9th International Workshop of Materials Physics

Event date and time: 14/05/2024 9:00 am

Event location: Otetelesanu Hall


The National Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP) will organize the 9th InternationalWorkshop on Materials Physics (IWMP) from 14 to 16 of May 2024.

The aim of the workshop is to share the latest scientific results related to advanced materials andcharacterization techniques, with a focus on biomaterials, the development of new sensors for healthcareapplications and new approaches related to drug formulation and methods to overcome drug instability.

The workshop includes sessions for invited and oral contributions and a poster session. The aim of thisworkshop is to attract well-known researchers, with whom to establish new collaborations materialized injoint publications, projects, and personnel exchanges.

The confirmed guest list will be announced at the end of January 2024.

All the invited contributors are expected to submit an abstract with maximum 2.500 characters (with spaces)by March 15, 2024.

For the poster session, young researchers are invited to submit a one-page abstract by March 15, 2024 topresent their contribution to this workshop in poster form, the format of the abstract being A4, Times NewRoman 12, single spacing, margins of 2 cm, including figures and references to the email addresses of theorganizers (barac@infim.ro, george_stan@infim.ro, victor.diculescu@infim.ro). The best abstracts will beselected by the Scientific Committee for oral presentations during the workshop.

The workshop will take place at the Otetelesanu Hall located in Magurele, Romania.

Invited speakers

Mihaela MOISESCUUniversity of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, ROMANIAabstract
Gabriela GRAZIANIPolytechnic University of Milan, ITALYabstract
Raul-Augustin MITRAN“Ilie Murgulescu” Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Romanian Academy, ROMANIAabstract
Rabah BOUKHERROUBInstitut d’Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie (IEMN), FRANCEabstract
Felix SIMACentre for Advanced Laser Technologies – CETAL; National Institute for Laser, Plasma andRadiation Physics – INFLPR, ROMANIAabstract
Cecilia CRISTEA“Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, ROMANIAabstract
José M.F. FERREIRAŁukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics, POLAND
Universityof Aveiro, PORTUGAL
Rasa PAULIUKAITECentre for Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius, LITHUANIAabstract
Cristiana TĂNASE“Victor Babeș” National Institute of Pathology, ROMANIAabstract
Camelia BALADepartment of Analytical and Physical Chemistry, University of Bucharest, ROMANIAabstract
Alexander KUHNInstitute of Molecular Science, University Bordeaux, FRANCEabstract
Anton FICAINational University of Science and Technology POLITEHNICA Bucharest, ROMANIAabstract
Mihaela DONINational Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry, ROMANIA
Pedro MIRANDA GONZÁLEZDepartment of Mechanical, Energy and Materials Engineering, University of Extremadura, SPAINabstract
Antonia PAJARES VICENTEDepartment of Mechanical, Energy and Materials Engineering, University of Extremadura, SPAINabstract
Ifty AHMEDFaculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, UNITED KINGDOMabstract
Lucian BAIAFaculty of Physics, Babes-Bolyai University, ROMANIAabstract
Jeroen VAN DEN BEUCKENRadboud University Medical Centre, NETHERLANDSabstract
Dana BERGERNational University of Science and Technology POLITEHNICA Bucharest, ROMANIAabstract
Stefano BELLUCCIINFN—Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, ITALYabstract
Monica BAIAFaculty of Physics, Babes-Bolyai University, ROMANIAabstract
Josef JAMPILEKDepartment of Chemical Drugs, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Veterinary and PharmaceuticalSciences, CZECH REPUBLICabstract
Simion AȘTILEANFaculty of Physics, Babes-Bolyai University, ROMANIAabstract
Orlando FATIBELLO-FILHODepartment of Chemistry, São Carlos Federal University, BRAZILabstract
Fabiana ARDUINIDepartment of Chemical Science and Technologies, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, ITALYabstract
Monica FLORESCUDepartment of Fundamental, Prophylactic and Clinical Disciplines, Faculty of Medicine,Transilvania University of Braşov, ROMANIAabstract
Marc Lamy DE LA CHAPELLEUniversité du Mans, FRANCEabstract
Mariana CarmenCHIFIRIUCFaculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, ROMANIAabstract
Nieves CASAÑ-PASTORInstitute of Materials Science of Barcelona, SPAINabstract


The Oteteleșanu Hall in Măgurele has a storied past dating back to the 19th century (1843), when it was built by the influential Oteteleșanu family. Initially serving as their private residence, it underwent a significant transformation in 1894, becoming the esteemed “Ioan Oteteleșanu Institute for Girls” under the auspices of the Romanian Academy.

Across its existence, the Otetelesanu Hall has stood witness to the dynamic evolution of Romanian history, from periods of subjugation at the cross-roads of three Empires to the victorious pursuit of independence and modernization. During its journey, the hall has endured three major wars, the vicissitudes of Communism, and the arduous path back to Democracy, navigating through cycles of transformation, neglect, and revitalization. Through it all, the Oteteleșanu Hall has remained a steadfast symbol of resilience amidst political turmoil and societal shifts.

Following a decade of careful restoration overseen by NIMP, Oteteleșanu Hall has been rejuvenated as the headquarters of the Culture and Physics Foundation in Măgurele, the International Centre for Advanced Training and Research in Physics (CIFRA), and the DRIFMAT cluster.

Today, it serves as a prestigious venue for international events like IWMP, embodying both its historical scope and contemporary relevance while upholding its unwavering, 130-years-old commitment to education and scientific advancement.

In the present day, the Oteteleșanu Hall stands as a testament to the cultural legacy of Măgurele, offering a captivating window into the past while remaining an integral part of the local community vibrant present.

National Institute of Materials Physics

Established in 1949, the Institute of Physics of the Romanian Academy was founded by Horia Hulubei, a distinguished scientist renowned for his ground-breaking contributions to various fields of physics, including Raman, X-rays, Compton, atomic, and nuclear physics. Hulubei earned his PhD in Paris under the tutelage of Nobel Prize laureates Pierre Curie and Maria Skłodowska-Curie.

In 1956, the Institute underwent a division resulting in the formation of two separate entities: the Institute of Atomic Physics (IFA) in Măgurele & the Bucharest Institute of Physics (IFB), the latter led by the Acad. Prof. Eugen Bădărău. E. Bădărău, a prominent professor from Sankt Petersburg and Cernăuți Universities, played a pivotal role in advancing the Romanian school of physics, particularly in the study of electrical discharges in gases and plasma.

Relocating to Măgurele in 1974, the Institute experienced further transformation in 1977 with the amalgamation of laboratories from IFB and IFA, forming the Institute of Physics and Technology of Materials. In 1996 it was officially rebranded the National Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP) following a national accreditation process, subsequently re-accredited in 2008 and 2016.

Throughout its history, NIMP has been home to distinguished physicists such as Acad. Eugen Bădărău, Acad. Radu Grigorovici, Acad. Ioan Iovitz Popescu, Acad. Margareta Giurgea, Acad. Rodica Mănăila, or Acad. Vladimir Țopa.

Over the past fifty years, NIMP has emerged as a leading research institution in Romania, investing over 35 million EUR in a new laboratory building equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities and the restoration of the historic Oteteleșanu Hall. Internationally, NIMP has played a significant role as one of the founders of the Central European Research Infrastructure (C-ERIC) and as an associated member of the Francophone University Agency (AUF). Additionally, it hosts a UNESCO category 2 centre – the Centre for Advanced Training and Research in Physics (CIFRA).

Organizing committee


Dr. Mihaela Baibarac
Dr. Victor Diculescu
Dr. George E. Stan

Scientific committee:

Dr. Ionuț Enculescu, General Director of NIMP
Dr. Lucian Pintilie, Scientific Director of NIMP
Dr. Adrian Enache
Dr. Mădălina Bârsan
Dr. Irina Zgură
Dr. Mihaela Beregoi
Dr. Mihaela Bunea
Dr. Adelina Udrescu
Dr. Andreea Nilă
Drd. Daciana Botta
Drd. Daniela Oprea

Workshop secretary:

Cristina Militaru

Technical Support:

Ciprian Sulu
Cosmin Stoian
Victor Gergely


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