Ph.D. Lucian DIAMANDESCU

Dr. Lucian DIAMANDESCU

Senior Researcher I

Telephone :
+40-21-369.01.70 / int.180
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+40-21-369.01.77
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Education

Faculty of Physics, Bucharest University. Licence in Physics (equivalent of MSc, at the end of 5 years curriculum), mastering in nuclear spectroscopy; Bucharest University (June 1970)


1980 Doctoral degree in Physics (Solid State Physics)


1984 Authorized translator (English - Physics)

Professional skills
  • Structure characterisation by means of X –ray Diffraction (XRD) and Mössbauer spectroscopy
  • Solvothermal and high energy ball milling syntheses of advanced nano scaled materials
  • Thermoluminescence authentication and dating of archaeological materials and oceanic sediments
  • Fortran programming
Research contributions on topics of :
  • MÖSSBAUER SPECTROSCOPY (line shape, dynamic effects, computing programs, applications in chemistry, metallurgy and geology, HTC superconductors).
  • X-RAY DIFFRACTION (RIETVELD refinement).
  • SOLVOTHERMAL PROCESSES AND MECHANOCHEMISTRY (magnetic oxides, reaction kinetics, sensing and catalytic materials, industrial applications).
  • SYNTHESIS AND CHARATERISATION OF NANOSCALED TiO2 –BASED PHOTOCATALYTIC MATERIALS
  • THERMOLUMINESCENCE IN THE STUDY AND DATING OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND GEOLOGICAL MATERIALS
Professional experience by the main working stages abroad

Work stays abroad (only the long work stays abroad are presented) :

A. Italy


A.1 Period: May 1993 - December 1993

  • Institution: Department of Chemical Physics, Ca'Foscari University, Venice
  • Position: Post doctoral position won under international competition
  • Topics 1. Mössbauer spectroscopy applied to the study of time dependent hyperfine interactions and transient phenomena.
  • Results: Extension of the computer programs to include time dependent phenomena; common published papers in field.
  • Topics 2. Thermoluminescence (TL) authentication and dating of ceramics and archaeological interest materials: experimental set up, methodology, elaboration of specialised computer programs.
  • Results: Elaboration of the experimental set up and methodology for dating of ceramics & archaeological interest materials by means of Thermoluminescence method.

A.2 Period: Aprile 2000 – Aprile 2001

  • Institution: Department of Chemical Physics, Ca'Foscari University, Venice
  • Position: Post doctoral position won under international competition
  • Topics: Thermoluminescence authentication and dating methodology for oceanic sediments
  • Result 1. A methodology for the authentication and dating of the oceanic sediments has been elaborated. The technique was applied to authenticate and date the sediments from Victoria Land (Antarctic region).
  • Result 2. Public Internet site open for customers aiming to authenticate/date the old artefacts. A series of artefacts from the Italian and Spanish culture have been authenticated or dated by TL.

B. USA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Period: October 2002 - October 2004

  • Institution: Physics Department, Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Duquesne University, 211 Bayer Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0321, USA
  • Position: Research scholar, under DOE (Department of Energy) financed research Grant
  • Topics: Pulsed ablation deposition, solvothermal and high energy ball milling elaboration of nanoscaled advanced materials for applications in gas sensing, catalysis and magnetic devices; Structural characterization by means of X-ray diffraction (Rietveld refinements) and Mössbauer spectroscopy.
  • Results: 150+ complex samples were obtained by solvothermal, high energy ball milling and laser ablation. All samples were primarily studied by XRD, Mössbauer spectroscopy and TEM. Magnetic, gas sensing, optical peculiarities were investigated in view of possible applications. 30+ ISI papers have been published together from 2002.
Professional Groups/Organizations
  • Member of the European Physics Society, EPS 948097 (1994).
  • Member of Materials Research Society, USA (2003).
  • Member of the European Materials Technology Platform EuMaT (2005).
  • 2009 - Editorial board member, "Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures".
  • American Nano Science (2011).
  • 2011-2017 Romanian representative in the International Board on the Applications of Mössbauer Effect (IBAME).
Present research interest
  • Complex semiconducting oxides for sensing and catalytic applications.
  • TiO2 - based photocatalytic nano materials.
  • Mössbauer spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction methods in the study of nanomaterials.
Teaching

Ph. D. Coordinator (Solid State Physics from 2001) associated at the Faculty of Physics, Bucharest University.