Lucian Pintilie

MC Member
National Institute of Materials Physics
Country: Romania
Biography: Education: 1984 MSc University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, Applied Physics, Semiconductor Materials; 1995 PhD Institute of Atomic Physics, Bucharest, Romania; ceramic materials for pyroelectric detection of IR. Career path: 1984-1987: physicist, Giurgiu Chemical Plant; 1987-present, researcher at the National Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP), Magurele, Romania; 1997-2004, head of Laboratory (Semiconductor Physics and Complex Heterostructures); 2001-2003, 14 months visiting scientist at the Institute for Crystal Growth, Berlin, Germany; 2003-2007, visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute, Halle, Germany; 2008-2013, General Director of NIMP; 2013-2016 Head of Multifunctional Materials and Structures Laboratory at NIMP; 2016-present Scientific Director of NIMP. Professional experience: ferroelectric ceramics and thin films, electrical characterization; artificial multiferroics; photoelectric and photovoltaic properties in thin films and complex heterostructures; structures for field effect devices; materials for UV and IR detection. Fellowships and awards: 2000-Excellence Award in Research, National Agency for Research and Technology, Romania; 2002-2003: one year NATO fellow at Department of Physics, University Do Minho, Braga Portugal; 2009-Romanian Academy award for Physics-Dragomir Hurmuzescu Commission of trust: 2008-present: Scientific Council member, National Institute of Materials Physics, Magurele, Romania; 2010-2012: member of the National Council for Scientific Research (position of vice-president)-consultative body of the National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, Romania 2010-present: member of the executive board of the Association of Employers from Research Organizations, Romania, 2009, 2012, 2014: Guest Editor; Thin Solid Films, Elsevier, the Netherlands; 2010: Reviewer; Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Department of Energy, USA; 2011-2015: Reviewer, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey; 2013-2014: Scientific evaluation, national exercise to evaluate National Institutes in Romania; superviser appointed by the Consultative Body for Research, Development and Innovation, Romania; 2015: appointed as Romania representative in the Scientific Council of the program ERA-NET RUS-PLUS, DLR, Bonn, Germany; 2015: Reviewer: Euro-talents Program, CEA, France; 2015: Reviewer; Executive Unit for Funding High Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI) Organization of Scientific events: 1. Chairman; Electroceramics XIV, Bucharest, Romania, 16-20 June 2014, about 300 participants (see; 2. Co-chair, Section organizer; 8th International Conference on Advanced Materials, ROCAM 2015, Bucharest, Romania, 7-10 July 2015, 150 expected participants (; 3. Section organizer; 7th International Conference on Advanced Materials, ROCAM 2012, Brasov, Romania, 28-31 August, 2012, around 200 participants (; 4. Section organizer; 6th International Conference on Advanced Materials, ROCAM 2009, Brasov, Romania, 25-28 August, 2009 (see Membership: 1995-present: member of the Romanian Society of Crystal Growth-Materials Science, affiliated to International Organisation of Crystal Growth; 2010-present: member of the Romanian Society of Physics and of the European Society of Physics; 2020: member of IEEE-UFC Project management: director, co-director or responsible of 17 international and national project, about 23 millions euro. Overview of publicatons: over 250 publishe articles, over 4700 citations (self citations excluded), h = 37 (on Web of Science); h=44 (on Google Scholar).
Capabilities: NIMP has a full range of capabilities: -deposition methods: chemical and electrochemical; PLD; sputtering; MBE; MAPLE; thermal evaporation; CVD/ALD -structural characterization: XRD; SEM; TEM; AFM -chemical characterization: XPS; X-ray florescence; TOF-SIMS; ICP-MS -various optical techniques -various labs for investigation of electric and magnetic properties
Projects: FP7: “Interfacing oxides” (IFOX) Proiect H2020: „3εFERRO Energy efficient Embedded Non-volatile Memory and Logic based on Ferroelectric Hf(Zr)O2”