Dr. Liliana BALESCU

Scientific Researcher III

Laboratory of Complex Heterostructures and Multifunctional Materials



Dr. Liliana M. BALESCU, Scientific researcher rank III (since 2022), born in 1988, graduated the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science (FCASM) – Section “Polymers Science and Engineering” at University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB) (2011), has a MSc degree in Chemical Engineering − Section “Polymers Science and Engineering” (UPB) (2013), and a PhD degree in Physics − Section “Condensed Matter Physics” (UB) (2017). Work experience: National Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP) (2011 – to date); work and study stages at the University of Twente – Netherlands; Technical University of Denmark. Main areas of interest/expertise: physical vapor deposition processes (pulsed laser deposition, magnetron sputtering) for thin films, complex multifunctional heterostructures fabrication; chemical synthesis of inorganic, macromolecular or organic materials, non - invasive characterization of materials (x-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy, ellipsometry, infrared spectroscopy). Publications (last updated November 2022): 21 articles published in Web of Science® (WoS) journals with impact factor (e.g., Appl. Surf. Sci.; ACS J. Phys. Chem. Letters; J. Mater.  Sci.); Hirsch index (WoS): 9; Citations (without self-citations): 448, co-authored one book chapter (Elsevier publishing). Awards: „Best Poster” Award at Electroceramics XIV Conference, Romania, (2017) and POSDRU scholarship (project POSDRU/159/1.5/S/137750) (2014-2016). Professional profile web-links: Brainmap:; ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5962-4836; WoS ResearcherID: E-7100-2014.


1. Sr and Mg Doped Bi-Phasic Calcium Phosphate Macroporous Bone Graft Substitutes Fabricated by Robocasting: A Structural and Cytocompatibility Assessment
Authors: Besleaga, C; Nan, B; Popa, AC; Balescu, LM; Nedelcu, L; Neto, AS; Pasuk, I; Leonat, L; Popescu-Pelin, G; Ferreira, JMF; Stan, GE

Published: SEP 2022, JOURNAL OF FUNCTIONAL BIOMATERIALS, 13, 123, DOI: 10.3390/jfb13030123

2. Phosphate bioglass thin-films: Cross-area uniformity, structure and biological performance tailored by the simple modification of magnetron sputtering gas pressure
Authors: Tite, T; Popa, AC; Chirica, IM; Stuart, BW; Galca, AC; Balescu, LM; Popescu-Pelin, G; Grant, DM; Ferreira, JMF; Stan, GE

Published: MAR 1 2021, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 541, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.148640

3. Animal Origin Bioactive Hydroxyapatite Thin Films Synthesized by RF-Magnetron Sputtering on 3D Printed Cranial Implants
Authors: Chioibasu, D; Duta, L; Popescu-Pelin, G; Popa, N; Milodin, N; Iosub, S; Balescu, LM; Galca, AC; Popa, AC; Oktar, FN; Stan, GE; Popescu, AC

Published: DEC 2019, METALS, 9, DOI: 10.3390/met9121332

4. Comparison between dielectric and pyroelectric properties of PZFNT and BST type ceramics
Authors: Stancu, V; Amarande, L; Botea, M; Iuga, A; Leonat, LN; Tomulescu, AG; Cioangher, M; Balescu, LM; Pintilie, L

Published: 2019, PROCESSING AND APPLICATION OF CERAMICS, 13, 276, DOI: 10.2298/PAC1903269S

5. Carbon-based sprayed electrodes for pyroelectric applications
Authors: Chirila, C; Botea, M; Iuga, A; Tomulescu, AG; Balescu, L; Galca, AC; Boni, AG; Leonat, L; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: AUG 15 2019, PLOS ONE, 14, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0221108

6. Structural and electronic properties of the alpha-GeSe surface
Authors: Jiao, Z; Yao, QR; Balescu, LM; Liu, QJ; Bin, T; Zandvliet, HJW

Published: AUG 2019, SURFACE SCIENCE, 686, 21, DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2019.03.007

7. Ferroelectric Field Effect Transistors Based on PZT and IGZO
Authors: Besleaga, C; Radu, R; Balescu, LM; Stancu, V; Costas, A; Dumitru, V; Stan, G; Pintilie, L

Published: 2019, IEEE JOURNAL OF THE ELECTRON DEVICES SOCIETY, 7, 275, DOI: 10.1109/JEDS.2019.2895367

8. Cationic Substitutions in Hydroxyapatite: Current Status of the Derived Biofunctional Effects and Their In Vitro Interrogation Methods
Authors: Tite, T; Popa, AC; Balescu, LM; Bogdan, IM; Pasuk, I; Ferreira, JMF; Stan, GE

Published: NOV 2018, MATERIALS, 11, DOI: 10.3390/ma11112081

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