Management activities: Vice-leader of the "Heterogeneous Systems Team" from INCDCP-ICECHIM. Member of the Scientific Council from INCDCP-ICECHIM. Partner responsible for one national PNII project entitled "Drug Delivery Hybrids Based on Polymers and Porous Clay Heterostructure" (2012-2016). Associated Projects: Participant in 14 national and 5 european projects (FP6 "ENPONA"; FP7 "HARCANA"; ERA-NET "SNIFF", ERA-IB "CONVERT-SI" and Sectorial Operational Programme - Human Resources Development).
Research activities: Topics of Interests: - Materials Science And Engineering; - Nanostructured Polymers and Composites; - Soft matters, Colloids, Microemulsions. Synthesis: hybrid coatings; surface functionalizing; mesoporous (bio)materials; hybrid nanocomposites; nanostructured polymers; (micro)encapsulation; silver-polymer nanohybrids; silver nanoparticles; emulsion and microemulsion polymerization; hybrid magnetic-polymer nanoparticles; multifunctional polymer electrolytes; polymer-inorganic hybrids obtained by sol-gel process and/or melting intercalation processing; hybrid micro/nanoparticles with controlled properties; host-guest systems; porous clay heterostructures, study of interface properties and structural changes in bulk materials and thin layers; laboratory experimentation regarding the improvement of the present technologies and the development of new technologies for polyether polyols synthesis (SAN polymer polyols and polyureea polyol products). Characterization techniques: FT-IR, UV-VIS, NMR, DLS, LDV, TGA, DSC, N2 adsorption-desorption, XRD, SEM, TEM, AFM, CA etc.
Associated projects European:
Conversion of phytogenic silica reach food industry by-products into value-added products (Convert-Si), 2016-2018, ERA IB 62/2016, National Research & Development Institute for Chemistry and Petrochemistry - ICECHIM Bucharest, Romania.
Surface plasmon resonance multi-sensor for real time illicit drugs detection (SNIFF), 2016-2019, ERA-NET 10/2016.
European Social Fund "Cristofor I. Simionescu" Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme (ID POSDRU/89/1.5/S/55216) (in biomaterials field), Sectorial Operational Programme - Human Resources Development 2007 – 2013;
European Project FP7: High Aspect Ratio Carbon-based Nanocomposites - HARCANA, 2008-2010, PC7-Large, Institute of Polymer Research, Germany;
European Project FP6: Enhancement the quality participation at FP6 projects in the polymer nanomaterials field - ENPONA, 2005-2008, National Research & Development Institute for Chemistry and Petrochemistry - ICECHIM Bucharest, Romania.
Drug delivery hybrids based on polymers and porous clay heterostructure (DELPOCLAY), 2012-2016, Polytechnic University of Bucharest – Partner responsible.
Multifunctional and innovative products for safe and bioenhanced functional food from newly cultivated plants in Romania (MAIA), 2014-2017, PN II PCCA, National Research & Development Institute for Chemistry and Petrochemistry - ICECHIM Bucharest;
Solutions to obtain automotive parts with icephobic and dirtphobic properties made of polypropylene and polycarbonate (FOBICE), 2013-2015, POS-CCE, National Research & Development Institute for Chemistry and Petrochemistry - ICECHIM Bucharest;
Thermosensitive energy saving systems with tailored solar reflecting/absorbing properties for construction structures (THERMOSOLAR), 2012-2016, PN II PCCA, Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Chimie si Petrochimie - ICECHIM Bucharest;
Eco-efficient solutions for plastic waste management using degradative potential of biological systems, 2008-2011, PN II, National Research & Development Institute for Chemistry and Petrochemistry - ICECHIM Bucharest;
Construction elements of nanocomposites based on phase-change materials (PCM)-epoxy to store solar and waste energy used in buildings with low energy consumption (NANOSTOC), 2007-2010, PN II, Institute of Physical Chemistry "I.G. Murgulescu" Bucharest;
Medical device for articular diseases treatment based on nanomaterials and magnetic field effects, (ARTROMAG), 2008-2011, PN II, Colentina Clinic Hospital– Institute of Medicine and Neuroscience "N.Gh. Lupu" Bucharest;
Bioactive organic nanocomposites for food packaging (NABIECO), 2007-2009, PN II, National Research & Development Institute for Chemistry and Petrochemistry - ICECHIM Bucharest;
New Nanostructured Materials with Controlled Properties and Biomedical Applications (BIONANOMAT), 2005-2008, CEEX, National Institute of R&D for Biological Sciences – INCDSB Bucharest;
Nanocomposites with electric and magnetic properties for high selective separative processes; (NEMSEPSEL), PN II, 2007-2010, University Politehnica of Bucharest;
Micro and nanoparticles based on polyether polyols, 2006-2008, CEEX ET, University Politehnica of Bucharest;
Radiolabeled micro and nanospheres for cancer therapy, 2006-2008, CEEX, "Horia Hulubei" National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Romania;
Integrated Research Network for the Design of Knowledge-based Multifunctional Polymeric Materials, 2005-2008, CEEX, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry "Petru Poni" Iasi, Romania;
Multi-functional advanced materials with silver nano-powders addition, 2005-2008, CEEX, National Institute for R&D in Electrical Engineering ICPE-CA, Bucharest;
Surface phenomena and organization in disperse systems with anisotropic fluids, 2005-2008, CEEX, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics - INFLPR, Romania.
1. C. Petcu, L.C. Nistor, C.I. Spataru, V. Purcar, L.O. Cinteza, M.C. Rusu, "Coating Process for a Translucent or Transparent Thermoplastic Material", A/10015/2015.
2. C.L. Nistor, R. Ianchis, F. Oancea, M.L. Jecu, I. Raut, D. Donescu, "Process for producing and use as plants biostimulants of some essential oils encapsulated in mesoporous silica systems", A/00925/2015.
Education: Post-doc fellow position (2010-2013) – Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry "Petru Poni" Iasi, Romania – European Social Fund "Cristofor I. Simionescu" Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme (ID POSDRU/89/1.5/S/55216), Sectorial Operational Programme - Human Resources Development; PhD in Engineering Sciences (2009) – Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science; Master in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (2003-2005) – Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Department of Bioengineering and Biotechnology; License in Chemical Engineering – Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Technology of Macromolecular Compounds Department. 4 long training stages abroad:
- September 2012 – University of Cordoba, Department of Organic Chemistry, Cordoba, Spanin;
- July 2012 – Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CPERI), Thessaloniki, Greece;
- February 2012 – University of Cordoba, Department of Organic Chemistry, Cordoba, Spain;
- March 2007 - Université de Provence (Aix-Marseille 1), L'Unité de Formation et de Recherche Sciences
de la Matičre, Marseille, France. Short training stages and courses:
- March 2012 – "Advances in biomaterials", Viena, Austria;
- January 2012 - "Open Courses on Biomaterials", Montpellier, France;
- August 2011- Short training stage on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary;
- March 2011 - "Bioactive/Biocompatible Polymeric Materials Spring Training Course", Zabrze, Poland;
- April 2007 – "Nanoparticles characterization", Malvern Instruments Ltd., Malvern, England;
- October 2005 – Summer Classes at Electronic Microscopy School -SME 2005- INFIM Bucharest.
Awards: 1st Prize for the work "Film forming nanohybrids with polyether polyols", C.L. Nistor, D. Donescu, C. Petcu, V. Stefan, M. Ghiurea, S. Serban, C. Radovici, presented at the international symposium Chemistry Priorities for a Lasting Development PRIOCHEM, II-nd Edition, 26-27 October (2006); Special Prize for the work "Synthesis of epoxysilane functionalized silica supports for humic acids immobilization", M. Sandor, C.L. Nistor, V. Purcar, G. Szalontai, R. Stoica, A-M. Szoke, D. Donescu, J. Fazakas, presented at the international symposium Chemistry Priorities for a Lasting Development PRIOCHEM, Edition X, 30-31 October (2014).