First name: Munizer
Date and place of birth: December 24, 1949, Constanta, Romania
MS in Solid State Physics and Ph.D in physics from the "Al. I. Cuza" University, Iasy, Romania in 1973 and 2002 respectively.
Optoelectronic devices on silicon and AIIIBV compounds including: device physics, design/modelling, fabrication, and characterization of the high speed photodetectors (pin, apd, schottky barriers ), optical sensors optoelectronic and integrated circuits;
Material and processes for thin films photovoltaics devices (TCO thin films by chemical vapour deposition using metallorganic compound, polycristallin thin layers, AR coatings and material characterization);
Components for photonic integrated circuits (waveguided photodetectors, optical microcavities, membranes) using different materials and silicon micromachining.
1996-present: senior researcher, National Institute for R&D in Microtechnologies (IMT-Bucharest)
1973-1996, researcher , Institute of Research for Electronic Components (ICCE) - Bucharest also during 1980- 1984 , associated lecturer at "Politechnica" University, Bucharest, Departement of Physics.
Stages abroad : "Physics of Low-Dimensional Structures" , Spring College in Condensed Matter , aug. 1990, ICTP-Trieste, Italia.
Present position: Senior researcher, National Institute for R&D in Microtechnologies, (IMT-Bucharest) , Microphotonics Laboratory .
Microphotonics and Nanophotonics focused on: new materials and technological processes,
optoelectronic proprieties of the photonic
band structures, physics of semiconductor microcavities and microphotonic devices for comunication, bio-sensing and enviromental monitoring applications
Past and current projects:
Tunable microphotonic structures based on microcavities with applications in optical communications , financed by National MATNANTECH Program, Project Cordinator ,(2002-2004 ).
Development of new photonic devices with semiconductor microcavities for optical information proccesing and optical comunication, financed by National R&D Program, Project Cordinator , (2000-2002).
Silicon-based micromechanical tunable interferometers for optical communications and interconnections - Bilateral Cooperation Romania-Greece (2003-2005)- member of project team .
Schottky barriers on AIIIBV compound semiconductors for high-speed photodetectors suitable for 0,8-1,6 m m spectral range, financed by National R&D Program, Project Cordinator, (1996-2000)
Development of technologies for photovoltaic devices based on amorphous and polycrystalline silicon thin layers and on transparent, conductive oxide (TCO) , financed by National R&D Program , member of project team , (2000-2001)
Technology for micromachined Fabry Perot microinterferometers integrated on silicon, financed by National MATNANTECH Program, member of project team, 2001-2004
Centre of Excellence in Micro- and Nano-Photonics.Financed by the National Programme "Relansin" (2001-2004) as a Centre of Excellence in Micro- and Nano-Photonics (in co-operation with Optoelectronics Research Centre from "Politechnica" Univ. Bucharest), member of project team, 2001-2004
MINAMAT-NET- Caracterization of materials and structures for micro and nanoengineering research laboratories network, financed by National MATNANTECH Program, member of project team, (2001-2004 )
Multi-element photodetection devices for opto-electro-mechanical systems financed by National R&D Program , Project Cordinator, (2000-2001),
Main scientific publications:
D. Cristea, R. Muller, F.Craciunoiu, M.Caldararu, M.Purica, E.Budianu, P.Obeja, I.Pavelescu, M.Modreanu, "Microphotonic Devices and Circuits for Opto-Electro-Mechanical Microsystems", in Micro and Nanostructures, Ed.Academiei, Sept. 2001.
Papers in periodicals (selective list of the recent papers)
M. Purica, E. Budianu, E. Rusu, M.Danila, R. Gavrila, "Optical and structural investigation of ZnO thin films prepared by chemical vapour deposition", Thin Solid Films, 403-404, (2002), p.485-488.
Elena Budianu, Munizer Purica, Elena Manea, Emil Rusu, Raluca Gavrila, Mihai Danila "Optical improved structure of polycrystalline silicon based thin film solar cell", Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 72 (2002), p.223-229.
Dana Cristea, Munizer Purica, Elena Manea and Viorel Avramescu, "Experiments for microphotonic components fabrication using Si <1 1 1> etching technique, Sensors and Actuators", A: Physical 99 (1-2) (2002), p.92-97
Munizer Purica, Elena Budianu, Emil Rusu, "ZnO thin films on semiconductor substrate for large area photodetector applications", Thin Solid Films, vol. 383, (2001), p.284-286.
Elena Budianu, M. Purica, E. Rusu, " Heterostructures on InP for high-speed detection devices over a large spectral range (0.8 - 1.6) m m", Microelectronic Engineering 51-52, (2000), p.425-431
Munizer Purica, Elena Budianu, Emil Rusu , "Heterojunction with ZnO polycristalline thin films for optoelectronic devices applications" , Microelectronic Engineering 51-52, 2000, pp. 425.
Comunications at International Conferences: (selective list of the recent conferences)
Munizer Purica, Elena Budianu, Dana Cristea, "Design and optimization of the Photodetector Structures with planar mirror optical microcavity", Proceedings of the 10th IEEE Int. Symposium on Electron Devices for Microwave and Optoelectronic Applications (EDMO 2002),Nov-2002, Manchester, IEEE Catalog Number: 02TH8629, pp..75
Munizer Purica, Elena Budianu, Manea Elena, "Blue/ultraviolet sensitive detector on <100> silicon membrane", Proc. of 25th International Semiconductor Conference -CAS2002, Sinaia, Romania, Oct. 2002, IEEE Catalog Number: 02TH8618, Vol. 1 , pp..211 -214.
Elena Budianu, Munizer Purica, Elena Manea, Mihai Danila Raluca Gavrila, "Poly-Si thin layers for high speed photodetectors", Proceedings of the 10th IEEE Int. Symposium on Electron Devices for Microwave and Optoelectronic Applications (EDMO 2002), Nov-2002, Manchester, IEEE Catalog Number: 02TH8629, pp..202
D.Cristea, P.Obreja, M.Purica, E.Manea- "Experiments for microphotonic components fabrication using Si <111> etching techniques", Proceeding of E-MRS Spring Meeting 2001, Strasbourg, France, June 2001, Published by European Material Research Society, pp. J-9.
Munizer Purica, Elena Budianu, Dana Cristea, " Photoresponse Analysis of the Photodetector with planar mirror optical microcavity", 24th International Semiconductor Conference CAS2001, Sinaia, 2001, IEEE Catalog Number: 01TH8547, Vol. 2 , pp. 189-192, "BEST PAPER AWARD".
D. Cristea, M. Purica, E. Manea, P. Obreja, "Etching processes of Si <111> wafers for fabrication of microphotonic components ", 24th International Semiconductor Conference CAS2001, Sinaia, 2001, 2001, IEEE Catalog Number: 01TH8547, Vol. 2 , pp. 197-,200
Munizer Purica, Elena Budianu, Dana Cristea, A. Rusanu , "Investigation of optical crosstalk in monolithically integrated photodetectors arrays for multichannel detection systems.", Proc. of the 22th International Semiconductor Conference CAS99, Sinaia, 1999, IEEE Catalog Number: 99TH8389,
Vol. 2 , pp. 503,"BEST PAPER AWARD".
E.Budianu, M. Purica, E. Rusu,"Optimization of absorption and multiplication layers characteristics for high performances avalanche photodiodes on silicon and InGaAs/InP heterostructures ",Proc. of the 21th International Semiconductor Conference CAS98, Sinaia,1998,IEEE Catalog Number: 98TH8351, Vol. 2, pp. 515, "BEST PAPER AWARD".
Munizer Purica, Elena Budianu , E. Rusu, S. Nan - "Quatum effficiency of Schottky barrier photodiodes on InGaAs/InP heterostructures" - Proc. of the 3rd General Conf. of the Balkan Physical Union - Cluj, Romania, Sept. 1997, Published by Balcan Physical Union, Edited by: E. Burzo, V. Pop, E.Rizaoglu, pp. 529.
Member of professional associations: IEEE Electron Devices Society and IEEE- Laser and Electro-Optics Society
"Traian Vuia" Award from the Romanian Academy in 1984 for "High speed silicon photodetectors for optical communications".
Rewiever for International Semiconductor Conference 1992-2002 (Romania)
More than 100 papers published in journals/conferences and 120 technical reports,
"Best Paper Award", from International Semiconductor Conference (CAS), Sinaia, Romania edition: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001.
Foreign languages: English,French