Crystallography around the world: Romania

Romania is not a member of the International Union of Crystallography.

The following crystallographers in Romania are registered in the World Directory of Crystallographers.

(IUCr) crystallographers in Romania

42 entries found

  • Alecs Andrei, Mr Matei PhD. student. Center for Microscopy - Microanalysis and Information Processing, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, 313 Splaiul Independentei Street, 060042, Bucharest, Romania.
  • ALEXANDRU, Professor Dr Horia professor emeritus. Faculty of Physics, Solid State Phys Dep, University of Bucharest, PO box 74 - 165, 062580, Bucharest, Romania.
  • Ardelean, Dr Ioan Professor; Director of Research Lab., Faculty of Physics. Facultatea de Fizic&acaron;, Universitatea "Babeş-Bolyai", str. Kog&acaron;lniceanu nr. 1, RO-3400 Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Balaban, Dr Aneta Research assistant. Dept of Mineralogy, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Caransebeş str. 1, RO-78344 Bucureşti 32, Romania.
  • Barbur, Professor Ioan Professor, retired. Facultatea de Fizic&acaron;, Babeş-Bolyai Universitatea, str. Kog&acaron;lniceanu nr. 1, RO-3400, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Bouariu, Ms Sofronia Assistant Professor. Organic, Biochemical and Food Engineering, "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iaşi, 73 Prof. dr. docent Dimitrie Mangeron Street, 700050, Iaşi, Romania.
  • Burzo, Professor Emil Professor; Dean, Faculty of Physics. Facultatea de Fizic&acaron;, Universitatea "Babeş-Bolyai", str. Kog&acaron;lniceanu nr. 1, RO-3400 Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Costea, Constantin Research assistant. Dept of Mineralogy, Institute of Geology & Geophysics, Caransebeş str. 1, RO-78344 Bucureşti 32, Romania.
  • Crisan, Dr Manuela scientific researcher. Institute of Chemistry Timisoara of Romanian Academy, Str M. Viteazul nr 24, 300223, Timisoara, Romania.
  • Cristea, Corina Research assistant. Dept of Mineralogy, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Caransebeş str. 1, RO-78344 Bucureşti 32, Romania.
  • Ducu, Dr Catalin Marian scientific researcher. Research Center of Advanced Materials, University from Pitesti, Targu din Vale, no.1, Arges, RO-110040, Pitesti, Romania.
  • Dumitrascu, Professor Leonas Professor. Faculty of Physics, Faculty of Physics "Al. I. Cuza" University, 11 Carol I Bvd., Iasi, Romania.
  • Galca, Dr Aurelian Catalin researcher. Multifunctional Materials and Structures Laboratory, National Institute of Materials Physics, Atomistilor 405A / PO Box MG 7, Ilfov, 077125, Magurele, Romania.
  • Ghergari, Professor Lucreţia Professor. Universitatea, Catedra de Mineralogie-Petrometalogeniestr. Kog&acaron;lniceanu nr. 1, RO-3400, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Hârtopanu, Paulina Research assistant. University of Bucharest, 1, Nicolae Balce scu Blv, 010041, Bucharest, Romania.
  • Ilinca, Gheorghe Research scientist. Dept of Mineralogy, Geological Institute of Romania, Caransebeş str. 1, RO-78344 Bucureşti 32, Romania.
  • INDREA, Dr EMIL scientific researcher. Dr. Emil INDREA, INCDTIM CLUJ-NAPOCA, Str. DONATH No. 65-103, PO box 700, 3400 CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA, Tel. 40-64-184037 ; FAX: 40-64-420042.
  • Iorga, Dr Alexandru Researcher. Magnetic Materials, INCDIE ICPE-CA, Splaiul Unirii 313, Bucharest, Romania.
  • Macaleţ, Conf. Viorel Assistant professor. Lab. Cristalografie & Mineralogie, Universitatea Politehnic&acaron; Bucureşti, Splaiul Indipendenţei nr. 313, RO-77206 Bucureşti, Romania.
  • Maria, Dr Ignat Researcher. Inorganic polymers, Institute of macromolecular chemistry, Aleea Grigore Ghica Voda, nr. 41A, 700487, Iasi, Romania.
  • Marincea, Dr Ştefan Senior research scientist. Minéralogie, Institut géologique de Roumanie, 1 Caransebes Str., 78344, BUCAREST, Romania.
  • Miclaus, Mrs Maria-Olimpia Phd. Student. Molecular and Biomolecular Physics, National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, Donat, Cluj, 400293, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Mihai, Dr Marcela researcher. Functional Polymers, Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, 41 A Grigore Ghica Voda Alley, 700487, Iasi, Romania.
  • Mureşan, Professor Ioan Professor, retired. Universitatea, Catedra de Mineralogie-Petrometalogeniestr. Kog&acaron;lniceanu nr. 1, RO-3400, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Neacsu, Dr Florin -. Dr. Florin Neacsu, Str Radu Serban Voevod Nr 102, Drajna de Jos, Com Drajna, Jud Prahova, 107193 Romania.
  • Pasuk, Dr Iuliana Senior researcher, physicist. Dr. Iuliana Pasuk, National Institute for Materials Physics, Dep.150, 105 bis Atomistilor Street, 077125 Magurele, ROMANIA.
  • Petrareanu, Ms Georgiana Research assistant. Enzymology, Institute of Biochemistry, Splaiul Independentei, 296, 060031, Bucharest, Romania.
  • Petrescu, Dr Mircea-Ionut Reader. Lab. Cristalografie & Mineralogie, Universitatea "Politehnica" Bucuresti, Facultatea Stiinta si Ingineria Materialelor, Splaiul Independentei nr. 313, Bucuresti, Romania.
  • Pintea, Ioan Research assistant. Dept of Mineralogy, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Cluj-Napoca Branch, str. Clinicilor 5-7, RO-3400 Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Pintilie, Miss Georgeta-Sofia Assist Prof. Food Science, Univesity of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, 119alea Aradului, Timisoara, Romania.
  • Plugaru, Dr Neculai Scientific Researcher. Magnetism and Superconducting Department, National Institute of Material Physics (NIMP), 105bis Atomistilor, 077125, Bucharest-Magurele, Romania.
  • Pop, Dr Viorel Assistant professor. Facultatea de Fizic&acaron;, Universitatea "Babeş-Bolyai", str. Kog&acaron;lniceanu nr. 1, RO-3400 Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Popa, Dr Nicolae physicist. Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter, National Institute for Materials Physics, Atomistilor 105 bis / MG-7, 76900, Bucharest, Romania.
  • PUSCASU, Miss CORNELIA-MAGDA Ph. D Student. Chemical Engineering, Tehnical University of Iasi, D. Maneron 73A, Iasi, 700050, Iasi, Romania.
  • Roiban, Dr Gheorghe-Doru Senior Investigator. Organic Chemistry Department, Babes-Bolyai University, Arany Janos str., no. 11, 400028, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • SBARCEA, Dr BEATRICE - GABRIELA researcher. Laboratory for Electrical Materials and Products Characterization (CIMPE), National Institute for R&D in Electrical Engineering ICPE-CA Bucharest, Splaiul Unirii no 313, ROMANIA, 030138, BUCHAREST, Romania.
  • Shova, Dr Sergiu associate professor. Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Aleea Grigore Ghica Voda, Nr. 41A, 700487, Iasi, Romania.
  • Simon, Professor Simion Professor, retired. Facultatea de Fizica, Universitatea "Babes-Bolyai", Str. Kogalniceanu nr. 1, RO-3400 Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Soran, Dr Albert Chemist. Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Babes-Bolyai University, Arany Janos, No.11, Cluj, 400028, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • Stanculescu, Dr Florin reader. Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, Str. Atomistilor nr.405, P.O.Box MG-11, 077125, Bucharest-Magurele, Romania.
  • Tomulescu, Mr Andrei Gabriel Research Assistant. Comples Heterostructures and Provskite Oxides, National Institute of Materials Physucs, Fizicienilor nr. 9, Ilfov, 077125, Magurele, Romania.
  • Udubasa, Dr Gheorghe Director General. Geological Institute of Romania, Caransebeş str. 1, RO-78344 Bucharest 32, Romania.

Romania

This is a list of forthcoming meetings in Romania that are recorded in the IUCr Calendar of Events. Please let us know of any that are missing by completing this form or sending an email to forthcoming.meetings@iucr.org.

We do not have a record of any activities in this country organized for the International Year of Crystallography 2014 or its follow-up initiatives. We are very keen to maintain a record of all such activities. If you know of any, please tell us about them by sending an email to iycr2014@iucr.org.

This Special Report was published in the IUCr Newsletter, Vol. 19, No. 3 (2011).

Crystallography in Romania

An overview of the Romanian groups dedicated to crystallography reveals a variety of interests, from small molecule structure determination to materials science. The X-ray laboratories equipped with the necessary instruments are associated with universities and research institutes.

[IMNR] [Powder group]
Left: National R&D Institute for Nonferrous and Rare Metals (IMNR), Bucharest. Right: X-ray Powder Diffraction Group, Analysis Laboratory.

The National R&D Institute for Nonferrous and Rare Metals (IMNR) founded in Bucharest in 1965 to conduct research in the field of nonferrous metallurgy, is currently focused on nanostructured materials, novel technologies and materials, ecotechnologies and environment protection.

The X-Ray Powder Diffraction Group has two researchers and several students. X-ray diffraction equipment consists of a Bruker D8 ADVANCE diffractometer in Bragg-Brentano geometry, using DIFFRACplus BASIC software and the ICDD PDF-2 Release 2006 database. Powder diffraction techniques are used for qualitative and quantitative crystalline phase identification in ores, industrial waste, alloys and inorganic substances, for microstrain and crystallite size determination of nanobiomaterials, ceramic matrix composites, and powders with core/shell structure. The X-Ray Powder Diffraction Group offers young students the opportunity to use its facilities under guidance of the laboratory specialists, in order to develop experimental projects.

[Cluj group] [Equipment at Cluj]
(left) Researchers and (right) equipment at the National Centre for X-Ray Diffraction, Laboratory for Molecular Structure Determination, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca.

The National Centre for X-Ray Diffraction, Laboratory for Molecular Structure Determination, Babes-Bolyai U., Cluj-Napoca was established in 2000 as a multi-user center. The laboratory has a Bruker SMART APEX CCD diffractometer for single crystal structure determination, a KRIOFLEX low temperature system, NIKON SMZ1000 microscope and access to Cambridge Structural Database. The Center provides molecular structure determinations of inorganic, organic and organometallic compounds. User services include: unit cell determination, data collection and refinement, molecular structure determination, and supplementary refinement of molecular structures measured elsewhere. The group has four permanent members (richy@chem.ubbcluj.ro, cristi@chem.ubbcluj.ro; chem.ubbcluj.ro/~richy/).

[Molecular Technologies Cluj] The National Institute for R&D of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, Cluj-Napoca.

The National Institute for R&D of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, Cluj-Napoca crystallographic group has three researchers and several graduate students. A Bruker D8 powder diffractometer and a SuperNova single crystal diffractometer are used to determine structures of small molecules and for microstructural characterization of inorganic compounds using X-ray profile Fourier analysis, EXAFS and XANES absorption spectroscopy small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and structural study of amorphous materials. Materials investigated include: pharmaceutical compounds and their polymorphs, intermetallic compounds, metal supported catalysts, semiconductors, and inorganic oxides (contact: borodi@itim-cj.ro).

[West Uni Timisoara] [West Uni researcher]
Left: West University of Timişoara. Right: Crystallography research at West University of Timişoara.

The Solid State Structure Characterization Lab at the West University of Timişoara, Timişoara was established in the early 70s, by the late O. Birau. A Bruker D8 diffractometer with a horizontal goniometer and an open Eulerian cradle are used for phase stress and texture analysis, and grazing incidence studies of powder samples and thin films. The research team of two permanent members and several students pursue interdisciplinary research studies of bulk, thin films or powder of semiconductors, oxides, zeolites, pharmaceuticals, and nanotubes. (contact: Paul Barvinschi; pbarvi@physics.uvt.ro, quasar.physics.uvt.ro/physics/ldccs/).

[NIRDECM building] [NIRDECM equipment]
Left: National R&D Institute for Electrochemistry and Condensed Matter, Timişoara (NIRDECM). Right: Equipment at NIRDECM.

The X-Ray Diffraction Laboratory at the National R&D Institute for Electrochemistry and Condensed Matter, Timişoara (NIRDECM) (founded in 2008) possessing an X'Pert PRO MPD diffractometer with PixCEL detector. Activities of the laboratory includes single-crystal XRD, phase identification powder XRD at variable temperatures (−193°C to 1400°C) (mainly oxidic materials), and sensitive pharmaceutical samples in glass capillaries. The newly established laboratory has equipment for the study of texture, stress, reflectivity, thin films, transmission measurements, SAXS, and work under oxidizing/inert/vacuum atmosphere up to 900°C (reactor chamber). The laboratory has two researcher scientists and four PhD students, contacts with national and international education and research institutions and is pursuing certification, training personnel, developing partnerships and providing services (contact: Alexandra Bucur, alexandra.i.bucur@gmail.com, www.icmct.ro).

[NIRDTP logo] [Iasi]
Crystallography at National Institute of Research and Development for Technical Physics, Iaşi.

The research group from the Department of Magnetic Materials and Devices at the National Institute of Research and Development for Technical Physics, Iaşi is designing and developing novel magnetic materials. The primary focus is on disordered, nanocrystalline nanocomposites and nanomaterials, and their applications in sensors, actuators or transducers. Using powder diffractometer from room temperature to 1400 K, the X-ray diffractometer at NIRDTP Iaşi allows the measurements in either Bragg-Brentano or Goebel mirrors configuration. There are facilities for X-ray reflectometry (XRR measurements on multilayered structures and estimation of the layer thickness. The department has twenty researchers, six engineers, five technicians, and several PhD students and postdocs (contact: nicole@phys-iasi.ro; hchiriac@phys-iasi.ro).

[MSL logo] [Technical Uni Cluj logo] [MSL researchers]

The Materials Science Laboratory (MSL) at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca established in 1995 explores superconducting, dielectric and magnetic thin films and heterostructures grown both by physical and chemical methods. The laboratory is equipped with a modular high-resolution four circle diffractometer, high-resolution X-ray diffraction, reciprocal space mapping, X-ray reflectometry and grazing incidence diffraction characterization of epitaxial and polycrystalline thin films and multilayers. The group consists of five researchers, one post-doctoral fellow and five PhD students (contact: mihai.gabor@phys.utcluj.ro).

Other X-ray laboratories are in Bucharest (National Institute for R&D in Electrical Engineering ICPE-CA (www.icpe-ca.ro/); The National Institute of Materials Physics (www.infim.ro); U. of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics (www.fizica.unibuc.ro/fizica/Main.asp); U. of Bucharest, Faculty of Chemistry (contact: Marius Andruh, marius.andruh@dnt.ro); Horia Hulubei National Inst. of Physics and Nuclear Engineering - IFIN HH (www.nipne.ro/index.php), Brasov (Transilvania U., www.unitbv.ro/), Cluj-Napoca (Babes-Bolyai U., Faculty of Physics, phys.ubbcluj.ro/index_eng.htm) and Iaşi ('Petru Poni' Inst. of Macromolecular Chemistry, www.icmpp.ro/index.html).

Richard A. Varga (richy@chem.ubbcluj.ro)

Photographic record of crystallographic activities in Romania

The complete IUCr photographic archive includes thousands of photographs. Here we include a collection illustrating activities in this country. This image is selected randomly from the galleries listed below (International Summer School on Fundamentals and Basic Methods of Crystal Growth, 2009).
Presentation of the Diploma Award. Peter Rudolph.