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1.1. Name (maiden name): BERCEA (ZAMFIROIU) Maria

1.2. Nationality: Romanian

1.3. Birthplace: Butnărești, Jud. Neamț

1.4. Professional address: “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, 41-A, Grigore Ghica Voda Alley, 700487 Iași, Romania


1980 – High School Diploma (Baccalaureate in the Chemistry Field), Piatra Neamt

1985 – Graduated Faculty of Chemical Engineering of Polytechnic Institute of Iași, Polymers Specialization

1994 – Ph.D. Thesis: Thermodynamic Aspects of Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polymers in Solution, Supervisor: Acad. Prof. Dr. Ing. Bogdan C. Simionescu, Department of Macromolecules, “Gh. Asachi” Technical University, Iași


3.1. Industrial experience

1985-1988 – Engineering, Pulp and Paper Factory Suceava (Romania) (Combinatul de Celuloza si Hirtie Suceava)

3.2. Academic experience

1988 to present – Researcher, “PETRU PONI” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iași

3.3. Main area of research: Polymer Materials with Smart Properties; Thermodynamic Aspects of Polymer Solutions; Rheology of Polymer Solutions, Suspensions and Gels; Rheology and Tribology of Mineral Oils Additived with Polymers; Polymer Blends


– Author or co-author in more than 100 papers in scientific journals, including some in:

Macromolecules, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Industrial & Engineering Chemical Research, Soft Matter, Colloid and Surfaces A, B, European Polymer Journal,  Polymer Bulletin, Revue Roumaine de Chimie, Journal of Macromolecular Science, Tribology Transactions,  Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Lubrication Science, etc. A selective list is presented in the List of Publications section.

– Author or co-author in more than 30 papers published in proceedings of scientific meetings

– Participations at Romanian and international scientific meetings: more than 100

French-Romanian Meetings on Polymers (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2011); 11th , 13th, and 15th International Colloquium Tribology, Technische Akademie Esslingen, Germany (1998, 2002, 2004); Europhysiscs Conference, Sophia-Antipolis, France (1999); Rheology of Polymer Systems, Prague, Czech Republic (1999); Polymerwerkstoffe, Halle/Saale, Germany (2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012); Österreichische Polymertage, Leoben, Austria (2001); International Soft Matter Conference, Aachen, Germany (2007), Roma, Italy (2013); AERC Napoli, Italy (2007); AERC Cardiff, UK (2009); E.C.T.P. Pau, France (2008); CFM Bran, Romania (2009)


1995 – Nicolae Teclu Prize accorded by Romanian Academy of Science

2009 – Emilian Bratu Medal accorded by Romanian Chemical Society

6. FOUNDER MEMBER of the Romanian Society of Rheology (2009) and Member in the First Council (Honorary Secretary);  Member of Romanian Chemical Society

7. FOREIGN LANGUAGES: French, English

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