First name: Alina Mihaela
Date and place of birth: 21.11.1968, Craiova
Education MSc Physical Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Chemistry, 1994
First competence domain Microsystems
Competence in the first domain Technological development.
Competence description Technological development/optimising bulk micromachining processes for microelectronics & microsensors.
Technological design, establish technological flow chart, technological compatibility for microelectronicsµsensors.
Silicon direct wafer-bonding techniques for microsensors (chemical, optical, resonant).
Second competence domain Microelectronics
Competence in the second domain technological development
Competence description Technology transfer (technology and/or product fabrication in technological facilities of our customers).
Third competence domain Microchemistry
Competence in the third domain technological development; new materials and processes
Competence description Anisotroping and isotropic etching of silicon; optimisation of etching processes. Sol gel technique for prepared SiO2. Voltametric techniques for electrodes evaluation.
Since 1994: National Institute of Microtechnology, Bucharest, Romania:
Self organizing Systems, course organized by the Romanian Academy Research Institute for Automatic Learning, Natural Language Processing and Conceptual Methodology for researchers and engineering & biomedicine PhD students.
Summer School "Bioactive and Biocompatibile Thin Layers", july 23th-25th, 2002, Magurele- Bucharest, Romania, organized by the BIONANONET- "Research Laboratories Network in micro and nanobioengineering"
Preparing carbon nanostructures on a matrix from porous aluminium filled with metallic catalysts" (Oct. 1st -4th 2002), stage organized by the National Institute for Research and Development in Isotopic and Molecular Technology, Cluj
Present and Future in Micro and Nanotechnology for the Neural System, course organized by the Medical Informatics Laboratory Ltd. Satu Mare for professionals in electronics, medicine, biology.
«Modeling the hydrothermal synthesis of nanocomposite materials with applications in the medical field»; "Nanostructures obtained by etching process" ; « Modern methods for analysing thin films and interfaces (XPS(ESCA)-AUGER) », courses organized in November (4th 6th), 2002 by the National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies, Bucharest:
Present position: Scientific research
bioactive and biocompatible thin layers for biomedical applications
new materials and processes for biosensors developments
new membranes materials for environmental applications
development, characterisation and simulation of membranes and porous materials
Past and current projects:
Biomimetics computational techniques. Applications for the nanostructured materials, the organic compounds and microbiological processes analysing (2000), funded by the Romanian National R&D Framework HORIZON 2000
Devices and materials for decreasing of pollutants emitted in the environment (2000), funded by the Romanian National R&D Framework HORIZON 2000
Ultramicroelectrodes for different pollutants detection of the water the lake, the river and the Danube Delta. (2000), funded by the Romanian National R&D Framework HORIZON 2000
Integrated microdevices for local simulation/recording of neural activity with applied to neurophysiology and neuropathology (1998-2000), funded by the Romanian National R&D Framework HORIZON 2000
Enzymatic biosensor for identification and monitorization of neurotransmitters (1999 2000), funded by the Romanian National R&D Framework HORIZON 2000
Investigations on cell and tissue processes with electrodes, arrays and applicators (2000-2001), funded by the Romanian National R&D Framework HORIZON 2000
Photodiodes micromatrix for optical fibres communications (2000 2003), funded by the Romanian National R&D Program RELANSIN
Technology by realisation for amperometric sensor for glucose detection (2003), funded by the Romanian National R&D Program RELANSIN
BIONANONET - "Research Laboratories Network in micro and nanobioengineering" BIONANONET (2001-2004 Financial management), funded by the Romanian National R&D Program MATNANTECH.
Matricial networks of alveoles, supporting cells for investigation, testing and diagnosis (2002-2004), funded by the Romanian National R&D Program MATNANTECH
Main scientific publications:
Papers in periodicals:
Roxana Vasilco, A. Popescu, "The architecture of living structures a basis for molecular computing", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Verlag
Roxana Vasilco & A. Popescu, "The Architecture of Living Systems A Basis for Molecular Computing", Procs. Workshop on Multiset Computing, Curtea de Arges, Aug. 2002, 383-90
I.Cernica, E.Manea, A.Popescu, "A method for electrical yield improvement for high speed polysilicon CMOS processed wafers", 25-th Edition of International Semiconductor Conference, (IEEE co-sponsored), CAS Proceedings, Sinaia, October 7-12, 2002
Claudia Enoiu, A. Popescu, "Ceramic used for biomedical application" Summer School "Bioactive and Biocompatibile Thin Layers", july 23-25, 2002, Magurele- Bucharest, Romania, in press in the Romanian Academy series Micro and Nanoengineering
A. Popescu, C. Voinea, G. Lisca, C. Gurgui, Roxana Vasilco "Impedance Spectrometry in Electrodes Characterization", 12th Rom. Int. Conf. Chem. & Chemical Eng., Sep. 2001, Bucharest, Romania
M. Avram, A. Angelescu, I. Kleps, M. Miu, A.Popescu "FAST CYCLIC VOLTAMETRY SIMULATION FOR SILICON NANOELECTRODES" - CAS, Sinaia, october, 2001.
C. Dunare, I. Cernica, D. S. Popescu, A. Popescu " SOI materials for MOEMS obtained by silicon direct bonding technique" CAS, Sinaia, october, 2000. C.Dunare, D.S.Popescu, I.Cernica, A.Popescu, E.Manea, D.Cristea - "Silicon direct bonding optimized techinique for SOI application in microsistems devices", LDSD 1999, Antalya, Microelectronic Engeneering, vol. 41(1999.
I.Pavelescu, R.Muller, A.Popescu, E.Manea - "Silicon Micromachining for Microsensors Application", Balkan Phis. Lett., vol.5, august 1999, pp.1999-2002.
E.Manea, R.Muller, A.Popescu - "Some particular aspects of the thin membrane by boron diffusion processes", Sensors and Actuators, 74(1999).
E. Manea, A.Popescu - Rezidual stress and mechanical propertis of boron doped p+
E.Manea, R.Muller, A.Popescu - "Some particulary aspects of define the thickness of the membrane by boron diffusion, processes", EMRS 1998, Strasbourg.
I.Pavelescu, R.Muller, A.Popescu, E.Manea - "Silicon Micromachining for Microsensors Application", Thitd General Conf. of the Balkan Physical Union, Cluj, 2th-5th september 1997, proceedings
D.S.Popescu, C.Dunare, A.Popescu - "Microstructures for chemical gas sensors and for array of chemical gas sensors", Eurosensors X, 1996, proceedings.
SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION - 4th-5th, november, 2002 course «Silicon membranes for biomedical devices, obtained by methods compatible with the microelectronic technology » - Biol. Roxana Vasilco, Phys.A. Popescu
Member of professional associations: Founding member of Romanian Society for Biomaterials
Foreign languages: French, English
Contact information: e-mail: Alinap@imt.ro; tel: 4908412/33; fax. 4908238