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Dr. Neatu Stefan

Senior Researcher II

Laboratory of Nanoscale Condensed Matter

Expertize

Education:

2005 - 2010 PhD in Chemistry at University of Bucharest, Faculty of Chemistry, Bucharest, Romania / “Photocatalytic degradation of vesicant and neurotoxic compounds using catalytic systems based on titanium dioxide

2003 - 2005 Master in Catalysis and Catalytic Processes at University of Bucharest, Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Chemical Technology and Catalysis, Bucharest, Romania / Isobutane dehydrogenation over Cr2O3/Al2O3 modified catalysts

1995 - 2003 Graduate in Chemistry, University of Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Organic Chemistry, Bucharest, Romania / The synthesis of pyrrolo [1,2-b] pyridazine through 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions

  Career:

April 2018 onwards: Scientific Researcher II at National Institute of Materials Physics, Magurele, Romania

July 2014 - April 2018: Scientific Researcher III at National Institute of Materials Physics, Magurele, Romania

July 2014 - September 2017: Scientific Researcher at S.C. Stimpex S.A., Bucharest, Romania

July 2010 - May 2012: Chemistry Expert at S.C. Cromatec Plus S.R.L., Bucharest, Romania

June 2007 - December 2009Research assistant at University of Bucharest, Catalysis and Catalytic Processes Research Centre, Bucharest, Romania   Fellowships: November 2012 - November 2014: Marie Curie IEF postdoctoral fellowship at the Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica, Technical University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

October 2011 - December 2012: Postdoctoral fellowship at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

June 2008 - September 2008: NATO fellowship–Chemist researcher at the Instituto de Tecnología Química, Technical University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

January 2007 - March 2007: NATO fellowship–Chemist researcher at University of Ottawa, Ontario, Ottawa, Canada

May 2006 - August 2006: NATO fellowship–Chemist researcher at the Dipartimento di Chimica IFM and NIS-Centre of Excellence, University of Turin, Turin, Italy

  Expertise: Specialized in the use of several materials characterization techniques (PXRD, SEM, textural measurements), spectral techniques (FTIR, DRIFT, FTNIR, UV-Vis-NIR, DR-UV-Vis, Raman, XPS, AAS, AES, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, TAS), thermal analysis (DSC, TG-DTA, DMA, TMA, STA), hyphenated techniques (DSC-Raman, TG-IR, TG-MS, TG-GC/MS), elemental analysis (CHNS/O) and chromatographic analysis (GC, GC-MS, HPLC).   Links: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-1087-2011 https://publons.com/author/1476042

Selected publications

1. S. Neatu, V.I. Parvulescu, G. Epure, E. Preda, V. Somoghi, A. Damin, S. Bordiga, A. Zecchina, "Photo-degradation of yperite over V, Fe and Mn-doped titania–silica photocatalysts"Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 10, 2008, 6562–6570; DOI: 10.1039/b810200g

2. S. Neatu, E. Sacaliuc-Parvulescu, F. Levy, V.I. Parvulescu, "Photocatalytic decomposition of acetone over dc-magnetron sputtering supported vanadia/TiO2 catalysts"Catal. Today, 142, 2009, 165-169; DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2008.08.034

3. S. Neatu, V.I. Parvulescu, G. Epure, N. Petrea, V. Somoghi, S. Bordiga, G. Ricchiardi, A. Zecchina, "M/TiO2/SiO2 (M = Fe, Mn, and V) systems in photo-decomposition of yperite"Appl. Catal. B, 91, 2009, 546-553; DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2009.06.026

4. B. Cojocaru, S. Neatu, V.I. Parvulescu, K. Dumbuya, H-P. Steinrück, J.M. Gottfried, C. Aprile, H. Garcia, J.C. Scaiano, "Band gap effect on the photocatalytic activity of supramolecular structures obtained by entrapping photosensitizers in different inorganic supports",  Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 11, 2009, 5569-5577; DOI: 10.1039/b902348h

5. B. Cojocaru, S. Neatu, V.I. Parvulescu, V. Somoghi, N. Petrea, G. Epure, M. Alvaro, H. Garcia, "Synergism of activated carbon and undoped and N-doped TiO2 in the photocatalytic degradation of chemical warfare soman, VX and yperite",  ChemSusChem, 2, 2009, 427–436; DOI: 10.1002/cssc.200800246

6. S. Neatu, B. Cojocaru, V.I. Parvulescu, V. Somoghi, M. Alvaro, H. Garcia, "Visible-light C-heteroatom bond cleavage and detoxification of chemical warfare agents using titania-supported gold nanoparticles as photocatalyst"J. Mater. Chem., 20, 2010, 4050–4054; DOI: 10.1039/c0jm00345j

7. L. Protesescu, M. Tudorache, S. Neatu, M.N. Grecu, E. Kemnitz, P. Filip, V.I. Parvulescu, S.M. Coman, "Unusual Behaviour of a Novel Heterogeneous Chiral Dimmer CrIII-Salen Complex in the Epoxidation/Epoxide Ring-Opening Reaction of trans-Methylcinnamate Ester"J. Phys. Chem. C, 115, 2011, 1112–1122; DOI: 10.1021/jp106281z

8. B. Cojocaru, S. Neatu, E. Sacaliuc-Parvulescu, F. Levy, V.I. Parvulescu, H. Garcia, "Influence of gold particle size on the photocatalytic activity for acetone oxidation of Au/TiO2 catalysts prepared by dc-magnetron sputtering"Appl. Catal. B, 107, 2011, 140–149; DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2011.07.007

9. S. Neatu, J.A. Macia-Agullo, H. Garcia, "Solar Light Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction: General Considerations and Selected Bench-Mark Photocatalysts"Int. J. Mol. Sci., 15, 2014, 5246–5262; DOI: 10.3390/ijms15045246

10. S. Neatu, M. Puche, V. Fornes, H. Garcia, "Cobalt containing layered or zeolitic silicates as photocatalysts for hydrogen generation"Chem. Commun., 50, 2014, 14643–14646; DOI: 10.1039/c4cc05931j

11. S. Neatu, J.A. Macia-Agullo, P. Concepcion, H. Garcia, "Gold-copper nanoalloys supported on TiO2 as photocatalysts for CO2 reduction by water"J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136, 2014, 15969–15976; DOI: 10.1021/ja506433k

12. H.G. Baldovi, S. Neatu, A. Khan, A.M. Asiri, S.A. Kosa, H. Garcia, "Understanding the origin of the photocatalytic CO2 reduction by Au- and Cu-loaded TiO2: A microsecond transient absorption spectroscopy study"J. Phys. Chem. C, 119, 2015, 6819–6827; DOI: 10.1021/jp5106136

13. N. Petrea, R. Petre, G. Epure, V. Somoghi, L.C. Tanase, C.M. Teodorescu, S. Neatu"The combined action of methanolysis and heterogeneous photocatalysis in the decomposition of chemical warfare agents"Chem. Commun., 52, 2016, 12956–12958; DOI: 10.1039/c6cc07551g

14. F. Neatu, M.M. Trandafir, M. Marcu, L. Preda, J.M. Calderon-Moreno, S. Neatu, S. Somacescu, M. Florea, "Potential application of Ni and Co stabilized zirconia as oxygen reduction reaction catalyst"Catal. Commun., 93, 2017, 37–42; DOI: 10.1016/j.catcom.2016.12.026

15. N. Petrea, R. Petre, A. Pretorian, C. Toader, V. Somoghi, F. Neatu, M. Florea, S. Neatu"The Cu- and Zn-complex-catalyzed methanolysis of the chemical warfare nerve agents soman, sarin, and VX "C. R. Chimie, 21, 2018, 339–345; DOI: 10.1016/j.crci.2017.08.006

Research projects

1. “The development of nanocomposite systems for photoelectrocatalytic applications”, May 2018 - April 2020, National PNCDI III Program - Contract TE no. 61/2018, Financed by the Ministry of National Education and Research through PNCDI III Young Research Teams;

2. “Integrated nanosystems for solar fuel generation”, October 2015 - September 2017, National PNCDI III Program - Contract TE no. 146/2015, Financed by the Ministry of National Education and Research through PNCDI III Young Research Teams;

3. “New catalysts and photocatalysts for decontamination and detoxification of chemical warfare agents”, July 2014 - October 2017, National PNCDI II Program - Contract PCCA no. 306/2014, Financed by the Ministry of Ntional Education and Research through PNCDI II Joint Applied Research;

4. “Carbon dioxide photoreduction: A great challenge for photocatalysis”, November 2012 - November 2014, FP7-People-2011-IEF Program - Contract PIEF-GA-2011-298740/2012, Financed by UE through Marie Curie IntraEuropean Fellowship IEF Program;

5. “Heterogeneous photocatalysis - a "heterogreeneous" way to a clean environment”, October 2011 - December 2012, National PNCDI II Program - Contract PD no. 67/2011, Financed by the Ministry of National Education and Research through PNCDI II Human Resources Program;

6. “Photocatalytic degradation of vesicant compounds”, October 2007 - April 2009, National PNCDI II Program - Contract TD no. 20/2007, Financed by the Ministry of National Education and Research through PNCDI II Human Resources Program.

Books

A. Primo, S. Neatu, H. Garcia, "Photocatalytic CO2 reduction"Advanced Materials for Clean Energy2015, 421–444; DOI: 10.1201/b18287; ISBN: 978-1-4822-0580-0978-1-4822-0578-7

Projects

1. Nanosisteme integrate pentru generarea solara de combustibili
Project Type: TE, Start Date: 2015-10-01 End Date: 2017-11-30
2. Integrated nanosystems for solar fuel generation
Project Type: TE, Start Date: 2015-10-01 End Date: 2017-11-30
3. Dezvoltarea de sisteme nanocompozite pentru aplicatii fotoelectrocatalitice
Project Type: TE, Start Date: 2018-05-02 End Date: 2020-04-30
4. The development of nanocomposite systems for photoelectrocatalytic applications
Project Type: TE, Start Date: 2018-05-02 End Date: 2020-04-30

Recent Publications

1. Structural distortion dependence of thermoelectric properties in CoFeZrSi Heusler material
Authors: Birsan, A

Published: APR 25 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.153492

2. Crystal and magnetic structures, magnetic and ferroelectric properties of strontium ferrite partially substituted with in ions
Authors: Turchenko, V; Kostishyn, VG; Trukhanov, S; Damay, F; Porcher, F; Balasoiu, M; Lupu, N; Bozzo, B; Fina, I; Trukhanov, A; Waliszewski, J; Recko, K; Polosan, S

Published: APR 25 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.153412

3. Radiation damage in p-type EPI silicon pad diodes irradiated with protons and neutrons
Authors: Gurimskaya, Y; de Almeida, PD; Garcia, MF; Suau, IM; Moll, M; Fretwurst, E; Makarenko, L; Pintilie, I

Published: APR 1 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2019.05.062

4. Low temperature CO sensing under infield conditions with in doped Pd/SnO2
Authors: Stanoiu, A; Ghica, C; Somacescu, S; Kuncser, AC; Vlaicu, AM; Mercioniu, IF; Florea, OG; Simion, CE

Published: APR 1 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2020.127717

5. Investigation of Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3 thick films by means of a novel THz-TDS approach
Authors: Nedelcu, L; Annino, G; Chirila, C; Trupina, L; Galca, AC; Banciu, MG

Published: MAR 15 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.144807

6. Unexpected magneto-functionalities of amorphous Fe-Gd thin films crossing the magnetization compensation point
Authors: Stanciu, AE; Schinteie, G; Kuncser, A; Iacob, N; Trupina, L; Ionita, I; Crisan, O; Kuncser, V

Published: MAR 15 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2019.166173

7. (Ba,Sr)TiO3 solid solutions sintered from sol-gel derived powders: An insight into the composition and temperature dependent dielectric behavior
Authors: Patru, RE; Ganea, CP; Stanciu, CA; Surdu, VA; Trusca, R; Ianculescu, AC; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: MAR 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2019.10.136

8. PVDF-ferrite composites with dual magneto-piezoelectric response for flexible electronics applications: synthesis and functional properties
Authors: Gheorghiu, F; Stanculescu, R; Curecheriu, L; Brunengo, E; Stagnaro, P; Tiron, V; Postolache, P; Buscaglia, MT; Mitoseriu, L

Published: MAR 2020, DOI: 10.1007/s10853-019-04279-w

9. Quantum dot exciton dephasing by Coulomb interaction: A fermionic analog of the independent boson model
Authors: Dinu, IV; Tolea, M; Gartner, P

Published: FEB 18 2020, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.101.085304

10. Controlling Single Molecule Conductance by a Locally Induced Chemical Reaction on Individual Thiophene Units
Authors: Michnowicz, T; Borca, B; Petuya, R; Schendel, V; Pristl, M; Pentegov, I; Kraft, U; Klauk, H; Wahl, P; Mutombo, P; Jelinek, P; Arnau, A; Schlickum, U; Kern, K

Published: , DOI: 10.1002/anie.201915200


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