Senior Researcher II PhD. eng. Brînză Loredana

Department of Exact Sciences and Natural Sciences, CERNESIM Center

Areas of interest:

Scientific profile:



  • Synchrotron techniques used in biogeochemistry: Metal speciation within solid phase (bio and geo matrixes): synchrotron XAS; Mineral crystallization/transformation kinetic and thermodynamics: synchrotron ED-XRD; Complementary synchrotron characterization techniques: i.e., µ- XANES mapping and µ-XRD mapping;
  • Nanoparticle synthesis and characterization for specific applications. Amorphous nanoparticles stabilization, size and shape control for specific functions;
  • Biomass as byproducts for environmental friendly biotechnologies for soil and wastewater treatments; chemical and process engineering;
  • Solid – fluid interactions: Kinetics, thermodynamics and mechanisms (uptake mechanisms: adsorption, ion exchange, accumulation; precipitation, nucleation, crystallization and growth and dissolution mechanisms);
  • Geochemical and molecular modeling;