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Laboratory 8. Physical Chemistry of Polymers
Head of laboratory: Dr. Anton AIRINEI
Topics Team Main Results Research Groups
Group 8.1: Physico-chemical interactions in photo-sensible systems

Project manager: Dr. Anton AIRINEI,

Dr. Anton AIRINEI / / senior researcher I (CS I)

Molecular spectroscopy, Nanostructured materials 

Dr. Mihaela AVADANEI / / senior researcher III (CS III)


Dr. Mihaela HOMOCIANU / / senior researcher III (CS III)

Molecular spectroscopy 

Dr. Raluca Nicoleta DARIE-NIȚĂ / / senior researcher II (CS II)

Reactive processing (natural and synthetic polymers), polymers compatibilization and chemical functionalization, physico-chemical characterization of polymers and composites (rheological, mechanical, thermal, morphological, surface properties), development of multifunctional materials for food packaging (bioactive, biodegradable) and structural applications, biodegradation/durability testing of polymeric materials.

Dr. Petronela PASCARIU / / senior researcher III (CS III)

Main scientific interests: Design, synthesis and investigation of nanoparticles, thin films and multilayers nanowires, metal oxide ceramic nanofibers (NiO, ZnO, NiO-ZnO, NiO-SnO2, ZnO-SnO2, ZnO:La; ZnO:RE (La, Er, Sm)) composites, polymer/inorganic nanoparticles nanostructures, with specific optical, electrical, photocatalytic and magnetic properties for use in various modern applications (photocatalysis, sensors, electronics and optoelectronics, electrochemical supercapacitors, etc), which are obtained by electrochemical and electrospinning method, respectively. 

Experience in analysis and experimental techniques: Practical skills and expertise in materials characterization by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Sampling Electron Microscopy (SEM), Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM), UV-Vis Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy,  UV-Vis Absorption  Spectroscopy, Photoluminescence Spectroscopy (FLS 980 fluorospectrometer from Edinburgh Instruments), Transient Absorption Spectrometry (LP980, Edinburgh Instruments), Cyclic Voltammetry, photocatalytic testing of organic pollutants under UV-Vis light irradiation. 

Dr. Nicusor FIFERE / / researcher (CS)


Dr. Dragos Lucian ISAC / / researcher (CS)

Computational chemistry

Dr. Carmen GHERASIM / / research assistant (AC)

Molecular spectroscopy

Dr. Radu Ionut TIGOIANU / / research assistant (AC)

Molecular spectroscopy

Technical staff:

Dorel Ursu / A1

Roxana Irimia / A1

Daniela Acatincai / A1

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