Marcela is born in Odobesti (Vrancea), Romania. She studied Physics at the Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, graduating in 2000. In June 2001, she was employed in National Institute of Material Physics, where she has remained until now. She finished the Master in 2001 and started the PhD stage in 2002, also at the Faculty of Physics. During the PhD, she studied the optical and electrical properties of some organic semiconductors.
Her research activity is specially oriented on: (a) organic thin film obtained by different methods: vacuum evaporation, spin-coating, matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE), Langmuir-Blodgett, etc.; (b) hybrid films for application in photovoltaic cells; (c) optical and electrical investigations; (d) atomic force microscopy.
 C. Breazu, M. Socol, N. Preda, O. Rasoga, A. Costas, G. Socol, G. Petre & A. Stanculescu, Nucleobases thin films deposited on nanostructured transparent conductive electrodes for optoelectronic applications, Scientifc Reports (2021) 11:7551.
 M. Socol, N. Preda, A. Costas, C. Breazu, A. Stanculescu, O. Rasoga, G. Popescu-Pelin, A. Mihailescu, G. Socol, Hybrid organic-inorganic thin films based on zinc phthalocyanine and zinc oxide deposited by MAPLE, Applied Surface Science (2020) 503:144317.
 A.Stanculescu, C. Breazu, M. Socol, O. Rasoga, N. Preda, G. Petre, A.M. Solonaru, M. Grigoras, F. Stanculescu, G. Socol, G. Popescu-Pelin, M. Girtan, Effect of ITO electrode patterning on the properties of organic heterostructures based on non-fullerene acceptor prepared by MAPLE, Applied Surface Science( 2020) 509: 145351.
 M.Socol, N. Preda, O. Rasoga, A. Costas, A. Stanculescu, C. Breazu, F. Gherendi, G: Socol, Pulsed laser deposition of indium tin oxide thin films on nanopatterned glass substrates, COATINGS (2019) 9:19,.
 C. Breazu, M. Socol, N. Preda, E. Matei, O. Rasoga, M. Girtan, R. Mallet, F. Stanculescu, A. Stanculescu, On the properties of organic heterostructures prepared with nano-patterned metallic electrode, Applied Surface Science (2018) 443:592.
 M. Socol, N. Preda, C. Breazu, O. Rasoga, A. Stanculescu, G. Popescu-Pelin, F. Gherendi, G. Socol, L. Vacareanu, Organic heterostructures deposited by maple on patterned AZO electrodes, Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures (2018) 13: 1045.
 M. Socol, N. Preda, O. Rasoga, C. Breazu, I. Stavarache, F. Stanculescu, G. Socol, F. Gherendi, V. Grumezescu, N. Stefan, M Girtan, Flexible heterostructures based on metal phthalocyanines thin films obtained by MAPLE, Applied Surface Science (2016) 374:403.