The Team

    ICPI - The Leather and Footwear Institute

ICPI has an outstanding experience and comprises Research and Development laboratories in the fields of leather processing, footwear, and rubber goods, and is coordinated by the Ministry of Education, Research and Youth of Romania, as it is a National Institute. We keep constant contact with the industry (public and private companies).

The research activity for the Leather-Footwear-Rubber goods sectors is destined to a complex field, determined not only by the large number of basic technologies applied, that differ totally from one section to another, but also by the great diversity of raw materials used and semi-products and finished products made. The technological research and development thematic is remarkably complex, comprising the following fields: leather - fur, footwear, rubber consumer goods and technologic accessories, individual protection equipment, quality analyses and specific tests, biotechnologies and environmental protection, computer-assisted design, as well as other related activities: scientific assistance, technical assistance, dissemination of information, databases etc.

Members

Dr. Elena Badea (project manager) -> brief biography
Dr. Lucretia Miu        -> brief biography
Claudiu Sendrea     -> brief biography
Ana Maria Mocioiu -> brief biography

    National Institute for R&D in Electrical Engineering ICPE-CA

INCDIE ICPE-CA promotes and carries out applied research in the national and international framework in the field of electrical engineering in the benefit of private and public companies. Developing the technological innovation for customers, ICPE-CA increases their competitiveness both in Romania and in Europe. The research activity promotes the economic development of the society and go on friendly with the environment to social health. For its employees, ICPE-CA give the chance to improve the professional competences, give the possibilities to access position of high level responsibility inside the institute, in industry and also in another research fields.

Members

Dr. Petru Budrugeac -> brief biography
Dr. Andrei Cucos       -> brief biography

    MNIR - National Museum of Romanian History

The National Museum of Romanian History (MNIR) was founded in 1970 and soon became the first and most important historical and archaeological museum in the country. The most well-known thesaurus in Romania, especially those made by precious metals, are conserved and exhibited in the museum, together with other very valuable archaeological and historical artifacts, representative for the Romanian history.
The museum is nowadays very open to the world as it results from the high number of temporary exhibitions (hosted and organized), scientific conferences and participation in research projects. Every year, archaeological research is developed in at least ten different sites, emphasis being on preventive archeology; the museum is or was involved in the most important national projects on preventive archaeology: Alburnus Major (Rosia Montana) and The Highway Program (Programul Autostrada). Department of MNIR, the Centre of Research and Scientific Investigation (former National Research Institute for Conservation and Restoration, INCCR) studies materials in museum objects by the use of modern physico-chemical techniques. Research is aimed to understand materials composition and techniques, to evaluate damage assessment and finally contribute to the objects preservation and conservation. Analysis may also enrich the existing knowledge on the objects history including dating, provenience and authentication. CCIS is and has been part in several national and international research projects on various subjects: evaluation of degradation level in collagen based materials, characterization and identification of natural dyes in museum textiles, analytical discrimination between Romanian and Baltic amber, elemental characterization of precious artifacts etc.

Members

Dr. Irina Petroviciu (responsible) brief biography
PhD student Cristina Carsote       -> brief biography

    UPB - University "Politehnica" of Bucharest

University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest is the largest and the oldest technical university in the country and among the most prestigious universities in Romania.

The tradition of our institution, developed in over 190 years through the effort of the most important nation's schoolmasters and of the generations of students, is not the only convincing reason. Today, the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest is undergoing a continuous modernization process, being involved in a permanent dialogue with great universities in Europe and all over the world.

The mission of the POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest has been thought over as a blend of education, research and innovation, which represents a key towards a knowledge-based society and economy. Creating knowledge mainly by scientific research, giving it out by education and professional training, disseminating it by information technologies, as well as the use of technological innovation are elements that define the university distinctive profile.

Members

Prof. Dr. Eng. Ovidiu Grigore (responsible) -> brief biography
PhD student Eng. Valentin Velican -> brief biography
PhD student End. Ionut Bornoiu       -> brief biography

    Mira Telecom

Mira Telecom is an integrator in terms of equipment and service maintenance for security, telecommunications and IT, known on the market as having high technical expertise. These capabilities, to provide quality services at a constant level, have generated the business philosophy of our company:

- Innovation / creativity in finding and providing complex and complete turnkey solutions
- Care for people
- Reputation

Members

Eng. Silviu Ciobanu (responsible) -> brief biography
Eng. Oana Miu -> brief biography