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Decebal-Radu Ciurchea

Babes-Bolyai Unversity Cluj-NApoca, Cluj-NApoca, Romania

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Born: 1954

Interests: materials science, nuclear materials, High Temperature SuperConductivity,

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 - 2004 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, Universitι Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
• Biography in Marqui's " Who's Who in Science and Engineering", 2003-2004. Nomination on 2005-2006

Selected publications:
• D. Ciurchea. Structural Aspects of the False 2212 in a (Bi, Pb):2223 Superconductor. International Journal of Modern Physics B, 16(4), pp. 583-592, 2002.


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