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Joint Institute of Nuclear Research Dubna, Russian Federation
Dr. Maria Balasoiu is leading scientist in the Condensed Matter Department, Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics at Joint Institute of Nuclear Research Dubna. Her institute to leave is Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering Bucharest-Magurele.
Area of expertise
Structural investigation by means of small-angle neutron and X-ray scattering (SANS and SAXS) of ferrofluids, magnetic elastomers, biogenic nanoparticles and composites; separation of magnetic scattering contribution from the nuclear one by means of SANS contrast variation method applied to magnetic colloidal suspensions (patent RO 128070).
More than 200 scientific papers and conference communications; Hirsh index 13 in Web of Knowledge and 15 in Google Scholar, respectively; more than 50 papers in ISI journals that have more than 450 ISI/Web of Science citations; more than 30 papers published in non-ISI journals.
Dr Maria Balasoiu have organized series of International Schools and Workshops on Complex and Magnetic Soft Matter Systems (CMSMS 12, CMSMS 14); JINR-Romanian School on Small Angle Neutron Scattering 2013; Workshops on Condensed Matter Research by means of Neutron Scattering Methods (CMRNS 2015); Student training Advanced Materials Investigation by Means of Neutron Scattering Methods (2016); 39th European Neutron Scattering Association Meeting (2012); SANS-YuMO International Conference 2011th and 2016th editions. She was the secretary of the Romanian Neutron Scattering Society during the 2007-2014 years.
Prizes and Awards
2003 Competition of scientific, methodological and applied research at Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, section “Condensed Matter Physics”, First prize for the series of works “The study of ferrofluids by small-angle neutron scattering method”;
2014 Competition of scientific, methodological and applied research at Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, section “Condensed Matter Physics”, Third prize for the series of works “Biogenic nanoparticles produced by Klebsiella Oxytoca for medical applications: structure and properties investigations”;
2016 JINR Honor Certificate for services to the Institute, many years of fruitful activity and in connection with the 60th Anniversary of the JINR formation.