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Prof.Dr. CIURCHEA Decebal-Radu


Summary of qualifications

· 1979 - 1987

Institute for Nuclear Power Reactors,Pitesti Romania, Researcher.

   Physicist (1979-1983)
   Researcher (1983-1987)

   Analysis of the structure of nuclear materials

· 1987 - 2002   

Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (

   Assistant Professor (1987-1991)
   Lecturer (1991-1995),
   Assoc. Prof.  1995-2002
   Professor  since 2002

   Studies on nuclear materials (UO2 , graphite and Zircaloy).
   Approached the new emerging field of high Tc superconductors.

   Curricular activities: Atomic and nuclear Physics, Nuclear reactors, Processing of experimental data


· 1974 - 1978 Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania.   

   BSc in Physics

· 1978 - 1979  Babes-Bolyai University  Cluj-Napoca,Romania.

   MD in Physics

· 1992  Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca,Romania.

   PhD in Physics

Professional experience

   Continuous end extensive experience in powder X-ray diffraction (Rietveld and LeBail quantitative analysis of the XRD pattern, size/strain profile analysis, residual stress and crystallographic texture).
   Common use the scanning electron microscopy (image analysis, ZAF).
   Good experience in understanding the electric and magnetic properties of  High Tc superconductors.
   Experienced programmer (FORTRAN, PASCAL, C, WinAPI) with proven skills in processing of experimental data.

Patents and publications

   Author of 5 books, 3 patents, 26 papers published in peer reviewed international journals, 12 full papers in proceedings of international conferences, 17 papers published in Romanian journals and 21 scientific reports for the Institute for Nuclear Power Reactors, Pitesti, Romania (these reports are 25-50% of the citations of I. Ursu and M. Pavelescu, members of the Romanian Academy in their books on nuclear materials and nuclear safety respectively). More than 80 registered computer programs.

Professional memberships

   Romanian Physical Society,
   European Physical Society
   Balkan Physical Society


   English = fluent speaking and writing
   French  = fluent speaking and writing
   German = satisfactory speaking
   Romanian  = fluent speaking and writing

Awards received

1997 - 1998

   Research grant offered by the Belgian Government. The activities were performed  in the "Laboratoire de Physique des Solides", dir. Prof. R. Deltour, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
   Biography in  Marqui's " Who's Who in Science and Engineering", 2003-2004. Nomination on 2005-2006