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Florin Caldararu

Universitatea Ecologica Bucuresti, Bucuresti, Romania

Institution web page: http://www.ueb.ro
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Born: 1950

Interests: optoelectronics, environment, ecology

Details:
Present occupation Senior Lecturer
University ECOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY FROM BUCHAREST, Environmental Engineering Department

Higher education: University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics
Degree: Professor of physics (1974); Specialist in nuclear physics (1975); Doctor in Physics (Earth Physics and Geoscience)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
2005 - present Position Senior Lecturer
Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania
Department: Environmental Engineerig
Courses: Environmental monitoring and measurement techniques (theory and practical applications), Physics, Microelectronics
1992 - present R & D Manager and main owner of the company ECOSEN Ltd., Research Laboratory for Environmental Monitoring and Semiconductor Sensors
Research fields: chemical MOEMS (1993 - 1996)
Real - time air pollution monitoring systems (1993 - present)
Physical modeling of the natural and anthropogenethic ecosystems (1992 - present)

Position Researcher (1980 - 1985)
Leader of "Solar cells" team (1982-1984) Senior Researcher (1985 - present)
Institution Research Institute for Electron Devices (ICCE), Bucharest, Romania (present status National Institute for Microtechnology (IMT))
Department Optoelectronics Laboratory
Research fields Solar cells (1978 - 1986)
Optoelecronic sensors and transducers (1986 - 1992)
Irreversible thermodynamics modeling of the silicon solar cell (1986 - 1992)
1974 - 1978 Position: Professor
School College of Industrial and Civil Engineering "Mihai Bravu", Bucharest, Romania
Department Chair of Physics

MAIN PROFESSIONAL ACHIVEMENTS
Started in 1978 year, my research activity is developed in two fields:
- semiconductor physics and technology: solar cells (first solar cells (MIS, polycrystalline and for concentrated sunlight) designed and manufactured in Romania), opto - electrical sensors and mycrosistems (first MOEMS designed and realized in Romania (chemo-optical sensor for ammonia measurements));
- environmental physics (basic research, air pollution real - time monitoring systems and higher education);
As result, 50 research projects were performed, as well as 84 papers whose 47 were presented at international conferences or were published in prestigious international reviews.

Awards
The "Virgil Madgearu" Romanian Academy award (2006) for the book Creative Partnership: Reconstruction, modelling, simulation", N. Bulz, M. I. Bianca, M. Botezatu, V. Stefanescu, M. Stoica, F. Caldararu, Editura Paralela 45, Bucuresti, 2007, ISBN (10) 973-697-827-4

MEMBER OF THE SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS
Senior Member of IEEE (from 1991) EDS, Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society, Education Society
Member of program comitee of international reviews
Journal of Education, Informatics and Cybernetics (JEIC) from 2010
Member of program comitee of international conferences
World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2004 - 2010, Orlando, Florida, USA
International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies: CCCT 2006 - 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA
The 3rd International Conference on Education and Information Systems, EISTA 2005 - 2010, Orlando, Florida, USA
International Symposium of Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IGARSS, 2007 - 2010

Selected publications:
• Florin Caldararu, Cosmin Vatra, Mira Caldararu. Monitoring of volatile organic compounds using a single tin dioxide sensor. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 14, pp. 2616-2623, 2012.
• Florin Caldararu. How Does Earth Maintain the Stability of its Rotation Motion?: An Irreversible Thermodynamics Approach. In Proceeding of European Geosciences Union. General Assembly 2011. 2011.
• Florin Caldararu, A. Vasile, M. Caldararu. Hardware simulator for design and characterization of MOEMS for environmental applications. In Proceedings of SPIE, Volume: 7297, 7297. 2009.


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