Rodica Alexandrescu received her Ph.D. degree in laser physics from the Institute for Atomic Physics-Bucharest (Romania). She joined the National Institute of Atomic Physics – the National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics (Bucharest, Romania) (from 1990 to present). Since her postdoctoral activity, she connected her research to the emerging field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. She works as a Senior Scientific Researcher 1st degree (Research Professor) (from 1992 to present) and a Research Consultant. She served as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest (from 1991 to 2000) and the Head of Laser Photochemistry Lab. (from 1989 to 2000). The research of Dr. Alexandrescu concentrates on mastering the process of laser pyrolysis and nanoparticle synthesis (molecular phenomena, nucleation, and growth): iron oxides nanosized compounds; nanocarbon and nanotubes, carbides (iron and titanium), and carbon nitride; the embedding of iron nanoparticles in different layers (carbonaceous, oxide, and siloxane polymers), nanometric size titania (pure and doped) for enhanced photocatalysts and bactericide effects, Sn-based intermetallic nanocompounds, and binary oxides; structural characterization and functionalization: Catalytic and sensing properties; Magnetic properties. The publication record of Dr. Alexandrescu includes more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and 10 patents. In addition, she is a Reviewer for several international publications. She is also appointed as international/national Expert for the evaluation of project proposals (DG of the EU and of the Romanian Research Ministry). The citation report for Dr. Alexandrescu in ISI World of Knowledge 2010 reveals a total h-index of 18 (about 925 citations).
Biography Updated on 17 January 2011