Mihaela Baibarac, Ph. D
Scientific
Researcher 1-st degree


phone: +40-21369 0170 /112  
Fax    : +40-21369 0177

e-mail: barac@infim.ro
http://www.infim.ro/~baibarac/



EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Physics-Optics, Spectroscopy and Laser (with Summa cum Laude), University of  Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, 2002,

M. Sc., Chemistry - Thermodynamics and   Applied Electrochemistry, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Industrial Chemistry, 1996

Eng., Chemistry - Polymer  Science,  University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Industrial Chemistry,1995

 

Professional positions:

Senior research scientist Ist degree, Lab. Optical Process in Nanostructured Materials (LOPNM), National Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP), 2010-at present

Senior research scientist Ist degree, Lab. Optics and Spectroscopy (LOS), National Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP), 2008 -2009

Senior research  scientist IInd degree, LOS, NIMP, 2006

Senior research scientist IIIrd degree, LOS, NIMP, 1999

Researcher, LOS, NIMP, 1997

Assistant researcher, LOS, NIMP, 1995

 

VIsiting position:

Institut des Materiaux Jean Rouxell , Nantes, France  in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008-2011

 

Professional experiences:
Post-doctoral
research stage at Institut des Materiaux "Jean Rouxell", Nantes, France. Topic of research:  "Synthesis and characterization by optical spectroscopic methods of the polymer/carbon nanotube composites under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Olivier Chauvet  and  Prof. Dr. Serge Lefrant, 17.02.2003 - 17.02.2004

Post-doctoral research stage at Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona, Spain. Topic of research: The applications of the conducting polymers/carbon nanotubes composites in the supercapacitors and lithium rechargeable batteries field under the supervision of Prof. Pedro Gomez-Romero, 1.01.2005-30.06.2006

 

OTHER PROFEssional activities:


Head of LOPNM, NIMP 2010-at present

Head of LOS, NIMP, 2005-2009

Person in charge from NIMP part of the  Convention of scientific cooperation  between NIMP and Materials Science Institute, Barcelona, Spain (Prof. P. Gomez Romero)

Person in charge from NIMP part for scientific cooperation in the frame of SCOPES project between NIMP and Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland (Prof. A. Magrez) and Institute for Problems of Materials Science of NAS of Ukraine (Prof. S. Zaginaichenko).

 

 

FUNDING:

1. Reintegration NATO grant (RIG Ref. No. 981483) entitled Nanostructured materials for applications in sensors and optoelectronics technology, 2005-2008


2. Complex research project entitled Photoconductivity and photoluminescence processes in composites of the type poly para-phenylene vinylene / carbon nanotubes  and poly para-phenylene vinylene/oxide nanoparticles, 2005-2007


3. Complex research project entitled Nanostructured composites of the type poly(N-vinyl carbazole)/carbon nanotubes for applications in optoelectronics and rechargeable lithium batteries: synthesis, optical, electrical and electrochemical characterization and demonstrative applications, 2005-2008


4. Complex research project entitled Organic/inorganic hybrid nanocomposites based on carbon nanotubes and inorganic semiconducting nanoparticles for applications in the sensors, storage energy and optoelectronics fields, 2006-2008


5. IDEI project entitled Optical and electrochemical properties of the carbon nanotubes/ polyoxometalates/ conducting polymers nanocomposites, 2007-2010


6. Complex research project entitled Hybrid materials based on carbon nanotubes, heteropolyacids and conducting polymers for applications in energy storage field, 2008-2011


7. Institutional Partnerships project (SCOPES) entitled "Implementation in East Europe of new methods of synthesis and functionalization of carbon nanotubes for applications in the energy storage and sensors field", 2012-2014



AWARDS:

Prize for Physics, C. Miculescu, of the Romanian Academy for the group of papers Raman studies on conducting polymers thin films, 2000

 

Research Interests

Optical and electrochemical properties of nanocomposites based on conducting or isolator polymers and carbon nanoparticles (fullerene, carbon nanotubes, graphene). Chemical and electrochemical synthesis of semiconducting nanoparticles (ZnO, ZnS, CdS, PbI2)


Publications 2005-2011:

1. Surface-Enhanced Raman studies on C60 fullerene self-assemblies; M.Baibarac, L.Mihut, N.Preda, I.Baltog, J.Y.Mevellec, S.Lefrant; Carbon; 43; 1-9; 2005


2. Electrochemical and vibration properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes in hydrochloric acid solutions; S.Lefrant, M.Baibarac, I.Baltog, T.Velula, J.Y.Mevellec, O.Chauvet; Diamond and Related Materials;  14 (3-7); 873-880; 2005


3. Functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes with conducting polymers evidenced by Raman and FTIR spectroscopy; S.Lefrant, M.Baibarac, I.Baltog, J.Y.Mevellec, C.Godon, O.Chauvet; Diamond and Related Materials;  14 (3-7); 867-872; 2005


4. Mechanico-chemical interaction of single-walled carbon nanotubes with different host matrices evidencd by SERS spectroscopy; M.Baibarac, I.Baltog, S.Lefrant, C.Godon, J.Y.Mevellec; Chemical Physics Letters; 406; 222-227; 2005


5. Surface enhanced Raman scattering studies on chemically transformed carbon nanotubes thin films; S.Lefrant, I.Baltog, M.Baibarac; Journal Raman Spectroscopy;  36; 676-698; 2005


6. Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering on single-walled carbon nanotubes and cooper phtalocyanine thin films excited through surface plasmons; I.Baltog, M.Baibarac, S.Lefrant; Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics; 7; 632-639; 2005


7. Surface enhanced Raman scattering and photoluminescence studies on single-walled carbon nanotubes subjected to non-hydrostatic compression; M.Baibarac, I.Baltog, L.Mihut, N.Preda, T.Velula, C. Godon, J.Y.Mevellec, J.Wery, S.Lefrant; Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials; 7; 2173-2181; 2005


8. Surface-enhanced Raman scattering, photo-luminescence and viscosity studies on C60 aggregates in N-methyl-2-pyrrolidinone; I.Baltog, L.Mihut, M.Baibarac, N.Preda, T.Velula, S.Lefrant; Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials; 7; 2165-2172; 2005


9. Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering on single-walled carbon  nanotube  thin films excited through surface plasmons; I. Baltog, M. Baibarac and S. Lefrant; Physical  Review B; 72; 245402; 2005


10. SERS, FT-IR and photoluminescence studies on single-walled carbon nanotubes/conducting polymers composites; S. Lefrant, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, C. Godon, J.Y. Mevellec, J. Wery,
 E. Faulques, L. Mihut, H. Aarab and O. Chauvet; Synth. Metals; 155; 666-669; 2005


11. Nanocomposite materials based on conducting polymers and carbon nanotubes. From fancy materials to applications; Mihaela Baibarac and Pedro Gomez-Romero; Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology;  6; 289-302; 2006


12. Electrosynthesis of the poly (N-vinyl carbazole)/ carbon nanotubes composite for applications inthe supercapacitors field; M.Baibarac, P. Gomez-Romero, M. Lira-Cantu, N. Casan-Pastor, N. Mestres, S. Lefrant; European Polymer Journal; 42; 2302; 2006


13. A distinctive signature in the Raman and photoluminescence spectra of intercalated PbI2; N. Preda, L. Mihut, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, S. Lefrant; J. Phys. Condens. Mater. 18; 8899-8912, 2006


14. Mechanico-chemical interaction of SWNTs with different host matrices evidenced by SERS spectroscopy; S. Lefrant, M. Baibarac, L. Mihut, I. Baltog; Phys. Stat. Sol. (B) 243 (13);3435-3439; 2006


15. Electrochemically functionalized carbon nanotubes and their application to rechargeable lithium batteries; M. Baibarac, M. Lira-Cantu, J. Oro Sole, N. Casan-Pastor and  P. Gomez-Romero;Small;  8-9, 1075,  2006


16. Poly (N-Vinyl Carbazole) and Carbon Nanotubes based Composites and their Application to Rechargeable Lithium Batteries; M. Baibarac, M. Lira-Cantu, J. Oro Sol, I. Baltog, N. Casan-Pastor,P. Gomez-Romero; Composite Science and Technology; 67; 2256; 2007


17. Mechanico-chemical interaction of single-walled carbon nanotubes with ZnO evidenced by photoluminescence and SERS spectroscopy; M. Baibarac; I. Baltog, S. Frunza, S. Lefrant, J. Y. Mevellec, C. Godon; Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials 9; 1422; 2007


18. Spectroscopic evidence for the bulk polymerization of N-vinyl carbazole in the presence of single-walled carbon nanotubes; M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, S. Lefrant, P. Gomez-Romero; Polymer; 48 (18); 5279;  2007


19. Raman and photoluminescence studies on low-dimensional PbI2 particles embedded in polymer  matrix; N. Preda, L. Mihut, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog; Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials 9; 1358; 2007


20. Electrochemical supercapacitors based on novel hybrid materials made of carbon nanotubes and polyoxometalates; Ana Karina Cuentas-Gallegos, Rosa Martinez-Rosales, Mihaela Baibarac, Pedro Gomez-Romero and Marina E. Rincon; Electrochemistry Communications 9 (8); 2088-2092; 2007


21. Raman and photoluminescence studies on intercalated lead iodide with pyridine and iodine, N. Preda, L. Mihut, M. Baibarac, M. Husanu, C. Bucur, I. Baltog, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials 10 (2), 319, 2008


22.Photoluminescence properties of composites based on zinc oxyde and single-walled carbon nanotubes, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, M. Husanu, T. Velula, C. Bucur, L. Mihut, N. Preda, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials 10 (2), 288, 2008


23. Single-beam pumped" Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering on carbon nanotubes thin films excited through surface plasmons; I. Baltog, M. Baibarac, S. Lefrant; Physica E - Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 40 (7), 2556, 2008


24.Vibrational and photoluminescence properties of composites based on zinc oxide and single-walled carbon nanotubes; M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, S. Lefrant, J. Y. Mevellec and M. Husanu;
Physica E-Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 40 (7), 2556, 2008


25. Resonant Raman scattering and absorption spectroscopy studies on individual carbon nanotubes in surfactant solutions, M. Husanu, M. Baibarac, N. Preda, I. Baltog, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials 10(7), 1722, 2008


26. Raman and FTIR studies on electro-reduction of the single-walled carbon nanotubes films in the presence of lithium salts; I. Baltog, M. Baibarac, S. Lefrant, J. Y. Mevellec; Diamond and Related Materials, 17 (7-10), 1558, 2008


27. Vibrational and photoluminescence properties of the polystyrene functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes; M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, S. Lefrant, J. Y. Mevellec, C. Bucur; Diamond and Related Materials, 17 (7-10), 1380, 2008


28. Optical cooling of single-walled carbon nanotubes as revealed by their anti-Stokes Raman spectra, I. Baltog, M. Baibarac, S. Lefrant, Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 20 (27), 275215, 2008


29. Non-covalent functionalization of carbon nanotubes: Experimental evidence for isolated and bundled tubes, M. Husanu, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, Physica E - Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 41(1), 66, 2008


30.Single-beam pumped coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering on carbon nanotubes, Serge Lefrant, Jean-Pierre Buisson, Jean-Yves Mevellec, Ioan Baltog and Mihaela Baibarac, Phys. Stat. Sol.(b) 245 (10), 2221, 2008


31. Surface enhanced Raman scattering studies on poly(3,4-ethylenedioxy-thiophene)/SWNTs composites and their applications to rechargeable lithium batteries, I. Baltog, M. Baibarac, S. Lefrant, P. Gomez-Romero, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, , 9 (10), 6204-6209, 2009


32. Electropolymerization of N-ethylcarbazole on single-walled carbon nanotubes-cyclic voltammetry, Raman and FTIR studies, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, L. Mihut, J. Y. Mevellec, S. Lefrant, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 9(10), 6195-6203, 2009


33. Quantum wells effects in bulk PbI2 crystals revealed by photoluminescence and Raman spectroscopy, I. Baltog, M. Baibarac, L.Mihut  and Lefrant, Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 21 (2), 025507, 2009


34. Raman evidences for the interface interactions in poly(bithiophene)/single-walled carbon nanotubes composites, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, S. Lefrant, Carbon,   47 (5), 1389-1398, 2009


35. Polyaniline/PbI2 composite as charge collector, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, S.  Lefrant, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 182, 827-835, 2009


36. Vibrational properties of composites based on polymer and carbon nanotubes, S. Lefrant, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 19 (32), 5690-5704, 2009


37. Synthesis of Narrow Diameter Distribution Carbon Nanotubes on ZnO Supported Catalysts, D. Lupu, A. R. Biris, F. Watanabe, Z. Li, E. Dervishi, V. Saini, Y. Xu, A. S. Biris, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, Chemical Physics Letters, 473 (4-6), 299-304, 2009


38. Carbon nanotubes from ethanol on Fe-Co/MgO catalysts and related interface phenomena, D. Lupu, A. R. Biriş, I. Baltog, M. Baibarac, V.Kuncser, G. Schinteie, M. Valeanu, S. Lefrant, A.S. Biris, I. Mişan, G. Filoti, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials 11 (3), 338, 2009


39. Films and crystalline powder of PbI2 intercalated with ammonia and pyridine, N. Preda, L. Mihut, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, R. Ramer, J. Pandele, C. Andronescu, V. Fruth, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 20(1), 465, 2009


40. Intercalation of Layered Metal Iodides with Pyridine Evidenced by Raman Spectroscopy, N. Preda, L. Mihut, M. Baibarac and I. Baltog, Acta Physica Polonica A, vol.116, No. 1, 81-83,2009


41. Optical advanced spectroscopic techniques for the studies of nano-structured materials such as carbon nanotubes, S. Lefrant, I. Baltog, M. Baibarac, Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics, vol.4 (2), 203-206, 2009


42. Optical advanced spectroscopic techniques for the studies of nano-structured materials such as carbon nanotubes, S. Lefrant, I. Baltog, M. Baibarac, Synthetic Metals, 159 (21-22), 2173-2176, 2009


43. Vibrational properties of the polyindole/single-walled carbon nanotubes composite electrochemical synthesized, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, M. Scocioreanu, S. Lefrant, J. Y. Mevellec, Synthetic Metals, 159 (23-24), 2550-2555, 2009


44. ZnO particles of wurtzite structure as component in ZnO/carbon nanotube composite, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, T. Velula, I. Pasuk, S.Lefrant, N. Gautier, Journal of Physics: Condenser Matter, 21 (44), 445801,  2009


45. Films and crystalline powder of BiI3 intercalated with ammonia, N. Preda, L. Mihut, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, J. Pandele, C. Andronescu, V. Fruth, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 30 (2), 475-479, 2010


46. Linear and Non-Linear Optical Properties of carbon nanotubes, S. Lefrant, JP Buisson, JY Mevellec, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, Molecular crystals and liquid crystals 522, 472-479, 2010


47. Hybrid organic-inorganic materials based on poly(o-phenylenediamine) and polyoxometallate functionalized carbon nanotubes, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, I. Smaranda, M. Scocioreanu, S. Lefrant, Journal of Molecular Structure 985 (2-3), 211-218, 2011


48. Polydiphenylamine/carbon nanotube composites for applications in rechargeable lithium batteries, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, S. Lefrant, P. Gomez-Romero, Materials Science and Engineering B-Advanced Functional Solid state Materials, 176, 110-120, 2011


49. Structural and thermoluminescence properties of undoped and Fe-doped-TiO2 nanopowders processed by sol-gel method, M. Cernea, M. Secu, C.E. Secu, M. Baibarac, B. S. Vasile, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 13 (1), 77-85, 2011


50. Electrochemical functionalization of SWNTs with poly(3,4-ethylenedioxy thiophene) evidenced by anti-Stokes/Stokes Raman spectroscopy, I. Baltog, M. Baibarac, S. Lefrant, J.Y. Mevellec, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 42 (3), 303-312, 2011


51. Abnormal anti-Stokes Raman emission  as a coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering-like process in disordered media, I. Baltog, M. Baibarac, I. Smaranda, S. Lefrant, Journal of Physics B- Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics 44 (9), 095401, 2011


52. Recent progress in synthesis, vibrational characterization and applications trend of conjugated polymers/carbon nanotubes composites, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, S. Lefrant, Current Organic Chemistry, 15 (8), 1160-1196, 2011


53. Non-linear and resonance effects in carbon nanotube structures, S. Lefrant, J.P. Buisson, J.Y. Mevellec, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, Optical Materials, 33, 1410-1414, 2011


54. Photoluminescence and Raman studies on thin dioxide powder and thin dioxide/single-walled carbon nanotubes composites, I.I. Gontia, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, Physica Status Solidi (B), 248 (6), 1494-1498, 2011


55. Photoluminescence of poly(N-vinylcarbazole)/carbon nanotubes composites, I.I. Gontia, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials 13, 579-582, 2011


55. Sensitive detection of endocrine disrupters using ionic liquid-single walled carbon nanotubes modified screen-printed based biosensors, A.M. Gurban, L. Rotariu, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, C. Bala, Talanta 85, 2007-2013, 2011


56. Abnormal anti-Stokes Raman emission as single beam coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering like process in LiNbO3 and CdS powder, M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, S. Lefrant, Journal of Applied Physics, 110, 053106, 2011


57. One-dimensional composites based on single walled carbon nanotubes and poly(o-phenylenediamine), M. Baibarac, I. Baltog, M. Scocioreanu, B. Ballesteros, J.Y. Mevellec, S. Lefrant, Synthetic Metals, in press 2011