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This presentation was assembled by Claudia Roman (IMT) on 10th of May, 2005, based on the information available at that moment. The order of presentation is inccidental (has no particular significance).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN MICROTECHNOLOGIES (IMT-BUCHAREST)
General manager: Prof. Dan Dascalu ([email protected])
CENTRE OF NANOTECHNOLOGY
Centre affiliated to the Romanian Academy (of Sciences) and financed by the National Programme "Relansin" (2001-2004) as a Centre of Excellence in Nanotechnologies; Head of the centre: Dr. Irina Kleps ([email protected])
Research activity : Theoretical studies and experimental technologies in nanomaterials and nanostructures, with main areas of expertise: silicon nanoelectrode arrays, low-frequency noise in nanostructured materials; porous silicon layers; field emission nanostructures; biofunctional nanostructures and interfaces. Partner in national networks: NANOTECHNET and BIONANONET (2001-2004); Member of the Virtual centre of research in nanobiotechnologies CENOBITE (2002-2005); Contractor of the Consultancy Centre in nanotechnologies, nanostructures and nanomaterials, (2001-2004); Partner in international networks: "Network of Excellence on Nanoelectronics (Phantoms)"; Member of the thematic network entitled S-E Europe Regional "Network of Excellence: Nanosciences and Multifunctional Materials".
CENTRE FOR MICROSTRUCTURES AND MICROSYSTEM FOR BIO-MEDICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS
Head of the centre: Dr. Carmen Moldovan ([email protected])
Research activity : Design and manufacturing of microsensors for biomedical and environmental applications and development of new micromachining technological processes for research and optimization of micromachining technologies for customers. Development of microstructures and microsystems dedicated to complex determination in vivo, in situ and in vitro of biological activity, with regard both to living systems and technological systems using biomimetic principles.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LASERS, PLASMA AND RADIATION PHYSICS
Address: PO Box MG-54, RO-76900, Bucharest-Magurele,; Phone: +40-21-4574491, Fax: +40-21-4574243, +40-21-4574467
LASER PHOTOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY (LPL)
Deputy General Director: Dr. Ion Morjan ([email protected])
Laser pyrolysis technique applied to the synthesis of nanopowders and thin films, produced by induced reactions in the gas phase/on a substrate. More recently, one of the main research directions of the LPL has been the preparation of carbon nanotubes produced by laser irradiation from the gas phase.
LASER-SURFACE-PLASMA INTERACTIONS LABORATORY
Laboratory head: Prof. Ioan N. Mihailescu ([email protected])
The researchactivity is focused on laser-synthesis and deposition of compound thin films of biocompatible and bioactive materials, refractory, piezoelectric, ferroelectric and optical coatings. Biomedical implants are 3-D nanoscale laser machined. The manufacture of biocompatible structures is aimed to substantially improve the quality of existing implants both in orthopaedic and dental surgery. Another purpose is to create new advanced functional materials able to trigger and control cells differentiation.
Elementary Processes in Plasma and Applications
Laboratory head: Dr. C. P. Lungu, Tel: +40-21-4574558/1658, +40-(0)743147419.
The group developed an original technology called Thermionic Vacuum Arc (TVA), suitable for nanostructured, multifunctional film preparation. Applications: DLC for MEMS; Tribological coatings; GMR films; High Temperature Resistant to Oxidation films. Diamond like carbon DLC coatings of MEMS devices enhanced field emmiters by using ultrathin DLC top layers, high GMR effect. We are operating 3 vacuum equipments, using the original technology developed in our laboratory (TVA). We have a database in the field of TVA coatings using metals and dielectrics.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS PHYSICS, LABORATORY OF LOW-DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS
Head of Laboratory: Dr. Magdalena Lidia Ciurea ([email protected]), Contact person: Dr. Cristian-Mihail Teodorescu ([email protected])
Research activity : surfaces and interfaces; nanostructured quasicrystals; metal-fullerene thin films; metal-semiconductor interfaces; oxide and nitride layers; nanocrystalline silicon; low-dimensionality magnetism and electronic structure.
Experimental facilities : thin film growth; melt spinning alloy elaboration; x-ray diffraction; x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy; transport measurements; magneto-optical measurements; band structure calculations. Collaborative facilities: molecular beam epitaxy; CVD and PVD; EXAFS and XANES; high-resolution photoemission; x-ray absorption and x-ray magnetic dichroism; electron microscopy.
CONDENSED MATTER RESEARCH INSTITUTE TIMISOARA (CMRIT), DEPARTMENT OF THE NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR ELECTROCHEMISTRY AND CONDENSED MATTER
Director: Ioan Grozescu ([email protected]); Scientific secretary: Vlad Socoliuc ([email protected]); Laboratory head: Terezia Nyari ([email protected]); Head laboratory: Stefan Novaconi ([email protected]).
The research activity of CMRIT in nanoscience domain consist in the researches concerning the elaboration of installations and methods for obtaining of micro or nanocristalline materials, thin films which have applications in optical, optoelectronic, phononic domains by RF inductive coupled plasma method, hydro and solvothermal at high pressures, sol-gel method, thermal evaporation method and the study of theirs characteristics and physics properties.
Results in the domain nanostructured materials synthesis, materialized in products and technics of hydrothermal, solvothermal, colloidal and radiofrequency plasma synthesis, disposing of proper equipment. We organized a process for training in technics of nanostructured materials synthesis, and in our laboratory are specializing eight persons: students and post-graduates. We are disposing of a database with recent bibliographical references and we are interesed to know how we can have access facilities for carachterization of materials structure and properties, as well as schooling in specialized laboratories."
RESEARCH CENTRE FOR MACROMOLECULAR MATERIALS AND MEMBRANES COMERCIAL SOCIETY
Managing Director: Eng. Marin Radu, Contact person: Dr. Gabriel Bujor Albu
The main research topicsin nanoscience & nanotechnology are: composite nanofiltration and prevaporation membranes obtained by plasma and / or interfacial polymerization (cooperation with INFLPR Bucharest); composite membranes obtained by the laser ablation deposition of nanoparticles on ceramic supports (cooperation with INFLPR Bucharest);
LABORATORY OF MAGNETIC FLUIDS (LMF), CENTRE FOR FUNDAMENTAL AND ADVANCED TECHNICAL RESEARCH (CFATR), ROMANIAN ACADEMY-TIMISOARA BRANCH (RA-TB)
President of RA-TB: Prof.Dr.Eng.Toma Dordea, member of RA, Director of CFATR : Prof.Dr.Eng. Ioan Anton, member of Romanian Academy, Contact person: Dr.Ladislau Vekas, head of the Lab. MF ([email protected])
Address: Bd.Mihai Viteazul 24, Timisoara, 1900 Romania, Phone/Fax: +40-256-403700
Research activity : Magnetic nanoparticles and magnetizable complex fluids –smart nanomaterials with fluid properties: magnetic nanoparticle/magnetic (nano)fluid synthesis; magnetizable emulsions, magnetizable polymeric nano/micro-composites (gels) and biocompatible/ bioactive composites, magnetorheological fluids; theoretical modelling and numerical simulation of magnetic fluid properties; applications.
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING OF SYSTEMS WITH COMPLEX FLUIDS (NCESF)-UNIVERSITY POLITEHNICA TIMISOARA (UPT)
Rector of UPT: Prof. Dr. Eng. Ioan Cartis, Director of NCESF: Ass. Prof. Dr. Eng. Romeo Susan-Resiga, Contact person: Ass. Prof. Dr. Eng. Floriana D.Stoian ([email protected])
Research activity : Complex characterization of magnetizable (nano)fluids and composites; magnetic fluids as cooling agents; properties of polymeric (nano)magnetic composites; molecular simulations of fluids; applications.
INSTITUTE OF BIOCHEMISTRY OF THE ROMANIAN ACADEMY, MOLECULAR GLYCOBIOLOGY LABORATORY
Director: Dr. Stefana Petrescu ([email protected]), Deputy Director: Dr. Anca Roseanu ([email protected])
Researchactivity: The Laboratory is currently involved in the development of biotechnologies destined to cultivate living cells on nanoporous silicon and hydroxyapatite -titan. Visualization of adherent cells grown on nanomaterials by immunofluorescence microscopy is been successfully carried out in our group.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF ISOTOPIC AND MOLECULAR TECHNOLOGIES
General manager: Dr.Mircea Bogdan ([email protected]), Contact person: Dr. Gheorghe Mihailescu ([email protected])
Research activity : preparation of metallic and semiconducting nanomaterials in aluminium oxide template production of nanocarbon by chemical vapour decomposition ( SWNT, MWNT, VGCF).
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
Rector of the University of Bucharest: Prof. Dr. Ioan Mihailescu
FACULTY OF PHYSICS, THERMAL PHYSICS DEPARTMENT
Dean of the Faculty of Physics: Prof. Dr. Antohe Stefan, Contact person: Associate Professor Valeriu M. Filip ([email protected])
Researchactivity: Applied theoretical studies in electron field emission from solid/composite surfaces: modeling of the electron field emission from carbon nanotubes and from carbon nanotube films.
FACULTY OF PHYSICS, THE LABORATORY OF ATOMS AND MOLECULES
Dean of the Faculty of Physics: Prof. Dr. Antohe Stefan, Contact person: Associated Professor Mircea Bercu ([email protected])
Research themes related to nanotechnology and nanoscience : I-Atomic Cluster Models On Insulator/Si Interface based on HF (Hartree Fock) and DFT (Density Function Theory); II-Models and Calculation On Atoms and Molecules interaction with carbon and silicon surface for sensors applications; III-Characterisation of LPCVD Thin Layers Deposited on Si Based On Optical Spectroscopy; IV - Characterisation on implanted Si/SiO2 structures and nanoporous Si reached in absorbed molecular species by using FT-IR; UV-Vis and EPR (Electronic Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometry.
FACULTY OF CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY DEPARMENT, RESEARCH CENTRE FOR APPLIED AND TEORETICAL PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Nanotechnology Research Areas : Nano(bio)technology for medical applications: Drug encapsulation; Targeted drug delivery; Nano(bio)materials: Nano and micro materials from natural non-toxic polymers; Self-assembly: experimental and theoretical studies.
FACULTY OF BIOLOGY, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY CENTRE (MBC)
Dean of the Faculty of Biology: Prof. Calin Tesio ([email protected]), Centre Director: Associated Professor Marieta Costache ([email protected])
MBC is a multi-user research centre that offers excellent facilities for co-operation with national and international universities and research institutes. It is a self-sufficient unit with organizing, exploitation and utilizing autonomy of the material and financial resources. MBC include seven laboratories in the field of: molecular biology, cell culture, biochemistry, cellular biology, biotechnology and nanobiotechnology. MBC is open to research programs and can offer all the facilities for a good research in the field of cellular and molecular biology, plant and animal biology, medicine, ecology, agricultural sciences, etc.
INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY "I.G.MURGULESCU" OF THE ROMANIAN ACADEMY
Director: Dr. M.V.Popa ([email protected]), Scientific Director: Dr. N.I.Ionescu ([email protected]), Head of laboratory: Dr.Maria Zaharescu ([email protected])
The main research directions in the field of nanomaterials are focussed on: preparation of oxide and hybrid inorganic-organic nanomaterials for several applications and obtaining of carbon nanotubes by using of specific methods as: sol gel method, hydrothermal method, methods based on oxides melts and methods using molten salts; development and optimisation of specific methods of characterization with application in the nano-material field modelling of phenomena and properties specific for nanomaterials.
INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGY OF THE ROMANIAN ACADEMY, CENTER OF MICROBIOLOGY
Contact persons: Dr. Lucia Dumitru, Head of the Centre ([email protected]), Dr. Ioan Ardelean, email: [email protected]
Expertise in the nanotechnologies : Biochips obtained with immobilized cyan bacteria on micro- and nano-electrodes, for environment monitoring; biomolecules (isolation and purification).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CHEMICAL-PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, PHARMACOLOGY DEPARTMENT, CENTER FOR CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY
General manager: Dr. Ing. Misu Moscovici ([email protected]), Head of Pharmacology Department: Dr. Gh. Seitan, Head of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology: drd. Mihaela Albulescu, Contact persons: Drd. Mihaela Albulescu ([email protected]), Dr. Radu Albulescu ([email protected])
Address: Vitan St., 112, sect 3, Bucharest, 74 373, Phone: +40-21–3212117, Fax: +40-21-322 2917, www.ncpri.ro
The Center developed cell culture techniques for: cito- and genotoxicity studies used in drug research, in biomaterials and medical devices testing; biomedical applications: tissue engineering, studies of signal transduction and biological responses at cellular and molecular level, interactions of cells with nanomaterials and nanostructured materials.
"AL.I.CUZA" UNIVERSITY OF IASI, DEPARTMENT OF SOLID STATE PHYSICS, FACULTY OF PHYSICS, LABORATORY FOR PHYSICS OF THIN FILMS
Rector: Prof.Dr. Dumitru Oprea, Dean: Prof.Dr. Mitachi Strat Dept. Head: Prof.Dr. Mihaela Rusu (Accredited B-type Centre of Excellence for Research in Condensed Matter Physics), Laboratory Head: Prof.Dr. Nicolae Sulitanu
Research domains : inorganic and organic semiconducting thin films-fundamentals and applications; nanostructured magnetic materials-advanced applications.
"PETRU PONI" INSTITUTE OF MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, IASI ( INSTITUTE OF EXCELLENCE OF THE ROMANIAN ACADEMY), POLYMER PHYSICS AND STRUCTURE DEPARTMENT
Director: Prof. Dr. Bogdan C. Simionescu, Corresponding member of the Romanian Academy ([email protected]), Head of Department: Dr. Virgil Barboiu ([email protected]), Contact person: Dr. Daniel Timpu ([email protected])
Address: 41A, Aleea Grigore Ghica Voda, 6600 Iasi, Phone: +40-232-217454, Fax: +40-232-211299, [email protected]uiasi.ro, www.icmpp.tuiasi.ro.
Fields of interest in nanotechnologies : CVD procedure to obtain transparent layers of photo-conducting azopolymers with controlled thickness of 50¸ 500 nm and integration of this procedure in technologies used in microelectronics; exploration of opto-electrical properties of the films in normal and doped states for application in opto–electrical traducers, xerography, electroluminiscent and other molecular electronic devices.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR TECHNICAL PHYSICS IASI
General Director: Prof. Dr. Horia Chiriac ([email protected])
Research activity : theoretical and experimental studies on the nanostructured magnetic materials formation and their specific physical properties; investigation of magnetization processes and specific magnetic interactions within novel magnetic materials; design and fabrication of new devices based on new magnetic phenomena and novel magnetic materials.
ADVANCED RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (SC ICPE-CA)
General Manager: Dr. Phys.Wilhelm Kappel ([email protected])
DEPARTMENT FOR MICRO AND NANO-STRUCTURED MATERIALS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS
Contact person: Dr. Phys. Jenica Neamtu ([email protected])
Research activity : Micro and nano-structured materials which have new completely and different properties both pure materials and chemical elements alloys made of and on natural and synthetic way, with special magnetic and electric properties; Magnetic multilayers nanometric structures, which have different transport properties vs. bulk material and giant magneto-resistivity (MRG). In our research we approached the nanometric structures of Permalloy/Cu/Permalloy and Permalloy/Mo/ Permalloy type, with application in magnetic microsensors; micro-granulated magnetic materials for nondistructive control of subassemblyes and pieces.
MAGNETIC MATERIALS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS DEPARTMENT
Contact person: Eng. Ion Ivan ([email protected])
Research activity: nanostructured composite magnetic materials of (Nd,Pr)FeB/a Fe for obtaining of permanent magnets were developed. For these materials, the magnetic hardening phenomena is depending on exchange interactions between hard magnetic phase (Nd2Fe14B) and soft magnetic phase (a Fe).
Contact person: Dr. Phys. Gheorghe Gavriliu ([email protected])
CARBON MATERIALS LABORATORY
Contact person: Phys. Ana Maria Bondar ([email protected])
Research activity: Designing and developing carbon multifunctional nano-composites based on mesophase pitch (MP) and nano-carbons (NC) additives. Controlling the ratio of the additives and heat treatment domain, can be designed a carbonic nano-composite material for absorption of electromagnetic waves, in a certain range of frequencies.
NATIONAL RESEARCH-DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR CRYOGENICS AND ISOTOPIC TECHNOLOGIES – ICSI RM. VALCEA
General Manager: Prof. Dr. Ioan Stefanescu, Scientific Manager: Dr. Vasile Stanciu.
Research activity : studies of the separation process of hydrogen isotopes; studies concerning cryogenic processes and specific equipments; separation and purification of gases; advanced materials; current production and technologies transfer.
INSTITUTE FOR NON-FERROUS AND RARE METALS, RESEARCH GROUP FOR NANOCERAMIC MATERIALS
Scientific Director : Dr. C. Gurgu ([email protected]), Laboratory Head: Dr. Radu Piticescu ([email protected]), Contact person: Dr.Roxana Mioara Piticescu ([email protected])
Main topics related to research of nanostructured materials : Wet chemical synthesis of nanocrystalline ceramic powders, Development of chemical processes for thin/thick nanocrystalline ceramic films, Processing of ceramic and composite powders, Fundamental studies regarding mechanisms/kinetics of the processes and interfacial reactions in nanostructured materials.
UNIVERSITATY OVIDIUS CONSTANTA, FACULTY OF PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY AND PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY, INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH CENTER ON MICRO- AND NANOSTRUCTURES
Director: Associated Professor Dr. Victor Ciupina ([email protected])
The main research topics are interdisciplinary, focusing on concensed matter either nanostructured (thin films, multilayer structures, materials obtained by crystal structure engineering) or microstructured (byological systems and electro-thermo-energetical systems). The main experimental techniques used consist of electron microscopy, optical microscopy, galvanomagnetic examination, vacuum deposition, plasma deposition, electrochemical etching, acoustic microscopy, etc.
UNIVERSITY "DUNAREA DE JOS" OF GALATI, ROMANIA, RESEARCH CENTER ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - MANUFACTURING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
The present research is oriented on introducing nanotechnologies and nanomaterials in the curricula of the engineering preparation. We proposed national contracts with the subject of nanomeasurements of the superficial layers obtained by manufacturing processes. Our intention is to develop some equipment for obtaining nanostructured materials by severe plastic deformation. Starting with the university year 2005/2006 we introduce the specialisation Nonconventional Technology and Nanotechnology within Mechanical Engineering Faculty for engineer’s degree and master degree. We are interested in cooperation with the research centers which already developed the nanoscience and we are able to investigate the surface of the manufactured parts and to design nanotechnology to arive to a target surface.
THE MACHINE ELEMENTS & TRIBOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Facilities: 5 tribological testing machines and an X-ray difractometer
THE MAGNETIC MATERIALS AND DEVICES (MMD) DEPARTMENT FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR TECHNICAL PHYSICS (NIRDTP) IASI, ROMANIA
Head of Department: Prof. Dr. Horia CHIRIAC ([email protected]). A wide variety of equipments for nanomaterials and nanostructured materials preparation and characterization are available at the department. The department is strongly involved in the field of nanosciences and nanotechnologies. The research group is also involved in the design and fabrication of new and innovative applications of such materials, especially novel sensing/actuating and biomedical applications.
A database with the experimental facilities and human resources available in Romania in the field of nanosciences and nanotechnologies will be available soon on the NENAMAT Project website (http://www.NENAMAT.phys-iasi.ro). We are interested to establish new contacts and develop new collaborations with active research groups in the field at national and international level.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCHES "ELIE CARAFOLI", Materials and Tribology Laboratory
General Manager: Dr. Cornel Oprisiu
INCASdevelop research regarding: 1. Nanocomposites epoxy – Montmorillonite; 2. Carbon-carbon composites nano-ceramic matrix; 3. Advanced micro-coatings with performant tribological and antithermic properties.
Laboratory facilities: X-Ray difraction instalation URD-6; JXA-microanalyser; Neophot microscope; Friction and wear instalation Tymken type; Four ball machine (tester) for lubricants testing; Instron instalation for mechanical testing (tensile strenght); Instalation hot-plane (300 oC) for composites achievement; Thermal shock installation.
We are interested in industry partners interested in development, and technology transfer, research institutes and facilities (any country).
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