CARPATH

 

Ovidiu Caltun

 

Professor of Physics

(Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Signal Processing, Sensors)
Ph.D. in Physics (Magnetic Materials, Scientific Adviser: Prof. Constantin PAPUSOI)
  • Member of CARPATH Center of Excellence in Scientific Research (Materials Science),
  • IEEE Senior Member,
  • EPS and GIREP Member,
  • Member of CNATDCU (National Council for Academic Titles Atestation),
  • Member in the Editorial Review Board - Revista Stiintifica V. Adamachi – New Series

 

Publications

  • >97 published ISI articles; >626 independent citations; h=17

 

Research Grants

  • >1 MEURO in scientific grants

 

Previous activities

  • Vice Dean (2009-2011)
  • Chair of Romanian Chapter Physics Education of Romanian Physical Society (2009 - 2013)
  • Member of the Commission for the National Research Strategy 2009-2013
  • Member of the Commission for the National Research Strategy (Mathematics and Natural Science Commitee 2008-2012

 

Ph.D. Students (finalized theses)

  • Valentin NICA
  • Manuela Elena OPRISAN (URSACHE)
  • Luminita Mirela HRIB (BOUTIUC)
  • Georgiana Andreea BULAI (DASCALU)
  • Alina Mihaela COJOCARIU
  • Tudor Bogdan COMAN
  • Cristin Petrica CONSTANTIN
  • Anamaria DOAGA
  • Mihai Sergiu STRATULAT

 

Mariana Pavel, PhD - University of Cambridge - 2016

Title: Actin cytoskeleton modulators reveal novel roles for autophagy in health and disease

 

Summary

 

Publications (updated May 2017)

/P1/ Avraham Ashkenazi, Carla F. Bento, Thomas Ricketts, Mariella Vicinanza, Farah Siddiqi, Mariana Pavel, Ferdinando Squitieri, Maarten C. Hardenberg, Sara Imarisio, Fiona M. Menzies, and David C. Rubinsztein. Polyglutamine tracts regulate beclin 1-dependent autophagy, Nature 545: 108-111 (2017); doi:10.1038/nature22078.

 

/P2/ Fiona Menzies*, Angeleen Fleming*, Andrea Caricasole*, Carla Bento*, Steven Andrews*, Avraham Ashkenazi*, Jens Fullgrabe*, Anne Jackson*, Maria Jimenez-Sanchez*, Cansu Karabiyik*, Floriana Licitra*, Ana LopezRamirez*, Mariana Pavel*, Claudia Puri*, Maurizio Renna*, Thoma Ricketts*, Lars Schlotawa*, Mariella Vicinanza*, Hyeran Won*, Ye Zhu*, John Skidmore*, and David C. Rubinztein. Autophagy in neuronal health and disease, Neuron 93(5): 1015-1034 (2017); doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.01.022; * denotes equal contribution.

 

/P3/ Mariana Pavel, Sara Imarisio, Fiona M. Menzies, Maria Jimenez-Sanchez, Farah H. Siddiqi, Xiaoting Wu, Maurizio Renna, Cahir J O’Kane, Damian C. Crowther, David C. Rubinsztein. CCT complex restricts neuropathogenic protein aggregation via autophagy, Nature Communications 7:13821 (2016); doi: 10.1038/ncomms13821.

 

/P4/ Mariana Pavel and David C. Rubinsztein, Mammalian autophagy and the plasma membrane (State-of-the-Art review), FEBS Journal, October 2016; doi:10.1111/febs.13931.

 

/P5/ Xiaoting Wu, Angeleen Fleming, Thomas Ricketts, Mariana Pavel, Herbert Virgin, Fiona M. Menzies, David C. Rubinsztein. Autophagy regulates Notch degradation and modulates stem cell development and neurogenesis, Nature Communications 7:10533 (2016); doi:10.1038/ncomms10533.

 

/P6/ Mariana Pavel, Radu Tanasa, Alexandru Stancu. Magnetic trap effects on nanowire’s dynamics within micro-capillary vessels, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 10:579 (2011); doi:10.1007/s10404-010-0691-3.

 

/P7/ Mariana Pavel, Alexandru Stancu. Ferromagnetic nanoparticles dose based on tumor size in magnetic fluid hyperthermia cancer therapy, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 45(11), 5251-5254 (2009) doi:10.1109/TMAG.2009.2031076

/P8/ Mariana Pavel, Alexandru Stancu. Study of the optimum injection sites for a multiple metastases region in cancer therapy by using MFH, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 45(10), 4825-4828 (2009) doi:10.1109/TMAG.2009.2024543

/P9/ Mariana Pavel, George Gradinariu, Alexandru Stancu, A study of the optimum dose of ferromagnetic nanoparticles suitable for cancer therapy using magnetic fluid hyperthermia, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 44(11), 3205-3208 (2008); doi:10.1109/TMAG.2008.2001661.

 

 

Book chapter

 

Mariana Pavel, David C. Rubinsztein. Autophagy upregulation as a therapeutic strategy for neurodegenerative diseases. Book: Antitumor potential and other emerging medicinal properties of natural compounds. Editors: Evandro Fei Fang and Tzi Bun Ng. 2013, pp 227-238 (ISBN: 978-94-007-6213-8 (Print) 978-94-007-6214-5 (Online) ).

 

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Professor of Physics

(Electromagnetism, Magnetism, Computational Physics)
Ph.D. in Physics (Magnetism, Scientific Adviser: Prof. Constantin PAPUSOI)

  • Director CARPATH Center of Excellence in Scientific Research (physics)
  • Director AMON Interdisciplinary Platform
  • Chair of IEEE Magnetics Society – Romania Section
  • IEEE Senior Member, Administrative Committee member for IEEE MagSoc (2015-2017)

 

  • Associate Editor — IEEE Magnetics Letters
  • Editor-in-Chief — Journal of Advanced Research in Physics
  • Editor-in-Chief — Revista Stiintifica V. Adamachi – Serie Noua

 

Publications

  • >280 published ISI articles; >1700 independent citations; h=25

 

Research Grants

  • >4 MEURO in scientific grants

 

Previous activities

  • Head of Department (2000-2006)
  • Vice-president of the National Commission for the evaluation of Open and Distance Learning programs – Commission 14 CNEAA 2000-2006
  • Member of the Commission for the National Research Strategy 2009-2013
  • Chair of the Solid State Division of the Romanian Physical Society (2009-2013)
  • Member of IEEE Magnetics Society Administrative Committee (elected member) (2011-2013)
  • Member of IEEE Magnetics Society Technical Committee (2006-2013)

 

Honours

  • 2004 — Knight of the Order Merit in Education (Romanian Ministry of Education)
  • 2010 — "Stefan Procopiu" Romanian National Academy Award

 

Ph.D. Students (finalized theses)

  • Ion Dan BORCIA, Dorin CIMPOEŞU, Cristian ENĂCHESCU, Claudiu VERDEŞ, Petronel POSTOLACHE, Cristina CIOMAGA, Radu TANASĂ, Dan RICINSCHI, Cristina OLARIU, Aurelian ROTARU, Ilie BODALE, Iulian PETRILA, Irina URSACHI, Ovidiu CHISCAN, Cristian ROTARESCU, Costin DOBROTĂ, Eugen ONICIUC, Ciprian PINZARU, Alin LUNGU, Mihai NICA

 

 

LS site

Associate Professor, dr. habil.,
IEEE Senior Member


Department of Physics,
"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Blvd. Carol I, 11, Iasi, 700506, ROMANIA
Tel: (+40) 232 201 102  #  2541, FAX: (+40) 232 201 205, LSTOLER@UAIC.RO
 

Education

  • Habilitation in Physics in 2014 (Contributions to modeling and simulation of physical processes with hysteresis)
  • D.Sc. 'Magna cum Laude' in Physics (magnetism) in 2001. (The Effect of the Reversible Magnetisation Processes on the Magnetisation Mechanism of the Ferromagnetic Particulate System)
  • M.Sc. in Physics in 1996 (average mark 10 - 100%)
  • B.Sc. in Technical Physics 1995 (average mark 9.58 - 95.8%)

 

Experience

  • 1996-1998 — Research assistant within the Department of Electricity and Physical Electronics, Faculty of Physics, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University.
  • 1998-2001 — Teaching assistant within the Department of Electricity and Physical Electronics, Faculty of Physics, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University. While completing the PhD research activity, the job involved the conducting of laboratories and seminars.
  • 2001-2007 — Lecturer within the Department of Electricity and Physical Electronics, Faculty of Physics, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University.
  • since 2007 — Associate Professor within the Department of Solid State Physics, Faculty of Physics, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University.

 

Courses and labs

  • Parallel programming (MSc level)
  • Electricity and Magnetism (BSc level)
  • Introduction to the Modelling of Physical Processes (BSc level)
  • The Modelling of the Physical Processes (MSc level)
  • Using Computers in the Teaching of Physics (both BSc and MSc levels)
  • Multimedia Technologies (BSc level)
  • ICT in Education (BSc level)
  • Databases (I and II) (BSc level)
  • Programming languages (I and II) (BSc level)

 

Visits

  • 2006 — 1 month research fellow at the Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics, Faenza and University of Genoa, both in Italy, funded in the framework of the COST 525 programme.
  • 2000-2001 — 6 months research period at the Centre of Materials Science, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, funded by the Romanian Government.
  • June 2000 — Summer School: NATO-ASI Magnetic Storage Systems Beyond 2000, Rhodes, Greece, organised by George Washington University, USA.
  • 1999 — 5 months research period at Technische Universitat, Vienna, Austria, funded by the Socrates Program (more information) (http://info.tuwien.ac.at/wde/text/99-1.html - broken link!).
  • 1996 — 3 months research period at the Laboratoire de Magnetisme et D'Optique, Universite de Versailles, France, funded by the Tempus Program.
  • June 1995 — Summer School: Magnetisme des Nanoparticules et des Materiaux Nanophases, Iasi, Romania.

 

Scientific techniques and skils

  • Knowledge regarding general experimental techniques and principles.
  • Experimental vector magnetic measuring techniques acquired during the 6 months research project at the Centre for Materials Science, University of Lancashire, Preston, UK, under the supervision of professor Philip R. Bissell
  • Thorough modelling and simulations knowledge and experience obtained in operating with vector Preisach-type models and Landau-Lifshitz systems to describe magnetic particulate systems. Recent experience with finite element method and with parallel programing obtained while implementing and using magpar: http://www.magpar.net/ and mumax http://mumax.github.io/
  • Experience in programming, numerical techniques and experimental data analysis (C/C++, Fortran, Java, Maple, MatLab, Python, Qt).
  • Other programming skils (Databases - MySQL/PHP, Visual Basic, HTML, 2D and 3D Graphics - Java 3D, OpenGL).
  • Advanced numerical analysis (CUDA, OpenMPI and other parallelization frameworks, VNI-IMSL, GSL).

 

Other educational activities

  • 1999 — Graduate of the "LOLA - Learn About Open Learning" course organised by the Heriot-Watt University from Edinburgh, UK and PHARE Program.
  • Founding member of the Iasi Distance Education Study Centre, established within the PHARE Multi-Country Programme for Distance Education.
  • Co-author of the textbooks "Modern Educational Technologies" and "Programs for Windows".
  • 2010-2017 — Different ARACIS Certifications.

 

Professional organisations memberships

  • since 2011 — Senior Member of the IEEE.
  • since 2005 — Secretary of the IEEE Magnetics Society Chapter of the Romania Section;
  • since 2002 — Member of the IEEE - Magnetics Society

 

Research

Visit ResearchID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-2964-2008  LS orcid qrcode

 

 

 

 

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Lecturer, dr

Department of Physics,
"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Blvd. Carol I, 11, Iasi, 700506, ROMANIA
Tel: (+40) 232 201 102  #  2544, FAX: (+40) 232 201 205, RADU.TANASA@UAIC.RO
 

Education

  • D.Sc. Physics (magnetism of nano-structures) in 2007 with distinction “Summa cum laude” (Thesis: Contributions to the study of magnetization processes in structured particulate ferromagnetic media) @ "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Romania
  • D.Sc. Physics (molecular magnetism – photoswitchable materials) in 2006 with distinction “Tres honorable avec felicitations du jury” (Thesis: Analysis and study of the hysteretic properties in thermo- piezo- and photo-switchable spin-transition compounds) @ Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines University, France
  • M.Sc. in Physics in 2004
  • B.Sc. in Physics in 2002

 

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2008 — Prize for best research group from a Romanian University awarded by National Authority for Scientific Research (ANCS - Romania) at the “Top of excellence in research” contest
  • December 2007 — Excellence prize for outstanding contributions in physics of magnetic nanostructures from National science and art foundation of Romanian Academy
  • 2007 — European Doctorate in Molecular Magnetism diploma awarded by MAGMANet (Molecular Approach to Nanomagnets and Multifunctional Materials – FP6 NoE 515767-2)
  • 2007 — Cotutelle thesis award - “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi
  • 2005-2006 — Eiffel Doctorate Scholarship - for top-level PhD students (international competition, funded by French Minster of External Affairs through EGIDE)
  • 2004-2005 — Romanian Government Scholarship
  • December 2003 — CARPATH Excellence Prize awarded by the Centre for Applied Research in Physics and Advanced TecHnologies, Romania

 

Experience

  • since 2013 — Lecturer within the Department of Physics, Faculty of Physics, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University
  • 2014-2016 — Research associate @ Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK (Project title: “Micromechanical measurements in living embryos”)
  • 2010-2012 — Postdoctoral fellow @ Department of Physics, ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, RO (Project title: “Switching in highly correlated hysteretic systems" - CORELSYS)
  • 2008-2013 — Assistant Professor within the Department of Physics, Faculty of Physics, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University
  • 2005-2008 — Teaching Assistant within the Department of Physics, Faculty of Physics, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University

 

Courses and labs

  • Physics and Technology of Magnetic Materials (MSc level)
  • Electricity and Magnetism (BSc level)
  • Introduction to the Modelling of Physical Processes (BSc level)
  • The Modelling of the Physical Processes (MSc level)
  • Data Acquisitions and Processing Systems (BSc level)
  • Virtual Instrumentation (MSc level)
  • Theoretical and Numerical Micromagnetism (MSc level)
  • Information Technologies (BSc level)
  • Programming languages (BSc level)
  • Data Acquisitions Systems (MSc level)

 

Visits

  • 2011 — University Francois Rabelais Tours, France (Dr Beatrice Negulescu)
  • 2009 — National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) - Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida (Prof Irinel Chiorescu)
  • 2007-2011 — University of Versailles, France (Prof Jorge Linares)
  • 2007, 2009 — Advanced Materials Research Institute (AMRI) - University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana (Prof Leonard Spinu)
  • 2007 — University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida (Prof James J. Hickman)
  • 2007 — University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland (Prof Andreas Hauser)

 

Scientific techniques and skils

  • Knowledge regarding general experimental techniques and principles.
  • Experimental magnetic characterization: VSM / AGM, QD-MPMS XL (low field profiling, photomagnetism, pressure cell)
  • Optical characterization: transmission spectroscopy, reflectivity under pressure, SPIM
  • Cryogenic closed circuit systems technology: optical cryostat (2.8 – 300 K), Cryomech’s 12 liters per day liquid helium plant as part of helium recovery solution for MPMS
  • Instrumentation development: magnetic tweezers for in vivo studies, pressure FORC optical detection platform
  • Experience in programming, numerical techniques and experimental data analysis (C/C++, Fortran, Maple, COMSOL Multiphysics, LabView, Python, Qt, OpenCV)

 

Professional organisations memberships

  • since 2006 — Member of the IEEE - Magnetics Society

 

Research

  • 31 papers in the domain of magnetism and magnetic materials, spin transition materials, modeling and simulation

 

News from CARPATH

CNCS

11.2016

Our colleague, Laurentiu STOLERIU has been elected member in the Romanian National Research Council (CNCS)

06.2016

Important results obtained in a joint research involving groups from Orsay, Rennes and CARPATH have been published today in Nature Materials: Elastically driven cooperative response ...

CNATDCU

06.2016

Our colleague, Cristian ENACHESCU is the new President of the Physics Committee in the Romanian Council for Titles, Diplomas and Higher Education Titles (CNATDCU)

03.2016 (updated)

Professor Alexandru STANCU has been nominated Editor of IEEE Magnetics Letters (Associated Editor since 2014).
IEEE Magnetics Letters is a peer-reviewed, archival journal covering the ...

05.2015

Wonderful performances of Mara Strungaru and Roxana Gaina at FameLab Romania 2015
   

LSHabil

08.2014

We congratulate our colleague, Laurentiu STOLERIU for successfully defending his habilitation thesis.

ASDresda

05.2014

At the INTERMAG 2014 (Dresden, Germany) Plenary Session, Professor Burkard Hillebrands, Honors & Awards Committee Chair, presented Professor Alexandru STANCU with a Certificate of Appreciation ...

CEHabil

04.2013

Our colleague, Cristian ENACHESCU defended successfully his habilitation thesis, the first such thesis in our group since the recent debut of this scientific degree in ...

JAP-Highlight

04.2013

One of our articles appeared in the Research Highlights section of Journal of Applied Physics web page:
What does a first-order reversal curve diagram really ...

10.2012

Major contributions in physics of the founding fathers of our laboratory  

MC

11.2011

At the annual meeting of the Society of Friends of Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf our former colleague, Mihai CERCHEZ received the Prize of the Society

IEEE

06.2010

IEEE ROMSC 2010 Conference (7-th edition) will be held in Iasi in June 2010

11.2008

CARPATH is the Best Research Group in a Romanian University (page in Romanian), title awarded by National Authority for Scientific Research (ANCS)

10.2008

CARPATH featured in CNCSIS 2008 - Success Stories