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Ovidiu Garlea received his Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the Joseph-Fourier University, in Grenoble (France) in 2002, and held postdoctoral positions at the Synchrotron Light Laboratory ELETTRA in Italy, at the Ames Laboratory, and at the Center for Neutron Scattering at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in USA. From 2007 to 2013, he was the lead scientist at the HB2a Neutron Powder Diffractometer at the High Flux Isotope Reactor at ORNL, and is currently responsible for the HYSPEC Inelastic Neutron Spectrometer at the Spallation Neutron Source. Ovidiu Garlea also holds adjoint appointments with the Department of Materials Sciences and Engineering at the University of Tennessee and with the Department of Chemistry at Florida State University. He has published over one hundred research articles in international peer-reviewed journals, authored a book chapter in “Neutron Scattering – Magnetic and Quantum Phenomena”, Vol. 48 (Academic Press -2016), and has been the organizer for a Workshop series on Representational Analysis and Magnetic Structure Determination by neutron diffraction. The research topics he is currently pursuing include: exotic magnetic ground states arising from competing interactions in geometrically frustrated magnets, orbital degeneracies and the interplay of spin, orbital and lattice degrees of freedom in transition metal systems, and magnetic excitations in low-dimensional quantum systems.