Souraya Goumri-Said

Postdoctoral Fellow


 Spintronics Theory Group

Research Interests

My currect works is about the theoretical modeling of metal/organic semi-conductors interfaces employing ab-initio methods. I am modeling different ferromagnetic-organic interface, implying aromatic molecules and metal-macrocyclic planar aromatic molecules and interfaces such as irom, cobalt, tungsten and MgO surfaces. I am focusing on the role of the organic molecules in the local control of the spin polarization inversion close to the Fermi level. The main goal, will be understand the different parameters responsible of the efficiency increase of future molecular spintronic devices, by selecting the candidate of organic semi-conductors.

I am also
involved in the diluted magnetic semi-conductors project, where we are using the numerical tools for modeling ZnO based DMO in different structures : bulk, thin-films and nanostructures.

Selected Publications

Spin-polarization reversal at the interface between benzene and Fe(100)
S. Goumri-Said, M.B. Kanoun, A. Manchon, U. Schwingenschlogl
Journal of Applied Physics 113, 013905 (2013​

Magnetism in Sc-doped ZnO with zinc vacancies: A hybrid density functional and GGA+U approaches
M.B. Kanoun, S. Goumri-Said, ​U. Schwingenschlogl, A. Manchon
Chemical Phys. Lett. 532, 96 (2012)​​​

Ferromagnetism carried by highly delocalized hybrid states in Sc-doped ZnO thin films
M​.B. Kanoun, S. Goumri-Said, A. Manchon, U. Schwingenschlogl
Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 22406 (2012)​​​

Ab initio investigation on the magnetic ordering in Gd doped ZnO​
I. Bantounas, S. Goumri-Said, M. B. Kanoun, A. Manchon, I. Roqan and U. Schwingenschlogl
J. Appl. Phys. 109083929 (2011)

Investigating the adsorption of H2O on ZnO nanoclusters by first principle calculations
A. Al-Sunaidi, S. Goumri-Said
Chemical Physics Letters, 507111 (2011)

Optical properties of thermochromic VOthin films on stainless steel: experimental and theoretical studies
A. Lafort, H. Kebaili, S. Goumri-Said, O. Deparis, R. Cloots, J. De Coninck, M. Voué, F. Mirabella, F. Maseri, S. Lucas
Thin Solid Films, 5193283-3287 (2011)

Chapter titleTheoretical study of physical properties and oxygen incorporation effect in nanolaminated ternary carbides 211MAX phases. 
Book title: Advances in Science & Technology of Mn+1AXn Phases
By M. B. Kanoun and S. Goumri-Said. , edited by Woodhead Publishing Ltd. 
Book Editor : Prof. Jim Low (Department of Applied Physics Curtin University, Perth, Australia). 
(date of edition : September 2011)​

First-principles investigations of physical properties of the magnesium nitridoboride
P. Hermet, S. Goumri-Said, M. B. Kanoun, and L. Henrard
J. Phys. Chem. C,1134997 (2009)

Structure and mechanical stability of molybdenum nitrides: a first principles study
M. B. Kanoun, S. Goumri-Said, and M. Jaouen
Phys. Rev. B 76134109 (2007)

Electronic properties of binary noble metal nitride PtN: First principles calculations
M. B. Kanoun and S. Goumri-Said
Phys. Phys. Rev. B. 72 113103 (2005)

Numerical Simulations of Photon Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: role of a probe tip geometry in image formation
S. Goumri-Said, L. Salomon, J. -P. Dufour, F. Defornel and A. Zayats
Optics Communications 244 245 (2005)​


2004 Ph.D. 
Laboratoire de Physique de l’Universite de Bourgogne, University of Dijon, France

2000 Equivalence DEUA Physics
Université de Bourgogne, France

2000 M.Sc. in Physics
Sidi-Bel-Abbes University, Algeria​

Scientific and Professional Memberships

Member of American Physical Society
Member of Société Française de Physique


2008-2009 CERUNA project Award
Solid state physics Laboratory, University of Namur, Belgium 

2006-2007 "Bourse Regional de Pays de la loire" award
Maine University, France

2005-2006 EU Research and Training Network award on "elementary excitations on nano-particles and metallic nanoclusters"
Kaiserslautern University, Germany​

2004 Researcher- Assistant Professor, Academic Support Program
Physics department of Val de Marne University, Paris, France

2002 Researcher- Assistant Professor, Academic Support Program
Physics department of Bourgogne University, Dijon, France