Madhura Marathe received her masters degree in physics from the University of Pune (India) in 2006 and Ph.D. from J. N. Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore (India) in 2013 under the supervision of Prof. Shobhana Narasimhan. For her doctoral thesis, she studied the structural and magnetic properties of metal surfaces and surface alloys using the density functional theory. She did her first post-doctoral research in the group of Prof. Nicola Spaldin with Prof. Claude Ederer (Materials Theory, ETH-Zürich). During this period, she studied finite temperature properties of ferroelectric materials using molecular dynamics simulations of the effective Hamiltonian. The main focus of this work was to understand the electrocaloric effect which has potential for solid-state cooling devices and was undertaken as a part of DFG priority program called "Ferroic Cooling".
She is currently working as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie (COFUND P-SPHERE) post-doctoral fellow at ICMAB-CSIC, Barcelona with Prof. Massimiliano Stengel.
2004-2006: Master of Science (M.Sc. in Physics), Department of Physics, University of Pune, Pune, India.
2001-2004: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. in Physics), Fergusson college, University of Pune, Pune, India.
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, India.
Thesis title: "Structural, magnetic and electronic properties of surface alloys and interfaces: A first-principles study''
Supervisor: Prof. Shobhana Narasimhan.
2013-2017: Post-doctoral Fellow, Materials Theory, ETH Zürich.
Mentors: Prof. Nicola Spaldin and Prof. Claude Ederer.