Andrei Popescu

Affiliation and official address:

“Laser-Surface-Plasma Interactions” Laboratory, Lasers Department

Laser Material Processing Laboratory, Cetal

National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics,

P.O. Box MG-36 RO-77125

Magurele, Bucharest, Romania

   Phone:+4021 457 45 50 / int. 2414, 2423 


Date and place of birth: December 20, 1981, Bucharest, Romania
Nationality: Romanian 



 Foreign languages:  

 English, French



Work stages:

  1. 1.10.2013-30.09.2014, working stage at EMPA, Thun, Switzerland
  2. 3.07 – 12.07. 2008, working stage at LP3, Marseille, France 
  3. 9.07 – 15.07. 2007, working stage at Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia 
  4. 16.05 – 23.05.2008 working stage at Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
  5. 2.11 – 12.11. 2008, working stage at Natural Sciences Center of Institute of General Physics “A. M. Prokhorov”, Moscow, Russia
  6. 21.05 – 24.05. 2009: working stage at Institute of Electronics and Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
  7. 1.09 - 10.09.2010, working stage at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Interest fields

Additive manufacturing; Laser metal processing; Biocompatible materials;  Surface microstructuring; Deposition and modification of thin solid structures by high intensity laser irradiation; 

Book chapters

 Scientific papers published in ISI journals

















International journals invited referee
Applied Surface Science,  Materials Science and Engineering C, International Journal of Energy Research, Thin Solid Films, Diamond and Related Materials, Materials, Metals, Coatings, Polymers, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Crystals 

Scientific papers published in Proceedings of International Conferences         

Plenary, invited and oral presentations at International Conferences

National Conferences:
  • "Functional hydrophobic and antibacterial textile materials coated with ZnO nanoparticles", A.C. Popescu, I. N. Mihailescu, G. Dorcioman, L. Duta, G.E. Stan, I. Zgura, I. Enculescu, I. Dumitrescu, A.M. Mocioiu, C. Radulescu, L.Surdu, M. Danciu, C. Panzaru, International Conference TEX TECH III, Bucharest, 2010, 11:00
  • Bioglass coatings synthesized by pulsed laser deposition”, “Modern Laser Applications”  L. Duta, A. Popescu, F. Sima, C. Ristoscu, C. Cojanu, I. Mihailescu, R. Mustata, L. Sima, S. Petrescu, D. Tanaskovic, Dj. Janakovic, INDLAS, Second edition, 20-23 Mai 2008, Bran, Romania
  • “Bioglass nanostructures used as coatings for biomimetic metallic implants”, L. Duta, A. Popescu, C. Popescu, F. Sima, C. Ristoscu, I. N. Mihailescu, L. Sima, S. Petrescu, D. Tanaskovic, D. Janakovic, International Conference on Biomaterials and Medical Devices - BiomMedD“2008, Bucharest, Romania, 13-16 Noiembrie, 2008  
  • "Er:YAG nanostructured planar waveguides obtained by PLD", A. Popescu, C. Ghica,  D. Stanoi, I. N. Mihailescu, INDLAS 2007 Bran, May 25, 2007

Funding won by competition:

- Contract Young Team TE 136/ 10.10.2013: Laser welding monitored by high speed imaging and optical spectroscopy of aluminium metal matrix nanocomposites, financed by the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research

- Contract PED 241/ 2017: 3D laser additive manufacturing of cranial metallic prostheses functionalized with bioactive ceramic coatings (Project coordinator), financed by the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research

- Contract Young Team TE 16/ 01.05.2013: Hard and Adherent Carbon Thin Films Synthesized By Pulsed Laser Deposition For Wear Protection Of Metallurgical Cutting And Drilling Tools (Project coordinator), financed by the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research

- 1 year work stage in Switzerland financed under the Contract 12.346/2013 by the Scientific Exchange Program (SCIEX) between Switzerland and New Member States of the European Union

- Project BD 256/2008 for PhD Funding (Project coordinator), financed by the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research

- 4 months fellowship (won by competition) financed by the Romanian Government, for a stage in Laboratoire de Physique de la Matiere Condensee et Nanostructures, Universite Claude Bernard, Lyon, France