Visit duration time (from – to): 01 October 2021 - 28 February 2022
Affiliation: University Politehnica of Bucharest
Host Department: DISAT - Department of Applied Science and Technology
Coordinator at Polito: GIOVANNI BARBERO
Anca-Luiza Ionescu (born Alexe) (PhD in Physics, University of Bucharest) full professor, Department of Physics, University Politehnica of Bucharest. Head of the Research Laboratory Physics of Materials. Research interests: experimental investigations and modeling of interface properties of anisotropic liquids in contact with solid surfaces, elastic and electro-optic properties of mesomorfic materials, adsorption phenomena and impedance spectroscopy in electrolytic cells. She revised and proposed experimental techniques and models to characterize liquid crystals and polymeric materials with ionic conduction, dielectric and visco-elastic properties of hydrogels for biomedical applications, structural properties of photoanodes for dye-sensitized solar and water splitting cells.
In the Group of Nanotechnologies, A.L.Ionescu will be involved in the interpretation of the conduction properties of the ionic liquid electrolytes with high ionic concentration, different sizes and diffusion coefficients for anions and cations, selective ion adsorption. Advanced functionalized electrodes with large geometric area will be examined, for modeling the influence of the pore size and distribution on the active electrode's area in contact with the electrolyte.
Courses proposed for PhD School: Study of electrochemical processes by microscopy and spectroscopy