Dr. Gabriela-Corina Dorcioman
Scientific Researcher, 3rd degree

Laser-Surface-Plasma Interactions (LSPI) Laboratory
National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics (INFLPR)
P.O. Box MG-36 RO-77125 Magurele, Bucharest V, Romania


Work experience

 January 2012

Scientific Researcher, 3rd degree

Employer: National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics
Business sector: Research domain, Laser and Materials Physics
Responsibilities: Laser ablation in nanosecond; organic and inorganic thin films synthesis; pulsed laser deposition; matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation

December 2011
July 2004

Scientific Researcher                                                                                       

Employer: National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics
Business sector: Research domain, Laser and Materials Physics
Responsibilities: Laser ablation in nanosecond; organic and inorganic thin films synthesis; pulsed laser deposition; matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation; nanoparticles synthesis in vacuum; surface processing; biomimetics; Laser Induced Forward Transfer (LIFT).

                July 2004
April 2003

Research Assistant

Employer: National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics
Business sector: Research domain, Laser and Materials Physics
Responsibilities: Materials science; biomaterials; laser – matter interactions; surface and material processing; deposition of thin solid structures by excimer laser irradiation

         April 2003
October 1999

Laboratory assistant 

Employer: Electrical Engineering Faculty, University Politehnica Bucharest
Business sector: University activity
Responsibilities: Coordination of laboratory activities and seminars                                                                                                                                                            

August 1999
February 1998


Employer: High school No. 11, Bucharest
Business sector: Didactic activity
Responsibilities: High school physics teaching                                                                                                                                                                                              


Doctor of Philosophy in Physics
2001 - 2011
Faculty of Physics,
University of Bucharest

Thesis title: “Synthesis of thin layers by pulsed laser technologies: very hard coatings (ZrC) and nanostructures (metallic oxides and polymer”

Master in Physics
Physics of Atmospheres
1997 - 1998

Faculty of Physics,
University of Bucharest

Bachelor in Physics,
Physics of Atmospheres
1992 - 1997

Faculty of Physics,
University of Bucharest

Personal Skills

▪Romanian (mother tongue)
▪English (advanced level)
▪French (medium level)

▪High level of communication, acquired within the work teams of different research projects, following the national and international collaborations in which I was involved, at conferences and internships.

▪Manipulation of laboratory installations (pulsed laser deposition systems, vacuum system);
▪Laser deposition of various thin films: hard coatings (carbides and nitrides), oxides, organic/inorganic compounds for biomedical applications;
▪Optical, structural and morphological characterizations of the obtained thin layers;
▪Writing scientific materials, in the form of: posters, manuscripts, research reports, research projects. 

▪Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);

▪Organizational spirit in the daily activity in the laboratory, in the process of submitting national and international research projects and in the process of reporting the contracts won in the group; Financial and administrative evidence of the research projects in which I am involved;
▪Effectiveness and efficiency in critical situations 

▪B category


2020 - 2022
Increasing the competitiveness of the Romanian economy through RDI Program for Demonstration Experimental Project “Novel strategies to improve the performances of medical textiles”;

Human Resources Programme for postdoctoral researchers: „Comprehensive study of the effects induced to thin films of transition metal nitrides and carbo-nitrides by ion irradiation”;

Team member for projects under different national financial programme: ELI-RO, ROSA-STAR, UEFISCDI-PD, TE, PED, PCE, Partnership

DECHIR-CHAFILI-IB7320-111073/1: Deposition - Characterization - Irradiation of Chalcogenide Films for Lithography; partners: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland; A. F. IOFFE Physico-Technical Institute, Russia;

EUREKA (BIONANOCOMPOSIT E!3033) 37/2005: Hydroxyapatite nanocomposite ceramics – new implant material for bone substitute; coordinator: University of Riga, Latvia;

3. NANOPHOS IST-2001-39112: Nanostructured Photonic Sensors, 2002–2005; 14 partners; coordinator: National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece;

PHOREMOST INFSO-IST-511616: Nanophotonics to realize molecular-scale technologies; coordinator: Laboratorio Europeo di spettroscopie non-lineari, Italy;

NATO PST.CLG 980464: Controlled thin film doping by two synchronized laser systems for nano-electronic applications; coordinator: National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece;

NATO PST.CLG. 977325: Multiwavelength plasma investigations for applications in thin film deposition and processing; coordinator: National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece;

FENIKS G5RD-CT-2001-00535: Ferromagnetic semiconductors and novel magnetic semiconductor heterostructures for improved knowledge on spintronics; 16 partners; coordinator: IMEC, Leuven, Belgium;  

SIMI G5RD-CT-2000-00423: Surface Improvement of Metal Implants: New Preparation Methods and New Materials; 10 partners; coordinator: Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France.

Scientific Publications

ISI Articles 

1. Irina Negut, Gabriela Dorcioman and Valentina Grumezescu, Scaffolds for Wound Healing Applications, Polymers 2020, 12(9); IF=3.426

1. Grumezescu, V; Negut, I; Grumezescu, AM; Ficai, A; Dorcioman, G, Socol, G; Iordache, F; Trusca, R; Vasile, BS; Holban, AM, MAPLE fabricated coatings based on magnetite nanoparticles embedded into biopolymeric spheres resistant to microbial colonization, Applied Surface Science 448 230-236 (2018); IF= 5.155
2. Vasile, BS; Craciun, D; Ionescu, P; Pantelica, D; Dorcioman, G; Craciun, V; "Microstructure of 800 keV Ar ion irradiated thin ZrC films"; Applied Surface Science, 773-777 (2018). IF= 5.155 

1. Floroian, L; Craciun, D; Socol, G; Dorcioman, G; Socol, M; Badea, M; Craciun, V, Titanium implants' surface functionalization by pulsed laser deposition of TiN, ZrC and ZrN hard films”, Applied Surface Science 417, 175-182 (2017) IF=4.439

1. Popescu, C; Dorcioman, G; Bita, B; Besleaga, C; Zgura, I; Himcinschi, C; Popescu, AC; "Fabrication of periodical surface structures by picosecond laser irradiation of carbon thin films: transformation of amorphous carbon in nanographite", Applied Surface Science 390, 236-243 (2016). IF=3.387
2. Rosca, T; Bazgan, S; Dorcioman, G; Ristoscu, C; Popescu-Pelin, G; Enaki, N; Mihailescu, IN; "Temperature control of crystalline status and phenomenological modes" ROMANIAN REPORTS IN PHYSICS 68 (1) 241-248 (2016); IF=1.467 

1. Craciun, D.; Socol, G.; Dorcioman, G.; Simeone, D.; Gosset, D.; Behdad, S.; Boesl, B.; Craciun, V, “Ar ions irradiation effects in ZrN thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition”, Applied Surface Science 336 129-132 (2015); IF=3.150
2. Cristescu, R.; Surdu, A. V; Grumezescu, A. M.; Oprea, A. E.; Trusca, R.; Vasile, O.; Dorcioman, G.; Visan, A.; Socol, G.; Mihailescu, I. N.; Mihaiescu, D.; Enculescu, M.; Chifiriuc, M. C.; Boehm, R. D.; Narayan, R. J.; Chrisey, D. B, “Microbial colonization of biopolymeric thin films containing natural compounds and antibiotics fabricated by MAPLE”, Applied Surface Science 336 234-239 (2015); IF=3.150
3. Grumezescu, A. M; Cristescu, R.; Chifiriuc, M. C.; Dorcioman, G.; Socol, G., Mihailescu, I. N.; Mihaiescu, D. E.; Ficai, A.; Vasile, O. R.; Enculescu, M.; Chrisey, D. B; Fabrication of magnetite-based core-shell coated nanoparticles with antibacterial properties, BIOFABRICATION 7(1) 015014 (2015); IF=4.702 

1. Dorcioman, G.; Socol, G.; Craciun, D.; Argibay, N.; Lambers, E.; Hanna, M.; Taylor, C.R.; Craciun, V.; Wear tests of ZrC and ZrN thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition, Applied Surface Science: 306 33-36 (2014); IF=2.711
2. Craciun, D.; Socol, G.; Stefan, N.; Dorcioman, G.; Hanna, M.; Taylor, C.R.; Lambers, E.; Craciun, V.; The effect of deposition atmosphere on the chemical composition of TiN and ZrN thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE 302 124-128 (2014); IF=2.711 

1. Mirchin, Nina; Peled, Aaron; Duta, Liviu ; Popescu, Andrei C.; Dorcioman, Gabriela; Mihailescu, Ion N., Nanoprofiles Evaluation of ZnO Thin Films by an Evanescent Light Method, MICROSCOPY RESEARCH AND TECHNIQUE, 76 (10) 992-996, (2013); IF=1.170
2. Popescu, A. C.; Stan, G. E.; Duta, L, Dorcioman, G., Iordache, O., Dumitrescu, I.; Pasuk, I.; Mihailescu, I. N., Influence of a hydrophobin underlayer on the structuring and antimicrobial properties of ZnO films, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE 48 (23) 8329-8336, (2013); IF=2.305
3. Socol, G., Preda, N., Socol, M., Sima, L., Luculescu, C.R., Sima, F., Miroiu, M., Axente, E., Visan, A., Stefan, N., Cristescu, R., Dorcioman, G., Stanculescu, A., Radulescu, L., Mihailescu, I.N., "MAPLE deposition of PLGA micro-and nanoparticles embedded into polymeric coatings", DIGEST JOURNAL OF NANOMATERIALS AND BIOSTRUCTURES, 8 (2), 621-630 (2013); IF=1.123
4. D.E. Mihaiescu, R. Cristescu, G. Dorcioman, C.E. Popescu, C. Nita, G. Socol, I.N. Mihailescu, A.M. Grumezescu, D. Tamas, M. Enculescu, R.F. Negrea, C. Ghica, C. Chifiriuc, C. Bleotu and D.B. Chrisey, Functionalized magnetite silica thin films fabricated by MAPLE with antibiofilm properties, BIOFABRICATION 5 015007 (2013); IF=4.302
5. S. Iordache, R. Cristescu, A.C. Popescu, C.E Popescu, G. Dorcioman, I.N. Mihailescu, A.A. Ciucu, A. Balan, I. Stamatin, E. Fagadar-Cosma, and D.B. Chrisey, Functionalized porphyrin conjugate thin films deposited by matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation, Applied Surface Science, 278 (1), 207-210, (2013); IF=2.538
6. R. Cristescu, C. Popescu, G. Dorcioman, F.M. Miroiu, G. Socol, I.N. Mihailescu, S.D. Gittard, P.R. Miller, R.J. Narayan, M. Enculescu, D.B. Chrisey, Antimicrobial Activity Of Biopolymer–Antibiotic Thin Films Fabricated By Advanced Pulsed Laser Methods, Applied Surface Science, 278, 211-213, (2013); IF=2.538
7. D Craciun, G Socol, G Dorcioman, S. Niculaie, G. Bourne, J. Zhang, E. Lambers, K. Siebein, V. Craciun, Wear resistance of ZrC/TiN and ZrC/ZrN thin multilayers grown by pulsed laser deposition, APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, 110 (3) 717-722 (2013); IF=1.694 

1. D. Craciun, N. Stefan, G. Socol, G. Dorcioman, E. McCumiskey, M. Hanna, C.R. Taylor, G. Bourne, E. Lambers, K. Siebein, V. Craciun, Very hard TiN thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition, Applied Surface Science 260, 2-6, 2012; IF=2.112
2. Nina Mirchin, Boris Apter, Igor Lapsker, V. Fogel, Uri Gorodetsky, Simona A. Popescu, Aaron Peled, Gianina Popescu-Pelin, Gabriela Dorcioman, Ion N. Mihailescu, “Measuring Nanolayer Profiles of Various Materials by Evanescent Light Technique” JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, 12, 1–4, 2012; IF=1.149
3. Duta, L; Dorcioman, G; Popescu, AC; Mihailescu, IN; Nita, P; Mercioniu, I; Birsan, A; Bibicu, I; Constantinescu, S; Popescu-Pogrion, N; "Structural investigations on electrodes - electrolytes systems for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell applications"; OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS-RAPID COMMUNICATIONS 6 (43445) 1073-1080 (2012). IF=0.402
4. Maris, DA; Maris, M; Vasile, E; Sarbu, R; Maris, M; Duta, L; Dorcioman, G; Mihailescu, IN; "Bionic features of thin biomaterial layers deposited by PLD onto titanium implants"; JOURNAL OF OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS 14 (43193) 433-438 (2012). IF=1.516 

1. S. A Popescu, B. Apter, N. Mirchin, U. Gorodetsky, I. Lapsker, A. Peled, L. Duta, G. Dorcioman, A. Popescu, I. N. Mihailescu, „Study of Polyethylene Nanolayers by Evanescent Light Microscopy”, APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, 104(3), 997-1002, 2011; IF=1.630
2. A.C. Popescu, L. Duta, G. Dorcioman, I.N. Mihailescu, G.E. Stan, I. Pasuk, I. Zgura, T. Beica, I. Enculescu, A. Ianculescu, I. Dumitrescu, “Radical modification of the wetting behavior of textiles coated with ZnO thin films and nanoparticles when changing the ambient pressure in the pulsed laser deposition process’, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 110, 064321 (2011); IF=2.168
3. D. Craciun, G. Bourne, G. Socol, N. Stefan, G. Dorcioman, E. Lambers, V. Craciun, „Characteristics of ZrC/ZrN and ZrC/TiN multilayers grown by pulsed laser deposition”, Applied Surface Science, 257, 5332-5336; (2011); IF=2.103
4. D. Craciun, G. Bourne, J. Zhang, K. Siebein, G. Socol, G. Dorcioman, and V. Craciun, “Thin and hard ZrC/TiN multilayers grown by pulsed laser deposition”, Surface and Coatings Technology 205, 5493-5496, (2011); IF=1.867 

1. G. Dorcioman, D. Ebrasu, I. Enculescu, N. Serban, E. Axente, F. Sima, C. Ristoscu and I.N. Mihailescu, "Metal oxide nanoparticles synthesized by pulsed laser ablation for proton exchange membrane fuel cells" JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES, 195, 23, (2010); IF=4.290
2. Mirchin N, Gankin M., Gorodetsky U., Popescu S.A1, Lapsker I., Peled A., Duta L., Dorcioman G., Popescu A., Mihailescu I. N., “Estimation of Polyethylene Nanothin Layer Morphology by Differential Evanescent Light Intensity Imaging”, Journal of Nanophotonics, 4, 041760, (2010), IF=1.899
3. I. Lapsker, N. Mirchin, U. Gorodetsky, S. A. Popescu, A. Peled, L. Duta, G. Dorcioman, A. C. Popescu, I. N. Mihailescu, "Morphology of Polyethylene Nanolayers: A study by Evanescent Light Microscopy", JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 45 (23) 6332-6338 (2010); IF=1.859
4. D. Craciun, G. Socol, G. Dorcioman, N. Stefan, G. Bourne, and V. Craciun, „High quality ZrC, ZrC/ZrN and ZrC/TiN thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition”, J. OF OPTOEL. AND ADV. MAT., 12(3), 461-465, (2010); IF=0.412
5. F.M. Miroiu, G. Socol, A. Visan, N. Stefan, D. Craciun, V. Craciun, G. Dorcioman, I.N. Mihailescu, L.E. Sima, S.M. Petrescu, A. Andronie, I. Stamatin, S. Moga and C. Ducu, "Composite biocompatible hydroxyapatite–silk fibroin coatings for medical implants obtained by Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation", MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING B, 169, 151–158, (2010); IF=1.568
6. G. Socol, A. M. Macovei, F. Miroiu, N. Stefan, L. Duta, G. Dorcioman, I. N. Mihailescu, S. M. Petrescu, G. E. Stan, D. A. Marcov, A. Chiriac, I. Poeata, "Hydroxyapatite thin films synthesized by pulsed laser deposition and magnetron sputtering on PMMA substrates for medical applications", MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING B, 169(1-3), 159-168, (2010); IF=1.568
7. A.Szekeres, S. Simeonov, S. Bakalova, I. Minkov, A. Cziraki, C. Ristoscu, G. Socol, G. Dorcioman, I. N. Mihailescu, “Effect of incident laser fluence on the structure of pulsed-laser deposited AlN films”, JOURNAL OF OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS, 12 (3), 542 - 546, (2010); IF=0.412 

1. F. Sima, C. Ristoscu, N. Stefan, G. Dorcioman, I.N. Mihailescu, L. E. Sima, S. M. Petrescu, E. Palcevskis, J. Krastins, I. Zalite, „Shallow Hydroxyapatite coatings pulsed laser deposited on Al2O3 substrates with controlled porosity: correlation of morphological characteristics with in vitro testing results”, Applied Surface Science, 255, 5312–5317, (2009); IF=1.616

1. S. Grigorescu, A. Carradò, C. Ulhaq, J. Faerber, C. Ristoscu, G. Dorcioman, E. Axente, J. Werckmann, I.N. Mihailescu, “Study of the gradual interface between hydroxyapatite thin films PLD grown onto Ti-controlled sublayers”, Applied Surface Science, 254(4), 1150-1154, (2007); IF=1.406

1. R. Cristescu, G. Dorcioman, C. Ristoscu, E. Axente, S. Grigorescu, A. Moldovan, I.N. Mihailescu, T. Kocourek, M. Jelinek, M. Albulescu, T. Buruiana, D. Mihaiescu, I. Stamatin, D.B. Chrisey, „Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation Processing of Triacetate-Pullulan Polysaccharides Thin Films for Drug Delivery Systems”, Applied Surface Science, 252(13), 4647-4651, (2006); IF=1.436

1.  J. Werckmann, A Carradò, S. Joulié, G. Schmerber, J. Faerber, C. Ristoscu, G. Dorcioman, S. Grigorescu and I. N. Mihailescu, ”Pulsed laser deposition growth of thin hydroxyapatite layers on titanium substrates”, ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION A, 61(a1), 413, (2005);

Non ISI Articles 

1. Dorcioman, G; Fufa, O; Craciun, V; Miroiu, M; Garoi, P; Axente, E; Sima, F; Craciun, D, Investigations of thin titanium oxide films grown by reactive pulsed laser deposition, ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF ORAL REHABILITATION, 10 (3) 41-49 (2018);

1. Sachan, R; Jaipan, P; Zhang, JY; Degan, S; Erdmann, D; Tedesco, J; Vanderwal, L; Stafslien, SJ; Negut, I; Visan, A; Dorcioman, G; Socol, G; Cristescu, R; Chrisey, DB; Narayan, RJ, Printing amphotericin B on microneedles using matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOPRINTING, 3(2), 147-157 (2017) 

1. S Simeonov, I Minkov, A Szekeres, C Ristoscu, G Socol, G Dorcioman, I N Mihailescu, Study of the charge transport mechanism in AlN:Cr films synthesized by pulsed laser deposition, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 223, 012037, (2010);
2. I. Dumitrescu, A.M. Mocioiu, C. Rădulescu, A. C. Popescu, G. Dorcioman, L. Duta, I. N. Mihailescu, M. Danciu, C. Panzaru, L. Surdu, Functional ZnO - hydrophobins hybrid thin films applied by PLD and impregnation on cotton/polyester fibers, Proceedings TexTeh III – ISSN 2068 – 9101, 2010;

1. Adele Carrado, Sébastien Joulié, Guy Schmerber, Jacques Faerber, I. N. Mihailescu, Sorin Grigorescu, Gabriela Dorcioman, Laurent Barrallier, A.Fabre, Jacques Werckmann, Pulsed laser deposition growth of thin hydroxyapatite layers on titanium substrates, Matériaux & Techniques, 94(1), 105-109, (2006);

1. G. Dorcioman, P. Alloncle, O. Uteza, I. N. Mihailescu, LIFT investigation in nanosecond regime using high speed visualisation, SPIE proceedings, 5830-48, 276-281, 2005;

1. C. Ristoscu, G. Dorcioman, G. Socol, I. N. Mihailescu, A. Klini, C. Fotakis, Role of laser pulse duration and ambient nitrogen pressure in deposition of AlN thin films, SPIE Proceedings, 5581, 356 – 362, 2004 

Book chapters:

1. Microscale Drug Delivery Systems: Current Perspectives and Novel Approache,s Irina Negut, Valentina Grumezescu, Gabriela Dorcioman, Gabriel Socol, in Nano- and Microscale Drug Delivery Systems Design and Fabrication, Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-323-52727-9, p. 1-10, 2017;
2. Progress of nanoparticles research in cancer therapy and diagnosis,:Negut, I; Grumezescu, V; Dorcioman, G, Book Series: Nanostructures in Therapeutic Medicine, Elsevier ISBN:978-0-323-46150-4; 978-0-323-46144-3, p. 159-176, 2017  

1. Laser Ablation Applied for Synthesis of Thin Films: Insights into Laser Deposition Methods, Camelia Popescu, Gabriela Dorcioman and Andrei C. Popescu, in Applications of Laser Ablation - Thin Film Deposition, Nanomaterial Synthesis and Surface Modification, edited by InTECH, p. 3-32, 2016, 

1. ZnO thin films deposited on textile material substrates for biomedical applications, L. Duta, A.C. Popescu, G. Dorcioman, I. N. Mihailescu, G.E. Stan, I. Zgura, I. Enculescu, I. Dumitrescu, 4 pages, Softcover: ISBN 978-94-007-2490-7, Copyright 2012 by Springer

1. Structural characterization of Er:YAG thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition, D. Stanoi, E. Axente, G. Socol, G. Dorcioman, S. Grigorescu, I.N. Mihailescu, in Functional Properties of Nanostructured Materials: NATO SCIENCE SERIES, SERIES II: MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY 223, 369-372, 2006;

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