Centre International de Formation et de Recherche Avancées en Physique

Internships

Stages of overseas based researchers at CIFRA/NIMP

2023_24. Denis Alexander PIKULSKI, (PhD student), AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland, (17.12.-22.12.2023)

Metallic glasses

Local tutors: Dr. Maria Cristina BARTHA, Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2023_23. Dr. Marija PEROVIĆ, Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia, (07.11.-15.11.2023)

Magneto-electric measurements

Local guest: Dr. Victor KUNCSER

2023_22. Dr. Dorota DARAS, Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań, Poland, (07.11.-15.11.2023)

Liquid Crystals

Local guest: Dr. Monica ENCULESCU

2023_21. Xueying GU (Bachelor student, Erasmus+ mobility), ENISE Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France, (31.10.-04.01.2024)

Development and applications dedicated to bioengineering

Local tutors: Dr. Ioan Alexandru IVAN, Dr. Victor KUNCSER

2023_20. Rachel Elisabeth BROPHY (PhD student, EEA – PERLA-PV mobility), Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland, (08.10.-10.10.2023)

Development of photovoltaic cells based on organic perovskites

Local tutor: Dr. Ioana PINTILIE

2023_19. Ricardo MARTINS (PhD student), Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, (08.10.-20.10.2023)

Synthesis and characterization of high entropy materials

Local tutor: Dr. Andrei GALATANU

2023_18. Katarzyna UNGEHEUER, (PhD student), AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland, (25.10.-30.01.2024)

Exhaustive characterization of CuxO and ZnO layers for development of thin film PV

Local tutor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2023_17. Yosra ZIDI (PhD student, Tunisian MESRS mobility grant), Gafsa University, Gafsa, Tunisia, (15.09.-13.12.2023)

Synthesis and characterization of titanium and barium oxides

Local tutors: Dr. Roxana Elena PATRU, Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2023_16. Nour el Hoda BOUFTILA (PhD student, CIFRA/ICTP grant), Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fès, Morocco, (01.09.-29.11.2023)

Electrochemical characterization of phosphate intercalation materials for Na ion battery

Local tutor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2023_15. Zaineb MIGHRI (PhD student, CIFRA/ICTP grant), Monastir University, Monastir, Tunisia, (01.09.-29.11.2023)

Development, spectroscopic and structural characterization of new phosphates for energy storage

Local tutor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2023_14. DR. André Luiz MENEZES DE OLIVEIRA, Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, Brazil, (04.06.-10.06.2023)

Improving photocatalytic or antimicrobial activity of novel nanomaterials

Local supervisor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

TiO2/ZIF-67 nanocomposites synthesized by the microwave-assisted solvothermal method: a correlation between the synthesis conditions and antimicrobial properties, R.D. Campos, A.L. Menezes de Oliveira, A.M. Rostas, A.C. Kuncser, C.C. Negrila, A.C. Galca, C. Felix, L. Castellano, F.F. da Silva, I.M. Garcia dos Santos, New Journal of Chemistry 47 (2023) 2177, https://doi.org/10.1039/D2NJ04415C

Understanding the Photocatalytic Activity of Sodium Hexatitanate Nanoparticles for Pollutants Degradation: A Spectroscopic Insight, A.R. Ferreira Alves Teixeira, A.L. Menezes de Oliveira, F. Neatu, A.C. Kuncser, A.C. Galca, A.M. Rostas, I.M. Garcia dos Santos, ACS Applied Nano Materials 6 (2023) 4477, https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.2c05577

2023_13. Rkia ELOTMANI (PhD student, Eugen Ionescu scholarship – AUF/MAE), Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco, (04.05.-29.07.2023)

Synthesis and characterization of thin film kesterite materials for low cost and low environmental impact solar cells

Local tutor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2023_12. Stephanie NKEMONE (PhD student, Eugen Ionescu scholarship – AUF/MAE), University Yaoundé I, Cameroon, (02.05.-29.07.2023)

Preparation of Ternary Metal Oxide Nanocomposites for Potential Energetic Application

Local tutor: Dr. Daniela PREDOI

2023_11. Dr. Marina CIOBANU (UTM mobility), Technical University of Moldavia, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, (25.04.-30.04.2023)

Synthesis and characterization of thin layers of chalcogenide glasses from the As-S-Ge system

Local supervisors: Dr. Alin VELEA, Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2023_10. Ayushi RAI (PhD student, EEA-NO-179/2020 TEESM mobility), Stavanger University, Stavanger, Norway, (16.04.2023-19.06.2023)

Development of thermochromic vanadium oxides for energy efficient smart windows

Local tutor: Dr. Victor KUNCSER

2023_09. Ion LUNGU (PhD student, https://cost-opera.eu/ mobility), Moldova State University, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, (16.04.2023-30.04.2023)

Intermediate-Band Solar Cells (IBSCs) Based on ZnO/CdS/ZnTe Heterojunctions

Local tutor: Dr. Lucian PINTILIE

2023_08. Lucas QUIBLIER (Bachelor student, Erasmus+ mobility), ENISE Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France, (20.03.-25.08.2023)

Development and applications dedicated to bioengineering

Local tutors: Dr. Ioan Alexandru IVAN, Dr. Victor KUNCSER

2023_07. Dr. Patrick TSOPBOU NGUEAGNI (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons – https://www.opcw.org/ scholarship), University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon, (20.03.-19.08.2023)

Cerium, zinc and magnesium doped hydroxyapatite composites derived from biogenic materials: Synthesis and characterization for optimization of antimicrobial properties

Local supervisor: Dr. George STAN

2023_06. Remi ASTIER (Master student, Erasmus+ mobility), ENISE Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France, (13.03.-31.08.2023)

Development of haptic applications

Local tutors: Dr. Ioan Alexandru IVAN, Dr. Victor KUNCSER

2023_05. Laetitia GROUT (Bachelor student, Erasmus+ mobility), ENISE Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France, (13.03.-11.08.2023)

Sensorial characterization of materials

Local tutors: Dr. Ioan Alexandru IVAN, Dr. Victor KUNCSER

2023_04. Lahbib AKABBOUCH (PhD student), Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco, (26.02.-16.05.2023)

Synthesis and characterization of oxide materials for energy storage applications

Local tutors: Dr. Teddy TITE, Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2023_03. Safia DASSALEM (PhD student), Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco, (26.02.-16.05.2023)

Synthesis and functionality of biosensors

Local tutors: Dr. Anca ALDEA, Dr. Madalina Maria BARSAN

2023_02. Omar AIT LAYACHI (PhD student), Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco, (27.01.-01.03.2023)

Characterization of electrochemically obtained kesterite films

Local tutor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2023_01. Hamid NEHMAR (PhD student, Algerian mobility grant), Ahmed Ben Bella Es Sénia Oran I University, Oran, Algeria, (14.01.-21.03.2023)

Synthesis and characterization of biosensors

Local tutor: Dr. Victor Constantin DICULESCU

2022_21. Elyazid EL MAHBOUB (PhD student), Cady Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco, (03.09.–01.12.2022)

Structural characterization of kesterite/stanite films

Local tutor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2022_20. Dorsaf BAYOUDHI (PhD student, Tunisian MESRS mobility grant), Centre National de Recherche des Sciences des Matériaux – CNRSM, Borj Cedria, Tunisia, (03.09.-01.12.2022)

Elaboration, purification and study of the physicochemical properties of P2O5-Al2O3-MO undoped and rare earth-doped phosphate glasses

Local tutors: Dr. Mihail SECU, Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2022_19. Yosra ZIDI (PhD student, Tunisian MESRS mobility grant), Gafsa University, Gafsa, Tunisia, (05.09.-30.11.2022)

Synthesis and characterization of titanate and barium oxides

Local tutors: Dr. Roxana Elena PATRU, Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2022_18. Dr. Sara LAAFAR (Eugen Ionescu scholarship – AUF/MAE), Cady Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco, (13.09.–06.12.2022)

Fabrication and modeling of ZTO-based transistors (ZTO-bioTFT) for electronic biosensing applications

Local tutor: Dr. Cristina BESLEAGA

2022_17. Ali Sadek KADARI (Ph.D. student, Eugen Ionescu scholarship – AUF/MAE), Oran I University, Oran, Algeria, (11.09.-07.12.2022)

Synthesis and characterization of semiconductor thin films by chemical and physical sputtering for optoelectronic applications

Local tutor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2022_16. Dr. Aurelien BOPDA (Eugen Ionescu scholarship – AUF/MAE), Dschang University, Dschang, Cameroon, (26.09.-15.12.2022)

Post-synthesis functionalization of coordination polymers (MOFs) for CO2 capture

Local tutor: Dr. Victor Constantin DICULESCU

2022_15. Dr. Hassen DHIFAOUI (Eugen Ionescu scholarship – AUF/MAE), Monastir University, Monastir, Tunisia, (26.09.-15.12.2022)

Study of the effect of the DABMN passivation layer at the perovskite/HTM interface in solar cells

Local tutor: Dr. Oana RASOGA

2022_14. Zaineb MIGHRI (PhD student, Eugen Ionescu scholarship– AUF/MAE), Monastir University, Monastir, Tunisia, (06.09.-29.11.2022)

Development, spectroscopic and structural characterization of new phosphates for energy storage

Local tutor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

Structural and Electrical Properties of Novel Cr/Fe Mixed Transition-Metal Phosphates, Z. Mighri, K. Souiwa, A.M. Rostas, R.E. Patru, A.E. Bocirnea, N. Iacob, V. Kuncser, O. El Khouja, L.N. Leonat, M. Hidouri, H. Nasri, A.C. Galca, Inorganic Chemistry 62 (2023) 8530, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.2c04389

2022_13. Dr. Issam BOUKHOUBZA (Eugen Ionescu scholarship– AUF/MAE), Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fès, Morroco, (12.09.-07.12.2022)

Oxide nanowire functionalized nanocarbons (ZnO, WO3): Synthesis and improvement of their performance as gas sensors

Local tutors: Dr. Elena MATEI

Electrochemical Deposition of ZnO Nanowires on CVD-Graphene/Copper Substrates, I. Boukhoubza, E. Matei, A. Jorio, M. Enculescu, I. Enculescu, Nanomaterials 12 (2022) 2858, https://doi.org/10.3390/nano12162858

2022_12. Alvaro RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ (Ph.D. student, UC3M mobility), University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain, (05.09.-07.12.2022)

Synthesis and characterization of high entropy alloys

Local tutor: Dr. Andrei GALATANU

2022_11. Dr. Iryna IVANENKO, Technical University of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine, (04.08.-04.09.2022)

Development of functional materials based on nickel ferrites

Local guest: Dr. Petre BADICA

2022_10. Dr. Marina CIOBANU (UTM mobility), Technical University of Moldavia, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, (17.07.-01.08.2022)

Synthesis and characterization of thin layers of chalcogenide glasses from the As-S-Ge system

Local supervisors: Dr. Alin VELEA, Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2022_09. Maria KHACHEBA (PhD student), Mohamed Khider University of Biskra, Biskra, Algeria, (05.06.–30.06.2022)

Synthesis of new ceramics; determination of dielectric, piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties

Local tutors: Dr. Luminita AMARANDE, Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2022_08. Rachel Elisabeth BROPHY (PhD student, EEA – PERLA-PV mobility), Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland, (14.05.-04.06.2022)

Development of photovoltaic cells based on organic perovskites

Local tutor: Dr. Ioana PINTILIE

Effect of Pressure on the Dynamics of Iodide Defects in Methylammonium Lead Iodide: An Atomistic Simulation, R.E. Brophy, M. Kateb, K. Torfason, G.A.Nemnes, H.G. Svavarsson, I. Pintilie, A. Manolescu, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 127 (2023) 7938, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.3c00657

Capacitive and Inductive Effects in Perovskite Solar Cells: The Different Roles of Ionic Current and Ionic Charge Accumulation, N.e Filipoiu, A.T. Preda, D.V. Anghel, R. Patru, R.E. Brophy, M. Kateb, C. Besleaga, A.G. Tomulescu, I. Pintilie, A. Manolescu, G.A. Nemnes, Physical Review Applied 18 (2022) 064087, https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.18.064087

2022_07. Dr. Marta DIAS (researcher, EUROfusion mission), Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, (05.06.-08.06.2022; 12.12.-15.12.2022)

Synthesis and characterization of high entropy materials

Local guest: Dr. Andrei GALATANU

Damage threshold of CuCrFeTiV high entropy alloys for nuclear fusion reactors, M. Dias, S. Magalhães, F. Antão, R.C. da Silva, A.P. Gonçalves, P.A. Carvalho, J.B. Correia, A. Galatanu, E. Alves, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 529 (2022) 49, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2022.09.003

2022_06. Ricardo MARTINS (PhD student), Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, (05.06.-24.06.2022)

Synthesis and characterization of high entropy materials

Local tutor: Dr. Andrei GALATANU

Behavior of Cu-Y2O3 and CuCrZr-Y2O3 composites before and after irradiation, R. Martins, F. Antão, J.B. Correia, E. Tejado, J. Pastor, A. Galatanu, P.A. Carvalho, E. Alves, M. Dias, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 539 (2023) 73, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2023.03.011

2022_05. Dr. Marwene OUMEZZINE (Tunisian MESRS project), Gafsa University, Gafsa, Tunisia, (14.05.-04.06.2022)

New ferro-magnetic materials; Synthesis and characterization of new nanostructured compounds based on manganites

Local supervisor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

Structural, Frequency and Temperature Dependent Dielectric Properties of Zn2+ Substituted Ni-Co Based Spinel Ferrite (ZnxNi0.8−xCo0.2Fe2O4), ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology 12 (2023) 053008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2162-8777/acd6bb

2022_04. Killian TOULGOAT (Master student, Erasmus+ mobility), Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, France, (11.04.-29.07.2022)

Materials characterization and related physics on ceramic-ceramic and metal-ceramic composite

Local tutor: Dr. Petre BADICA

2022_03. Robin MONET (Master student, Erasmus+ mobility), Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, France, (11.04.-29.07.2022)

Synthesis and characterization of superconductor YBa2Cu3O7-δ dub shaped ceramic targets for pulsed laser deposition (PLD). Synthesis and characterization of the collinowensite phase (BaCuSi2O6)

Local tutor: Dr. Petre BADICA

2022_02. Marko ROBIC (PhD student, Croatian Science Foundation mobility), Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia, (03.03.-11.03.2022)

Advanced characterization of iron and rare earth oxide compounds obtained by electrospinning

Local tutor: Dr. Petre BADICA

2022_01. Nina POPOV (PhD student, Croatian Science Foundation mobility), Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia, (03.03.-11.03.2022)

Advanced characterization of rare earth-doped iron oxides for photocatalytic applications

Local tutor: Dr. Petre BADICA

Influence of erbium doping on the structural, magnetic and optical properties of hematite (α-Fe2O3) nanorods, N. Popov, M. Ristić, V. Kuncser, K. Zadro, N. Velinov , P. Badica, A. Alexandru-Dinu, N. Iacob, L.K. Krehula, S. Musić, S. Krehula, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 169 (2022) 110857, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpcs.2022.110857

2021_09. Dr. Marwene OUMEZZINE (Tunisian MESRS project), Gafsa University, Gafsa, Tunisia, (02.12.-15.12.2021)

New ferro-magnetic materials; Synthesis and characterization of new nanostructured compounds based on manganites

Local supervisor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

Magnetocaloric and Giant Magnetoresistance Effects in La-Ba-Mn-Ti-O Epitaxial Thin Films: Influence of Phase Transition and Magnetic Anisotropy, M. Oumezzine, C.F. Chirila, I. Pasuk, A.C. Galca, A. Leca, B. Borca, V. Kuncser, Materials 15 (2022) 8003, https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15228003

2021_08. Zaineb MIGHRI (PhD student, Tunisian MESRS mobility grant), Monastir University, Monastir, Tunisia, (07.09.-03.12.2021)

Characterization of phosphates

Local tutor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2021_07. Myriam BERKOUCH (student, personal funds, co-financed by NIMP/CIFRA), ESAIP, Angers, France, (01.06.2021-03.07.2021)

Assessment of uncertainties associated to X-ray diffraction measurements

Local tutor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2021_06. Dr. Marina CIOBANU (Postdoctoral researcher, Eugen Ionescu scholarship– AUF/MAE), Technical University of Moldavia, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, (15.09.-13.12.2021)

Synthesis and characterization of thin layers of chalcogenide glasses from the As-S-Ge system

Local supervisors: Dr. Alin VELEA, Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

First Sharp Diffraction Peak features of the intermediate phase glasses and amorphous thin films in the non-stoichiometric (GeS4)x(AsS3)1-x system, M. Ciobanu, A.C. Galca, F. Sava, M.Y. Zaki, A. Velea, D. Tsiulyanu, Thin Solid Films 773 (2023) 139828, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2023.139828

2021_05. Dr. Hajar GHANNAM (Postdoctoral researcher, Eugen Ionescu scholarship– AUF/MAE), Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Tétouan, Morocco, (03.09.-15.12.2021)

Development of a high performance electrochemical super-capacitor device based on graphene-ZnO

Local tutors: Dr. Teddy TITE, Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2021_04. Clement ROUVET (Master student, Erasmus+ mobility); Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, France, (05.04.-30.07.2021)

Materials characterization and related physics on ceramic-ceramic and metal-ceramic composite

Local tutor: Dr. Petre BADICA

2021_03. Clement RAINHA (Master student, Erasmus+ mobility), Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, France, (05.04.-30.07.2021)

Studies of ceramic-ceramic, ceramic-metallic, ceramic polymer, and metallic polymer composite material

Local tutor: Dr. Petre BADICA

2021_02. Sara AIT BOUZID (PhD student, CNRST Morocco mobility grant), Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Béni Mellal, Morocco, (22.03.2021–13.06.2021)

Synthesis and characterization of new magnetocaloric materials

Local tutors: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA, Dr. Victor KUNCSER

Enhanced magnetocaloric properties of La0.8K0.2-xPbxMnO3 nanoparticles by optimizing Pb doping concentrations, S. Ait Bouzid, A. Essoumhi, A.M. Rostas, A.C. Kuncser, C.C. Negrila, N. Iacob, A. Galatanu, B. Popescu, M. Sajieddine, A.C. Galca, V. Kuncser, Ceramics International 48 (2022) 16845, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2022.02.239

2021_01. Oussama AITMELLAL (PhD student, CNRST Morocco mobility grant), Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Béni Mellal, Morocco, (22.03.2021–13.06.2021)

Studying the properties of luminescent materials with potential applications in the field of energy

Local tutors: Dr. Mihail SECU, Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

The influence of Zr4+ doping on the structural and photoluminescence properties of LaPO4:Ce3+/Mn2+ phosphors, O. AitMellal, L. Oufni, M.Y. Messous, A.M. Rostas, A.C. Galca, V. Toma, E. Matei, M. Secu, Journal of Luminescence 251 (2022) 119226, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2022.119226

Temperature-induced phase transition and tunable luminescence properties of Ce3+-Mn2+-Zr4+ tri-doped LaPO4 phosphor, O. AitMellal, L. Oufni, M.Y. Messous, E. Matei, A.M. Rostas, A.C. Galca , M. Secu, Optical Materials 129 (2022) 112567, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2022.112567

2020_09. Ilhame ASSAHSAHI (PhD student, Eugen Ionescu scholarship– AUF/MAE), Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco, (16.09.-14.04.2021)

Thermoelectric materials for energy recovery applications

Local tutor: Dr. Andrei GALATANU

Influence of the synthesis parameters on the transport properties of Mg2Si0.4Sn0.6 solid solutions produced by melting and spark plasma sintering, I. Assahsahi, B. Popescu, M. Enculescu, M. Galatanu, A.C. Galca, R. El Bouayadi, D. Zejli, A. Galatanu, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 163 (2022) 110561, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpcs.2021.110561

2020_08. Dr. Abdoulaye DIALLO (Eugen Ionescu scholarship– AUF/MAE)

Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal, (20.09.-13.12.2020)

Nano- oxides and nanocomposites synthesized by green chemistry: physical properties and applications

Local supervisors: Dr. Teddy TITE, Dr. Victor Constantin DICULESCU

2020_07. Dr. Mama SANGARE (Eugen Ionescu scholarship– AUF/MAE), University of Science and Technology from Bamako, Bamako, Mali, (27.09.-18.12.2020)

Preparation and study of the properties of organic molecular layers

Local tutor: dr. Bogdana BORCA

2020_06. Hanadi MEHDI (PhD student, Eugen Ionescu scholarship– AUF/MAE), Monastir University, Monastir, Tunisia, (02.09.–28.11.2020)

Optimization and stability study of double-cation perovskite solar cells

Local tutors: Dr. Lucia Nicoleta LEONAT, Dr. Aurelian-Catalin GALCA

Effect of chlorine and bromine on the perovskite crystal growth in mesoscopic heterojunction photovoltaic device, H. Mehdi, L.N. Leonat, V. Stancu, H. Saidi, M. Enculescu, A.G. Tomulescu b, V. Toma, I. Pintilie, A. Bouazizi , A.C. Galca, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 143 (2022) 106558, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mssp.2022.106558

2020_05. Dr. Issam DERKAOUI (Eugen Ionescu scholarship– AUF/MAE), Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fès, Morroco, (16.09.-12.12.2020)

Studies on vanadium oxide nanocomposites: Synthesis and improvement of their optoelectronic performance for energy storage

Local tutors: Dr. Teddy TITE, Dr. Aurelian-Catalin GALCA

2020_04. Issam BOUKHOUBZA (PhD student, Eugen Ionescu scholarship– AUF/MAE), Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fès, Morroco, (16.09.-12.12.2020)

Local tutors: Dr. Elena MATEI, Dr. Aurelian-Catalin GALCA

Graphene Oxide Concentration Effect on the Optoelectronic Properties of ZnO/GO Nanocomposites, I. Boukhoubza, M. Khenfouch, M. Achehboune, L. Leontie, A.C. Galca, M. Enculescu, A. Carlescu, M. Guerboub, B.M. Mothudi, A. Jorio, I. Zorkani, Nanomaterials 10 (2020) 1532, https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10081532

2020_03. Eleftherios NIAPOS (Master student, Erasmus+ student mobility for traineeship), University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece, (28.02–07.05.2020)

Magnetism and magneto-functionalities in nanostructured materials including thin films and multilayers

Local tutor: Dr. Victor KUNCSER

2020_02. Jamal ZIMOU (PhD student, co-financing granted by the home university and the Physics and Cultural Foundation at Magurele), Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco, (27.02.–01.08.2020)

Characterization of doped CeO2 films

Local tutors: Dr. Aurelian-Catalin GALCA, Dr. Lucian PINTILIE

2020_01. Outman EL KHOUJA (PhD student, co-financing granted by the home university and the Physics and Cultural Foundation at Magurele, ICTP fellow), Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco, (30.01.–01.08.2020; 07.11.2020-30.06.2021)

Preparation and characterization of chalcogenide films

Local tutors: Dr. Aurelian-Catalin GALCA, Dr. Lucian PINTILIE

Structural, morphological and optical properties of Cu–Fe–Sn–S thin films prepared by electrodeposition at fixed applied potential, O. El Khouja, A.C. Galca, K. Nouneh, M.Y. Zaki, M. Ebn Touhami, M. Taibi, E. Matei, C.C. Negrila, M. Enculescu, Lucian Pintilie, Thin Solid Films 721 (2021) 138547, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2021.138547

Secondary phases and their influence on optical and electrical properties of electrodeposited Cu2FeSnS4 films, O. El Khouja, A.C. Galca, M.Y. Zaki, A. Talbi, H. Ahmoum, K. Nouneh, M. Ebn Touhami, M.Taibi, E. Matei, M. Enculescu, L. Pintilie, Applied Physics A-Materials Science & Processing 127 (2021) 887, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-021-05038-y

Bulk and surface characteristics of co-electrodeposited Cu2FeSnS4 thin films sulfurized at different annealing temperatures, O. El Khouja, C.C. Negrila, K. Nouneh, M. Secu, M. Ebn Touhami, E. Matei, V. Stancu, M. Enculescu, V. Kuncser, A.C. Galca, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 906 (2022) 164379, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2022.164379

Structural and transport properties of Cu2CoSnS4 films prepared by spray pyrolysis, O. El Khouja, I. Assahsahi, K. Nouneh, M. Ebn Touhami, M. Secu, A. Talbi, Y. Khaissa, E. Matei, V. Stancu, A. Galatanu, A.C. Galca,; Ceramics International 48 (2022) 32418, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2022.07.185

Growth and characterization of Cu–Ni–Sn–S films electrodeposited at different applied potentials, O. El Khouja, K. Nouneh, M. Ebn Touhami, E. Matei, V. Stancu, M. Enculescu, A.C. Galca, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 34 (2023) 760, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-023-10173-8

2019_19. Dr. José Pedro Basto da SILVA ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Universidade do Minho, Portugal, (04-06.11.2019, 09-13.12.2019)

Understating interfacial effects on p-n junctions for thermoelectric generator devices

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

All-Oxide p–n Junction Thermoelectric Generator Based on SnOx and ZnO Thin Films, E.M.F. Vieira, J.P.B. Silva*, K. Veltruská, C.M. Istrate, V. Lenzi, V. Trifiletti, B. Lorenzi, V. Matolín, C. Ghica, L. Marques, O. Fenwick, L.M. Goncalves, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2021, 13 (2021) 35187, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c09748

2019_18. Nico HEMPEL ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, (18-21.11.2019)

Analysis of microstructural evolution in high-alloy steels due to welding  and plastic deformation at high temperatures

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2019_17. Dr. Jing REN & Dr. Jianzhong ZHANG, Key Laboratory of In-fiber Integrated Optics, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China, (14-18.07.2019)

Luminescent Nano-Glass Composites

Local guest: dr. Mihail SECU

Third-order optical nonlinearity properties of CdCl2-modifed Ge–Sb–S chalcogenide glasses, X.S. Lu, J.H. Li, L. Yang, R.N. Zhang, Y.D. Zhang, J. Ren, A.C. Galca, M. Secu, G. Farrell, P.F. Wang, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 528 (2020) 119757, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2019.119757

2019_16. Dr. Hamza SAIDI (Eugen Ionescu scholarship – AUF/MAE)

Monastir University, Monastir, Tunisia; (06.05-03.08.2019)

Study of transfer and charge transport properties in organic structures based on NO2-BMN

Local tutor: Dr. Anca STANCULESCU

2019_15. Sara AZMI (PhD student, Eugen Ionescu scholarship – AUF/MAE), Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco; (10.05-07.08.2019)

Electrodeposition of thin kesterite layers for photovoltaics

Local tutor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

Towards phase pure kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 absorber layers growth via single step free sulfurization electrodeposition under a fix applied potential on Mo substrate, S. Azmi, A. Moujib, O.A. Layachi, E. Matei, A.C. Galca, M.Y. Zaki, M. Secu, M.I. Rusu, C.E.A. Grigorescu, E.M. Khoumri, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 842 (2020) 155821, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.155821

2019_14. Khaled BELFAA (PhD student, Eugen Ionescu scholarship – AUF/MAE),Gabes University, Gabes, Tunisia; (06.05-03.08.2019)

Elaboration and characterization of nanocrystals and thin films based on pure TiO2 and modified by noble metals

Local tutor: Dr. Stefan NEATU

2019_13. Dr. Larbi FILALI (Eugen Ionescu scholarship – AUF/MAE), Ahmed Ben Bella Es Sénia Oran 1 University, Oran, Algeria; (06.05- 03.08.2019)

Study of the effect of molecular hydrogen on the nanostructured silicon, for the detection of biomolecules at the solid / liquid interface

Local tutors: Dr. Alin VELEA, Dr. Victor Constantin DICULESCU

2019_12. Sarah DERBALI (PhD student, Eugen Ionescu scholarship– AUF/MAE), Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco; (15.05-12.08.2019)

Obtaining and characterization of new halogenated organic perovskites

Local tutor: Dr. Mihaela Florea

Influence of doping the inorganic cation with Eu or Sb on the properties of perovskite films, V. Stancu, L.N. Leonat, A.G. Tomulescu, S. Derbali, L. Pintilie, C. Besleaga, A.C. Galca, F. Neatu, S. Neatu, M. Florea, I. Pintilie, Physica Scripta 95 (2020) 075707, https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1402-4896/ab90be

Enhancing stability of hybrid perovskite solar cells by imidazolium incorporation, A.G. Tomulescu, L.N. Leonat, F. Neatu, V. Stancu, V. Toma, S. Derbali, S. NEatu, A.M. Rostas, C. Besleaga, R. Patru, I. Pintilie, M. Florea, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 227 (2021) 111096, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2021.111096

2019_11. Marwa HATTAB (PhD student, Eugen Ionescu scholarship– AUF/MAE), El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia; (06.05-03.08.2019)

Research theme: Study of the corrosion of a ceramic coating developed by the sol-gel method on magnesium and its alloys which are used in biomedical applications

Local tutor: Dr. George STAN

2019_09. Ilhame ASSAHSAHI (PhD student, Eugen Ionescu scholarship– AUF/MAE), Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco; (07.05-04.08.2019)

Thermoelectric materials for energy recovery applications

Local tutor: Dr. Andrei GALATANU

2019_08. Mohamed Yassine ZAKI (PhD student, Eugen Ionescu scholarship– AUF/MAE), Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco; (15.05-12.08.2019)

Obtaining and characterization of Cu2ZnSnS4 films for photovoltaics

Local tutor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

ZnS stacking order influence on the formation of Zn-poor and Zn-rich Cu2ZnSnS4 phase, M.Y. Zaki, O. El Khouja, K. Nouneh, M. Ebn Touhami, E. Matei, S. Azmi, M.I. Rusu, C.E.A. Grigorescu, S. Briche, M. Boutamart, P. Badica, M. Burdusel, M. Secu, L. Pintilie, A.C. Galca, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 33 (2022) 11989, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-022-08160-6

2019_07. Mohammed GUERBOUB (PhD student, Eugen Ionescu scholarship– AUF/MAE), Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fès, Maroc; (05.05-02.08.2019)

Study of defects induced by irradiation in detectors

Local tutor: Dr. Ioana PINTILIE

2019_06. Ousmane DIAGNE (PhD student, Eugen Ionescu scholarship– AUF/MAE), Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal; (07.05- 04.08.2019)

Development and characterization of Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) thin films of for photovoltaic applications

Local tutors: Dr. Alin VELEA, Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

Secondary Crystalline Phases Influence on Optical Properties in Off-Stoichiometric Cu2S–ZnS–SnS2 Thin Films, F. Sava, O. Diagne, A.C. Galca, I.D. Simandan, E. Matei, M. Burdusel, N. Becherescu, V. Becherescu, C. Mihai, A. Velea, Materials 13 (2020) 4624, https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13204624

2019_05. Oussama AITMELLAL (PhD student, CNRST Morocco mobility grant) Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Béni Mellal, Morocco; (09.05.-06.08.2019)

Studying the properties of luminescent materials with potential applications in the field of energy

Local tutors: Dr. Florentina NEATU, Dr. Mihail SECU

Structural and Optical Investigations of Ce3+/Mn2+-Doped LaPO4 Phosphors, O. AitMellal, L. Oufni, M.Y. Messous, F. Neatu, M. Florea, S. Neatu, A.M. Rostas, M. Secu, Journal of Electronic Materials 50 (2021) 2137, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11664-020-08678-7

Structural properties and near-infrared light from Ce3+/Nd3+-co-doped LaPO4 nanophosphors for solar cell applications, O. AitMellal, L. Oufni, M.Y. Messous, M. Tahri, Ş. Neatu, M. Florea, F. Neatu, M. Secu, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 33 (2022) 4197, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-021-07615-6

Comparative investigation of structural, EPR, optical and photoluminescence properties of nanostructured LaPO4:Ce/RE/Me and LaPO4:Yb/Er phosphors prepared by co-precipitation method, O. AitMellal, L. Oufni, M.Y. Messous, M.M. Trandafir, I.M. Chirica, M. Florea, Ş. Neațu, A.M. Rostas, M. Secu, F. Neațu, Journal of Solid State Chemistry 301 (2021) 122310, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2021.122310

2019_04. Sara AIT BOUZID (PhD student, CNRST Morocco mobility grant), Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Béni Mellal, Morocco; (09.05.-06.08.2019)

Synthesis and characterization of new magnetocaloric materials

Local tutors: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA, Dr. Victor KUNCSER

Magneto-functionalities of La1-xAxMnO3 (A = K; Ba) synthesized by flash combustion method, S. Ait Bouzid, A.C. Galca, M. Sajieddine, V. Kuncser, A.M. Rostas, N. Iacob, M. Enculescu, L. Amarande, I. Pasuk, A. Essoumhi, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 839 (2020) 155546, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.155546

2019_03. Sebastian WACHOWSKI ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Gdansk University of Technology, Poland, (06-13.05.2019)

Structural defects, cation ordering and phase transitions in conducting BaLnCo2O6 double perovskites

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

Structure and water uptake in BaLnCo2O6−δ (Ln =La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Tb and Dy), S. Lech Wachowski, I. Szpunar, M.H. Sørby, A. Mielewczyk–Gryń, M. Balaguer, C. Ghica, M.C. Istrate, M. Gazda, A.E. Gunnæs, J.M. Serra , T. Norby, R. Strandbakke, Acta Materialia 199 (2020) 297, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2020.08.018

2019_02. Dr. Stefano LETTIERI ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), CNR- Institute of Applied Science and Intelligent Systems, Italy, (02-05.04.2019)

Investigating structural and electronic fingerprints of enhanced photocatalytic efficiency in TiO2/graphene and N-doped TiO2 nanostructures

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

Mesoporous TiO2 from Metal-Organic Frameworks for Photoluminescence-Based Optical Sensing of Oxygen, M. Alfè, V. Gargiulo, M. Amati, V.A. Maraloiu, P. Maddalena, S. Lettieri, Catalysts 11 (2021) 795, https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11070795

Simple Ethanol Refluxing Method for Production of Blue-Colored Titanium Dioxide with Oxygen Vacancies and Visible Light-Driven Photocatalytic Properties, S. Lettieri, V. Gargiulo, M. Alfè, M. Amati, P. Zeller, V.A. Maraloiu, F. Borbone, M. Pavone, A.B. Muñoz-García, P. Maddalena, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124 (2020) 3564, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b08993

2019_01. Marcin LAPINSKI ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Gdansk University of Technology, Poland, (26-27.02.2019)

Au-Si plasmonic platforms: mechanism of formation

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

Experimental tuning of AuAg nanoalloy plasmon resonances assisted by machine learning method, R. Kozioł, M. Łapiński, P. Syty, W. Sadowski, J.E. Sienkiewicz, B. Nurek , V.A. Maraloiu, B. Kościelska, Applied Surface Science 567 (2021) 150802, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2021.150802

2018_20. Dr. José Pedro Basto da SILVA ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Departamento de Fisica Universidade do Minho, Portugal, (19-23.11.2018)

Ferroelectric/TMDs hybrid structures for memory applications

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

Energy storage performance of ferroelectric ZrO2 film capacitors: effect of HfO2:Al2O3 dielectric insert layer, J.P.B. Silva, J.M.B. Silva, K.C. Sekhar, H. Palneedi, M. C. Istrate, R.F. Negrea, C. Ghica, A. Chahboun, M. Pereira, M.J.M. Gomes, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 8 (2020) 14177, https://doi.org/10.1039/D0TA04984K

HfO2–Al2O3 Dielectric Layer for a Performing Metal–Ferroelectric–Insulator–Semiconductor Structure with a Ferroelectric 0.5Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-0.5(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 Thin Film, J.P.B. Silva, K.C. Sekhar, K. Veltruská, V. Matolín, R.F. Negrea, C. Ghica, M.J.S. Oliveira, J. Agostinho Moreira, M. Pereira, M.J.M. Gomes, ACS Applied Electronic Materials 2 (2020) 2780, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaelm.0c00480

2018_19. Navpreet KAUR ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Università di Brescia, Italy, (05-09.11.2018)

Surface doping of nanostructured MOX chemical sensors by ion beam irradiation

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

Novel Christmas Branched Like NiO/NiWO4/WO3 (p–p–n) Nanowire Heterostructures for Chemical Sensing, N. Kaur, D. Zappa, V.A. Maraloiu, E. Comini, Advanced Functional Materials 31 (2021) 2104416, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202104416

2018_18. Maria KHACHEBA (PhD student), Mohamed Khider University of Biskra, Biskra, Algeria; (02.11.–30.11.2018)

Structural and electrical design (dielectric, piezoelectric, ferroelectric) of PZT and BT doped ceramics

Local tutors: Dr. Luminita AMARANDE, Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2018_17. Abdelbassat KENANE (PhD student, PNE scholarship granted by the Algerian government) Mustapha Stambouli University of Mascara, Mascara, Algeria, 22.10.2018–30.08.2020)

Synthesis and characterization of new hybrid polymer materials / Clays

Local tutors: Dr. Oana RASOGA, Dr. Anca STANCULESCU

Synthesis and characterization of conducting aniline and o-anisidine nanocomposites based on montmorillonite modified clay, A. Kenane, A.C. Galca, E. Matei, A. Yahiaoui, A. Hachemaoui, A.M. Benkouider, C. Bartha, M.C. Instrate, M. Galatanu, O. Rasoga, A. Stanculescu, Applied Clay Science 184 (2020) 105395, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clay.2019.105395

Efficient NLO Materials Based on Poly(ortho-anisidine) and Polyaniline: A Quantum Chemical Study, A. Kenane, D. Hadji, K. Argoub, A/ Yahiaoui, A. Hachemaoui, K. Toubal, A.M. Benkouider, O. Rasoga, A. Stanculescu, A.C. Galca, Journal of Electronic Materials 52 (2023) 530, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11664-022-10022-0

2018_16. Raya ENGAZOU (Master student) Tunis – El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia; (29.09.–27.10.2018)

Characterization of chalcogenic films obtained by chemical methods

Local tutor: Dr. Petre BADICA

2018_15. Emine DEMIRYÜREK (student, ERASMUS scholarship), Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey; (28.09. – 04.12.2018)

Manufacturing and characterization of superconducting materials

Local tutor: Dr. Petre BADICA

2018_14. Raouia BEN SADOK (PhD student) University of Science and Technology – Houari Boumediene, Bab-Ezzouar (Algiers), Algeria; (20.09–05.12.2018)

Electronic, dielectric and dynamic properties in ABX3 halogenated perovskites

Local tutors: Dr. Anca BIRSAN, Dr. Victor KUNCSER

Effect of chemical nature of atoms on the electronic, dielectric, and dynamical properties of ABX3 halide perovskite, R. Ben Sadok, N. Plugaru, A. Birsan, V. Kuncser, D. Hammoutene, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry 120 (2020) e26172, https://doi.org/10.1002/qua.26172

2018_13. Dr. Marwene OUMEZZINE, University of Monastir, Tunisia; (04.09-18.09.2018)

New ferromagnetic materials

NIMP responsible: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2018_12. Johannes MUNKE ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), FRM II – Forschungs-Neutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz, Germany, (28-31.08.2018)

HRTEM study of the high temperature phase present at the new VDM-780 Premium Ni-base superalloy

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

HRTEM analysis of the high-temperature phases of the newly developed high-temperature Ni-base superalloy VDM 780 Premium, C. Ghica, C. Solís, J. Munke, A. Stark, B. Gehrmann, M. Bergner, J. Rösler, R. Gilles, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 814 (2020) 152157, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.152157

2018_11. Lamyaa KREIT (PhD student, ICTP-Trieste fellow), Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco, (01.08.-31.12.2018)

Analysis of structural, thermal and dielectric properties of biocomposites

Local tutor: Dr. Lucian PINTILIE

2018_10. Etienne LALLEMAND (Master student, ERASMUS scholarship), University of Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France; (01.05.–01.07.2018)

Research theme: Hard composites based on B4C, TiB2

Local tutor: Dr. Petre BADICA

2018_10. Yethreb ESSOUDA (PhD student, Eugen Ionescu fellow), University of Monastir, Tunisia; (21.05.–31.07.2018)

Development of new ferromagnetic materials

Local tutor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2018_09. Amjad NISAR ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology (PINSTECH) Materials Division, Pakistan, (21-25.05.2018)

Morphological and structural investigation of polyoxometalate nanobuilding block, (DODA)3PW12O40, self-assembly behavior exposed to high temperature and pressure conditions

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2018_08. Dr. Barbara CAVALAZZI ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Università di Bologna, Italy, (14-17.05.2018)

Nanocrystals as biosignatures in 3.5 billion years old microbial remains

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

Multidisciplinary characterization of melanin pigments from the black fungus Cryomyces antarcticus, C. Pacelli, A. Cassaro, A. Maturilli, A.M. Timperio, F. Gevi, B. Cavalazzi, M. Stefan, D. Ghica, S. Onofri, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 104 (2020) 6385, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00253-020-10666-0

2018_07. Anna DMITRUK ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland, (02-07.05.2018)

Investigation of the interface between Al matrix and MAX phase reinforcement in composite materials fabricated by squeeze casting infiltration of porous Ti-Al-C or Ti-Si-C MAX phase performs

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2018_06. Mohamed Yassine ZAKI (PhD student) Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco, (29.04.–26.07.2018)

Synthesis and characterization of Cu₂ZnSnS₄ films

Local tutors: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA, Dr. Lucian PINTILIE

Effect of mixing complexing agents on the properties of electrodeposited CZTS thin films, M.Y. Zaki, K. Nouneh, M. Ebn Touhami, R.A. Belakhmima, A.C. Galca, L. Pintilie, M. Enculescu, M. Baibarac, M. Taibi, Optical Materials 83 (2018) 252 , https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2018.06.030

Influence of boric acid concentration on the properties of electrodeposited CZTS absorber layers, M.Y. Zaki, K. Nouneh, M. Ebn Touhami, E. Matei, P. Badica, M. Burdusel, C.C. Negrila, M. Baibarac, L. Pintilie, A.C. Galca, Physica Scripta 95 (2020) 054001, https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1402-4896/ab6afd

2018_05. Sara LAAFAR (PhD student, Eugen Ionescu fellow), Cady Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco; (23.04.–21.07.2018)

Modeling the electrical characteristics of field effect transistors

Local tutor: Dr. Cristina BESLEAGA

2018_04. Nora ZIANI (PhD student, Eugen Ionescu fellow), Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi-Ouzou, Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria; (23.04.–20.07.2018)

Obtaining and characterization of new thin film materials for photovoltaic applications

Local tutor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

Argon pressure dependent optoelectronic characteristics of amorphous tin oxide thin films obtained by non-reactive RF sputtering process, N. Ziani, A.C. Galca, M.S. Belkaid, I. Stavarache, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 32 (2021) 12308, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-021-05861-2

2018_03. Hassan WAHAB ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology (PINSTECH), Pakistan, (16-17.04.2018)

Temperature dependent structural phase transition of novel Zn and in co-doped Fe3O4 nanoparticles

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2018_02. Sarah DERBALI (PhD student), Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco; (01.04.–28.06.2018)

Obtaining and characterization of new halogenated organic perovskite

Local tutors: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA, Dr. Lucian PINTILIE

Structural and optical properties of ZnO thin films grown by rapid atmospheric mist chemical vapor technique, S. Derbali, K. Nouneh, A.C. Galca, M. Ebn Touhami, M. Secu, E. Matei, L.N. Leonat, L. Pintilie, N. El Harfoui, M. Fahoume, Optical and Quantum Electronics 51 (2019) 210 , https://doi.org/10.1007/s11082-019-1937-2

Exploring the effect of aliovalent substitution of Pb2+ by Eu3+ on structural, morphological and optical properties of CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite films, S. Derbali, K. Nouneh, M. Florea, F. Neatu, S. Neatu, L.N. Leonat, M. Secu, A.G. Tomulescu, V. Stancu, L. Pintilie, M. Ebn Touhami, A.C. Galca, Physica Scripta 95 (2020) 044003, https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1402-4896/ab5baa

2018_01. Francisco MARTINEZ ROJAS (PhD student), Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile; (15.02.–15.05.2018)

Development of an electrochemical immunosensor for the detection of cancer-specific biomarkers

Local tutor: Dr. Victor Constantin DICULESCU

Electrochemical Immunosensing Platform for the Determination of the 20S Proteasome Using an Aminophenylboronic/Poly-indole-6-carboxylic Acid-Modified Electrode, F. Martinez-Rojas, V.C. Diculescu, F. Armijo, ACS Applied Bio Materials 3 (2020) 4941, https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsabm.0c00478

2017_09. Dr. Debora MEIRA ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), ESRF – European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France, (12-14.12.2017)

Cu-Pt bimetallic catalysts: understanding structure-function relationships under combustion of volatile organic compounds

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2017_08. Dr. Mihai Ionuț STURZA, IFW Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresda, Germany; (26.11.–15.12.2017)

Effects induced by chemical doping in two-dimensional chalcogenides

NIMP responsible: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2017_07. Dr. Marco GIORGETTI ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Università di Bologna, Italy, (13-15.11.2017)

High energy cathode material at work: structure and morphology checked by in situ

XAS, in situ XRD and TEM

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2017_06. Mohamed Yassine ZAKI (PhD student), Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco; (07.11.–20.11.2017)

Characterization of electrochemically deposited Cu₂ZnSnS₄ films

Local tutor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

2017_05. Dr. Bryan STUART, University of Nottingham, England, (11.06. – 19.06.2017)

Synthesis and characterization of biocompatible silica- and phosphate-based glass coatings incorporating antimicrobial agents

Local guest: Dr. George STAN

Gallium incorporation into phosphate based glasses: Bulk and thin film properties, B.W. Stuart, C.A. Grant, G.E. Stan, A.C. Popa, J.J. Titman, D.M. Grant, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 82 (2018) 371, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.03.041

2017_04. Dr. Marwene OUMEZZINE, University of Monastir, Tunisia; (23.06-20.08.2017)

Synthesis and characterization of new nanostructured compounds based on manganites

NIMP responsible: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

Structure, transition temperature, and magnetoresistance of titanium-doped lanthanum barium manganite epilayers onto STO 001 substrates, A.C. Galca, Ma. Oumezzine, A. Leca. C.F. Chirila. V. Kuncser, A. Kuncser, C. Ghica, I. Pasuk, Mo. Oumezzine, Applied Physics Letters 11 (2017) 182409 , https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4998011

2017_03. Dr. Barbara CAVALAZZI ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Università di Bologna, Italy, (23-26.05.2017)

Searching for biosignatures in ancient carbonaceous matter as evidence of early life

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2017_02. Dr. Marko KARLUSIC ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Ruder Boskovic Institute, Croatia, (05-08.06.2017)

Comparison between swift heavy ion and highly charged ion impact sites on the surfaces of SiO2 and CaF2

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

On the threshold for ion track formation in CaF2, M. Karlušić, C. Ghica, R.F. Negrea, Z. Siketić, M. Jakšić, M. Schleberger, S. Fazinić, New Journal of Physics 12 (2017) 023023, https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/aa5914

2017_01. Dr. Giovanni DE GIUDICI ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy, (03-07.04.2017)

Effects of X-rays irradiation on biofilm and induced biomineralization processes.

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2016_15. Dr. Mohamed AL-HADA ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), ICTP – International Centre for Theoretical Physics Abdus Salam, Trieste, Italy, (28-29.11.2016)

Inner and final state effects contributing to the XPS binding energy in supported mass selected Ag clusters on free standing and supported Gr

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2016_14. Dr. Giovanni DE GIUDICI ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), I.N.F.M. – c/o Politecnico di Milano, Italy, (24-28.11.2016)

Characterization of biomineralization processes, biopolymers, trace element speciation and microbial carbonation

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2016_13. Dr. Alberto NALDONI ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), CNR – ISTM – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto Scienze e Tecnologie Molecolari, Italy, (14-18.11.2016)

Enhancing the solubility of silicon in hematite nanostructures for solar water splitting: interplay among morphology, crystallographic, magnetic and electronic properties

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

Electron Small Polaron and Magnetic Interactions Direct Anisotropic Growth of Silicon-Doped Hematite Nanocrystals, M. Allieta, K. Beranová, M. Marelli, M. Coduri, M. Stefan, D. Ghica, G. Morello, F. Malara, A. Naldoni, Crystal Growth & Design 20 (2020) 4719, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.cgd.0c00496

2016_12. Dr. Elisabetta COMINI ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Università di Brescia, Italy, (07-11.11.2016)

Electronic, chemical, microstructural interface properties of metal oxide nanowires and heterojunctions for gas sensing applications.

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

Branch-like NiO/ZnO heterostructures for VOC sensing, N. Kaur, D. Zappa, M. Ferroni, N. Poli, M. Campanini, R. Negrea, E. Comini, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 262 (2018) 477, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2018.02.042

2016_11. Dr. Claudio FERRARI ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), C.N.R. – Ist. MASPEC, Italy, (03-07.10.2016)

The origin of compressive strain in surface damaged materials

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

A Study of Extended Defects in Surface Damaged Crystals, C. Ferrari, C. Ghica, E. Rotunno, Crystals 8 (2018) 67, https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cryst8020067

2016_10. Dr. Sara BAGHERIFARD ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), I.N.F.M. – c/o Politecnico di Milano, Italy, (19-23.09.2016)

Surface nanocrystallization of Mg alloy for Improved Spinal Fusion

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2016_09. Dr. José Pedro Basto da SILVA ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Departamento de Fisica, Universidade do Minho, Portugal, (27.06-01.07.2016)

((1-x)Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-x(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3/ZnO heterostructures for resistive random access memories

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

Hysteretic Characteristics of Pulsed Laser Deposited 0.5Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-0.5(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3/ZnO Bilayers, J.P.B. Silva, J. Wang, G. Koster, G. Rijnders, R.F. Negrea, C. Ghica, K.C. Sekhar, J. Agostinho Moreira, and M.J.M. Gomes, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10 (2018) 15240, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b01695

Ferroelectric photovoltaic characteristics of pulsed laser deposited 0.5Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-0.5(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3/ZnO heterostructures, J.P.B. Silva, K.C. Sekhar, F. Cortés-Juan, R.F. Negrea, A.C. Kuncser, J.P. Connolly, C. Ghica, J. Agostinho Moreira, Solar Energy167 (2018) 18, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2018.03.072

Ferroelectric switching dynamics in 0.5Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-0.5(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 thin films, J.P.B. Silva, K. Kamakshi, R.F. Negrea, C. Ghica, J. Wang, G. Koster, G. Rijnders, F. Figueiras, M. Pereira, M.J.M. Gomes, Applied Physics Letters 113 (2018) 082903, https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5044623

2016_08. Dr. Charlotte COCHARD ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Ecole Centrale Paris – Laboratoire SPMS UMR 8580, France, (06-10.06.2016)

Relationship between local orders and global properties

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2016_07. Dr. Marko KARLUSIC ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Ruder Boskovic Institute, Croatia, (02-03.06.2016)

Swift heavy ion track formation in GaN: role of defects

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2016_06. Dr. Rubina SHAHEEN ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), PINSTECH, Electronic and Magnetic Materials Group, NPD, Pakistan, (11-17.05.2016)

Anomalous Structures, Microstructure and Temperature Induced Phase Transitions in Rare Doubly Ordered Perovskites NaLaMgBO6 (B=Te, W)

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2016_05. Dr. Cinzia Anna VENTURA ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Università degli Studi di Messina – Dipartimento di Scienze del Farmaco e dei Prodotti per la Salute (SCIFAR), Italy, (26-27.04.2016)

Spatial disposition of hyaluronic acid in chitosan-hyaluronan nanoparticles for drug delivery: a combined UV resonant Raman and microscopy study

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2016_04. Dr. Venkatesan DHANASEKARAN ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Société Civile Synchrotron – SOLEIL, France, (11-15.04.2016)

Structural and morphological analysis of mono/bi metallic nanostructures for CO oxidation

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2016_03. Dr. Nalini SUNDARAM ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research, India, (29-30.03.2016)

Evaluation of Micro structure and Phase Composition of Bi2-xGdxWO6(x = 0.2 to 1) Mixed phase Nano Photocatalysts

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2016_02.Dr. Giovanni De GIUDICI ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Università degli Studi di Cagliari – Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Italy, (29-30.03.2016)

Characterization of biomineralization processes, biopolymers, trace element speciation and microbial carbonation

Local guest: Dr. Mariana STEFAN

2016_01. Dr. Alberto NALDONI ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), CNR – ISTM – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto Scienze e Tecnologie Molecolari, Italy, (29-30.03.2016)

Enhancing the solubility of silicon in hematite nanostructures for solar water splitting: interplay among morphology, crystallographic, magnetic and electronic properties

Local guest: Dr. Mariana STEFAN

2015_09. Dr. Matteo FERRONI & Angela BERTUNA ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Università degli Studi di Brescia – Dipartimento di Chimica e Fisica per i Materiali, Brescia, Italy, (22.11.-28.11.2015)

Electronic, chemical, magnetic and microstructural properties of semiconductive and ferroelectric nanowires for gas sensing applications

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2015_08. Dr. Marco CAMPANINI ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), C.N.R.-I.M.E.M. Parma, Italy, (22.11.-28.11.2015)

Electronic, chemical, magnetic and microstructural properties of semiconductive and ferroelectric nanowires for gas sensing applications

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2015_07. Dr. Giovanni DE GIUDICI & Claudia PUSCEDDU, Università degli Studi di Cagliari – Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Cagliari, Italy, (04.10-20.20.2015)

Biosphere – geosphere interaction and environmental implications for heavy metals mobility

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2015_06. Dr. Jaroslava LAVKOVA & Dr. Ivan KHALAKHAN ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Charles University of Prague – Department of Electronics and Vacuum Physics, Prague, Czech Republic, (15.09.-20.09.2015)

Electrochemically shape-controlled synthesis of Pt nanostructures with high index facets

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

Electrochemically shape-controlled transformation of magnetron sputtered platinum films into platinum nanostructures enclosed by high-index facets, I. Khalakhan, J. Lavková, I, Matolínová, M. Vorokhta, V. Potin, P. Kúš, M. Václavů, V.A. Maraloiu , A.C. Kuncser, V. Matolín, Surface and Coatings Technology 309 (2017) 6, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2016.11.017

2015_05. Güner ÇETIN, (student, Erasmus mobility), Marmara University, Turkey, (15.06. – 15.08.2015)

Biocompatible thin films: preparation and structural characterization

Local tutor: Dr. George STAN

2015_04. Dr. Heinz Wilfried AMENITSCH & Barbara SARTORI ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria, (14.06.-19.06.2015)

Controlling the morphology of the meso/microstructure during the evaporation induced self-assembly process in the aerosol route with ammonium sulphate

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2015_03. Djamel Eddine AIMOUCH (PhD student), Abdelhamid Ibn Badis University, Mostaganem, Algeria; (30.03-3.06.2015)

Theoretical investigation of the structural, optical and magnetic properties of Mn doped and (Mn, Cr) co-doped CdS

Local tutors: Dr. Ancuta BIRSAN, Dr. Victor Eugen KUNCSER

Theoretical investigation of the structural, optical and magnetic properties of Mn doped and (Mn, Cr) co-doped CdS in its cubic structure, D.E. Aimouch, S. Meskine, A. Birsan, V. Kuncser, A. Zaoui, A. Boukortt, Materials Chemistry and Physics 213 (2018) 249 , https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2018.03.089

2015_02. Dr. Daniel MAZUR & Dr. Jaroslava LAVKOVA ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Elettra – Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Italy & Charles University of Prague – Department of Electronics and Vacuum Physics, Prague, Czech Republic, (15.03.-24.02.2015)

Platinum-Cobalt alloy GLAD film for Carbon-free PEMFC cathodes

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2015_01. Dr. Zoltan Imre DUDAS ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Magyar Tudomanyos Akademia Wigner Fizikai Kutatokozpont – Wigner RCP, Budapest, Hungary, (22.02.-27.02.2015; 21.09.-25.09.2015)

Morphologic and spectroscopic characterization of methyl substituted hybrid silica gels

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

Improved Optical and Morphological Properties of Vinyl-Substituted Hybrid Silica Materials Incorporating a Zn-Metalloporphyrin, Z. Dudás, E. Fagadar-Cosma, A. Len, L. Románszki, L. Almásy, B. Vlad-Oros, D. Dascălu , A.  Krajnc, M. Kriechbaum, A. Kuncser, Materials 11 (2018) 565, https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11040565

2014_02. Dr. Margit FABIAN ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Centre for Energy Research – Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, (21.10.-24.10.2014)

NMR and HTEM structure characterization of new borosilicate and boromolybdate glasses

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

2014_01. Dr. Tomas CEPONIS ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Institute of Applied Physics, University of Vilnius, Lithuania, (17.03 – 17.04.2014)

Training in EPR techniques at cryogenic temperatures

Local guest: Dr. Sergiu V. NISTOR

2013_04. Dr. Piotr KLIMCZYK (FP7 REGPOT SINTERCER), Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Krakow, Poland, (14.10.-25.10.2013)

Local guest: Dr. Ionel MERCIONIU

Al2O3–cBN composites sintered by SPS and HPHT methods, P. Klimczyk, M.E. Cura, A.M. Vlaicu, I. Mercioniu, P. Wyżga, L. Jaworska, S.-P. Hannula, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 36 (2016) 1783, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2016.01.027

2013_03. Dovilė MEŠKAUSKAITĖ (Master student, Erasmus mobility), Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania; (20.07-30.10.2013)

Local tutor: Dr. Ioana PINTILIE

2013_02. Marwene OUMEZZINE (PhD student), University of Monastir, Tunisia; (20.04-30.05.2013)

Synthesis and characterization of new nanostructured compounds based on manganites

Local tutor: Dr. Aurelian Catalin GALCA

Structural, magnetic and magnetocaloric effects in epitaxial La0.67Ba0.33Ti0.02Mn0.98O3 ferromagnetic thin films grown on 001-oriented SrTiO3 substrates, Ma. Oumezzine, A.C. Galca, I. Pasuk, C.F. Chirila, A. Leca, V. Kuncser, L. C. Tanase, A. Kuncser, C. Ghica, Mo. Oumezzine, Dalton Transactions 45 (2016) 15034 , https://doi.org/10.1039/C6DT01914E

2013_01. Dr. Gopi KRISHNAN ( https://www.ceric-eric.eu/ stage), Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, (22.04.-26.04.2013)

Joint TEM characterization of bimetallic nanoparticles (Mg-Cu, Mg-Ni, & Mo-Cu) synthesized

by Gas-Phase method.

Local guest: Dr. Corneliu GHICA

Synthesis and exceptional thermal stability of Mg-based bimetallic nanoparticles during hydrogenation, G. Krishnan, R.F. Negrea, C. Ghica, G.H. ten Brink, B.J. Kooi, G. Palasantzas, Nanoscale 6 (2014) 11963, https://doi.org/10.1039/C4NR03885A

Determination of the Electronic Energy Levels of Colloidal Nanocrystals using Field-Effect Transistors and Ab-Initio Calculations, S.Z. Bisri, E. Degoli, N. Spallanzani, G. Krishnan, B.J. Kooi, C. Ghica, M. Yarema, W. Heiss, O. Pulci, S. Ossicini, M.A. Loi, Advanced Materials 26 (2014) 5639, https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201400660

2011_02. Arnaud LE FEBVRIER (PhD student), University of Rennes I, Rennes, France; (14.11.-25.11.2011)

Structural, optical and electrical characterization of heterostructures

Local tutor: Dr. Lucian PINTILIE

Ferroelectric and dielectric multilayer heterostructures based on KTa0.65Nb0.35O3 and Bi1.5-xZn0.92-yNb1.5O6.92–1.5x-y grown by pulsed laser deposition and chemical solution deposition for high frequency tunable devices, A. Le Febvrier, S. Députier, V. Bouquet, V. Demange, S. Ollivier, A.C. Galca, C. Dragoi, R. Radu, L. Pintilie, M. Guilloux-Viry, Thin Solid Films 520 (2012) 4564, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2011.10.142

Structural, Optical, and Dielectric Properties of Bi1.5–xZn0.92–yNb1.5O6.92−δ Thin Films Grown by PLD on R-plane Sapphire and LaAlO3 Substrates, A. Le Febvrier, A. C. Galca, Y. Corredores, S. Députier, V. Bouquet, V. Demange, X. Castel, R. Sauleau, R. Lefort, L.Y. Zhang, G. Tanné, L. Pintilie, and M. Guilloux-Viry, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 4 (2012) 5227, https://doi.org/10.1021/am301152r

2011_01. Hamidreza KHASSAF (Master Student), Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey; 15.09.-15.11.2011)

Electrical characterization of heterostructures

Local tutor: Dr. Lucian PINTILIE

Potential barrier increase due to Gd doping of BiFeO3 layers in Nb:SrTiO3-BiFeO3-Pt structures displaying diode-like behavior, H. Khassaf, G.A. Ibanescu, I. Pintilie, I.B. Misirlioglu, L. Pintilie, Applied Physics Letters, 100 (2012) 252903, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4729816



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