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POLITEHNICA UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FACULTY Address: Splaiul Independenţei 313, Sector 6, 060042 Bucharest, Romania, JA Building, 1 st floor Phone - +4021 402.95.86 or +4021 402.96.24 Fax - +4021 318.10.17 E-mail : [email protected] ; www.sim.pub.ro

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    Address: Splaiul Independenei 313, Sector 6, 060042 Bucharest, Romania, JA Building, 1st floor

    Phone - +4021 402.95.86 or +4021 402.96.24 Fax - +4021 318.10.17

    E-mail : [email protected]; www.sim.pub.ro

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    C O N T E N T

    1. Brief History................ 3

    2. Organization and Administration................. 4

    3. Metallic Materials Science and Physical Metallurgy Department .................. 7

    4. Engineering and Management of Metallic Materials Production Department 10

    5. Metallic Materials Processing and Eco-Metallurgy Department... 14

    6. Research and Expertise Center for Special Materials (CEMS) . 18

    7. Research and Expertise Center for Eco-Metallurgy (CCEEM)................... 20

    8. Biomaterials Center (BIOMAT) . .. 24

    9. Curriculas Short Description ..... 27

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    The traditions of metallurgical education are linked to the development of

    ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy in Romania. Thus, soon after the coming out the first metal works in Banat, on January 23rd 1729 was founded at Oravita the first School of Mines and Metallurgy that was transferred after 60 years in Resita. In 1813 important fundamental notions of metallurgy were included in the engineering courses by Gheorghe Asachi at the Greek School of Iasi but the first independent course of Metallurgy was introduced only in 1842.

    In 1860 Alexandru Ioan Cuza signed a decree, for the foundation of the National School for Roads and Bridges. Starting with year 1881, this National School under the direction of Gheorghe Duca, obtained the right to grant engineer diplomas in Metallurgy.

    The metallurgical academic school was founded in 1921 when on the 10th of June a law was signed that changed the National School for Roads and Bridges into the Polytechnic School of Bucharest, comprising four faculties including a Metallurgy department. In 1948 the Polytechnic School of Bucharest became the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, the Metallurgy department being preserved.

    In 1952 the Faculty of Metallurgy as an independent unit was founded, representing one among 6 faculties existing in the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest (Mechanics, Electronics, Energetic, Electrotechnic, Industrial Chemistry, Metallurgy). At that time there were 2 specializations in the Faculty of Metallurgy, namely Ferrous Metallurgy and Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals.

    Later in 1970 the faculty was reorganized comprising 3 specializations namely: Extractive Metallurgy, Metal Casting and Metal Forming. In 1990 the name of the faculty was changed into the Materials Science and Engineering Faculty. In 1994 the Center of Research and Expertise for Special Materials was founded as an interdisciplinary research unit in the framework of the faculty.

    Starting with 1990, the teaching and research activity improved by including new knowledge in the field of high performance metallic and ceramic materials (e.g. composite materials, biomaterials, amorphous and nanocrystalline materials etc).

    Starting with 1997 the Materials Science and Engineering Faculty, as all faculties of the University Politehnica, has decided to implement the European Community Course Credit Transfer System (ECTS) with the aim of promoting inter-university co-operation as a mean of improving the quality of education, facilitating student mobility and recognize studies and diplomas.


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    Distinguished professors contributed to the development of the metallurgical academic school, for which a deep feeling of gratitude was and is still manifested by many generations of metallurgical engineers.

    We mention prof. Ion Barbareu who created and published the first treatise on Metallurgy in 1926 and who founded the first university laboratory in Romania, prof. Traian Negrescu who worked since 1925 till his premature death in 1960 for developing the Romanian school of metallurgy in the spirit of the French school (he earned the Ph.D. degree in France) and for increasing the prestige of the Faculty of Metallurgy, both as an active member of the Romanian Academy and as rector of the Polytechnic Institute. He has created and developed the Romanian School of Physical Metallurgy and Microscopy.

    The Materials Science and Engineering Faculty is directed by the Faculty

    Council comprising 24 members, 6 of them being students. In the current activity the Council is represented by the Faculty Council Bureau (FCB) lead by Dean. The FCB prepares for the Faculty Council the issues for debate and decision. FCB works either in a simple form (dean, vice-dean, scientific secretary and a student member) or in an enlarged form (including the Heads of departments and the representatives students), the type of form being decided by the elected body.

    Faculty Board

    Dean: Prof. Petrescu Mircea Ionu - [email protected] Vice-Dean: Prof. Cinca Ioan - [email protected] Vice-Dean: Assoc.Prof. Brnzei Nicolae - [email protected] Vice-Dean: Assoc.Prof. tefnoiu Radu - [email protected] Head of Doctoral School: Prof. Nicolae Constantin - [email protected]


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    Teaching Activity

    The teaching activity is organized in the following formative programs:

    Undergraduate program (according to the next diagram)

    A. Engineer degree (4 years) Materials Engineering comprising the following specializations:

    Materials Science; Engineering of Metallic Materials Production; Metallic Materials Processing.

    Economic Engineering comprising one specialization: Economic Engineering in Materials Industry.

    Applied Engineering Science comprising one specialization: Medical Engineering.

    Environment Engineering comprising one specialization: Engineering and Protection of Industry Environment.

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    Post-graduate level program

    B. Master degree (2 year) in: Synthesis and processing special metallic materials Advanced techniques for metallic materials processing Advanced metallic materials science and expertise Metallic nanomaterials production, processing and characterization Science and management for materials testing Environment protection in metallic materials industry Engineering and management for metallic materials production Metallic biomaterials

    C. Doctor degree (Ph.D.) for Engineering Sciences, in the field of Materials Engineering.

    Structure of the Faculty

    The teaching and research programs of the Materials Science and Engineering Faculty are administrated within:

    3 specialization departments: Metallic Materials Science and Physical Metallurgy; Engineering and Management for Metallic Materials Production Metallic Materials Processing and Eco - Metallurgy;

    3 researches center: Research and Expertise Center for Special Materials; Research and Expertise Center for Eco Metallurgy; Biomaterials Center.

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    Head of Department - Prof. Marin BANE

    Address Splaiul Independenei 313, Sector 6, 060042 Bucharest, Romania,

    office JK 113 Phone +4021 402.97.48 Fax +4021 318.10.17 E-mail [email protected]

    Teaching activity The Metallic Materials Science and Physical Metallurgy Department provides the following specializations:

    Materials Science and Medical Engineering Advanced metallic materials science and expertise (M.Sc. degree) Physical Metallurgy, Powder Metallurgy (Ph.D. program) Advanced materials design (Academic studies degree) Investigation of the fine structure of materials and thermo-mechanical

    processing of materials (Post-graduates courses) partial coordination Materials Science, Heat treatments and thermo-chemical treatments

    (Improving the level of pre-university teachers)


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    Research activity

    The scientific research activity of the department covers a range of topics as follows:

    Materials (structures, properties): Biocompatible materials; Heavy duty wear resistant materials; High-strength titanium and aluminum alloys; Amorphous and Nano crystalline alloys; High-strength steels; Special performance gray cast irons; Special steels for transportation applications; Super plastic metallic materials; Materials for electronic and electro technical applications; Composite materials; Nickel and Nickel-based alloys.

    Materials processing: Modeling and optimization of heat treatments and thermo-chemical treatments; Protecting steel products against corrosion; Reduction of the pollution level in heat treatments and thermo - chemical treatments workshops; Technologies for obtaining the biocompatible materials; Surface processing applied to metallic materials; Obtaining the materials with directional structures and properties; Technologies for multi-layer coatings; Non-conventional technologies of rapid-quenching from the melt.

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    Investigation methods of metallic materials: Principles and obtaining methods of standard-specimens for spectral-chemical analyses; Residual stresses control and measure