National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry


Research projects

International projects


The main objective of the project consists in the development of an innovative nanomaterial, based on combination of the elastic, flexible and resistant hydrogels with functional nanomaterials based on fullerenols


Integrated use of the next generation plant biostimulants for an enhanced sustainability of field vegetable high residue farming systems

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.

“Recycling crustaceans shell wastes for developing biodegradable wastewater cleaning composites – BIOSHELL”

The objective of the project is to obtain functional biopolymer-based hydrogels starting from valorized crustacean’s shell wastes used for metal and antibiotics retention in waters as well for anti-bacterial treatment.

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

Technological modular and interconnected platforms for an optimized conversion in market-demanded bioproducts of side-streams specific to Romanian bioeconomy

The objective of the project is to provide the conversion of side-streams resulted from the Romanian bioeconomy into (bio)products and (bio)materials with high added value

Research on sustainable technologies for obtaining and valorising innovative functional ingredients and foods, for nutritional equilibration of the modern consumer’s diet

The objective of the project is the valorisation by sustainable technologies of side-streams from the food industry to obtain ingredients or innovative foods which combine various vegetal and/or animal sources

Nanocellulose based biocomposites with integrated antibacterial activity by submerged liquid plasma (CELLAB-SLP)

The objective of the project is to develop a new biomaterial with integrated antibacterial activity and a technology to obtain this biomaterial.

Nanocellulose 3-D structures for regenerative medicine (CELL-3D)

CELL-3D has as main objective to design new 3D nanocellulose structures for tissue engineering with chemical, mechanical and structural properties needed in regenerative medicine.

Better harnessing of Trichoderma biotechnological potential for biorefinery and as plant biostimulants by controlled development and biosynthesis

Project TOTAL aims to investigate and integrate abiotic modulation and epigenetic control of Trichoderma strains within the context of Trichoderma interactions with biomass and living matter, for better harnessing of Trichoderma potential

Biopolymer structures obtained by plasma treatment for wounds healing – BIOPLASM

The scope of the project is to obtain effective dressings for the treatment of infected wounds by developing antibacterial nanocellulose nanocarriers deposited on an aliphatic polyester substrate.

Design of new nanocellulose-based gas-carrier systems

The scope of the CELGAS project is to develop innovative oxygen-carrying systems capable of supplying oxygen in a controlled manner to injured tissue/implants or intravenously.

3D technologies and experimental solutions for cultural heritage diagnosis and preservation

3D technologies and experimental solutions for cultural heritage diagnosis and preservation


Scopul principal al proiectului îl constituie dezvoltarea unor platforme opto-electrosensibile, miniaturizate, rentabile și robuste bazate pe un nanomaterial inovator pentru determinarea specifică și sensibilă a aminelor biogene (BAs) din alimente

Synthetic nanogel antibodies molecularly imprinted with the Spike S1 protein -ANTISPIKE

The overall aim of the “ANTISPIKE” project refers to developing original, cost-effective and biocompatible ligand-free nanogel delivery systems that can be used as potential treatment for patients affected by COVID-19

Rational design of composite membranes for advanced heavy metal removal in wastewaters” – I-ON-MEM

The overall objective of the project consists in design of composite membranes for advanced heavy metal removal in wastewaters

Innovative multifunctional composites for the protection of cultural heritage objects

The InHeritage project aims to develop new multilayer composite materials with multiple functions (consolidation, self-cleaning and antimicrobial) applicable for the preservation of various inorganic substrates.

Formulations of protective cosmetic products obtained by applying integrated and sustainable bioeconomy approaches

The BioProtect project proposes the use of nanomaterials both as an active ingredient and as a delivery system for bioactive compounds recovered from grape by-products for the development of cosmetics.

Antimicrobial nanocomposites based on polyurethane foam for biomedical applications, synthesized by radiation assisted technology

The main objective of this project is to make a functional model of nanocomposite materials based on polyurethane foam and Ag Np and/or Cu-Au Np, for biomedical applications (i.e. mattresses, surface coverings, floor mats, etc.).

Integrated technology for advanced removal of heavy metals and arsenic from complex matrices using adsorbent nanomaterials

The aim of the project is the transfer and development of a depollution technology for water with high concentrations of heavy metals and arsenic found in a complex polluting matrix to an economic agent with experience in environmental protection

High performance phytosynthesized nanostructures as biosensor platforms for detecting pathogenic microorganism from food matrices

The concept of the NanoBIOPAT project is based on a modern and “green ” method of obtaining mono and bimetallic nanostructures using natural extracts from cruciferous vegetables, to obtain sensing platforms to detect microbial pathogens

Through nanotechnology towards the next generation dental restorative materials

The main goal of the NanoDent project is to propose a potential dental restorative material with simultaneous antibacterial properties and enhanced mechanical strength.

Selection and design of biostimulants using electrochemical sensors and fluorescent bioanalysis: filling the gap between industry and science

The aim of the project is to screen / evaluate biostimulants with a method based on electrochemical sensors modified selectively for reactive oxygen / nitrogen species.

New biocompatible products shogaol and curcuminoid-like type used as adjuvantes in cancer radiotherapy

The proposal has as a general objective the obtaining of keto-enolic derivatives of natural origin and of synthesis, used as adjuvants in cancer therapy.

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.

Biogenic nano-system for targeted delivery of bioactive ingredients on dysbiosis biofilm involved in gingivitis and periodontitis – BioNanoGum

Biogenic nano-system for targeted delivery of bioactive ingredients on dysbiosis biofilm involved in gingivitis and periodontitis

Bio-based nanocomposites from epoxy-celullose with balanced thermo-mechanical properties – EPOCEL

The proposed project aims to develop new nanocomposites, based on renewable and inexpensive biological sources, with thermo-mechanical balanced properties for applications in electronics.

New materials based on polylactic acid with controlled flexibility – FLEX4PLA

FLEX4PLA project aims the research and design of new biomaterials in which both polymers and additives are being derived from renewable resources.

Screen-Printed Hybrid Electrodes for Detecting and Monitoring Lipopolysaccharides

The objective of the project is to design innovative, versatile and re-usable biosensors for the fast, qualitative and quantitative detection and monitoring of lipopolysaccharides in various biological, food or water samples.

Energetic efficiency biogas plants improvement by integrated system: biogas-microalgae-biofuels in frame of biorefinery concept (AlgalBiogasConceptEnergy)

Development and demonstration of innovative technologies to optimize the biogas plants by integrating the open ponds for microalgae cultivation using the digestate resulted from anaerobic digestion as a culture medium

Value added products from microalgae biomass applying biorefinery concepts (AlgaeBioef)

By adopting the concept “zero waste”, the project aims to convert the exhausted biomass from active principles into biocarbons with adsorbent properties, which will be tested for the retention of inorganic compounds.

Complete Recovery of Fish and Oilseed Wastes Extracts/Hydrolysates in Microcapsules Usable as Fertilizers or Nutraceuticals (NutraFert)

“NutraFert” – The complete recovery of wastes of fish and oilseed as extracts and hydrolysates for microencapsulation, the final product being used as fertilizer or nutraceuticals


Biotechnological strategies for innovative construction materials incorporating bacterial bioproduct

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.

Increasing the institutional capacity of bioeconomic research for the innovative exploitation of the local vegetal resources, in order to obtain horticultural products with high added value

The project will provide the necessary support for the creation and development of a complementary research chain in the bio-economy, which aims to achieve a high level of international recognition.

Development of plant extracts and innovative phytosynthesized nanostructures mixtures with phytotherapeutic applications in order to reduce biocenotic stress in horticultural crops

In recent decades, in the scientific field of nanotechnology there has been a high interest in obtaining and characterizing nanometric architectures obtained by the methods of “green chemistry”.

Innovative technologies for advanced processing of plant resources from fruit and viticulture

The concern for the approached issue is a consequence of the requests coming from some fruit and wine companies and farms to be able to capitalize on their agricultural production in a superior way.

Combating the effects of CBRN aggressions using new polyvalent surface decontamination systems POLIDEC

By this project, the partners bring new contributions to the fight against the effects of CBRN agents through the implementation of new multi-purpose decontamination systems.

Innovative methods and techniques for evaluating conservation-restoration interventions and monitoring the conservation of traditional constructions in Romania

In Romania there is an extremely wide and valuable patrimony of traditional constructions and installations of popular technique.

Determining the methodology and coefficients specific to Romania in order to quantify GHG emissions and absorbtions for the quantification of climate change

Updating and developing the components of the National GHG Emission and Absorption Assessment System and developing a strategy for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Superior valorisation of bioresources through advanced (bio)chemical eco-technologies

The objective of the project is to valorise the side-streams from agriculture and food industry and to obtain products with high added value, such as food supplements and plant biostimulants.

Techniques for storing and capitalizing on the results of advanced scientific research (SoVaReX)

The project responds to the need to promote the results of advanced research to raise their value by the business community, local public administration and other potential end users.

Depollution of water containing hardly biodegradable organic compounds (endocrine disruptors) by advanced oxidation processes using innovative catalysts (OXYDEP)

Endocrine disruptors (ECDs) are synthetic chemicals that mimic the function of hormones and, once in the body, alter the hormonal balance.

Innovative apatitic materials with enhanced antimicrobial activity for building materials and cultural heritage conservation

The project proposes the use of metal-doped hydroxyapatite as an antimicrobial component in construction materials.

Innovative ferrite / beta-cyclodextrin core-shell nanocomposites for the removal of organic and inorganic pollutants from aqueous effluents

This project proposes a new and innovative class of nanoadsorbents with core-shell morphology, obtained from ferrite particles (core) and cyclodextrin molecules (shell).

Biosynthesis of selenium nanoparticles with amplified bioactivity

The object of the project is to obtain selenium nanoparticles bio-synthesized by microorganisms, especially benefial filamentous fungi, with applications in agronomical biofortification.

New generation of photocatalytic self-cleaning systems for functionalization of technical textiles and architectural coatings

The objective of the project is to obtain stable, adherent, efficient and durable daylight photocatalytic self cleaning coatings for different types of substrates, such as flexible technical textiles and rigid construction structures.

Avant-garde design of nanomaterials and nanosystems with practical applications in the scientific preservation of Romanian cultural heritage

The project aims to develop and / or optimize methods for the restoration and conservation of cultural assets, through the use of nanomaterials.

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