Flaviu Turcu received his BSc. Eng. and PhD degrees in Physics at Babes-Bolyai University, in 2001 and 2007, respectively. During grad school Flaviu was Marie Curie Fellow at Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, where he worked on the Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy (MRFM) instrumentation development.
During 2010 – 2012 he was research associate at DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland WA, where was developed the instrumentation for high pressure and temperature Magic Angle Spinning (MAS) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). Pressurized Magic Angle Spinning (PMAS) Technology has received 2015 R&D 100 Awards. Dr. Turcu re-joined Babes-Bolyai University and currently holds an Associate Professor chair.
His research interests are in the area of sensing instrumentation capabilities their application for addressing the physical, chemical and biological problems that challenge today’s world.
Flaviu was engaged in business as the managing partner of a for profit entity (2000 – 2008) and a technology startup organization (2014 –) and is an enthusiast supporter of the entrepreneurship.
During 2018 Flaviu was the personal adviser of Romanian Minister for Research and Innovation. Currently he is NATO’s Science and Technology Organization (STO) Board member (STB) as well SAS panel’s 118 RTG technical group member.
Title presentation: Assessing the hazard of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT). A critical step to safe implementation of nanotechnologies.
Speaker of PILLAR 6 – Instruments for nanomaterials application. PARALLEL 6.2 Nano from fab to market