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Dr. Stefan NEATU

Scientific Researcher II

Laboratory of Catalytic Materials and Catalysis

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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

Positions

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

Research interests

Heterogeneous photocatalysis

Heterogeneous catalysis

Expertize

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

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. MXene-semiconductor composites for hydrogen production by photocatalytic water splitting reaction

Project Type: PCE, Start Date: 2022-06-02 End Date: 2024-12-31

2. The development of nanocomposite systems for photoelectrocatalytic applications

Project Type: TE, Start Date: 2018-05-02 End Date: 2020-10-30

3. Integrated nanosystems for solar fuel generation

Project Type: TE, Start Date: 2015-10-01 End Date: 2017-11-30

Publications

1. Structural properties and near-infrared light from Ce3+/Nd3+-co-doped LaPO4 nanophosphors for solar cell applications
Authors: AitMellal, O; Oufni, L; Messous, MY; Tahri, M; Neatu, S; Florea, M; Neatu, F; Secu, M

Published: JAN 2022, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS, DOI: 10.1007/s10854-021-07615-6

2. Tuning the acidity by addition of transition metal to Mn modified hollow silica spheres and their catalytic activity in ethanol dehydration to ethylene
Authors: Florea, M; Bocirnea, A; Neatu, S; Kuncser, AM; Trandafir, MM; Neatu, F

Published: SEP 25 2022, APPLIED CATALYSIS A-GENERAL, 646, 118860, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2022.118860

3. A green way for pyruvic acid synthesis from biomass-derived L-malic acid on tetrahedral versus octahedral cobalt sites/hematite
Authors: Mitran, G; Urda, A; Pavel, OD; Neatu, S; Florea, M; Neatu, F

Published: MAR 2022, BIOMASS CONVERSION AND BIOREFINERY, DOI: 10.1007/s13399-022-02513-1

4. Structural properties and near-infrared light from Ce3+/Nd3+-co-doped LaPO4 nanophosphors for solar cell applications
Authors: AitMellal, O; Oufni, L; Messous, MY; Tahri, M; Neatu, S; Florea, M; Neatu, F; Secu, M

Published: MAR 2022, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS, 33, DOI: 10.1007/s10854-021-07615-6

5. Electrocatalytic Properties of Mixed-Oxide-Containing Composite-Supported Platinum for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells
Authors: Ayyubov, I; Talas, E; Salmanzade, K; Kuncser, A; Paszti, Z; Neatu, S; Mirea, AG; Florea, M; Tompos, A; Borbath, I

Published: MAY 2022, MATERIALS, 15, 3671, DOI: 10.3390/ma15103671

6. Accidental Impurities in Epitaxial Pb(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O-3 Thin Films Grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition and Their Impact on the Macroscopic Electric Properties
Authors: Boni, GA; Chirila, CF; Stancu, V; Amarande, L; Pasuk, I; Trupina, L; Istrate, CM; Radu, C; Tomulescu, A; Neatu, S; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: MAY 2021, NANOMATERIALS, 11, DOI: 10.3390/nano11051177

7. Effect of strain and stoichiometry on the ferroelectric and pyroelectric properties of the epitaxial Pb(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O-3 films deposited on Si wafers
Authors: Chirila, C; Boni, GA; Filip, LD; Husanu, M; Neatu, S; Istrate, CM; Le Rhun, G; Vilquin, B; Trupina, L; Pasuk, I; Botea, M; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: APR 2021, MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING B-ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL SOLID-STATE MATERIALS, 266, DOI: 10.1016/j.mseb.2021.115042

8. Enhancing stability of hybrid perovskite solar cells by imidazolium incorporation
Authors: Tomulescu, AG; Leonat, LN; Neatu, F; Stancu, V; Toma, V; Derbali, S; Neatu, S; Rostas, AM; Besleaga, C; Patru, R; Pintilie, I; Florea, M

Published: AUG 1 2021, SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 227, DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2021.111096

9. Comparative investigation of structural, EPR, optical and photoluminescence properties of nanostructured LaPO4:Ce/RE/Me and LaPO4:Yb/Er phosphors prepared by co-precipitation method
Authors: AitMellal, O; Oufni, L; Messous, MY; Trandafir, MM; Chirica, IM; Florea, M; Neatu, S; Rostas, AM; Secu, M; Neatu, F

Published: SEP 2021, JOURNAL OF SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY, 301, DOI: 10.1016/j.jssc.2021.122310

10. Structural Details of BaTiO3 Nano-Powders Deduced from the Anisotropic XRD Peak Broadening
Authors: Pasuk, I; Neatu, F; Neatu, S; Florea, M; Istrate, CM; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: MAY 2021, NANOMATERIALS, 11, DOI: 10.3390/nano11051121

11. Recent progress in electrocatalysts and electrodes for portable fuel cells
Authors: Neatu, S; Neatu, F; Chirica, IM; Borbath, I; Talas, E; Tompos, A; Somacescu, S; Osiceanu, P; Folgado, MA; Chaparro, AM; Florea, M

Published: AUG 28 2021, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, 9, 17128, DOI: 10.1039/d1ta03644k

12. Structural and Optical Investigations of Ce3+/Mn2+-Doped LaPO4 Phosphors
Authors: Aitmellal, O; Oufni, L; Messous, MY; Neatu, F; Florea, M; Neatu, S; Rostas, AM; Secu, M

Published: APR 2021, JOURNAL OF ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, 50, 2147, DOI: 10.1007/s11664-020-08678-7

13. Applications of MAX phases and MXenes as catalysts
Authors: Chirica, IM; Mirea, AG; Neatu, S; Florea, M; Barsoum, MW; Neatu, F

Published: SEP 21 2021, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, 9, 19612, DOI: 10.1039/d1ta04097a

14. Degenerated TiO(2)Semiconductor Modified with Ni and Zn as Efficient Photocatalysts for the Water Splitting Reaction
Authors: Neatu, F; Abramiuc, LE; Trandafir, MM; Negrea, RF; Florea, M; Teodorescu, CM; Neatu, S

Published: SEP 17 2020, CHEMCATCHEM, 12, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.202000691

15. Degenerated TiO2 Semiconductor Modified with Ni and Zn as Efficient Photocatalysts for the Water Splitting Reaction
Authors: Neatu, F; Abramiuc, LE; Trandafir, MM; Negrea, RF; Florea, M; Teodorescu, CM; Neatu, S

Published: SEP 17 2020, CHEMCATCHEM, 12, 4651, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.202000691

16. CeO2:Mn3O4 Catalytic Micro-Converters Tuned for CH4 Detection Based on Catalytic Combustion under Real Operating Conditions
Authors: Simion, CE; Florea, OG; Florea, M; Neatu, F; Neatu, S; Trandafir, MM; Stanoiu, A

Published: MAY 2020, MATERIALS, 13, DOI: 10.3390/ma13092196

17. Undoped SnO2 as a Support for Ni Species to Boost Oxygen Generation through Alkaline Water Electrolysis
Authors: Neatu, S; Neatu, F; Diculescu, VC; Trandafir, MM; Petrea, N; Somacescu, S; Krumeich, F; Wennmacher, JTC; Knorpp, AJ; van Bokhoven, JA; Florea, M

Published: APR 22 2020, ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 12, 18420, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b19541

18. Exploring the effect of aliovalent substitution of Pb2+ by Eu3+ on structural, morphological and optical properties of CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite films
Authors: Derbali, S; Nouneh, K; Florea, M; Neatu, F; Neatu, S; Leonat, LN; Secu, M; Tomulescu, AG; Stancu, V; Pintilie, L; Touhami, ME; Galca, AC

Published: APR 2020, PHYSICA SCRIPTA, 95, DOI: 10.1088/1402-4896/ab5baa

19. Highly Efficient Ultralow Pd Loading Supported on MAX Phases for Chemoselective Hydrogenation
Authors: Trandafir, MM; Neatu, F; Chirica, IM; Neatu, S; Kuncser, AC; Cucolea, EI; Natu, V; Barsoum, MW; Florea, M

Published: MAY 15 2020, ACS CATALYSIS, 10, 5908, DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.0c00082

20. Methane Combustion Using Pd Deposited on CeOx-MnOx/La-Al2O3 Pellistors
Authors: Florea, OG; Stanoiu, A; Gheorghe, M; Cobianu, C; Neatu, F; Trandafir, MM; Neatu, S; Florea, M; Simion, CE

Published: NOV 2020, MATERIALS, 13, DOI: 10.3390/ma13214888

21. VAlPOs as Efficient Catalysts for Glycerol Conversion to Methanol
Authors: Mitran, G; Neatu, F; Neatu, S; Trandafir, MM; Florea, M

Published: JUL 2020, CATALYSTS, 10, DOI: 10.3390/catal10070728

22. Bulk Versus Surface Modification of Alumina with Mn and Ce Based Oxides for CH4 Catalytic Combustion
Authors: Neatu, S; Trandafir, MM; Stanoiu, A; Florea, OG; Simion, CE; Leonat, LN; Cobianu, C; Gheorghe, M; Florea, M; Neatu, F

Published: JUN 1 2019, MATERIALS, 12, DOI: 10.3390/ma12111771

23. La0.75Sr0.25XO3 (X = Fe, Mn or Cr) with coking tolerance for CH4/H2O reaction: effect of H2S on catalytic performance
Authors: Florea, M; Somacescu, S; Postole, G; Urda, A; Neatu, F; Neatu, S; Massin, L; Gelin, P

Published: MAY 7 2019, CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 9, 2366, DOI: 10.1039/c9cy00065h

24. The Cu- and Zn-complex-catalyzed methanolysis of the chemical warfare nerve agents soman, sarin, and VX
Authors: Petrea, N; Petre, R; Pretorian, A; Toader, C; Somoghi, V; Neatu, F; Florea, M; Neatu, S

Published: MAR-APR 2018, COMPTES RENDUS CHIMIE, 21, 345, DOI: 10.1016/j.crci.2017.08.006

25. Potential application of Ni and Co stabilized zirconia as oxygen reduction reaction catalyst
Authors: Neatu, F; Trandafir, MM; Marcu, M; Preda, L; Calderon-Moreno, JM; Neatu, S; Somacescu, S; Florea, M

Published: APR 2017, CATALYSIS COMMUNICATIONS, 93, 42, DOI: 10.1016/j.catcom.2016.12.026

26. The combined action of methanolysis and heterogeneous photocatalysis in the decomposition of chemical warfare agents
Authors: Petrea, N; Petre, R; Epure, G; Somoghi, V; Tanase, LC; Teodorescu, CM; Neatu, S

Published: 2016, CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 52, 12959, DOI: 10.1039/c6cc07551g

27. Unusual Behavior of a Novel Heterogeneous Chiral Dimer Cr(III)-Salen Complex in the Epoxidation/Epoxide Ring-Opening Reaction of trans-Methylcinnamate Ester
Authors: Protesescu, L; Tudorache, M; Neatu, S; Grecu, MN; Kemnitz, E; Filip, P; Parvulescu, VI; Coman, SM

Published: FEB 3 2011, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 115, 1122, DOI: 10.1021/jp106281z

28. Structural and Optical Investigations of Ce3+/Mn2+-Doped LaPO4 Phosphors
Authors: Aitmellal, O; Oufni, L; Messous, MY; Neatu, F; Florea, M; Neatu, S; Rostas, AM; Secu, M

Published: , JOURNAL OF ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, DOI: 10.1007/s11664-020-08678-7

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Authors: Neatu, S; Neatu, F; Diculescu, VC; Trandafir, MM; Petr

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30. A green way for pyruvic acid synthesis from biomass-derived L-malic acid on tetrahedral versus octahedral cobalt sites/hematite
Authors: Mitran, G; Urda, A; Pavel, OD; Neatu, S; Florea, M; Neatu, F

Published: , BIOMASS CONVERSION AND BIOREFINERY, DOI:

31. Applications of MAX phases and MXenes as catalysts
Authors: Chirica, IM; Mirea, AG; Neatu, S; Florea, M; Barsoum, MW; Neatu, F

Published: , JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, DOI: 10.1039/d1ta04097a

32. Structural properties and near-infrared light from Ce3+/Nd3+-co-doped LaPO4 nanophosphors for solar cell applications
Authors: AitMellal, O; Oufni, L; Messous, MY; Tahri, M; Neatu, S; Florea, M; Neatu, F; Secu, M

Published: , JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS, DOI:

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