Experimental and Computational Micro-Characterization Techniques in Wood Mechanics

Curriculum Vitae

Education/Professional Career


Assistant Professor, “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iaşi, Faculty of Physics, Optical- Spectroscopy Department


Research Assistant at “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry


Ph.D. at Romanian Academy, “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry

since 2010:

Researcher at “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry


Research Projects (relevant to Action)

Study of the ageing behaviors of some new wood materials obtained by eco-friendly methods, Beneficial CNCSIS-UEFISCSU, PN II-RU PD 460/2010-2012, Project Director

Selected Publications (relevant to Action)

M.-C. Popescu, M. Zănoagă, Y. Mamunya, V. Myshak, C. Vasile, „Two dimensional infrared correlation spectroscopy studies of wood-plastic composites with a copolyamide as matrix”, J. Optoel. Adv. Mat., 4, 923 – 930, (2007)

C.–M. Popescu, M.–C. Popescu, Gh. Singurel, C. Vasile, D.S. Argyropoulos, S. Willför, Spectral Characterization of Eucalyptus Wood, Appl. Spectr. 61, 11, 1168–1177 (2007)

M. I. Totolin, C. Vasile, M. C. Tibirna, M. C. Popescu, Grafting of Spanish Broom (Spartium Junceum) Fibers with Fatty Acids Under Cold Plasma Conditions, Cellulose Chem. Technol., 42 (7-8), 317-333 (2008)

C. Vasile, M. C. Popescu, Thermal Behaviour/Treatment of Some Vegetable Residues. II. Spanish Broom (Spartium Junceum) Fibers, Cell. Chem. Technol., 42 (7-8), 335-344 (2008)

C.–M. Popescu, G. Singurel, M.–C. Popescu, C. Vasile, D. S. Argyropoulos, S. Willför, Vibrational spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction methods to establish the differences between hardwood and softwood, Carbohyd. Polym. 77, 851–857 (2009)

C.–M. Popescu, M.–C. Popescu, C. Vasile, Structural changes in biodegraded lime wood, Carbohydr. Polym. 79 (2), 362-372 (2010)

C.–M. Popescu, M.–C. Popescu, C. Vasile, Characterization of Fungal Degraded Lime Wood by FT-IR and 2D IR Correlation Spectroscopy, Microchem. J. 95 (2), 377-387 (2010)

C. Vasile, C.-M. Popescu, M.-C. Popescu, M. Brebu, S. Willför, „Thermal behaviour/treatment of some vegetable residues. IV. Thermal decomposition of the eucalyptus wood”, Cellulose Chem. Technol., 45 (1-2),29-42 (2011)

M.-C. Popescu, M. Totolin, C. M. Tibirna, A. Sdrobis, T. Stevanovic, C. Vasile, „Grafting of softwood kraft pulps fibers with fatty acids under cold plasma conditions”, Int J. Biol Macromol. 2010 accepted

M.-C. Popescu, C.-M. Popescu, G. Lisa, Y. Sakata, Evaluation of morphological and chemical aspects of different wood species by spectroscopy and thermal methods, in press, corrected proof J. Molec. Struct. (2011)