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Lidia BENEA

Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, GALATI, Romania

Institution web page: http://www.ugal.ro
Personal web page: http://www.cc-ites.ugal.ro
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Born: 1952

Interests: applied electrochemistry, electrodeposition, nanocomposite coatings, corrosion, tribocorrosion, biocorrosion, biomaterials, biocoatings, nano nad micro structuration des surfaces, materials science

Details:
Full University Professor, Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Faculty of Metallurgy, Materials Science and Environment, 47 Domneasca St., 800008, GALATI, Romania, Phone: +40 236 460754, Fax: +40 236 461353; e-mail: lidiabd@yahoo.com, Lidia.Benea@ugal.ro
Doctoral (Ph.D.) supervisor in Materials Science and Engineering - Advanced Materials – Electrochemical synthesis and characterization.
Manger of Competences (Research) Centre Interfaces – Tribocorrosion – Electrochemical Systems (CC-ITES). Web: http://www.ugal.ro , http://www.cc-ites.ugal.ro
Researcher ID: B-9653-2011, http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-9653-2011
SCOPUS ID: 55954358700

1996 Doctor of Science in Chemistry (Ph.D.), Thesis: Obtaining and Structural Analysis of Composite Coating Materials.

Research interests and areas of expertise:
Applied Electrochemistry to materials science, engineering and environments: electrochemical methods for preparation of nano structured composite coatings, hybrid (inorganic – organic) layers, surface modifications, thin oxide layers, functional surfaces to improve corrosion and tribocorrosion behaviour of materials in specific environments, advanced metallic and ceramic materials, nanomaterials, micro and nanoparticles, electrochemical studies of nano (bio) electrode / environments solution interfaces, electrochemical corrosion and tribocorrosion.
Polymeric materials used in membrane systems for nanofiltration, transdermic drug delivery or implant materials.
Characterization of materials surfaces: Structural, morphological, compositional, micro topographic and mechanical studies of material surfaces (SEM-EDX, AFM, ultrahigh microtopography, microhardness), electrochemical, corrosion.

Expert:
European Commission – RDG Science Research and Development, Engineering Science and Chemistry Panel (FP5, FP6, FP7-ID EX2002B002205), ESF-COST, MCT-ANCS, Roumanian National Experts

Education:
1999, October-November: Post Doctoral French Government Grant, Electrochemistry at CNRS, UPR 15, Laboratoire Physique des Liquides et Electrochimie, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), france.
1998, March –December: NATO Post Doctoral grant, accorded for working on Electrochemical and Wear Corrosion of Composite Coatings Materials Obtained by Electrodeposition, Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP), Laboratory Corrosion-Fragilisation-Hydrogene (CFH).
1997, April-July: TEMPUS individual mobility grant from European Community to improve the courses in Electrochemistry and Corrosion, Ecole Centrale Paris, France. Research work on Corrosion Study of Concrete Reinforcing Steel by Impedance Spectroscopy and Linear Polarisation Methods.
1994 - 1995: Romanian Government grant for doctor degree, Eötvös Lorand University of Budapest and Hungarian Academy of Sciences focusing on the electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and potentiodynamic measurements to obtain and characterise the composite coatings materials.
1985 - 1986: Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Romania. Postgraduate studies on: Fundamentals of Corrosion, Surface Finishing and Protective Coatings. Master diploma: Corrosion and Corrosion Protection. Thesis: Zn-Fe alloys obtained by electrodeposition.
1978: Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Faculty of Chemical Engineering. Postgraduate studies: Fiability, maintenance, quality control, quality assurance in industrial chemistry and analytical methods for quality control. Quality assurance certificate. Statistic methods to improve the quality control.
1972 - 1977: Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Faculty of Chemistry. 1977 M.S. in Chemistry. The Senate of the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest gave the recommendation for research work. Obtaining and adsorption properties of silicon oxide particles for using in the catalytic area.

Work Experience:
Invited Professor and Researcher: Over three (3) years cumulated during 2000-2011 in different periods from 1 to 6 months. Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP), Corrosion-Fragilisation-Hydrogène (CFH) and Génie des Procédés Matériaux (LGPM). Research and teaching: Electrodeposition of composite coatings, electrochemical techniques, degradation of materials and biomaterials by corrosion, wear - corrosion (tribocorrosion) and biocorrosion. Supervising research projects of Student Groups.
Invited Professor and Researcher: One (1) year and 8 months cumulated during 1998-2004, in different periods. Trento University, Department of Materials Engineering, Italy. Responsibility of Lectures, Laboratory Practices, Seminars and Research on Composite Coating Materials obtained by Electrodeposition for Materials Engineering and PhD students.

Management Committee and Team coordination of ESF – COST European Projects:

COST 521 - Corrosion of Steel in Reinforced Concrete Structures. http://www.cost.esf.org/domains_actions/mpns/Actions/521?parties#
COST 520 - Biofouling and Materials. http://sirius.mtm.kuleuven.be/Research/COST/contacts.html
COST D19 – Chemistry - Chemical Functionality Specific to the Nanometer Scale.
Vice-Chair of COST D33 – Nanoscale Electrochemical and Bio-Processes at Solid-Aqueous Interfaces of Industrial Materials. http://w3.cost.eu/index.php?id=188&action_number=D33
http://www.cost.esf.org/library/publications/(pbno)/8
Director of Research project: COST 532 - WG3 – Tribochemistry, Project M1 (CH10),
http://ltds.ec-lyon.fr/cost532/final_report/COST532_scient_final_report.pdf
COST 533 – Materials – Materials for Improved Wear Resistance of Total Artificial Joints.
http://w3.cost.eu/index.php?id=247&action_number=533 ; www.bioTribology.net

Specific Achievements:
-Published books or participation at Chapters of Books: 15.
-Published papers in National and Internationals Journals: over 180 (38 ISI).
-Invited Lectures, Keynote, Oral and Posters at International and National Conferences: 100. -Invited and oral presentation at International Congresses = 40.
-65 scientific research projects, as director (team coordination) or co – worker, on metal, alloys and composite coating by electroplating technologies applied to technical products, mechanisms and kinetics of corrosion and tribocorrosion processes, chemical analyses, development of new products and materials.
-Author of 10 invention patents and 35 innovators in the field of applied electrochemical techniques.

Scientometric indicators: Hirsch index and the total number of citations:
Hirsch Index (H) = 12. Annexe 1_L. Benea_Scopus cited articles and H Index.
Over 800 citations of own published articles in ISI journals. Site web (Scopus, Scholar Google, ISI Web of Knowledge). Annexe 1: Annexe 2_L. Benea_Cited ISI published articles in ISI journals.
http://scholar.google.ro/citations?hl=en&user=rSniQ6sAAAAJ

2010: Excellence Diploma for Research Activity in Corrosion and Corrosion Protection.
Awarded by: Technical University of Cluj –Napoca and Industrial Factory BETAK S.A.

2016: DESIGNED by Thomson Reuters as a 2016 Highly Cited Researcher because my work has been identified as being among the most valuable and significant in the field. Very few researchers earn this distinction – writing the greatest number of reports, officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers. In addition, these reports rank among the top 1% most cited works for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.

ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-9653-2011

Selected publications:
• L. Benea, E. Danaila. Lidia Benea, Eliza Danaila. Nucleation and growth mechanism of Ni/TiO2 nanoparticles electro-codeposition. . Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 163 (13), pp. D655 - D66, 2016.
• Lidia Benea , Eliza Danaila, Pierre Ponthiaux. . Effect of titania anodic formation and hydroxyapatite electrodeposition on electrochemical behaviour of Ti–6Al–4V alloy under fretting conditions for biomedical applications. Corrosion Science, 91, p. 262–271, 2015.
• Lidia Benea, Sorin-Bogdan Basa, Eliza Danaila, Nadè ge Caron, Olivier Raquet, Pierre Ponthiaux, Jean-Pierre Celis. Fretting and wear behaviors of Ni/nano-WC composite coatings in dry and wet conditions. Materials & Design, 65, pp. 550-558, 2015.
• Lidia Benea, Eliza Mardare, Marilena Mardare, Jean-Pierre Celis. Preparation of titanium oxide and hydroxyapatite on Ti-6Al-4V alloy surface and electrochemical behaviour in bio-simulated fluid solution. Corrosion Science, 80, p. 331–338, 2014.
• Lidia Benea, Eliza Danaila, Jean-Pierre Celis. Influence of electro-co-deposition parameters on nano-TiO2 inclusion into nickel matrix and properties characterization of nanocomposite coatings obtained. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 610, pp. 106-115, 2014.
• Lidia Benea, Eliza Mardare - Danaila, Jean-Pierre Celis. Increasing the tribological performances of Ti-6Al-4V alloy by forming a thin nanoporous TiO2 layer and hydroxyapatite electrodeposition under lubricated conditions. Tribology International, 78, pp. 168-175, 2014.
• Lidia Benea, Eliza Mardare, Marilena Mardare, Jean-Pierre Celis. . Preparation of titanium oxide and hydroxyapatite on Ti-6Al-4V alloy surface and electrochemical behaviour in bio-simulated fluid solution. Corrosion Science, 80, p. 331–338, 2014.
• Pralea - Mardare, Marilena; Benea, Lidia ; Danaila, Eliza ; Bounegru, Iulian. Effect of electroplating parameters on UHMWPE co-deposition into cobalt matrix. E-Health and Bioengineering Conference (EHB), 2013, pp. 1-4, 2013.
• Benea, Lidia; Danaila, Eliza ; Celis, Jean-Pierre. Influence of contact frequencies on corrosion behavior of Ti-6Al-4V alloy during fretting in physiological solution. E-Health and Bioengineering Conference (EHB), 2013, pp. 1-4, 2013.
• A. I. PAVLOV, L. BENEA, J. -P. CELIS, L. VAZQUEZ. Influence of nano-TiO2 co-deposition on the morphology, microtopography and crystallinity of Ni/Nano-TiO2 electrosynthesized nanocomposite coatings. Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures, 8 (3), pp. 1043 - 105, 2013.
• Lidia BENEA, Adina – Ionica PAVLOV. Ni-TiO2 nanocomposite coatings as cathode material for hydrogen evolution reaction. Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials - Rapid Communications, 7 (11-12), pp. 895-899, 2013.
• Lidia Benea. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy and Corrosion Behavior of Co/CeO2 Nanocomposite Coatings in Simulating Body Fluid Solution. . Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A. , 44A, pp. 1114-1122, 2013.
• Lidia BENEA, Alina CIUBOTARIU, Wolfgang SAND. . Biofilm formation and corrosion resistance of Ni/SiC nanocomposite layers. International Journal of Materials Research, 104 (5), pp. 489-497, 2012.
• Eliza Mardare, Lidia BENEA, and Jean-Pierre Celis. Novel nano-TiO2 layer preparation on Ti-6Al-4V support alloy and their characterization. . Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures, 3, pp. 933-939, 2012.
• E. MARDARE, L. BENEA, J. -P. CELIS. Importance of applied normal loads on the tribocorrosion behaviour of Ti-6Al-4V alloy in bio-simulated environment. OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS – RAPID COMMUNICATIONS, 6 (3-4), pp. 474-478, 2012.
• L. Benea; S. F. Sorcaru; P. Ponthiaux; F. Wenger. Electrosynthesis and performances of cobalt-ceria nanocomposite biocoatings. Advances in Applied Ceramics, 111 (3), pp. 134-141(8), 2012.
• Stefan Balta, Arcadio Sotto, Patricia Luis, Lidia Benea, Bart Van der Bruggen, Jeonghwan Kim. A new outlook on membrane enhancement with nanoparticles: the alternative of ZnO. Journal of Membrane Science, 389, pp. 155-161, 2012.
• Lidia BENEA, Pierre PONTHIAUX, Francois WENGER. Co-ZrO2 electrodeposited composite coatings exhibiting improved micro hardness and corrosion behaviour in simulating body fluid solution. Surface & Coatings Technology, 205, pp. 5379-5386, 2011.
• L. Benea, M. Mardare-Pralea. Electrodeposition of UHMWPE particles with cobalt for biomedical applications. . Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures, 6 (3), pp. 1025-1034, 2011.
• A. C. Ciubotariu, L. Benea, P. L. Bonora. Corrosion studies of carbon steel X60 by electrochemical methods. Journal of optoelectronics and advanced materials, 12 (5), pp. 1170-1175, 2010.
• L. Benea, F. Wenger, P. Ponthiaux, J. P. Celis. Tribocorrosion behaviour of Ni–SiC nano-structured composite coatings obtained by electrodeposition. Wear, 266, Issues 3-4, pp. 398-405, 2009.
• Lidia Benea. Electrodeposition and tribocorrosion behaviour of ZrO2–Ni composite coatings. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 39, p. 1671–1681, 2009.
• A. C. Ciubotariu, L. Benea, M. Lakatos–Varsanyi, V. Dragan. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and corrosion behaviour of Al2O3-Ni nano composite coatings. . Electrochimica Acta, Volume 53, Issue 13,, pp. 4557-4563, 2008.
• Felicia Bratu, Lidia Benea, Jean-Pierre Celis. The influence of fretting parameters on tribocorrosion behaviour of AISI 304L stainless steel in ringer solution. , 59 (3), pp. 346-350, 2008.
• Felicia Bratu, Lidia Benea, Jean-Pierre Celis. Tribocorrosion behaviour of Ni–SiC composite coatings under lubricated conditions. . Surface and Coatings Technology, 201 (16-17), pp. 6940-6946 , 2007.
• Geta Carac, Catalina Iticescu, Lidia Benea, Thomas Lampke and Siegfried Steinhauser. The effect of nano-Al2O3 dispersed phase in nickel matrix electrocodeposited. Revue Roumaine de Chimie, 52 (11), p. 1057–1062, 2007.
• A. Berradja, F. Bratu, L. Benea, G. Willems and J. -P. Celis. Effect of sliding wear on tribocorrosion behaviour of stainless steels in a Ringer' s solution. . Wear, Volume 261, Issue 9,, pp. 987-993, 2006.
• L. Benea, P. Ponthiaux, F. Wenger, J. Galland, D. Hertz, J. Y. Malo. Tribocorrosion of stellite 6 in sulphuric acid medium: electrochemical behaviour and wear. . Wear, Volume 256, Issues 9-10,, pp. 948-953, 2004.
• G. Carac, L. Benea, C. Iticescu, T. Lampke, S. Steinhäuser, B. Wielage. Codeposition of Cerium Oxide With Nickel and Cobalt: Correlation Between Microstructure and Microhardness. . Surface Engineering, 20 (5), pp. 353-359(7), 2004.
• Lidia Benea, Pier Luigi Bonora, Alberto Borello, Stefano Martelli, François Wenger, Pierre Ponthiaux, Jacques Galland. Preparation and investigation of nanostructured SiC-nickel layers by electrodeposition. Solid State Ionics, 151 (1-4), pp. 89-95 , 2002.
• L. Benea, P. L. Bonora, A. Borello, S. Martelli . Effect of sic size dimensions on the corrosion wear resistance of the electrodeposited composite coating. Materials and Corrosion, 53(1), pp. 23-29, 2002.
• Lidia Benea, Pier Luigi Bonora, Alberto Borello, Stefano Martelli. Wear corrosion properties of nano-structured SiC – nickel composite coatings obtained by electroplating. . Wear, 249, pp. 995-1003, 2001.
• Lidia BENEA, Pier Luigi BONORA, Alberto BORELLO, Stefano MARTELLI, François WENGER , Pierre PONTHIAUX, Jacques GALLAND. Composite electrodeposition to obtain nano-structured coatings. . Journal of The Electrochemical Society , 148 (7), pp. C 461-C 46, 2001.
• L. Benea1, O. Mitoseriu2, J. Galland3, F. Wenger3, P. Ponthiaux3. Corrosion study of copper composite coating by impedance spectroscopy method. . Materials and Corrosion, 51(7), pp. 491-495, 2000.
• Lidia Benea. Electrodeposition of Zirconia Particles in a Copper Matrix. . Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 14 (2), pp. 231-247, 1999.

Publications from the ISI database, indexed between 2002-2011, produced in Romania:
• Benea, L; Bonora, RL; Borello, A; Martelli, S, Effect of SiC size dimensions on the corrosion wear resistance of the electrodeposited composite coating. MATERIALS AND CORROSION-WERKSTOFFE UND KORROSION, 53 (1), pp. 23-29, 2002.
• Benea, L; Bonora, PL; Borello, A; Martelli, S; Wenger, F; Ponthiaux, P; Galland, J, Preparation and investigation of nanostructured SiC-nickel layers by electrodeposition. SOLID STATE IONICS, 151 (1-4), pp. 89-95, 2002.
• Carac, G; Benea, L; Iticescu, C; Lampke, T; Steinhauser, S; Wielage, B, Codeposition of cerium oxide with nickel and cobalt: Correlation between microstructure and microhardness. SURFACE ENGINEERING, 20 (5), pp. 353-359, 2004.
• Berradja, A; Bratu, F; Benea, L; Willems, G; Celis, JP, Effect of sliding wear on tribocorrosion behaviour of stainless steels in a Ringer's solution. WEAR, 261 (9), pp. 987-993, 2006.
• Bratu, F; Benea, L; Celis, JP, Tribocorrosion behaviour of Ni-SiC composite coatings under lubricated conditions. SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY, 201 (16-17), pp. 6940-6946, 2007.
• Carac, G; Iticescu, C; Benea, L; Lampke, T; Steinhauser, S, The effect of nano-Al2O3 dispersed phase in nickel matrix electrocodeposited. REVUE ROUMAINE DE CHIMIE, 52 (11), pp. 1057-1062, 2007.
• Bratu, F; Benea, L; Celis, JP, The influence of fretting parameters on tribocorrosion behaviour of AISI 304L stainless steel in Ringer solution. REVISTA DE CHIMIE, 59 (3), pp. 346-350, 2008.
• Ciubotariu, AC; Benea, L; Lakatos-Varsanyi, M; Dragan, V, Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and corrosion behaviour of Al2O3-Ni nano composite coatings. ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 53 (13), pp. 4557-4563, 2008.
• Benea, L; Wenger, F; Ponthiaux, P; Celis, JR, Tribocorrosion behaviour of Ni-SiC nano-structured composite coatings obtained by electrodeposition. WEAR, 266 (3-4), pp. 398-405, 2009.
• Ciubotariu, AC; Benea, L; Mitoseriu, O; Ponthiaux, P; Wenger, F, Influence of particles size on the morphology and corrosion behaviour of phenol-formaldehyde/Zn composite coatings obtained by electrodeposition. JOURNAL OF OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS, 11 (6), pp. 892-897, 2009.
• Benea, L, Electrodeposition and tribocorrosion behaviour of ZrO2-Ni composite coatings. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ELECTROCHEMISTRY, 39 (10), pp. 1671-1681, 2009.
• Ciubotariu, AC; Benea, L; Bonora, PL, Corrosion studies of carbon steel X60 by electrochemical methods. JOURNAL OF OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS, 12 (5), pp. 1170-1175, 2010.
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