Alexandru Anghel, PhD, Scientific Researcher III
Alexandru received BSc (Diplomat Engineer) and MSc degrees in Physics from Faculty of Physics – University of Bucharest in 2005 and 2007. In 2011, he received his PhD in Physics from “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University – Iasi after defending the doctoral thesis “Study of Deuterium retention in nuclear materials thin films (Be, C, W) obtained by Thermionic Vacuum Arc”.
His scientific activity started in 2004 as a young trainee researcher at the National Institute of Materials Physics for the preparation of the Bachelor degree thesis in the field of materials and surface characterization using X-rays techniques. In 2005 Alexandru joined the National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics – Magurele as a research assistant in the Low Temperature Plasma Laboratory. Between 2007 and 2010 he performed several research stages (90-180 days/year) as PhD student at Plasma Wall Interactions department of Max Plank Institut fuer Plasmaphysik – Garching, Germany for characterizing samples produced at NILPRP using XRD, XPS, SEM and Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) techniques (RBS, NRA, ERDA), deuterium ion implantation and retention investigation by Thermal Desorption Spectrometry (TDS).
His research interests are focused on plasma assisted preparation and characterization of thin films for extreme environments and bio-medical applications, development / process optimization of plasma based methods for thin films preparation and surface functionalization by plasma – surface interactions.
Marius Badulescu, PhD, Scientific Researcher
Marius graduated a BSc and MSc in Physics at Bucharest University, Romania, in 2006 and 2008, respectively.
In 2012, he completed a PhD thesis named “Syntesis and analysis of DLC films obtained by Thermoionic Vacuum Arc (TVA) plasma”.
He has over seven years of experience as a scientific researcher in the Plasma Coatings group part of the Low Temperature Plasma Laboratory at National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Magurele – Bucharest (Romania).
In 2004, as an assistant student, he began working on group research projects at Low Temperature Plasma Laboratory at National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Magurele – Bucharest (Romania).
His work focused on preparation of different layers for the multifunctional thin films deposition, deposition of multi-functional thin films used TVA plasma method deposition, IT support.
Since 2010, has been a Scientific Researcher (CS), in the Plasma Coatings group part of the Low Temperature Plasma Laboratory.
Marius’ key research interest lies in the fabrication and surface modification for technical (Automobile industry, X -ray sources) and biomedical applications. A current focus is on creation and development of new nano-structured advanced materials for applications in bio- environmental- medical sensing.