ABOUT THE BOOK
This volume from the “Micro and Nanoengineering” series (edited by the
Publishing House of the Romanian Academy) includes a selection of
extended and up-dated papers presented at the Fifth Seminar of
Nanoengineering and Nanotechnologies organized in 2 March 2006 by the
Romanian Academy, Council for ERA (coordinator IMT-Bucharest).
ABOUT THE EDITORS
Maria Zaharescu corresponding member of the Romanian Academy,
is the head of Oxide MaterialsAcience Laboratory at the “Ilie
Murgulescu” Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Romanian Academy,
Emil Burzo corresponding member of the Romanian Academy, is
professor at “Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Lucia Dumitru PhD, is senior research in Microbiology, Head of
Microbiology Center, Director of the Institute of Bilogy, Romanian
Irina Kleps PhD, is senior research and head of the Center of
Nanotechnology from National Institute for Research and Development in
Microtechnologies (IMT-Bucharest), Romania.
Dan Dascalu member of the Romanian Academy, is professor of
Electronic Engineering at the”Politehnica” University, Bucharest,
Romania, and General Manager of the National Institute for Research
and Development in Microtechnologies (IMT-Bucharest), Romania.
This volume contains a selection of extended and up-dated papers
presented at the Fifth National Seminar of Nanoscience and
Nanotechnologies oranized in march 2006 by the Romanian Academy,
Council for Scientific Research in Universities (CNCSIS) and having
the support of the European Project ROMNET-ERA (coordinator IMT
Bucharest). This event was putting a special accent on applications in
the bio-medical field, illustrating the “convergence of micro-nano-biotechnologies”
The role of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology an emerging one in modern
scientific advancement. Recent advances in nanobiomaterials and
information technology are combining to enable the development of the
devices and systems with potential effects on individual and public
health and safety, as well as on the economic, business and commerce
zone. The integration of nanostructures into the micro- and
macroworlds is the key to the development and exploitation of the most
nanotechnology products. On the other hand the integration of the
biological components with micro and nanostructures gives a new
potential to exploit the conceptual interface between biology and
materials science. Presently, the tendency for scientists to look at
nano scale for its possible benefits raises many issues about how
small-scaled technological manipulations affect larger-scaled systems,
such as the environment and even the human body.
Due to the breakthrough of nanoscience and nanotechnology in all
science, the topics of the papers in this volume are various. The
papers present novel results in different inter- and multidisciplinary
fields, obtained in the frame of the Romanian Research Programs
MATNANTECH and CEEX. Some of the papers presents results obtained in
large consortiums, involving also partners from Porto University, Tor
Vergata University – Rome, Glasgow University or Royal Institute of
Technology – Stockholm.
Nanotechnologies is mentioned in several areas of the new FP7 and are
highlighted in the thematic areas 3- “Information and communication
technologies” and 4- “Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and
new Production Technologies”
The papers refers to fabrication, physical and chemical properties of
nanoscale materials, atomic and nanoscale characterization including
theory, modelling, simulation and experimental methods, application of
functional nanostructures and nanoprocesses.
A group of seven papers from bio/nanotechnology field contributes to
join the latest news related to topics such as controlled drugs
delivery, nanostructure formation of seed storage protein, artificial
chaperones, template nanomaterials in obtaining bioconjugated for
medical applications, etc .
This publication is addressed to all interested people from research
institutes, universities and companies and will be distributed to the
The Editors gratefully acknowledge the support of the Romanian Academy
and express their thanks to all contributors and people involved in
publication of this volume.