RESEARCH TEAM MEMBERS
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST (COORDINATOR)
DUCEA N. MIHAI
Relu Dumitru Roban is geologist with degree from University of Bucharest. He is Assistant Professor (Conferentiar) in the Department of Mineralogy, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics at The University of Bucharest. He is sedimentologist and sedimentary petrologist. The main focus has been on depositional environment reconstructions and provenance of clastic sediments in Carpathians and surrounding areas. He has 12 publications in ISI indexed publications and range in topics from sedimentology and provenance of clastic deposits from marine systems to cave environment. The h-index is 6 in web of science. He was the leader of 3 national research projects and member of the research teams of another 25 projects. Relu is member of International Association of Sedimentologist (IAS) and American Associations Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). He is adviser of Bucharest student Chapter of AAPG.
Denisa Jianu is geologist with degrees from University of Bucharest and a PhD thesis linked with fluid inclusions and gold genesis along a shear zone. She is a Lecturer and also a research scientist in the Department of Mineralogy, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, at the University of Bucharest.
She’s main focus are ores deposits, metamorphic petrology and heavy metal environmental impact. She was director of two CNCSU research projects regarding mobilization and precipitation of gold in shear zones and economic importance and environmental impact of tailings dumps. She was scientific coordinator of a PNII research themes regarding risk assessment procedure in metals contaminated areas. She is member of Geological Society of Romania and also founding member of the Economic Geology Society.
Antonela NEACŞU is geologist with degree from University of Bucharest. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Mineralogy at the University of Bucharest, where she teaches the courses of Metallogeny, Economic Geology and Hydrothermal Systems. Antonela published more than 70 articles, books and chapters in books focused on ore deposits, metallogeny, gemology and organic mineralogy, in order to clarify metallogenic models of Romanian ore deposits, to determine a possible geochemical signature of native gold, to estimate waste dumps economic potential, to study analytical methods to differentiate amber varieties for archaeological applications, also to evaluate the present demand and supply of gems, minerals and rocks of aesthetic value in the exhibitions organized in Romania. She has 10 ISI indexed publications. She attended important international meetings, e.g. International Geological Congress, International Mineralogical Association, Geological Society of America Meeting & Exposition, Gordon Research Conference on Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits, International Conference Alkaline magmatism of the Earth and related strategic metal deposits, International Con,ference on Geological and Earth Sciences. She is co-author of The Mineral Resource of Romania. Metalic minerals and ores, edited by the Romanian Academy in 2017. Between 2011-2013, she was part of the team who carried out the evaluation and classification of samples of native gold and non-gold minerals from the famous Gold Museum of Brad, Romania. Antonela led a scientific project in partnership as responsible from the University of Bucharest, and was/is member of another 22 teams involved in research projects. Antonela is member of the Society of Economic Geology of Romania.
Adriana Stoica is a geologist interested in using isotopic and trace element geochemistry methods to reconstruct tectonic events that took place during the evolution of continental crust. Her current research interests include the study of igneous and high-metamorphic events in the Carpathian basement. She graduated from University of Bucharest with a B.S. and an M.S. in Geology, in 2013, and 2015 respectively.
Neagoe Aurora is a senior researcher and scientific coordinator of the Research Centre for Ecological Services (CESEC) which belongs to the University of Bucharest. She studied physical chemistry at University of Bucharest and performed a PhD in natural sciences at Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena. The subject of her thesis was linked to remediation of contaminated soils. Then, she worked for several years at University of Bucharest in FP5 and FP6 projects in the work packages dedicated to nitrogen and phosphorus biogeochemistry. After running as PI a project dedicated to heavy metals biogeochemistry in the Danube floodplain, she obtained a post doc. fellowship in phytoremediation field at Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena in the frame of a Marie-Curie project. In 2005 she obtained a Marie Curiere integration grant and, came back to the University of Bucharest setting up a bioremediationlaboratory inside the research centre CESEC. She run two other reintegration grants, NATO and CEEX II and since 2007 she obtained as project director major grants with national funding dedicated to fundamental and applied biogeochemistry of metals. She also was coordinator ofthe work package “Adjusting root uptake of metals and transfer into plant biomass” andresponsable for Romania in a FP7 project. She recorded a Hirsch Index 9, total number of citations 169, according Web of Science (Aurora Daniela Neagoe N-6590-2014 -Researcher ID.com) and Hirsch Index 11, total number of citations 311, according to GoogleScholar https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aurora_Neagoe.
Constantin Balica is currently Lecturer in the Department of Geology at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj and holds a PhD degree in Geology obtained at the same University. His research interest is on the origin and evolution of Continental crust with emphasis on the Carpathian crust. Costi was involved in various national and international research projects, and has a number of 15 ISI publications covering topics from geochronology, geochemistry, isotope geochemistry to petrology and tectonics. His publication metrics includes 165 citations in WOS, 215 citations in Scopus and 351 citations in Google Scholar. Costi is among Romanian top specialists in zircon geochronology and supervises the Geochronology and Isotope Geochemistry Lab at his home University.
Barla Anca is a geologist interested in the application of petrological and geochemical data in addressing regional tectonic problems. Anca graduated in 2017 from the University of Bucharest with a degree in Geophysics and she’s currently enrolled in a MS program with a major in Geology/Earth Science, at the University of Arizona.
Galiceanu Roxana is currently enrolled in a PhD programe at the University of Bucharest, with a thesis regarding the igneous and metamorphic rocks of the Romanian Carpathians. Her main interests are geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, petrology, geochronology and tectonics. Roxana`s current research interests involve regional tectonic aspects, petrography and geochemistry of igneous and metamorphic rocks.
INSTITUTE OF GEODYNAMICS OF ROMANIAN ACADEMY (PARTNER)
Ioan Seghedi is senior scientific researcher at the Institute of Geodynamics, Romanian Academy. He obtained his degree in geology and PhD from the University of Bucharest. His research interests involve understanding of local and regional geodynamic processes via relationships between the tectonic processes and magmatism and volcanological studies, especially for the Carpathian–Pannonian Region, but also in other parts of Europe, Anatolia and North America. The topics of his publications are in the field of geology/volcanology, mineralogy, petrology, rock and isotope geochemistry and geodynamic interpretations. He has international collaborations with geophysicists, mineralogists and volcanologists. Ioan has currently 115 articles, 50 of them in top 25 Web of Science, more than 1500 citation in the international scientific literature and an h-index=20. In Scopus, Ioan has over 1700 citations with an h-index=22 and in Google scholar ~ 2800 citations with an h-index=28. He was co-editor of a special thematic volume in Lithos and he is member in the editing board of three international journals. He gets 2010 “L. Mrazec” Geosciences award of Romanian Academy. Since 2001 he was director of three national projects and an international one and as well, active member in other two national projects. Since 2009, Ioan is evaluator for European Science Foundation and European Research Council. He is regular reviewer for scientific publications as: Lithos, Tectonophysics, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Journal of Geodynamics, Geologica Carpathica, but also for Mineralogy and Petrology, Tectonics, International Journal of Earth Sciences, Basin Research, Chemical Geology, etc..
Mihai Tatu was geologist from 1981 – 2002 in Geological Institute of Romania and sinceJune 2002 is active in Institute of Geodynamics of Romanian Academy. He did hisundergraduate at University of Bucharest, graduating in 1981 in geology, and defendedhis doctoral thesis in igneous petrology in 1998 in Paris Sud University (France). From2000 – 2001 he was postdoctoral fellow in igneous petrology at the University of Liège(Belgium). His research concerns the generation, movement and evolution of graniteswithin the crust. He uses a combination of mineralogy, geochemistry, and field geologyto address the fundamental problem of how silicic magma evolves. He was involved asparticipant and director in many national and international research projects. Its resultswere published in collaboration in ISI indexed publications.
Peter Luffi holds a PhD degree in geology obtained from the University of Bucharest and benefits from postdoctoral training at the California Institute of Technology and Rice University. He currently works as research scientist at the Institute of Geodynamics and the Geological Institute of Romania. His research is aimed at the petrological and geochemical evolution of the lithospheric mantle and crust, with emphasis on the origin and differentiation of arc magmas. Involved in various collaborative research projects, Peter co-authored several highly cited papers published in top-ranked international journals. His academic public service includes manuscript reviews for numerous earth science journals as well as grant proposal reviews for the National Science Foundation (USA).
Viorek Mirea it is geologist working in Endogenous Process Department from Romanian Academy-Institute of Geodinamics. He graduate from University of Bucharest Faculty of Geology and Geophysics. His expertise is blending the computer technology and field work into nowadays geology. He has teamwork spirit. It is valued team member being involved in all the projects of Department in the past 17 years.
Iatan Elena-Luisa is a geologist with main research interests in metallogeny. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology and graduate degrees (MSc and PhD) in Petrology and Metallogeny from Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest. She obtained an international mobility scholarship and a postdoctoral fellowship in mineral deposits and waste dumps economic potential at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, Saint-Etienne, France. Since 2009 she has been studying mineral deposits, the environmental impact of mining activities and fluid and melt inclusions. She is currently Research Scientist in the Department of Endogene Processes, Natural Hazards and Risk at the Institute of Geodynamics of Romanian Academy. Her research focuses on Neogene mineralizations of the Metaliferi Mountains, skarn mineralizations of the Apuseni Mountains and Banat region and related ancient mining activities and their effects on the environment. These subjects are explored using a range of approaches that include field studies, mineralogy, petrography, geochemistry and microthermometry. Luisa led two scientific projects and was/is member of the team for 8 research projects. She is member of the Society of Economic Geology of Romania, has 18 published articles and over 40 presentations at international and national conferences.