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Dr. Mihaela Florea

Scientific Researcher CSI

Laboratory of Multifunctional Materials and Structures



·Teaching experience - 12 years in catalysis, catalytic processes, solids surface characterization, analytical chemistry and green chemistrySince 2004, as Teaching-Researcher at the Faculty of Chemistry, I was in charge of bachelor and master courses being also the promoter of bachelor and master students from our department (2/year). I created an effective learning environment through the use of a variety of instructional methods, I supervised practical courses and I developed educational laboratory experiments.

·Practical experience 18 years in preparation of inorganic nanomaterials; chemical synthesis, work under inert atmosphere; Heterogeneous catalysis; Green energy production; Biomass valorisation; oxidation reactions, isomerization reactions; analytical methods: HPLC, GC, GC-MS, TLC, TAP; Determination of surface and bulk properties: XPS, BET, RAMAN, XRD, FTIR, UV-Vis, SEM, etc.

Selected publications

1. S. Coman, M. Florea, F. Cocu, V.I. Parvulescu, P. A. Jacobs, C. Danumah and S. Kaliaguin, Chemical Communications, (1999) 2175-2176, DOI: 10.1039/A907119I; “Low metal loading Ru-MCM-41 stereocontrolled hydrogenation of prostaglandin intermediates”

 2.     M. Florea, M. Sevinci, V.I. Parvulescu, G. Lemay and S. Kaliaguine, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 44-45 (2001) 483-488; DOI:10.1016/S1387-1811(01)00224-4; “Ru-MCM-41 catalysts for diastereoselective hydrogenation”

3.      M. Florea, R. Prada Silvy, P. Grange, Catal. Lett., 87 (2003) 63-66, DOI: 10.1023/A:1022857211248; “New Class of Catalysts for the Propane Ammoxidation Process Based Vanadium Aluminum Oxynitrides”

4.      R. Prada Silvy, M. Florea, N. Blangenois, P. Grange, AICHE, 49 (8) (2003) 2228-2231, DOI: 10.1002/aic.690490830; “Propane ammoxidation catalysts based on vanadium-aluminum oxynitrides” 

5       M. Florea, R. Prada Silvy, P. Grange, Appl. Catal. A, 255 (2) (2003) 289-300, DOI: 10.1016/S0926-860X(03)00591-X; “Influence of the reaction conditions on the activity properties of vanadium-aluminium oxynitride propane ammoxidation catalyst ”

6       N. Blangenois, M. Florea, R. Prada Silvy, P. Grange, S. P. Chenaking, J.M. Bastin, N. Kruse, B.P. Barbero and L. Cadus, Appl. Catal. A 263 (2) (2004) 163-170; DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2003.12.008; “Influence of the co-precipitation pH on the physico-chemical and activity properties of vanadium aluminum oxide catalyst”

7       M. Alifanti, N. Blangenois, M. Florea, B. Delmon, Appl. Catal. A. 280(2) (2005) 255-265;DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2004.11.005; “Supported Co-based perovskites as catalysts for total oxidation of methane“ 

8       M. Olea, M. Florea, I. Sack, R. Prada Silvy,E. M. Gaigneaux, G.  B. Marin and P. Grange, J. Catal. 232 (1) (2005) 152-160, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2005.02.020; “Evidences of the participation of the nitrogen species from vanadium aluminium oxynitrides in propane ammoxidation” 

9       M. Florea, R. Prada Silvy, P. Grange, Appl. Catal. A 286 (2005) 1-10 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2005.02.032 ; “Vanadium aluminium oxynitride catalysts for propane ammoxidation reaction. Effect of the V/Al ratio on the structure and catalytic behaviour“

10     M. Alifanti, M. Florea, S. Somacescu, V.I. Parvulescu, Appl. Catal. B 60 (2005) 33-39, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2005.02.018; “Supported perovskits for total oxidation of toluene“ 

11     M. Alifanti, M. Florea, V. Cortes-Corberan, U. Endruschat, B. Delmon, V. I. Pârvulescu Catal. Today 112 (2006) 169–173, DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2005.11.017; “Effect of LaCoO3 perovskite deposition on ceria based supports on total oxidation of VOC“

12     M. Florea, A-S. Mamede, P. Eloy, V.I. Parvulescu, E. M. Gaigneaux, Catal. Today 112 (2006) 139–142 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2005.11.080;  “High surface Mo-V-Nb-Te-O catalysts: preparation, characterization and catalytic behaviour in ammoxidation of propane“

13     S. Delsarte, M. Florea, F. Maugé, P. Grange, Catal. Today 116 (2006), 216-225; DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2006.01.033; “Understanding the role of nitridation in butan-1-ol and butan-2-ol dehydration mechanisms over oxynitrides" 

14     M. Alifanti, M. Florea, G. Filoti, V. Kuncser, V. Cortes-Corberan, V.I. Parvulescu, Catal. Today,  117 (1-3), (2006) 329-336;DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2006.05.036 ;  “In-situ Structural Changes During Toluene Complete Oxidation on supported EuCoO3 monitored by 151Eu Mossbauer spectroscopy“ 

15     G. Silversmit, H. Poelman, R. De Gryse,W. Bras, S. Nikitenko, M. Florea, P. Grange, S. Delsarte, Catal. Today 118 (2006) 344-352;DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2006.07.013 ; “Effect of nitridation on the V-structure in VAlO(N) powder catalysts, used for the catalytic ammoxidation of propane“ 

16     Mihai Alifanti, M. Florea, V.I. Parvulescu, Appl. Catal. B, 70 (2007) 400-405; DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2005.10.037, “Ceria based oxides as supports for LaCoO3 perovskite; catalysts for total oxidation of VOC,, 

17     S. M. Coman, M. Florea, V. I. Parvulescu, V. David, A. Medvedovici, D. De Vos, P. A. Jacobs, G. Poncelet, P. Grange, J.  Catal.  249 (2007), 359-369; DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2007.04.022; “Metal-triflate ionic liquid systems immobilized onto mesoporous MS41 materials as new and efficient catalyst for N-acylation” 

18     M. Musteata, V. Musteata, A. Dinu, M. Florea, V. T. Hoang, D. Trong-On, S. Kaliaguine, V.I. Parvulescu, Pure Appl. Chem. 79(11), 2007, 2059-2068; DOI: 10.1351/pac200779112059; “Acylation of fatty acids with different amino-derivatives on UL-MFI type materials”

19     M. Magureanu, N. Bogdan Mandache, J. Hu, R. Richards, M. Florea, V. I. Parvulescu, Appl. Catal. B: Env. 76( 3-4) (2007) 275-281; DOI: 10.1016/j.apeatb.2007.05.030; “Plasma-assisted catalysis total oxidation of trichloroethylene over gold nano-particles embedded in SBA-15 catalysts”

20     G. Mitran, I.C. Marcu,  M. Florea, M; I. Sandulescu,  Revue Roumaine de Chimie 2008 (53) 391, "Mo-V-M-O (M = Ni, Cu, Zn, Sb, Ta) mixed metal oxides prepared by solid-solid reactions for oxidative dehydrogenation of isobutane"

21     A.-S. Mamede, E. Payen, P. Granger, M. Florea, V. I. Pârvulescu, AICHE 54(5) (2008) 1303-1312; DOI: 10.1002/aic.11468; WOx-CeO2 and WOx-Nb2O5 catalysts deactivation during hexane isomerization”

22     E. Angelescu, O.D. Pavel, R. Bîrjega, M. Florea, R. Zăvoianu,  Appl. Catal. A, 341 (2008) 50–57; DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2007.12.022 ; “The impact of the “Memory effect” on the catalytic activity of Mg/Al; Mg,Zn/Al; Mg/Al,Ga hydrolacite-like compounds used as catalysts for cycloxene epoxidation”

23     M. Florea, M. Alifanti, V. I. Parvulescu, D. Mihaila-Tarabasanu, L. Diamandescu, M. Feder, C. Negrila, L. Frunza, Catalysis Today, 141 (2009) 361-366; DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2008.05.005; “Total oxidation of toluene on ferrite-type catalysts” 

24     M. Verziu, M. Florea, S. Simon, V. Simon, P. Filip, V. I. Parvulescu, C. Hardacre, J. Catal. 263 (2009) 56–66;  DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2009.01.012 ;  “Transesterification of vegetable oils on basic large mesoporous alumina supported alkaline fluorides – evidences of the nature of the active site and catalytic performances”

25     O.V. Safonova, M. Florea, J. Bilde, P. Delichere, J.M.M. Millet, J. Catal. 268 (2009) 156–164; DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2009.09.014 ; „Local environment of vanadium in V/Al/O-mixed oxide catalyst for propane ammoxidation: Characterization by in situ valence-to-core X-ray emission spectroscopy and X-ray absorption spectroscopy”

26     E. Angelescu, R. Ionescu, O.D. Pavel, R. Zavoianu, R. Bîrjega, C.R. Luculescu, M. Florea, R. Olar, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical,  315( 2) (2010), 178-186; DOI: 10.1016/j.molcata.2009.09.009; “Epoxidation of cyclohexene with O2 and isobutyraldehyde catalysed by cobalt modified hydrotalcites” 

27     O. D. Pavel, R. Bîrjega, E. Angelescu, M. Florea, G. Mitran, Rev. Chim. 61 (4) (2010) 395 – 399; “Modifications of the catalytic activity for cyanoethylation induced by the memory effect of Mg/Al-type modified hydrotalcites”

28     F. Neaţu, L. Proteşescu, M. Florea, V. I. Pârvulescu, C. M. Teodorescu, N. Apostol, P. Y. Toullec, V. Michelet, Green Chem., 12 (2010) 2145-2149; DOI: 10.1039/c0gc00258e; „Novel Pd heterogeneous catalysts for cycloisomerisation of acetylenic carboxylic acids” 

29     M. Florea, H. Wiame, E. van Keulen, P. Grange, S. Delsarte, Revue Romaine de Chimie, 56(2), (2011) 151-159, “Butan-1-ol dehydration and dehydrogenation over vanadium aluminium oxynitride catalysts“30     N. Candu, M. Florea, S. M. Coman, V. I. Parvulescu,  Appl. Catal. A, 393 (1-2) (2011) 206-214 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2010.11.044 ; „Benzylation of benzene with benzyl alcohol on zeolite catalysts”

31     E. Ilyes, M. Florea, A. M. Madalan, I. Haiduc, V. I. Parvulescu, M. Andruh, Inorg. Chem. 51, (2012) 7954−7956; DOI: 10.1021/ic301139j; “A Robust Metal-Organic Framework Constructed from Alkoxo-bridged Binuclear Nodes and Hexamethylenetetramine Spacers: Crystal Structure and Sorption Studies”

32     N. Candu, M. Tudorache, M. Florea, E. Ilyes, I. Haiduc, M. Andruh, F. Vasiliu, I. Mercioniu, S. M. Coman, V. I. Pârvulescu, ChemPlusChem 78(5), (2013)443–450; DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201300076; “Postsynthetic modification of a MOF structure for enantioselective catalytic epoxidation”

33     M. Florea, M. Alifanti V. Kuncser, V.I. Parvulescu, Catalysis Today, 208, (2013) 56-59; DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2012.09.035; “Structural Changes During Toluene Complete Oxidation on Supported EuFeO3 monitored by in situ151Eu and 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy“

34     D. Avram, C. Rotaru, B. Cojocaru, M. Florea,  C. Tiseanu, Journal of Materials Science 49  (5) (2014) 2117 - 2126  doi: 10.1007/s10853-013-7904-6; “Heavily impregnated ceria nanoparticles with europium oxide: spectroscopic evidences for homogenous solid solutions and intrinsic structure of Eu3+ - oxygen environments”

35     M. Marinescu, C. Zalaru, M. Florea, P. Ionita, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 116 (1), (2014), 259-263 ;doi:10.1007/s10973-013-3448-x; „Thermal behaviour of several stable hydrazyl free radicals and of their parent hydrazines”

36     C. Tiseanu, M. Florea, B. Cojocaru, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 231104 (2013)], Applied Physics Letters, 104 (23), (2014) Article number 236101; DOI: 10.1063/1.4882167; “Comment on "high multi-photon visible upconversion emissions of Er3+ singly doped BiOCl microcrystals: A photon avalanche of Er 3+ induced by 980 nm excitation"

37     M. Florea, M. Alifanti,  V. Kuncser, D. Macovei, N. Apostol, P. Granger, V. I. Parvulescu, Journal of Catalysis 316 (2014) 130-140; DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2014.04.016; “Evidence of the A-B site cooperation in the EuFeO3 perovskite by 151Eu and 57Fe Mössbauer, EXAFS and toluene catalytic oxidation”

38     A. Primo, F. Neatu, M. Florea, V. Parvulescu, H. Garcia, Nature Communications, 5, Article number: 5291, 2014 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms629, “Graphenes in the absence of metals as carbocatalysts for selective acetylene hydrogenation and alkene hydrogenation”

39     D. Avram, C. Gheorghe, C. Rotaru, B. Cojocaru, M.Florea,  V. I. Parvulescu,  C. Tiseanu, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 616 (15) (2014),  535-541; DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.07.059; “Lanthanide-lanthanide and lanthanide-defect interactions in co-doped ceria revealed by luminescence spectroscopy”

40     D. Avram, B. Cojocaru, A. Urda, I. Tiseanu, M. Florea, C. Tiseanu, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015,17, 30988-30992, DOI:10.1039/C5CP03458B; “Pure and almost pure NIR emission of Tm and Tm, Yb–CeO2 under UV, X-ray and NIR up-conversion excitation: key roles of level selective antenna sensitization and charge-compensation”

41     C. G. Rotaru, G. Postole, M. Florea, F. Matei-Rutkovska, V. I. Pârvulescu, P. Gelin, Applied Catalysis A: General, 494 (2015) 29–40; DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2015.01.024 “Dry reforming of methane on ceria prepared by modified precipitation route”

42     D. Avram, B. Cojocaru, V. Teodorescu, M Florea, I. Tiseanu, C. Tiseanu,  Optical Materials Express, 5(5) (2015) 951-962 DOI: 10.1364/OME.5.000951; “NIR to Vis - NIR up - conversion and X-ray excited emission of high Z Er – BiOCl”

43     D. Avram, M. Sanchez-Dominguez, B. Cojocaru, M. Florea, V. I. Parvulescu, C. Tiseanu, Journal of Physical Chemistry Part: C, 119 (28) (2015)16303–16313, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b02240;  “Towards a Unified Description of Luminescence – Local Structure Correlation in Ln Doped CeO2 Nanoparticles: Roles of Ln Ionic Radius, Ln Concentration and Oxygen Vacancies”

44     A. Dragu, S. Kinayyigit, E.J. García-Suárez, M. Florea, E. Stepan, S.Velea, L. Tanase, V. Collière, K. Philippot, P. Granger, V. I. Parvulescu. Appl. Catal. A 504 (2015) 81-91, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2015.01.008; “Deoxygenation of oleic acid: Influence of the synthesis route of Pd/mesoporous carbon nanocatalysts onto their activity and selectivity”

45     D. Avram, M. Florea, I.  Tiseanu, C. Tiseanu,  J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 48(2015) 355501, DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/48/35/355501; “Time delay and excitation mode induced tunable red / near-infrared to green emission ratio of Er doped BiOCl" 

46     M. Florea, R. S. Marin, F. M. Pălășanu, F. Neațu, V.I. Pârvulescu, Catalysis Today 254 (2015) 29–35; DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2014.12.026; “Mesostructured vanadia-alumina catalysts for the synthesis of vitamin K3”

47     S. Somacescu, M. Florea, P. Osiceanu, J. M. Calderon-Moreno, C. Ghica, J. Manuel Serra, J. Nanopart Res 17 (2015) 1-16; DOI: 10.1007/s11051-015-3206-z; “Ni doped (CeO2-δ)-YSZ mesoarchitectured with nanocrystalline framework: the effect of thermal treatment on structure, surface chemistry and catalytic properties in the partial oxidation of methane (CPOM)”

48     F. Neatu; R. S. Marin; M. Florea; N. Petrea; O. D. Pavel; V. I. Parvulescu, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 180 (2016) 751–757; DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.07.043; “Selective oxidation of 5-hydroxymethyl furfural over non-precious metal heterogeneous catalysts”

49     G. Mitran, O. D. Pavel, D. G. Mieritz, D.-K. Seo, M. Florea, Catal. Sci. Technol. 6 (2016) 7902-7912; DOI: 10.1039/c6cy00999a; „Effect of Mo/Ce ratio in mo-ce-al catalysts on the hydrogen production by steam reforming of glycerol”

50     M. M. Trandafir, L. Pop, N. D. Hădade, M. Florea, F. Neațu, C. M. Teodorescu, B. Duraki, J. A. van Bokhoven, I. Grosu, V. I. Pârvulescu, H. Garcia, Catal. Sci. Technol., 6 (2016) 8344-8354,  DOI:10.1039/C6CY01631F; „Anadamantane-based covalent–organic framework: stability, adsorption capability, and behaviour as catalyst and support for Pd and Au for the hydrogenation of nitrostyrene”

51     F. Matei-Rutkovska, G. Postole, C. G. Rotaru, M. Florea, V. I. Pârvulescu, P. Gelin, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41 (2016) 2512 -2525; DOI: 10.1039/C6CP02754G; „Synthesis of ceria nanopowders by microwave-assisted hydrothermal method for dry reforming of methane

3.52     A. J. Shakir, M. Florea, D. C. Culita, G. Ionita, C. Ghica, C. Stavarache, A. Hanganu, P. Ionita, Journal of Porous Materials, 23 (2016) 247–254, DOI: 10.1007/s10934-015-0076-9 ; “Exploring porous nanosilica-TEMPO as heterogeneous aerobic oxidation catalyst. The influence of supported gold clusters”

53     G. Mitran, O. D. Pavel, M. Florea, D. Mieritz, D.-K. Seo, Catalysis Communication, 77 (2016) 83–88; DOI: 10.1016/j.catcom.2016.01.029;„Hydrogen production from glycerol steam reforming over molybdena-alumina catalysts”

54     G. Mitran, O. D. Pavel, M. Florea, V. I. Pârvulescu, Applied Catal. A, 514 (2016) 71–82; DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2016.01.010 ; “Cross-coupling of p-xylene to 2, 2', 5, 5'-tetramethyl 1, 1'-Diphenyl on supported vanadia catalysts”

55     D. Avram, B. Cojocaru, M. Florea, C. Tiseanu, Optical Materials Express, 6(5) (2016) 1635-1646; DOI:10.1364/OME.6.001635; „Advances in luminescence of lanthanide doped YO: Case of Ssites” 

56     M.-M. Trandafir, M. Florea, F. Neaţu, A. Primo, V. I. Parvulescu, H. García, ChemSusChem,  9 (13) 1565-1569; DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201600197; „Graphene from Alginate Pyrolysis as a Metal-Free Catalyst for Hydrogenation of Nitro Compounds”

57     M. Florea, D. Avram, B. Cojocaru, I. Tiseanu, V. Parvulescu, C. Tiseanu, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18 (2016) 18268-18277, DOI: 10.1039/C6CP02754G; “Defects induced tunable near infrared emission of Er - CeO2 by heterovalent co – dopants”

58     D. Avram, I. Porosnicu, B. Cojocaru, M. Florea, C. Tiseanu, Journal of Luminescence, 179 (2016) 265–271; DOI:10.1016/j.jlumin.2016.07.026; „Time-gated down - / up - conversion emission of Ho - CeO2 and Ho, Yb - CeO2 nanoparticle”

59     F. Neaţu, G. Culică, M. Florea, V. I. Parvulescu, F. Cavani,  CHEMSUSCHEM,  9 (21) (2016) 3102–3112, DOI:10.1002/cssc.201600718; „Synthesis of terephthalic acid by means of p-cymene oxidation with O2: toward a more sustainable production of bio-PET”

60     F. Neatu, N. Petrea, R. Petre, V. Somoghi, M. Florea, V.I. Parvulescu Catalysis Today 278 (2016) 66–73 DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2016.03.031; „Oxidation of 5-hydroxymethyl furfural to 2,5-diformylfuran in aqueous media over heterogeneous manganese based catalysts”, IF= 4,312

61     S. Somacescu, L. Navarrete, M.  Florea, J. M. Calderon-Moreno, J. M. Serra, Journal of Alloys and Compounds  690 (2017), 873-883,DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.08.193; „Self-assembled (Ni/Cu, Ti)-YSZ with potential applications for IT-SOFCs: Catalytic and electrochemical assessment”

62     F. Neațu, M. M. Trandafir, M. Marcu, L. Preda , J. M. Calderon-Moreno, Ș. Neațu, S.  Somacescu, M. Florea, Catalysis Communication 93  (2017)  37–42; DOI: 10.1016/j.catcom.2016.12.026;  „Potential application of Ni and Co stabilized zirconia as oxygen reduction reaction catalyst”

63     A. Stanoiu, C. E. Simion, J. M. Calderon-Moreno, P. Osiceanu, M. Florea, V. S. Teodorescu, S. Somacescu, Journal of Hazardous Materials  331 (2017) 150–160, DOI:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.02.038; “Sensors based on mesoporous SnO2-CuWO4 with high selective sensitivity to H2S at low operating temperature”

64     D. Avram, B. Cojocaru, I. Tiseanu, M. Florea, C. Tiseanu, Journal Of Physical Chemistry C  121 (2017) 14274-14284, "Down-/Up-Conversion Emission Enhancement by Li Addition: Improved Crystallization or Local Structure Distortion?"

65     I. Porosnicu, D. Avram, B. Cojocaru, M. Florea, C. Tiseanu, Journal of Alloy and Compounds. 711(2017)  627–636, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2017.04.043; “Up-conversion luminescence of Er(Yb)-CeO2: Status and new results”

66     R. Zavoianu, O. D. Pavel, A. Cruceanu, M. Florea, R. Birjega,  Applied Clay Science 146 (2017) 411-422, DOI: 10.1016/j.clay.2017.06.030 "Functional layered double hydroxides and their catalytic activity for 1,4-addition of n-octanol to 2-propenonitrile"

67     S. Nicolae, F. Neatu, M. Florea, Comptes Rendue de Chimie (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.crci.2017.06.005, "Selective catalytic oxidation reaction of p-xylene on manganese-iron mixed oxide materials"

68     N. Petrea, R. Petre, A. Pretorian, C.N. Toader, V. Somoghi, F. Neatu, M. Florea, S. Neatu, Comptes Rendue de Chimie (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.crci.2017.08.006, “The Cu and Zn-complexes catalyzed methanolysis of the chemical warfare agents soman, sarin and VX”

69     M. Marinescu, F. Potmischil, M. Florea, C. Constantinescu, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, (2016) 1-9, doi:10.1007/s10973-016-5862-3; „Thermal behaviour of sym-octahydroacridines and their corresponding N(10)-oxides”

Research projects

1       NATO, Nr. RIG 9811484/2004, New routes for the preparation of nanomaterials as catalysts for selective oxidation reactions (2004-2006)– 

2       Excellence Research Programme, CEEX-RP 3180/2005, Selective oxidation of the hydrocarbons in the presence of the nanomaterials mixed oxides (2005-2007)– -

3       Excellence Research Programme, CEEX-ET3149/2005, Products and processes to control the environmental pollution (2005-2007)– 

4       The National University Research Council, Nr: 146/2006, Study of the relationship between the physico-chemical and catalytic properties of vanadium based nanomaterials for selective oxidation of n-octane- (2006-2007) 

5       PNCDI – II– Nr 37/2007, Lactons – new catalytic way of preparation (2007-2010)

6       PN-II-RU-TE - nr. 105/ 2011, New strategies for the synthesis of fine chemicals by catalytic selective oxidation (2011-2014)– 

7       PNCDI II- PCCA Nr. 26/2012, New chemical systems based on nanocrystalline frameworks and porous architectures for IT-SOFC operating with biogas (2012-2016)

8       PN-II-ID-JRP-2012-13/2013, Catalytic biogas conversion under polarization (2013-2016)

9       PNCDI II- PCCA 56/2012, Energy biogenerators: Design of new electrocatalysts for PEMFCs working with bioethanol with application for portable devices (2012-2016)

10     PAI – France Brancusi Projects, 83BM/2017, Perovskite type materials as anodes for SOFC” (2017-2018)

11     PN-II-PNCDI –IDEI 177/2017, New approaches for the synthesis of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite-type materials with possible ferroelectric properties for photovoltaic applications, (2017-2019)

12     PN-II-PCDI- PED 177/2017, Syngas from biogas using combined steam and dry reforming on Ni based bimodal pore catalysts (2017-2018) 


M. Florea, V.I. Parvulescu, Selective Oxidation of Biomass Constitutive Polymers to Valuable Platform Molecules and Chemicals, in Chemicals and Fuels from Bio-Based Building Blocks, First Edition, F. Cavani, S. Albonetti, F. Basile, A.A. Gandini, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA., 2016, chapter 15, 379-402; ISBN: 978-3-527-33897-9


Ammoxidation of hydrocarbons and hydrogenated metallo oxynitride catalysts therefore, R. Prada Silvy, M. Florea, P. Grange, EP1476420 /2004.



1. Holistic design of fuel cell electrocatalysts for the least power applications
Project Type: M-ERANET, Start Date: 2019-06-01 End Date: 2022-06-02
2. New approaches for the synthesis of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskit (HOIP)-type materials with possible ferroelectric properties for photovoltaic applications
Project Type: IDEI, Start Date: 2017-07-17 End Date: 2019-12-31

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