Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterization Techniques in Wood Mechanics

Curriculum Vitae

Education/Professional Career


Ph.D. at Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi


Teaching Assistant at Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi


Assistant Professor at Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi

since 2009:

Associate Professor at Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi



Award Diploma of Excellence and Silver Medal - INVENTICA 2008


Award Bronze Medal - Euro Invent 2010


Award for best paper published in 2007 in Materiale Plastice Journal

Research Projects (relevant to Action)

New applications of artificial intelligence tools in modeling and estimation of physico-chemical properties, beneficial UEFISCSU - ROMANIA, PNII ID_600/ Project no. 64/1.10.2007 - Project Director

There have been noticed, these last years, significant efforts at international level to reduce the number of experimental determinations, which has also become a more frequent requirement in the study of physical, chemical and biological processes.
This trend is particularly supported by the economic advantages that may result from it, like, for instance, less time-consuming and less expensive experimental research. The use of artificial intelligence tools in modeling and determining certain physical-chemical characteristics helps the achievement of this desideratum.

Selected Publications (relevant to Action)

„Evaluation of morphological and chemical aspects of different wood species by spectroscopy and thermal methods”, Maria-Cristina Popescu, Carmen-Mihaela Popescu, Gabriela Lisa, Yusaku Sakata, Journal of Molecular Structure, in press 10.1016/j.molstruc.2010.12.004, 2011.

“Thermal behavior of biodegraded lime wood”, C. M. Popescu, A.Monoliu, Gabriela Lisa, P. Gradinariu, C. Vasile, Carbohydrate Research, 345, 1149–1155, 2010.

“Thermogravimetric analysis of fungus-degraded lime wood”, C. M. Popescu, Gabriela Lisa, A.Monoliu, , P. Gradinariu, C. Vasile, Carbohydrate Polymers, 80, 78-83,  2010.

„Preparation, characterization and applicability of cellulose acetate–polyurethane blend membrane in separation techniques”, D. Zavastin, I. Cretescu, M. Bezdadea, M. Bourceanu, M. Dragan, Gabriela Lisa, I. Mangalagiu, V. Vasic, J. Savic, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Volume 370, Issues 1-3, 2010, 120-128.

„Contribution to the modification and characterization of different types of lignin", Adina-Mirela Capraru, Valentin I. Popa, Teodor Malutan and Gabriela Lisa, Cellulose Chem. Technol., 43(9-10), 2009, 409-418.

„Study on metal complexes of chelating resins bearing iminodiacetate groups”, E. S. Dragan, M. V. Dinu, Gabriela Lisa, A. W. Trochimczuk, European Polymer Journal 45, 2119–2130, 2009.

„On the thermal stability of flax fabrics grafted with monochlorotriazinyl-β-cyclodextrin and treated with cinnamic”, A-M Grigoriu, C. Luca, Gabriela Lisa, A. Grigoriu, Cellulose Chem. Technol., 43 (4-6), 153-161, 2009.

„Azopolysiloxanes modified with nucleobases: 1. Thermal Characterization of some nanostructurable materials with potential application in biology”, Gabriela Lisa, R. Enea, N. Hurduc, Natalia Hurduc, High Performance Polymers, 21, 340-352, 2009.

„Thermogravimetric characterization of chitosan/alginate microparticles loaded with different drugs”, M. I. Popa, Gabriela Lisa, N. Aelenei, Polymer Bulletin, 61, 481–490, 2008.

„Modeling the thermal stability of the polydimethylsiloxanes/silica green composites using neural networks”, A. Nistor, S. Curteanu, Gabriela Lisa, M. Cazacu, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, vol.9, issue 8, 2010, 1053-1061.