Meet our 3MT Finalists: Ana-Marija Nedic

January 19, 2021 - by Sarah Igram

Ana-Marija Nedic has been working toward a graduate degree in Physics at Iowa State since 2017. Her 3MT presentation is titled "A Quest for New Magnetic Properties in Materials." Learn more about Ana-Marija below.


Q: What brought you to Iowa State?

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A: I came to Iowa State because of the great opportunities for research, due to a big Physics and Astronomy Department and its affiliation with Ames Lab, one of 17 National Labs.


Q: Describe your research in three sentences or less.

A: Tuning magnetic properties and searching for new phenomena in novel materials with strong interatomic interactions, and perspective for future technological application.


Q: What do you hope to gain from Three Minute Thesis?

A: It challenged me to finally try to explain to my family what I do for my research.


Q: Share a fun fact about yourself.

A: My native language is Pannonian Rusyn from the East Slavic group of languages, with only about 20,000 native speakers.


Founded at the University of Queensland, Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenges graduate students to present their research to a non-specialist audience in three minutes or less. This year, Iowa State's 3MT competition is entirely virtual. Get to know our seven outstanding finalists before we announce the winner, runner-up, and People's Choice Award recipient on January 25. Watch the full competition and vote for the People's Choice Award recipient.

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