National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry

ICECHIM

G7: Emerging nanotechnologies

About us


Per aspera ad astra Generally speaking, the expression Emerging technologies covers new and potentially powerful technologies that can be considered critical to humanity’s future (for example, genetic manipulation, artificial intelligence, alternate energy and nanotechnology). Thus, even though nanotechnology is itself an emerging technology, when speaking of “Emerging nanotechnologies” we are focusing at new applications, such as environmental protection, cultural heritage protection or development of new construction materials, areas in which the members of the research team possesses recognized expertise, as proven by the published scientific papers, patents and research projects implemented. The research areas covered by the Emerging nanotechnologies group (documented by more than 130 publications in ISI journals, patents and research projects) can be summarized as follows: a. Synthesis, characterization and applications of new nanomaterials for environmental protection; b. Development of new nanomaterials with antimicrobial properties; c. Obtaining of construction materials (based on nanomaterials) with special properties; d. Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for applications related to cultural heritage protection; archaeometry studies. The Emerging Nanotechnologies Group aims to: – Promote the innovation regarding the use of nanomaterials in new, cutting-edge applications; – Implement research collaborations at local level (INCDCP-ICECHIM) and with national and international partners, in the areas for which the group possesses proven expertise; – Develop independent research projects, as presented in the Research projects chapter. The main direction change at group level is represented by the shift from chemical methods for obtaining metallic nanoparticles to “green chemistry” methods, respectively, the phytosynthesis of metallic nanoparticles for biomedical applications. Synthesis, characterization and applications of (natural) surfactants represents the new research area explored by our group. In the same time, our group explores the use of colloidal systems in applications related to the increase of the quality of life (such as industrial applications – detergents-cosmetics, metal processing, textiles, medicine, agriculture and environmental applications). Facebook and Twitter: @EmNanoICECHIM

Team


Team leader, Senior Researcher Ist degree

Dr. Habil.

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Team vice-lider, Senior Researcher IIIrd degree

Dr. eng.

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Senior Researcher Ist degree

Dr. Habil.

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Senior Researcher IIIrd degree

Dr. eng.

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Senior Researcher IIIrd degree

Drd. eng.

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Research Assistant

Chem.

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Research Assistant

Chem.

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Research Assistant

Chem.

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Research equipment


International projects


Transdisciplinary approach for development of technological solutions for target compounds recovery from agro side-streams

Biowaste valorisation is an attractive approach in the framework of the EU Waste Management policies and the development of a circular economy.

Danube WATER integrated management

The strategic project “Danube Water Integrated Management” was implemented in the period 2012-2015 and was financed under the Romania-Bulgaria Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013.

National projects


Evaluation of the exploatation potential potential of porous materials in the treatment of microbiotarelated diseasss

The scope of the current project proposal is to develop novel micro- and mesoporous materials using modern synthesis methods and to functionalize these materials as drug delivery systems.

Comprehensive approach to support precision agriculture and environmental management through satellite technologies and classic methods of investigation

The overall objective of the project is to develop and implement an alert system for precision agriculture and environmental management by identifying air pollution events and extreme weather events.

Green technology for pharmaceuticals removal from water using eco-friendly oxidation catalysts

This project proposes a new and innovative class of ozonation catalysts with a morphology that assures an easy contact of ozone and pollutants with solid surface (thin-films) and green and cheaper technology for catalyst preparation.

Treatment of water from sources contaminated with nitrates and chlorinated organic compounds using integrated catalytic reduction / oxidation and biofiltration processes

The aim of the project is the transfer and development of a technology for water depollution from sources contaminated with nitrates and chlorinated organic compounds (pesticides and their degradation products), efficient and economically feasible

AI & Earth Observation based services for cultural heritage monitoring

AIRFARE aims to integrate several advanced techniques, such as artificial intelligence / machine learning (AI / ML), with change detection techniques based on Earth observation (EO) data from multiple sensors.

Complex multidisciplinary project for monitoring, conservation, protection and promotion of the Romanian cultural heritage

The RO-CHER project proposes an innovative multidisciplinary methodology that integrates high-level scientific expertise for the safeguarding of cultural heritage.

Nanotechnology – innovative approach with the development of materials and techniques for safeguarding cultural heritage

The aim of the project is to provide practical solutions based on new antifungal recipes, to reduce the impact of biodegradation of objects and objectives belonging to cultural heritage.

Integrated management (conservation, restoration, protection) of cultural heritage objectives

The project aims to meet conservators / restorers demands as an aid measure, both by proposing useful measures / strategies in this field, and by the integrated use of techniques developed on the basis of exact sciences.

Promoting cultural heritage using current digital reconstruction technologies

Digital reconstruction presents known theoretical and practical aspects, being today a consecrated term in the field of conservation and restoration of cultural and historical heritage.

Results


  • Publications
  • Books
  • Conferences
  • Patents
  • Other
Publications

Irina Fierascu, Lia-Mara Ditu, Anca Nicoleta Sutan, Oana Alexandra Drăghiceanu, Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Sorin Marius Avramescu, Eduard-Marius Lungulescu, Nicoleta Nicula, Liliana Cristina Soare

Influence of gamma irradiation on the biological properties of Asplenium scolopendrium L. hydroalcoholic extracts

Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 2021, 181, 109175

10.1016/j.radphyschem.2020.109175

Nicoleta Anca Şuţan, Irina Fierăscu, Claudiu Şuţan, Liliana Cristina Soare, Angela Monica Neblea, Raluca Somoghi, Radu Claudiu Fierăscu

In vitro mitodepressive activity of phytofabricated silver oxide nanoparticles (Ag2O-NPs) by leaves extract of Helleborus odorus Waldst. & Kit. ex Willd

Materials Letters, 2021, 286, 129194

10.1016/j.matlet.2020.129194

Georgiana Cornelia Ispas, Raluca Manea, Roxana Ioana Brazdis, Anda Maria Baroi, Toma Fistos, Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Monica Florentina Raduly

Iron oxide/phosphatic materials composites with potential applications in environmental protection

Materials, 2020, 13(21), 5034

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Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Ioana Catalina Fierascu , Cristina Elena Dinu-Pirvu , Irina Fierascu, Alina Paunescu

The application of essential oils as a next-generation of pesticides: recent developments and future perspectives

Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C: A Journal of Biosciences, 75(7-8), 183-204

10.1515/znc-2019-0160

Radu C. Fierascu, Elwira Sieniawska, Alina Ortan, Irina Fierascu, Jianbo Xiao

Fruits By-Products – A Source of Valuable Active Principles. A Short Review

Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 2020, 8, 319, DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2020.00319

000531200500001

Books

Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Irina Fierascu, Mihaela Doni (Editors)

Archaeometrical study of selected objectives from Golești Museum of Viticulture and Pomiculture

Ruse Press, 2020

ISBN: 978-619-91466-1-3

Elwira Sieniawska, Alina Ortan, Irina Fierascu, Radu Claudiu Fierascu

Procyanidins in Food

In: Handbook of Dietary Phytochemicals, Jianbo Xiao, Satyajit D. Sarker, Yoshinori Asakawa (Editors), Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020, ISBN: 978-981-13-1745-3, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-1745-3_43-1

978-981-13-1745-3

Sorin Marius Avramescu, Kalsoom Akhtar, Irina Fierascu, Sher Bahadar Khan, Fayaz Ali and Abdullah M. Asiri (Editors)

Engineered Nanomaterials. Health and Safety

IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.83105, 2020

978-1-83881-088-7

Alina Ruxandra Eugenia Ortan, Irina Fierascu, Radu Claudiu Fierascu

Elements of biophysics. Second edition, Revised, Expanded and Updated

ID Print, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2019, ISBN 978-619-90977-6-2

978-619-90977-6-2

Irina Fierascu, Radu Claudiu Fierascu

Application of natural products for the preservation of cultural heritage artifacts. General considerations and short literature survey

Gaiana book&art studio, Ruse, Bulgaria, 2019, ISBN 978-619-7354-75-1

978-619-7354-75-1

Conferences

R.C. Fierascu

The use of nuclear techniques and associated techniques in the study of objects belonging to the cultural heritage

National debate on the built heritage of the rural environment and its state of conservation, November 28, 2019, Golești Museum of Viticulture and Pomiculture, Romania

R.C. Fierascu, R.I. Brazdis, I. Farcasanu, L. Ruta, L.M. Ditu, A.N. Sutan, C.A. Nicolae, V. Raditoiu, R. Somoghi, C.L. Soare

Decorated apatitic materials: synthesis, characterization and potential application

Priorities of chemistry for a sustainable development – PRIOCHEM 15th Edition, 30th October – 01st November 2019, Bucharest, Romania

I. Fierascu, R.I. Brazdis, A. Stirban, A.C. Leahu, L.M. Ditu, P. Fotea, R.C. Fierascu

Non-invasive treatment based on nanomaterials for cultural heritage objects

Priorities of chemistry for a sustainable development – PRIOCHEM 15th Edition, 30th October – 01st November 2019, Bucharest, Romania

I.E. Chican, I.L. Calancea, D. Varasteanu, R. Petre , I. Fierascu , E.G. Curca, G. Surdu

Evaluation of Peroxide-Based Compositions Containing Amino Acid Surfactants

Priorities of chemistry for a sustainable development – PRIOCHEM 15th Edition, 30th October – 01st November 2019, Bucharest, Romania

R.C. Fierascu, I. Fierascu, A. Moanta

Models of environmental impact assesment of emerging technologies from chemical and cement industry

Priorities of chemistry for a sustainable development – PRIOCHEM 15th Edition, 30th October – 01st November 2019, Bucharest, Romania

Patents

Radu Claudiu Fierăscu, Irina Fierăscu, Roxana Ioana Brazdiș, Anda Maria Baroi, Alina Orțan

Patent application – Antimicrobial coating and with a protective role for natural stone surfaces with cultural value and method of obtaining it

A00072/2020

Irina Fierăscu, Radu Claudiu Fierăscu, Toma Fistos, Cristina Liliana Soare, Camelia Ungureanu, Diana Vizitiu

Patent application – Natural fungicidal composition for combating grapevine downy mildew and method of obtaining it

A00073/2020

Radu Claudiu Fierăscu, Irina Fierăscu, Roxana-Ioana Brazdiș, Anda Maria Baroi, Alexandru Știrban, Ariana Codruța Leahu, Alina Orțan

Patent application – Antimicrobial spray solution for the restoration / preservation of leather substrates and the method of obtaining it

A00074/2020

Radu Claudiu Fierăscu, Irina Fierăscu, Valentin Radițoiu

Patent application – Adsorbant with magnetic properties based on apatitic material for the treatment of impurified waters with organic and inorganic compounds and the method of obtaining it

A00380/2019

Cristina Liliana Soare, Irina Fierăscu, Radu Claudiu Fierăscu, Camelia Ungureanu, Mirela Florina Călinescu, Mihaela Dobrescu, Anca Nicoleta Șuțan

Patent application – Ecological antifungal solution to controlling phytopathogenic strains affecting the apple crops and the method of obtaining it

A00159/2019

Other

Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Irina Fierascu

Special issue – “Natural Materials in Functional Coatings” – Coatings (MDPI)

Emerging Nanotechnologies Group

Special prize for the inventions presented at InventCor 2020, Deva, Romania

Radu Claudiu Fierăscu, Irina Fierăscu, Roxana Ioana Brazdiș, Anda Maria Baroi, Alina Orțan

Platinum Award at INTARG (International Invention and Innovation Show) Poland 2020 for the patent application Antimicrobial coating and with protective role for the natural stone surfaces with cultural value and method of obtaining it

Radu Claudiu Fierăscu, Irina Fierăscu, Roxana Ioana Brazdiș, Anda Maria Baroi, Alina Orțan

Best foreign invention at INTARG (International Invention and Innovation Show) Poland 2020 for the patent application Antimicrobial coating and with protective role for the natural stone surfaces with cultural value and method of obtaining it

Radu Claudiu Fierăscu, Irina Fierăscu, Roxana-Ioana Brazdiș, Anda Maria Baroi, Alexandru Știrban, Adriana Codruța Leahu, Alina Orțan

Diploma of bronze medal at EUROINVENT 2020 (European Exhibition of Creativity and Innovation), Iasi, Romania for the patent application Antimicrobial pulverisable for restoration/conservation of leather supports and method of obtaining it