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Prof. Dr. Ionel Valentin Vlad, Head of Group NIO

Vlad  Job Title:
Senior Scientific Researcher I
Head of Group NIO
Professor of Photonics, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, Doctoral School

 Office Location: INFLPR, Laser Dept.

 Telephone: +4021.457.44.67

 Fax: +4021.457.44.79

 Email: v_i_vlad@yahoo.com  ;  vlad@nipne.ro

         Ionel Valentin Vlad graduated the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Dept. of Electronics, in 1966 and obtained the scientific title of Doctor Eng. from the same Institute, in 1972, with a thesis on information processing in holography, supervised by Prof. G. Cartianu, member of Romanian Academy. Researcher in the Institute of Atomic Physics Bucharest (IAPB), from 1966 until 1975, where he achieved the first solid state laser in Romania (with G. Nemes) in 1968. In 1969-70, he also studied at the University of Paris (with Prof. M. Francon) and visited CGE-Marcoussis.
         In 1975, he became chief of Holography Laboratory at the Department of Lasers, IAPB. In the interval of 1977-89, he was a senior researcher in the Central Institute of Physics. During that time, he was also a visiting scientist at the Physical Institute "A.F.Ioffe" in St. Petersburg, working in holography, ultra-fast optical phase conjugation, wave mixing in photorefractive crystals (PRC) and pm-amplitude vibration measurements (with Prof. Yu. I. Ostrovski and┬áProf. M. P. Petrov). He visited also the Technical University Darmstadt (DAAD Fellowship, for wave mixing in PRC with Prof. T. Tschudi).
         Since 1990, he has been professor at the University of Bucharest and chief of the Laboratory Nonlinear and Information Optics in IAPB-NILPRP, Department of Lasers. He was a visiting professor at Chiba University, Japan (JSPS Fellowship for associative storage and processing in PRC, with Prof. J. Tsujiuchi, in 1991), at Centro de Investigaciones en Optica of Leon, Mexico (Catedra de Excelencia, collaboration in direct spatial reconstruction of optical phase with Prof. D. Malacara, in 1992) and at Universita "La Sapienza" di Roma, Dept. Energetics, collaborating in spatial solitons in PRC with Prof. M. Bertolotti and Prof. E. Fazio, in 2001 and 2005. He was also invited, as a visiting researcher, to the USAF Laboratory in Hanscom (USA), in 1999.
         Prof. Vlad was active as an external collaborator at the Imperial College, Blackett Lab., in London, since 1991 (in a project with Prof. J. C. Dainty and Prof. M. Damzen on SBS, adaptive interferometry and interconnection using PRCs) and at Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching (in a collaboration with Prof. H. Walther on space charge distribution study in PRCs with a highly sensitive AFM for information storage with few photons), since 1994. In 1995, he became associate researcher at ICTP, Trieste (Italy) and in 2003, ICTP Senior associate (with research work on quantum gases in cavities with small adiabatic invariants and nonlinear photonics). In 2001-2008, he was a project co-ordinator, with Prof. E. Fazio (for studies in spatial solitons and soliton waveguides), in the frame of the Inter-governmental Italian-Romanian Collaboration Agreement in R&D. He was a co-director of the Romanian Center of Excellence in Photonics (ROCEP).
         His publications include more than 150 scientific papers published in Romania and abroad and he took part in over 200 scientific communications at conferences. He holds four patents (one in USA), is the author or co-author of five books and editor of 5 Proceedings SPIE (of the conferences "ROMOPTO").
         Prof. Valentin Vlad has been the President of Physics Commission of Romanian Consultative College for R&D in 1991-2002 and Vice-president of Grant Commission of Romanian Academy (1994-2007). He was also the national project coordinator in the EU Network of Excellence FP6-PHOREMOST-NoE IST-2-511616 "Nano-photonics to Realize Molecular Scale Technologies" (with works in study of optical nonlinearities of nano-structured materials, quantum dots, in nano-imaging and in theory of thermodynamic functions of cavities with low adiabatic invariants) and in the EU-FP6 COST P8 Action (on optical information storage and processing). Vlad is the national project coordinator in the EU COST MP0702 Action (on sub-wavelength photonic devices). Currently, he is the President of Div. Optics and Quantum Electronics of the Romanian Physical Society (which acts also as ICO National Territory and EOS partner). In 1991-1993, he was Vice-president of SPIE - Romanian Chapter. He is the chief-editor of the journals "Romanian Reports in Physics" and Proc. Romanian Academy: A, as well as a member of the editorial board of the "Journal of the European Optical Society" and "SPIE Reviews".
         Prof. Valentin Vlad received different awards for his work, including "T. Vuia" Award of the Romanian Academy in 1978. He was elected "Fellow Optical Society of America" since 1978, Member of the Romanian Academy (a lifetime position between 181 distinguished intellectuals of the country) since 1991 and "Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Chartered Physicist", U.K, since 1999. In 2005, he was elected Member of Academia Europaea and he received "Galileo Galilei" Award of the International Commission of Optics (affiliated to ICSU and IUPAP). In 2006, he was elected Fellow of The Intl. Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE). In 2008, he was decorated with the National Order "Loyal Service" in grade of Knight.
         From 2010 he is a vicepresident of The Romanian Academy.

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Dr. Adrian Petris
Petris  Job Title: Senior Scientific Researcher I, Deputy Leader of Group NIO

 Office Location: INFLPR, Laser Dept.

 Telephone: +4021.457.44.67/2052

 Email1: adrian.petris@inflpr.ro

 Email2: petris@nipne.ro
        Dr. Adrian Petris is a physicist and Senior Scientific Researcher I at INFLPR Bucharest - Magurele, Romania.
         He is a member of the Scientific Council of INFLPR since 2004.
         His current research interests include nonlinear and information optics (spatial optical solitons and soliton waveguides, characterization of nonlinear materials by Z-scan and laser induced dynamic gratings, optical non-linearities in nano-structured materials, wave mixing, self-diffraction, optical phase conjugation, adaptive optical interconnects, holography and holographic interferometry using reusable photosensitive recording media, Fourier optics, Talbot-moire deflectometry, schlieren optical filtering).
Awards: - The Romanian Academy award "C. Miculescu" for Physics (1999).
         - Associate Member of International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste (2005)
Visiting researcher: Imperial College, London (1996-2001), University "La Sapienza", Rome (2001-2011), International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste (2006-2012), Institut fur Reaktorsicherheit, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (1996, 1997), Phys.-Techn. Institute "A.F.Ioffe", St. Petersburg (1990), etc.
         Scientific publications: over 80 published papers and 85 communications at international conferences.


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Dr. Tatiana Bazaru Rujoiu
Tatiana  Job Title: Scientific Researcher

 Office Location: INFLPR, Laser Dept.

 Telephone: +40746100142


         Dr. Tatiana Bazaru finished her PhD at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, with the thesis "Characterization methods of some nonlinear optical materials for photonics", coordinated by Prof. Dr. Valentin I. Vlad. She completed her MSc Degree in Physics at University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics in 2002. Title of the dissertation thesis was: "Diffraction efficiency of holographic gratings recorded in As2S3 films", and scientific coordinators were: Acad. Prof. Valentin I. Vlad, and Dr. Adrian Petris. The current objectives of her research are: to realize experimental setups which permit systematic investigations of optical nonlinear properties (i.e. photoluminiscence, two wave mixing, four wave mixing, Z-Scan technique); to explore size-dependent effects in silicon (subwavelength structures, nanoporous silicon, nanocrystalline silicon) using these setups.
         Member of professional associations: former student member of SPIE and OSA

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Petronela Simona Gheorghe
Petronela  Job Title: Scientific Researcher

 Office Location: INFLPR, Laser Dept.

 Telephone: +40746100143

 Email1: petronela.doia@inflpr.ro

 Email2: doiapetronela@yahoo.com
         Petronela S. Gheorghe is a PhD student at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, preparing her PhD thesis on "Nonlinear optical properties of sub-wavelength structures" her scientific coordinator being Acad. Prof. Dr. Valentin I. Vlad. She works as a scientific researcher at the Laser Department of the National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics - Lasers Department, Nonlinear and Information Optics Group. Her actual research activity concerns investigations of nonlinear optical properties of sub-wavelength structures by confocal microscopy, scanning near field optical microscopy, Z-Scan tehnique, wave-mixing methods. She obtained her MSc Degree in Physics at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics in 2004, studying "Methods for the characterization of the nonlinear optical materials", coordinated by Acad. Prof. Valentin I. Vlad and Dr. Adrian Petris.
         She is a student member of OSA and member of INFLPR OSA Student Chapter.

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Dr. Ioan Dancus
Ioan  Job Title: Scientific Researcher

 Office Location: INFLPR, Laser Dept.

 Telephone: +40746100148

 Email1: ioan.dancus@inflpr.ro

 Email2: ioandancus@yahoo.com
         Dr. Ioan Dancus is a physicist and researcher at INFLPR, Magurele, Romania. He obtained his PhD in 2011 at University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics with the Thesis: "Nonlinear Optics in Nanostructures", scientific supervisor Acad. Prof. Valentin I. Vlad. His PhD thesis is related to the enhancement of optical nonlinearities in nano and nanostructured materials, especially the third order one.
         In 2004 he was the president of SPIE Romanian Student Chapter and in present is the vice president of the same organization.

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Silviu T. Popescu
Silviu  Job Title: Scientific Researcher

 Office Location: INFLPR, Laser Dept.

 Telephone: +40721231728

 Email: silviu.popescu@inflpr.ro

 Gmail: silviutpopescu
        Silviu T. Popescu graduated University "Politehnica" of Bucharest"(UPB), Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology(ETTI) in 2008 with the bachelor Thesis "Accessing GRID resources from portals and applications" coordinated by Prof. Felicia Ionescu. His paper won the first prize in a scientific session for students at Faculty ETTI. In 2008 he started research activity at INFLPR at the beginning making software and electronic equipment for the NIO Laboratory. From 2009 he began the research activity in the domain of spatial solitons and soliton waveguides in LiNbO3. In 2010, he finished his dissertation thesis entitled "Experimental characterization of spatial soliton in LiNbO3 and applications" coordinated by Acad. Valentin I. Vlad, Dr. Adrian Petris and Prof. Paul Schiopu.
In 2013 he was elected president of the OSA INFLPR Romaninan Student Chapter . He has been a member of the organising committee of ROMOPTO 2009, 2012, ISWLA 2010, 2011 and INDLAS 2013 Conferences. At the end of 2013 he finished his PhD at University of Bucharest - Faculty of Physics, coordinated by Acad. Prof. V.I. Vlad. His main domain of research is in optical spatial solitons and solitons waveguides in LiNbO3.
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Mariana Buzatu
Mariana  Job Title: Tehnician I

 Office Location: NILPRP, Laser Dept.

 Telephone: +4021.457.44.79

 Email: mariana.buzatu@inflpr.ro

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