National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry

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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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Research Assistant

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Research Assistant

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Research Assistant

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International projects


National projects


Results


  • Publications
  • Books
  • Conferences
  • Patents
  • Other
Publications

Irina Fierascu, Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Camelia Ungureanu, Oana Alexandra Draghiceanu, Liliana Cristina Soare

Application of Polypodiopsida Class in Nanotechnology–Potential towards Development of More Effective Bioactive Solutions

Antioxidants 2021, 10(5), 748; https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox10050748

10.3390/antiox10050748

Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Irina Fierascu, Anda Maria Baroi, Alina Ortan

Selected Aspects Related to Medicinal and Aromatic Plants as Alternative Sources of Bioactive Compounds

International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2021, 22(4), 1521; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22041521

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Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Irina Fierascu, Alina Ortan, Alina Paunescu

Plantago media L.—Explored and Potential Applications of an Underutilized Plant

Plants 2021, 10(2), 265; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10020265

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Camelia Ungureanu, Irina Fierascu, Radu Claudiu Fierascu, Teodora Costea, Sorin Marius Avramescu, Mirela Florina Călinescu, Raluca Somoghi,Cristian Pirvu

In Vitro and In Vivo Evaluation of Silver Nanoparticles Phytosynthesized Using Raphanus sativus L. Waste Extracts

Materials 2021, 14(8), 1845; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14081845

10.3390/ma14081845

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

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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, Adriana Moanță, Ionela Petre

Antimicrobial pulverisable solution for treatment, consolidation and protection of inorganic surfaces of buildings and/or historical monuments

133306/2021

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

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