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Valentina Roxana

R&D Project Researcher

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Department: Superconducting Materials and Nanostructure at Large Scale

Biography

I'm a researcher dedicated to the world of materials with more than 15 years of experience. Starting with nuclear materials, I went on with biomaterials (Master studies) and superconductor materials (PhD) acquiring a solid background for the research and development in these fields. During my Master and PhD studies, I have synthesized biomaterials (hydoxyapatite for medicine applications) and superconducting materials (Coated Conductors for energy applications) using the metalorganic chemical route. In my research, I have developed sufficient skills to carry out structural and morphological characterization of different advanced materials. For the characterization of these materials, I have used techniques such as 2D Xray Diffraction, IR, Reflectometry, Optical Microscopy, RAMAN, AFM, SQUID, SEM, FIB and TEM.

In my experimental work after the PhD, working in the CSIC's spin off Oxolutia S.L., I carried out  great effort on scaling up different superconducting materials on metallic substrates achieving  performant superconducting properties (> 200 A/cm-width in short samples, values close to the one from the market). This fundamental research has been complemented with practical application of oxide nanostructures in the field of high temperature superconductors. I have used the nanostructured templates to induce artificial vortex pinning centres in YBa2Cu3O7 thin films prepared from solutions and thus improve the vortex pinning capabilities of such films. I have done the PhD thesis in a large international group, so that I am very used to collaborate, share and interact with other people. I am also used to work and deal with large variety of systems and activities, as it is proved by the interdisciplinary work done through all my reasearch activity. I am a good communicative as it is evidenced by more than 45 participations in national and international project meetings, congresses and conferences (CERMAE, NANOSELECT, SUPERINKS, EUCAS, CCA, MRS, ASC, EUROTAPES, FASTGRID,etc). In all these years, I have collaborated with big companies from the industry, universities and technological centers such as BRUKER, THEVA, NEXANS, CHIMIGRAF, IFW, Tel Aviv University, KIT, LEITAT, EURECAT,etc.

Research interest

Biomaterials, Nuclear Materials, Superconducting Materials, Coatings, Inkjet printing, Chemical deposition methods, Serigraphy, Slot die coating, Spin coating, Characterization techniques (XRD, AFM, SEM, MO, Reflectometry), Advanced materials, CleanTech

University Degrees:

1) University degree: Higher degree

Name of qualification: DEA

City degree awarding entity: Bellaterra, Spain

Degree awarding entity: Universitat Autònoma de

Barcelona

Type of entity: University

Date of qualification: 29/11/2007

 

2) University degree: Middle degree

Name of qualification: Bachelor's Degree

City degree awarding entity: Pitesti, Romania

Degree awarding entity: Pitesti University Type of entity: University

Date of qualification: 30/06/2002

Date of homologation: 13/07/2007

Foreign qualification: Degree in Chemistry-Phisics

 

3) University degree: Higher degree

Name of qualification: Master in Science of Materials, Nanomaterials and Multimaterials

City degree awarding entity: Touoluse, France

Degree awarding entity: Institut National

Polytechnique de Toulouse

Type of entity: University

Date of qualification: 14/10/2005

Average mark: Good

Foreign qualification: Master en Materieaux, Nanomateriaux et Multimateriaux

 

4) University degree: Higher degree

Name of qualification: Master in Materials Science and Technology

City degree awarding entity: Pitesti, Romania

Degree awarding entity: Pitesti University Type of entity: University

Date of qualification: 16/09/2005

Foreign qualification: Master in Stiinta si tehnologia materialelor

 

5 University degree: Middle degree

Name of qualification: Baccalaureate Degree

City degree awarding entity: Pitesti, Romania

Degree awarding entity: Economic College Type of entity: State agency

Date of qualification: 17/07/1998

Foreign qualification: Analyst Developer - Informatics

Doctorates:

Doctorate programme: Programa Oficial de Doctorado en Ciencia de Materiales

Degree awarding entity: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Type of entity: University

City degree awarding entity: Bellaterra, Spain

Date of degree: 30/05/2011

DEA awarding entity: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Thesis title: Growth and characterization of chemical solution based nanostructured coated conductors with

CeO(2) cap layers

Thesis director: Xavier Obradors

Obtained qualification: Sobresaliente Cum Laude

Specialities:

Biomaterials, Nuclear Materials, Superconducting Materials, Coatings, Inkjet printing, Chemical deposition methods, Serigraphy, Slot die coating, Spin coating, Characterization techniques (XRD, AFM, SEM, MO, Reflectometry), Advanced materials, CleanTech

Awards:

During my professional trajectory, I have been awarded with various awards:

-1st prize in the Scientific Category of the FOTICMAB photography contest, 2018, Barcelona,

Spain

-1st prize in the Scientific Category of the FOTICMAB photography contest, 2015, Barcelona,

Spain

-3st Prize Award for Oral Presentations at the MRS Spring 2010 Meeting, 2010, San Francisco,

USA

-2nd Prize at the “Session of Scientific Communications” for students organized by University

of Pitesti, Romania, with the paper:

Métodos Modernos para la Investigación de las Propiedades Físicas de los Combustibles

Nucleares, 2002

-3st Prize Award in the “Session of Scientific Communications” for students organized by

University of Pitesti, Romania, with the paper: Quantic Theory, 2000


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