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Towards a research pole in photonics in Western Romania
Author(s): Virgil-Florin Duma; Meda L. Negrutiu; Cosmin Sinescu; Mihai Rominu; Eftimie Miutescu; Amelia Burlea; Miomir Vlascici; Nicolae Gheorghiu; Octavian Cira; Gheorghe Hutiu; Corina Mnerie; Dorin Demian; Corina Marcauteanu; Florin Topala; Jannick P. Rolland; Ioana Voiculescu; Adrian Gh. Podoleanu

Paper Abstract

We present our efforts in establishing a Research Pole in Photonics in the future Arad-Timisoara metropolitan area projected to unite two major cities of Western Romania. Research objectives and related training activities of various institutions and groups that are involved are presented in their evolution during the last decade. The multi-disciplinary consortium consists principally of two universities, UAVA (Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad) and UMF (Victor Babes Medicine and Pharmacy University of Timisoara), but also of the Arad County Emergency University Hospital and several innovative SMEs, such as Bioclinica S.A. (the largest array of medical analysis labs in the region) and Inteliform S.R.L. (a competitive SME focused on mechatronics and mechanical engineering). A brief survey of the individual and joint projects of these institutions is presented, together with their teaching activities at graduate and undergraduate level. The research Pole collaborates in R&D, training and education in biomedical imaging with universities in USA and Europe. Collaborative activities, mainly on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) projects are presented in a multidisciplinary approach that includes optomechatronics, precision mechanics and optics, dentistry, medicine, and biology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2014
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9289, 12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference, 928916 (17 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2070787
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Virgil-Florin Duma, Aurel Vlaicu Univ. of Arad (Romania)
Meda L. Negrutiu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Cosmin Sinescu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Mihai Rominu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Eftimie Miutescu, Arad County Emergency Univ. Hospital (Romania)
Amelia Burlea, Arad County Emergency Univ. Hospital (Romania)
Miomir Vlascici, S.C. Inteliform S.R.L. (Romania)
Nicolae Gheorghiu, S.C. Bioclinica S.A. (Romania)
Octavian Cira, Aurel Vlaicu Univ. of Arad (Romania)
Gheorghe Hutiu, Aurel Vlaicu Univ. of Arad (Romania)
Corina Mnerie, Aurel Vlaicu Univ. of Arad (Romania)
Dorin Demian, Aurel Vlaicu Univ. of Arad (Romania)
Corina Marcauteanu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Florin Topala, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Jannick P. Rolland, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Ioana Voiculescu, City Univ. of New York (United States)
Adrian Gh. Podoleanu, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9289:
12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference
Manuel F. P. C. Martins Costa; Mourad Zghal, Editor(s)

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