Corina Andreoiu

Andreoiu obtained her PhD at Lund University in Sweden (2002), and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physics at the University of Liverpool, UK (2002-2003), before taking up her second postdoctoral position at the University of Guelph in Canada (2003-2005). In 2007 Andreoiu joined the Department of Chemistry at Simon Fraser University as an Assistant Professor and was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. An established experimental nuclear scientist, Prof. Andreoiu’s research is focused on γ-ray spectroscopy to study the structure of exotic nuclei far from stability and high-precision mass measurement using rare isotope beams provided by the ISAC facility and the new ARIEL driver located at TRIUMF in Vancouver, Canada. Such studies are important to understand the detailed nuclear structure of exotic elements situated far from the stable elements on Earth, and simultaneously their role in the creation of heavy elements in the Universe through stellar processes. During her career Andreoiu authored and co-authored 139 papers. Andreoiu has been the recipient of the Canada Foundation of Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunity award and British Columbia (BC) Knowledge and Development Award, and supported her research and students by NSERC Subatomic Physics (SAP) Individual Discovery Grants (2007-2009; 2010-2014) in γ-ray spectroscopy. More recently, Andreoiu has become more involved in larger team projects and led a 3-year NSERC SAP Project to study nuclei involved in double β decay using ion traps and semiconductor detectors, and is a co-recipient of a large 5-year NSERC SAP Project Grant to study nuclei using large spectrometers at TRIUMF. Andreoiu is also involved in complementary experiments at other laboratories in Europe such as ILL Grenoble in France and INFN Legnaro in Italy. Over the years Andreoiu trained 10 graduate students, 5 postdoctoral fellows and 12 undergraduate students at SFU and TRIUMF Andreoiu is also dedicated instructor, mentor, and science communicator. She is the Chair-Elect of the Division of Nuclear Physics (2017-2019) within the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP), was the Canadian Institute of Physics Chair of Training and Education (2010-2015), and served as the CAP Director of Student Affairs (2017-2018). In addition to reviewing a wide range of grants and manuscripts, she served on a US National Science Foundation (NSF) panel for experimental nuclear physics. Andreoiu has been very active in conference, workshop, and student summer school organization. Examples include being the Financial Chair for the international 2014 Nuclear Structure Conference held Vancouver, organizing the Summer Lectures on Coulomb Excitation Techniques with Radioactive Beams at TRIUMF (2011), Chair of the 2011 Winter Nuclear and Particle Physics Conference held in Banff, AB.