Magnetoelectric composites with emergent properties for wireless and sensing applications (MECOMAP)

Financed by executive unit for financing education higher, research and development and innovation, CNCS – UEFISCDI, project number 263/2014, project code: PN-II-PT-PCCA-2013-4-1119

The aim of the present multidisciplinary project is to design by modeling&simulation, produce by innovative synthesis methods and various sintering strategies, to investigate the physico-chemical properties at various length scales of a few types of magnetoelectric composites with emergent properties in order to integrate them at industrial scale in a few types of new applications.

Two types of devices based on magnetoelectric composites will be produced: (i) miniaturised magnetoelectric tunable reconfigurable antennas based on particulate ceramic composites; (ii) new types of sensors / transducers / actuators / harvesters based on layered magnetoelectric composites.

The project will contribute to increase the consortium capacity to approach top research subjects in the field of smart multifunctional materials with high applicative potential. In terms of material science aspects, an important contribution will be given by a complex physico-chemical experimental – modeling approach for understanding the relationship between composition, micro/nanostructural parameters and functional properties of the magnetoelectric composites with different degrees of phase connectivity. The composition, phase interconnectivity and microstructures will be optimised and the best composite structures will be selected for the proposed applications. By considering the dielectric, ferro/piezoelectric and magnetoelectric properties of the produced composites, new magnetoelectric devices will be designed, realised, tested and optimised and the best solutions in terms of both technical parameters and cost efficiency will be implemented as prototypes by the industrial partner. The new devices are expected to contribute to the increase of the company performances by extending its production capacities, by extending the number of high specialised employees and the number of its beneficiaries.

The overall scientific goal is to improve the knowledge in the field of multifunctional magnetoelectric composite structures at different levels (macroscopic, mesoscopic and at nanoscale) in order to generate properties beyond the present ones and to integrate them into new magnetoelectric devices with superior characteristics and low cost.


Coordinator (CO): "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, Faculty of Physics

Project Manager: Prof. Univ. dr. Liliana Mitoseriu
CSIII dr. Cristina Elena Ciomaga
Post-doc Researcher Lavinia-Petronela Curecheriu
Post-doc Researcher Felicia Gheorghiu
CS dr. Gabriela Ciobanu
CS dr. Leontin Padurariu
Post-doc Researcher Mirela Airimioaei
Post-doc Researcher Nadejda Horchidan
Ph. D. Student Roxana Elena Patru
Ph. D. Student Cipriana Padurariu

Partner 1 (P1): GRADIENT S.R.L.

Coordinator, Senior Researcher dr. Florin-Mihai Tufescu
Senior Researcher Florin Brinza
Research assistant Tamara-Nela Tufescu
Research assistant Florin Tufescu
Marketing director Ramona-Stefania Tufescu
Technician Magdalena Alexandrescu
Steeple Ionica-Costel Gradinaru
Steeple Ioan Heghedus

Partner 2 (P2): National Institute of Research & Development for Technical Physics Iasi

Coordinator, CSI dr. Nicoleta Lupu
Senior Researcher dr. Horia Chiriac
Senior Researcher Mihai Tibu
Post-doc Researcher Cristina Stefania Olariu
Researcher Iulian Murgulescu
Researcher Gabriel Ababei
Researcher Marian Grigoras
Post-doc Researcher Mihaela (Lostun) Grigoras
Engineer Adrian Loiso
Ph. D. Student Luiza (Budeanu) Racila
Technician Constantin Tinjeala

Partner 3 (P3): National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, Cluj-Napoca

Coordinator, CSI dr. Daniel Bilc
CSII Sorina Garabagiu