National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry

ICECHIM

G11: Evaluation and conservation of cultural heritage

About us


Main field of activity: Development and implementation of the most advanced procedures for monitoring - investigation - diagnosis - treatment on different elements, categories of cultural heritage and different materials (stone, pigments, paper, parchment, wood, etc.). Mission: - Research activities in the laboratory and in the conservation sites as a result of the new requirements coming from the restorers and the specialists dealing with the practical conservation; - Use of advanced investigative techniques applied to establish the stage and degree of degradation of works of art, and recommendations regarding restoration and conservation operations; - Measurements on: the quality of the surfaces of the investigated parts, the study of the surfaces of very fragile monuments in a stage of accelerated degradation and the concentration of pollutants on the surfaces. Evolution of research directions: development of diagnostic and treatment technologies for the conservation and revitalization of the archaeological components of the cultural heritage: (i) Development of new micro- and nano-materials, new methods and technologies; development of new investigation techniques; (ii) Selection and characterization of historical materials; (iii) Evaluation of in situ materials and sampling of samples taken; (iv) Development of cleaning treatments for selected surfaces; (v) Polymer gel systems applied in conservation / restoration; (vi) Anti-slip and antimicrobial mats; (vii) Polymeric waste recovery compositions with improved properties.

Team


Team Leader

Senior Researcher Ist degree, University professor

Extension: 135

Vice Leader

Senior Researcher IIIrd degree, Drd. Engineer

Extension: 129

Senior Researcher Ist degree

Chemical Engineer

Extension: 129

Senior Researcher Ist degree

PhD in Chemistry

Extension: 112

Senior Researcher IInd degree

PhD in Engineer

Extension: 129

Senior Researcher IInd degree

Scientific Researcher

Extension: 123

Senior Researcher IInd degree

Chemical Engineer

Extension: 129

Senior Researcher IInd degree

PhD in Engineer

Extension: 135

Senior Researcher IIInd degree

PhD Student, Engineer

Extension: 112

Scientific Researcher

PhD Student, Engineer

Extension: 129

Research Assistant

PhD Student, Engineer

Extension: 129

Research Assistant

Chemist

Extension: 135

Research Assistant

Engineer

Extension: 129

Research Assistant

PhD in Engineer

Extension: 129

Research Assistant

PhD Student, Chemist

Extension: 129

Resarch Assistant

Chemist

Extension: 129

Research Assistant

Engineer

Extension: 129

Research Assistant

Chemical Engineer

Extension: 135

Technician

Technician

Extension: 129

Research equipment


International projects


National projects


Results


  • Publications
  • Books
  • Conferences
  • Patents
  • Other
Publications

R. M. Grigorescu, P. Ghioca, L. Iancu, M.E. David, E.R. Andrei, M.I. Filipescu, R. M. Ion, Z. Vuluga, A. Ion, l. E. Sofran, C. A. Nicolae, A. R. Gabor, A. Gheboianu, I. A. Bucurica

Development of thermoplastic composites based on recycled polypropylene and waste printed circuit boards

Waste Management, 118, 391-401

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R.M. Ion, L. Iancu, M.E. David, R.M. Grigorescu, B. Trica, R. Somoghi, S.F. Vasile, I.D. Dulama, A.I. Gheboianu, S. Tincu

Multi-Analytical Characterization of Corvins’ Castle—Deserted Tower. Construction Materials and Conservation Tests

Heritage, 3

https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage3030051

I.R. Suica-Bunghez, R.M. Ion

CHARACTERIZATION, PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF THREE TYPES OF HOT PEPPER (CAPSICUM ANNUUM L.)

Journal of Science and Arts

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I.-P. Laszló, M. R. Laszló, V. Toma, I. Baldea, D. Olteanu, L. David, B. Moldovan, R. M. Ion, R. Moldovan, G. A. Filip, G. K., C. Cainap, S. Clichici, A. Muresan

The in vivo modulatory effects of Cornus mas extract on photodynamic therapy in experimental tumors

Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pdpdt.2020.101656

R. M. Ion, B.A. Bakirov, S. E. Kichanov, D. P. Kozlenko, A. V. Belushkin, C. Radulescu, I. D. Dulama, I. A. Bucurica, A. I. Gheboianu, R. M. Stirbescu, S. Teodorescu, L. Iancu, M. E. David, R. M. Grigorescu

Non-Destructive and Micro-Invasive Techniques for Characterizing the Ancient Roman Mosaic Fragments

Applied Sciences

https://doi.org/10.3390/app10113781

Books

V. Schröder, D. Turcanu-Carutiu, A. Honcea, R.M. Ion, S. Grigore, L.D. Jianu

Technical-Experimental Methods Used in Artworks’ Expertise

In: Heritage, IntechOpen, 2020

978-1-83881-925-5

V. Schroder, RM Ion, D. Turcanu

Microscopical methods for the in situ investigation of biodegradation on cultural heritage

In: Advanced Methods and New Materials for Cultural Heritage Preservation, InTech, 2019

978-1-78985-736-8

D. Turcanu-Carutiu, R-M Ion

Environmental Characteristics of a Dobrudja Famous Archaeological Monument

In: Advanced Methods and New Materials for Cultural Heritage Preservation, InTech, 2019

978-1-78985-736-8

A.A. Sorescu, A. Nuţa, R.M. Ion, L. Iancu

Qualitative analysis of phytochemicals for Sea buckthorn and Gooseberry

In: Phytochemicals, Intech, 2018

978-1-78984-378-1

A.A. Sorescu, A. Nuţa, R.M. Ion

Pale-green Kohlrabi, a versatile Brassica vegetable

In: Brassica Germplasm, Intech, 2018

978-1-78984-242-5

Conferences

R-M Ion, D-A Vasile

Digital restoration and preservation of deteriorated mural paintings by advanced 3D measurement technologies

Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage—DiPP2020, 24-26 September 2020, Burgas, Bulgaria

R.-M. Ion, N. Ion, L.-Ş. Stoica

A matting agent for acrylic paint

24th International Exhibition of Inventics “INVENTICA 2020” Iasi, Romania

R. M. Ion, N. Ion, G. Nechifor, S. Teodorescu

Polymer composite film for the retention of degradation products on pictural surfaces, and method of obtaining

24th International Exhibition of Inventics “INVENTICA 2020” Iasi, Romania

R. M. Ion, N. Ion

Composition and process for cleaning and consolidating architectural elements of heritage buildings

24th International Exhibition of Inventics “INVENTICA 2020” Iasi, Romania

R. M. Ion, A.-A. Poinescu, C. Radulescu, N. Ion, C. Oros

Composite biomaterial and method of use

24th International Exhibition of Inventics “INVENTICA 2020” Iasi, Romania

Patents

R.M. Ion, C.E. Rizescu, D-A. Vasile, N. Ion

Patent application - Material based on double hydrotalcite with high adhesion for consolidating the surfaces of the patrimony objectives

A 2020-00570/11.09.2020

R-M Ion; N. Ion; L. Iancu; N. Radu

Granted Patent - ANTIFUNGAL COMPOSITION FOR WOOD ARTIFACT RESTORATION/PRESERVATION, PROCESS FOR USING THE SAME

RO 134286

R. M. Ion, L. Iancu, R.-M. Grigorescu, M. E. David, N. Ion

Patent application - Carbonated hydroxyapatite co-substituted with strontium and zinc composition to consolidating heritage objectives

A 2020-00300/29.05.2020

P. N. Ghioca., L. Iancu, B. N. Spurcaciu, R. M. Grigorescu, M. Rapa, C. Cincu, A. Pica, R. Gardu, E. Matei, A. M. Predescu, C. Predescu

Process for obtaining recovered polypropylene composites with high impact strength

RO 132386/2020

R-M Ion; L. Marin; N. Ion

Patent application - Elastic structure, with anti-vibration properties and compressive strength, used as a floor in civil and industrial constructions

A2020-00241/05.05.2020

Other

R. M. Grigorescu, P. N. Ghioca, L. Iancu, R.-M. Ion, N. Ion, M. E. David, R. E. Andrei, M. I. Filipescu, B. N. Spurcaciu

Inventica Medal and Diploma of Excellence awarded at 24th International Exhibition of Inventics “INVENTICA 2020” Iași, România for the patent application "Recycling process of non-metallic wastes of printed circuit board and recovered polypropylene as impact strength composites"

R.-M. Ion, N. Ion, L.-Ş. Stoica

Inventica Medal and Diploma of Excellence awarded at 24th International Exhibition of Inventics “INVENTICA 2020” Iasi, Romania for the invention patent "A matting agent for acrylic paint"

R. M. Ion, N. Ion, G. Nechifor, S. Teodorescu

Inventica Medal and Diploma of Excellence awarded at 24th International Exhibition of Inventics “INVENTICA 2020” Iasi, Romania for the invention patent "Polymer composite film for the retention of degradation products on pictural surfaces, and method of obtaining"

R. M. Ion, N. Ion

Inventica Medal and Diploma of Excellence awarded at 24th International Exhibition of Inventics “INVENTICA 2020” Iasi, Romania for the invention patent "Composition and process for cleaning and consolidating architectural elements of heritage buildings"

R. M. Ion, A.-A. Poinescu, C. Radulescu, N. Ion, C. Oros

Inventica Medal and Diploma of Excellence awarded at 24th International Exhibition of Inventics “INVENTICA 2020” Iasi, România for the invention patent "Composite biomaterial and method of use"