Acad. Emil Burzo
Emil Burzo is a professor with the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj and currently the Dean of the Faculty. He is also a member of the Presidium of the Romanian Academy and President of the Academy’s Cluj-Napoca branch. He received his degrees from the Faculty of Physics of the Babes-Bolyai University Cluj and the Faculty of Mechanics of the Technical University of Cluj. He received a PhD in Physics from the University of Timisoara in 1969. He holds or has held several key position including those of professor with the Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble, associate professor with the Carnegie-Mellon University of Pittsburgh, President of the Romanian Materials Society, President of the Romanian Society for Magnetic Materials, Vice President of the Romanian Physical Society and Fellow of the Institute of Physics. During his career, he has authored 24 books, over 500 scientific papers, lectured at over 30 universities in Europe, the United States, Israel and China. He has been awarded several distinctions including the Award of the Romanian Academy, the Award of the Hungarian Academy, Doctor Honoris Causa of five Romanian universities, Commander of the National Distinguished Service Order, Membership of the Romanian Academy and Senior of the City and Honorary Citizenship of the City of Cluj-Napoca.
TALK: PRESSURE EFFECTS ON CRYSTAL STRUCTURES AND MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF RARE-EARTH (YTTRIUM)-COBALT COMPOUNDS
Dr. Martin Bellman
Martin Bellman is a researcher with SINTEF Materials Technology, Department of Metallurgy in Trondheim, Norway. His research interests include new processes and products for advanced solar cells and modules, modeling of crystallization processes and defect engineering for crystalline solar cells. He received his MsC and PhD from the Freiberg University of Technology. He is a member of the German Crystal Growth Association and author of over 18 peer reviewed journal papers.
TALK: NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF CRYSTALLIZATION PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SILICON FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC APPLICATIONS
Prof. Miroslav Dramicanin
Miroslav Dramicanin is with the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade.
TALK: PHOTOLUMINESCENCE INVESTIGATIONS OF NANOMATERIALS
Prof. Liviu Giurgiu
TALK: SPIN DYNAMICS AND FERROMAGNETIC PHASE INVESTIGATED BY MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MICRO AND NANO POWDERS OF DILUTED MAGNETIC SEMICONDUCTORS
Prof. Mihai Girtu
Mihai A. Gîrţu is Professor of Physics at Ovidius University of Constanţa, Constanţa, Romania. A graduate of the University of Bucharest in 1990, with an M.Eng. degree in Applied Physics, he received the Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1998 from the Ohio State University, USA. His research interests have been focused on two main directions, dealing with hybrid organic-inorganic materials and devices. One such direction has been molecular magnetism, with an emphasis on the study of the magnetic properties of low-dimensional systems as well as of systems with disorder and/or frustration. The second area is hybrid organic-inorganic photovoltaics, based on a combined experimental and theoretical approach to studying dye-sensitized solar cells based on metal free pigments. The use of ab initio methods for molecular modelling and simulations allowed the explanation of the strength of the exchange constants in some molecular magnets as well as the clarification of the photovoltaic conversion efficiency of some TiO2 solar cells with purely organic dyes. He is a member of ΦΚΦ and ΣΧ honor societies, and a recipient of the In Hoc Signo Vinces award of the Romanian National Research Council.
TALK: DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS – A COMBINED COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH
Prof. Laszlo Nanai
Laszlo Nanai is with the University of Szeged from 1972. His main field of interest is Laser-matter interaction. He has published several papers in that deal with laser induced damage and structural changes under influence of powerful light beams. His research interests also include investigations of plasmas generated by lasers on solids, study of laser induced thin film formations including nanostructures e. g oxides, nitrides, carbides, investigation of laser induced liquid and gas phase deposition on semiconductors and insulators, study of nonlinear nonequilibrium processes induced by ultrashort laser pulses (eg Dember events), laser processing of glasses and other transparent materials for fabrication of microreactors for bio-medical investigations and studying environmental physical problems in the Timis-Csongrad regions.
TALK: STIMULATED OXIDATION OF METALS (LASER, ELECTRIC FIELD, …): THE COMPARATIVE STUDIES
Prof. Aurel Pop
Aurel Pop is with the Condensed Matter Physics and Advanced Technologies Department of the Babes Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca. Between 1988-2010, his main interest of was focused in the field of high temperature superconductivity: synthesis, structural, electric and magnetic properties of bulk and thin films of high temperature superconductors. In the last 5 years, another field of interest was the study of ZnO thin films, electrodeposited nano-composite coating and their anticorrosive behaviour. He is able to manipulate techniques as: installation for thin film synthesis by magnetron sputtering, a.c.magnetic susceptibility devices, magnetization devices, transport properties measurements. The results are expressed in 90 papers published in ISI journals, 40 in Romanian Journals,17 papers in International non ISI journals and 14 in Proceedings of International Conferences.
TALK: EXCESS OF ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY FLUCTUATION ON BULK BI-2223 AND BI-2212 THIN FILMS SUPERCONDUCTORS
Prof. Sebastian Popescu
Sebastian Popescu received all his degrees from “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania (the B.S. degree in Physics, with the specialization in Theoretical Physics, in 1996; the M.S. in Physics, with the specialization in Nonlinearity and Self-organization in Complex Systems, in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree in Physics of Self-organized Systems, with SUMA CUM LAUDE, in 2001). From 2005 to 2008 he was a postdoctoral fellow with the Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, Saga University, Japan. Starting with 1997 he is with the Faculty of Physics, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania, where he is currently an associate professor. His research interests include nonlinear phenomena in gas discharges and plasma and microwave applications in medicine and waste management.
TALK: NONLINEAR PROCESSES IN LOW TEMPERATURE PLASMAS RELATED TO THE EMERGENCE OF ORDERED STRUCTURES
Dr. Daniel Ursescu
Daniel Ursescu is with the Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics Facility at the Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering. He received his BEng and MSc from the University of Buchreat. He received a PhD from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Manz, Germany, working on X-ray laser development. He was also a part of several research stages in France and Germany. Since 2007, he is workin in R&D in Romania, in Magurele, in the field of ultrashort pulse lasers and their applications, most notably for the Extreme Light Infrastructure project. In the present, he is in charge with the R&D for ELI-NP multi-PW laser system.
TALK: STATUS OF THE ELI-NP FACILITY