Oleg LUPAN – professor and scientist in solid-state physics, microelectronics and nanotechnologies, titular representative of the Department of Microelectronics and Biomedical Engineering within the Faculty of Computers, Informatics and Microelectronics of UTM, has exceeded the number of 10,000 citations of scientific publications, according to Google Scholar Citations platform (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ZbyMYRIAAAAJ&hl=en). An unmistakable record! He is the first scientist from the Republic of Moldova to achieve such performance, his name being on the list of the most cited researchers in the world, made by Web of Science (WoS).

This achievement places prof., Dr. Oleg LUPAN in the World TOP 1% Highly Cited selected on the basis of exceptional accomplishments and performances in the field of science, thus propelling the Republic of Moldova, for the first time, at the forefront of this international competition. For the outstanding international scientific achievements and for the appreciation received at the Technical University of Moldova, the most mentioned scientist of UTM and RM was elected Member of Honor of the Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (http://www.astr.ro/prof-dr-hab-oleg-lupan/).

“We have a professional team at the Technical University of Moldova, which devotes itself entirely to scientific research activities, disseminates its knowledge among students from all three university cycles and collaborates fruitfully with the most prestigious universities and scientific centers worldwide – Germany, France, USA, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Portugal, England, The Netherlands, India etc.”, declared the scientist Oleg LUPAN, co-author of over 180 ISI quoted publications (SCOPUS, index H = 52, citations> 8300) from the total of about 360, including a patent registered in the US on nanosensors and 10 patents – in the Republic of Moldova.

“Our group works on the subject of solid body science, nanoelectronics, nanotechnologies, chemistry and biomedical engineering and focuses on new nanodevices, including portable, highly influential and necessary programmables. The recognition received highlights the global impact that our small group and the Department of MIB of FCIM altogether has in the field of research. Obviously, these results come with numerous projects and real international funding for FCIM, UTM, which allows the building of new, modern laboratories and contributes to the founding and development of the Center for Nanotechnologies and Nanosensors, unique regionally and globally”.

Dr. Oleg LUPAN is representative of the Department of Microelectronics and Biomedical Engineering, at the Faculty of Computers, Informatics and Microelectronics since 2012, working within UTM for 27 years, going through consecutive positions: as an engineer-electronist, lecturer, and university professor. He also worked as a scientific researcher at the largest Center for Scientific Research in France, CNRS, being a professor, scholar and expert invited to prestigious universities in the USA, Germany, France, opportunities achieved through participation in international competitions. His research focuses on the development and integration of nanomaterials in nanosensors and devices with measures below 100 nm.

The world-renowned scientist is also a graduate of the Technical University of Moldova, his growth being supported by highly qualified lecturers and mentors: prof., Dr. Victor Șontea (FCIM, UTM) – supervisor of his Bachelor’s thesis; prof., Dr. Teodor Șișianu (FCIM-UTM and IFA-AȘM) – PhD supervisor; acad. Ion Tighineanu (IIEN, AȘM) – PhD thesis advisor; but also professors from CNRS, Paris, France; UCF, USA. In his research activity he received substantial support from the NATO Science for Peace and Security program, of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which awarded him a research grant at the University of Kiel, Germany, and the Institute for Research of the Solid Body, Germany, but also from institutional projects, subsidized by the Moldovan Government at UTM.

According to GoogleScholars (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ZbyMYRIAAAAJ&hl=en), the top co-authors of prof. Oleg Lupan are: prof. Lee Chow from USA, prof. Thierry Pauporté from France, prof. Rainer Adelung from Germany, acad. Ion Tighineanu from ASM, Dr. Vasile Postica, prof. Bruno Viana from France, Dr. Vasilii Crețu, prof. Yogendra Kumar Mishra from Denmark, prof. Victor Șontea, Dr. Nicolai Ababii, lect. Serghei Railean, prof. Beatriz Cuenya from Germany, et al.

Among the recent disciples of prof. Lupan are Dr. Vasile Postica (> 90 publications), dr. Vasilii Crețu (> 50 publications), Dr. Nicolai Ababii (> 45 publications), Dr. Nicolae Magariu (> 10 publications), Dr. Alexandr Sereacov, MSc. Ștefan Maimescu, MSc. Tudor Zadorojneac, dipl. eng. Adrian Bîrnaz, et al.

In recent years, his team of researchers in the field of nanotechnologies for nanosensor devices has benefited from significant financial support, winning a series of research and logistics projects, granted by UTM, the Government of the Republic of Moldova, STCU and international foundations. Recently, the team won a project that allows the purchase of modern equipment, worth more than 1 million lei, for the Center of Nanotechnologies and Nanosensors at FCIM, UTM, and offers generous scholarships to FCIM students, who, through scientific research conducted under the aegis of prof. Oleg Lupan, contribute to the development of solid state physics, microelectronics and nanotechnologies.

Congratulations, Professor!

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