ITC is part of National R&D Institute for Optoelectronics – INOE 2000 www.inoe.ro since 1996.

   The Department follow research as: study of specific interaction between optical radiation and matter, modeling of nonlinear dynamical systems and analyzing the resulting solutions with highlighting chaotic behavior, building and development of laser and fibre optics devices for applications in industry, medicine, civil engineering, environment, defense and space, development of new structures for optoelectronic components based on chalcogenide glasses, development of methods designed to test and control the quality of life, development of analytical instruments and methods designed to test and control some environmental factors and elaboration of methods based on optoelectronic techniques for medicine and civil engineering.

Constructive and technological engineering – lasers and fiber optics communications department main focus is to embed lasers, optical equipments, optical amplifiers in integrated systems, with application in industry, environment evaluation, medicine (medical equipment for ophthalmic surgery, laser stereomicroscopes, laser blood sampling equipment, optical tomography), telecommunications, agriculture, defense, space, country borders survey, etc.

The Staff formula was build up to create a dynamic group able to activate in the fundamental and applicative research on constructive and technological engineering of advanced optoelectronic techniques and development of analytical instrumentation and analysis methods for environmental, civil engineering, space and health applications, with the main goal of improving life quality in all its forms.


Dr. Eng. DAN SAVASTRU (male)

Senior Scientist I grade, graduating the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Engineering and Management of Technological Systems, specialization in Optics, Lasers, Technological Machine Engineering, in July 1981. Head of the Constructive and Technological Engineering Lasers and Fiber Optics Communications Department and has a large expertise in laser engineering, materials and physics and is an acknowledged expert in the fields of materials, optics and laser based sensing. He published more than 240 papers in journals indexed in ISI Web of Knowledge (more than 1200 citations, Hirsch index 16), several books, 26 patents, 80 prizes/medals and 27 patent requests (sensors, environment, space and security) and a member of several Scientific Committees and General Secretary of the CERES National Research Programme. As project coordinator he proved his project management capacity coordinating several projects in the frame of Horizon 2020, MANUNET and FP7 programs and also national contracts. E-mail: dsavas@inoe.ro

Dr. Habil. Eng. Aurelian POPESCU (male)

is currently a senior scientist at INOE 2000. He has graduated the Polytechnic University of Chisinau, Faculty of Electro-physics, in 1972. He received a PhD degree in radio-physics, in 1978, from the Lomonosov State University of Moscow (Russia). In 2003, he has received the title of Dr.Habil.Sc. from the Institute of Applied Physics, Republic of Moldavia. His scientific interests are in optoelectronics, fiber optics and integrated optics devices, nonlinear optics, lasers and their applications. He is author of 1 monography, 90 scientific publications, 6 patents, 28 reports at international scientific symposia and conferences. E-mail: apopescu@inoe.ro

Dr. Gabriela PAVELESCU (female)

senior scientist at the National Institute for Optoelectronics INOE 2000, Bucharest, received a PhD degree in plasma physics, in 1982, from the University of Bucharest. Her activities began in the field of hollow cathode discharges in magnetic field (experimental and theoretical studies), later moving to the investigation of the optical properties of materials. Present activities refer to the fluorescence and laser induced fluorescence applied to the water sciences and soil diagnosis. She received the “Dragomir Hurmuzescu” prize awarded by the Romanian Academy of Science (for Physics) in 1995. Has a vast project management experience, gathered as program director (Nucleus Programs OPTRONICA 20032017), director and project responsible for national projects guided towards environment assessment. She has expertise, in the field of materials synthesis and characterization and in the environmental monitoring and evaluation through opto-spectral techniques. Her practice in several research stages abroad and in international cooperation enables her with a more complex vision on the research problems, at international level. She published more than 55 papers in journals indexed in ISI Web of Knowledge (more than 240 citations). E-mail: gpavel@inoe.ro

Dr. Maria Zoran (female)

is a scientific researcher first rank and university professor, she graduated from the Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, Geophysics Department, and received PhD in atmospheric physics (air pollution and radioactivity) in 1977 year. Her professional expertise in environmental physics and applied satellite remote sensing is based on collaborative work with several recognized scientific  universities and science centers (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan;   University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg , France; Physics Institute for National Standards (PTB) Braunschweig, Germany; University of North Texas, Institute of Applied Sciences; Remote Sensing Center of Japan Space Agency-RESTEC-Tokyo; International Center of Theoretical Physics Trieste, Italy;  Institute of Physics Russian Academy, Moscow, Russia), where she was invited professor or scientist. Technical skills and competences include data processing, opto-spectral and mathematical modelling and interpretation of all geophysical and environmental information, hazard/risk/impact studies environment, seismic, nuclear power plants. With a vast project management expertise, gathered as coordinator of several research projects in the field of environmental physics and applied remote sensing  she is involved in evaluation of  international research projects (EC FP7 and Horizon 2020-Environment and Physics) and national research projects, as well as scientific reviewer at more than of 30 ISI journals. She published more than 132 papers in journals indexed in ISI Web of Knowledge (more than 310 citations). E-mail: mzoran@inoe.ro

Dr. Elfrida CARSTEA (female)

graduated in 2005 from the Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, specialization biophysics, and in 2007 the Master in Neurobiology, Faculty of Biology, at the same University. Recently she has been awarded with a PhD degree in Physics, University of Bucharest. She conducted world leading research on fluorescence spectroscopy technique applied to on-line and in-situ monitoring of river water quality. During the last year, she started working on optical techniques, namely fluorescence spectroscopy and optical coherence technology, applied to skin lesion diagnosis.
Specialization/Training/Courses :

•   “Pattern recognition and spectral properties investigation through multivariate methods in fluorescence excitation emission matrix monitoring”, Universite du Sud Toulon et du Var, Laboratoire PROTEE, Toulon, France •   “Fluorescence spectroscopy applied to the study surface water quality”, visiting scholar at University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK •   “Risk assessment of contaminated sites: from source zones to water resources”, DTU Environment and RECETO, Vejle, Denmark •   “World Wide Workshop for Young Environmental Scientists”, “Centre d’enseignement et de recherche sur l’eau, la ville et l’environnement”, Paris, France •   “Optoelectronic techniques applied to environmental and medical studies” research stage at Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria. E-mail: frida@inoe.ro

Dr.Eng. Laurentiu-Aurelian BASCHIR (male)

has Bachelor degree in Physics and Computer Science, Master of Science in Lasers (ELI-NP) and PhD degree in Sensing devices from the University of Bucharest and University Politehnica of Bucharest. He conducts research in the areas of optical sensors, fiber optics and materials science with specific applications in industry, medicine, space and security. In all of these areas he puts emphasis on the development of fully functional prototypes. Participated in numerous national and multinational projects (as coordinator, responsible and key person), FP7, MANUNET and Horizon 2020 and published more than 50 papers in journals indexed in ISI Web of Knowledge (more than 100 citations). Head of INDICO laboratory infrastructure http://indico.inoe.ro/ (measurements of characteristics of laser, fibre optics devices, optical components and materials), accredited by RENAR.
Specialization/Training/Courses :

•   Advanced Ellipsometry Techniques Horiba Jobin Yvon S.A.S., France •   Study of embedded systems for materials monitoring based on high processing computers Technical University of Crete, Greece •   Experiments for synthesis and  characterization of chalcogenide glasses Institute of Chemical Sciences of Rennes, University of Rennes1 Rennes, France •   Electronic – Structure Methods; “DFT, ABINIT, SIESTA, ELK and TDDFT” CECAM/Psi-k/CCP9 Graduate School, Daresbury Laboratory,UK •   Theory, Modelling & Computational Methods for Semiconductors Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland •   Projects Management, University Politehnica of  Bucharest, Romania •   Improving capacities of scientific publication, University Politehnica of  Bucharest, Romania •   Sustainable Development, University Politehnica of  Bucharest, Romania •   Measurement of form accuracy of flat and spherical optical surfaces and of radii of spherical lenses,  Moller – Wedel Optical GmbH, Germany •   Spectroscopic Ellipsometry,  Horiba Jobin Yvon, France •   Measurement of prism angle and refractive index,  Moller – Wedel Optical GmbH, Germany •   Laser Physics and Applications in XV International School on quantum electronics Burgas,  Bulgaria. •   Measurement of focal length, back focal length of lenses and optical systems and radii of lenses, Moller – Wedel Optical GmbH, Germany. E-mail: baschirlaurentiu@inoe.ro

Eng. Sorin MICLOS (male)

is an engineer specialized in Optics and Fine Mechanics, graduated from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest in July 1976. He is a member of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) His research includes optical fiber communications and sensors, laser range-finding and biomedical laser systems. He has expertise in optical design and computer programming (Delphi, C++, Visual Basic, etc). – specialist with a large expertise in fiber optics and laser devices, coordinating several research projects in the frame of national programs and participated in several projects in the frame of FP7 and Horizon 2020 European programs,  His expertise in simulations and modelling in the field of sensor devices is proved by more than 90 publications in journals indexed in ISI Web of Knowledge (more than 180 citations). E-mail: miclos@inoe.ro

Dr.Eng. Marina TAUTAN (female)

graduated in 1990 from the Faculty of Mechanics, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, specialized in optics and fine mechanics. She attended a postgraduate course in industrial robots in 1994 and in 2004 a TRANSCAT (Germany) course on the use of CATIA software. Since 2007, she has been a PhD student at the Faculty of Mechanics and Mechatronics, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, working on methods and equipment for testing the profile of the roads (longitudinal and transversal) in dynamic regime. She is a member of AGIR and SPIE. She attended a postgraduate program in industrial robots in 1994 and in 2004 at TRANSCAT (Germany) and obtained her PhD degree from the University Politehnica of Bucharest. She is working in the field of design and implementation methodologies for sensing systems with tightly coupled design parameters and highly constrained resources. She has participated in many national and European R&D programs. She published more than 30 papers in journals indexed in ISI Web of Knowledge (more than 50 citations). E-mail: marina@inoe.ro

Dr. Simona DONTU (female)

graduated in 2004 the Faculty of Physics from University of Bucharest, specialization medical physics, and in 2006 the Master in Optics, Spectroscopy, Plasma and Lasers, Faculty of Physics. She received her PhD degree in 2011 on the study of optoelectronic devices with applications in telecommunications and medicine. Her major research activities include the analysis of the laser-tissue interaction, the modeling of radiation transmission through tissues and the use of laser based medical equipment.
Specialization/Training/Courses :

•   Third International Summer Student School – Nuclear Physics Methods and Accelerators in Biology and Medicine, Dubna, Rusia •   Measurement of form accuracy of flat and spherical optical surfaces and of radii of spherical lenses, Training Certificate by Moller – Wedel Optical GmbH, Germany •   Laser Plasma Interactions, Scottish Universities St. Andrews, Scotland •   Trends in Contemporary Optics, Sinaia, Romania •   Measurement of prism angle and refractive index, Training Certificate by Moller – Wedel Optical GmbH, Germany •   Biophotonics and Applications of Biophotons – Neuss, Germania •   Measurement of focal length, back focal length of lenses and optical systems and radii of lenses, Training Certificate by Moller – Wedel Optical GmbH, Germany •   Optical Waveguide Sensing & Imaging in Medicine, Environment, Security & Defence, Gatineau, Canada •   3rd International Graduate Summer School – Biophotonics ‘07” – Lund, Suedia E-mail: simona.dontu@inoe.ro

Dr. Cristina Liana Popa (female)

Graduated in 2011 from the University of Bucharest (Faculty of Physics), in 2013 the Master in Theoretical Physics, from the University of Bucharest (Faculty of Physics) and in 2016 the joint PhD in Material Physics from the University of Bucharest (Faculty of Physics) and the University of Le Havre (France). Her area of expertise includes the characterization of physic-chemical properties of different compounds, involved in biomedical and environmental applications. Since 2017, she specialized in the study of water quality using a variety of techniques, such as fluorescence spectroscopy, flow cytometry or enhanced dark field microscopy. She focused her attention on the evaluation of different types of water systems, with emphasis on the detection of pollutants (nano-sized entities and products, such as nano-plastics or pesticides) with direct influence on the human well-being and the environment.
E-mail: cristina.popa@inoe

Dr. Eng. Madalin Ion RUSU (male)

is a Physics Engineer, graduated from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics in 2004, specialization Optics, Spectroscopy, Plasma and Lasers and Metrology. He received his PhD degree in physics in 2011. His research includes optimization of solid-state laser power supplies and laser treatment of alloying and highly alloying steel surfaces.
Specialization/Training/Courses :

•   Laser Plasma Interaction, 12-28 august 2005, organized by NATO Advanced Studies Institute  – St. Andrews ,Scotland UK; •   Short Course on Vibration Measurements by Laser Techniques, Ancona, Italia; •   Laser Physics and Applications in XV International School on quantum electronics Burgas, 2008 September, Bulgaria. •   Spectroscopic Ellipsometry, Training Certificate by Horiba Jobin Yvon, France E-mai: madalin@inoe.ro

Dr.Eng. Valeriu SAVU (male)

received an Engineer Diploma after graduating, in 1986, the Faculty of Electronics, University of Bucharest. He is a PhD student at the Faculty of  Electronics, Polytechnic University of Bucharest with PhD thesis “Selection and processing of radio pulses produced by cosmic radiations”. He is an engineer in technology development, dealing with the conception and design in OrCAD and function simulation in Spice for HV switching power supplies, command and control systems with micro-controllers, triggering laser systems and laser power supply. E-mail: savuv@inoe.ro

Dr. Eng. Daniel TENCIU (male)

is a Diploma Engineer, graduated in 2004 from the Faculty of Physics University of Bucharest specialization Optics, Spectroscopy, Plasma and Lasers. His abilities include execution of electronic blocks for HV switching power supplies, control systems with micro-controllers, laser triggering systems and power laser sources. E-mail: daniel@inoe.ro