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Ioana Cozmuta

  Telephone:        (650)-604-0993
  Fax:                   (650) 604-4666
 Office address:    Space Portal, NASA Ames Research Center
                              Mail Stop 555-3  
                              Moffett Field, CA 94035 
  Email:                 Ioana.Cozmuta_at_nasa.gov
  Resume:             Resume.pdf


* Technical Chair of the First Gordon Research Conference on Atmospheric Reentry Physics, February, 2013
* 2012 Ablation Workshop

* 2011 Ablation Workshop: AblationWorkshopMaterials.zip
* Stardust Aerothermal Analysis

* Thermal Protection System Sizing (CEV, LE-X)

* Gas-surface interactions in hypersonic flows (password protected, request login information via e-mail). RTO-043 group.

* Reactive Force Field (ReaxFF) simulations

* Teflon ablation

* Rational design of a solid state nanopore for ultra-rapid sequencing of nucleic acids

* Hybrid Molecular Dynamics -Poisson Nernst Planck simulations of ionic channels conduction

* Solubility and diffusion properties of small molecules in polymeric membranes

* Exfoliation of clay materials for clay-polymer nanocomposites

* Mechanisms of nucleation and nucleation-inhibition in alkane mixtures


* Ph.D., (Physics) 1999 - Institute of Nuclear Physics,   University of Groningen,  Groningen,  the Netherlands. 
    Thesis: "Radon generation and transport: a journey through matter".
* M.Sc., (BioPhysics and Medical Physics) 1996 - Department of PhysicsBabes Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 
     Thesis: "Radon retrospective measurements". 

* B.Sc., (Physics) 1996 - Department of PhysicsBabes Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 
     Thesis: "Nuclear Radiation in Medical Physics". 

Postdoctoral Training:

* Stanford Genome Technology Center, Stanford University: May 2002-March 2003.

* Material and Process Simulation Center, California Institute of Technology: February 2000-May 2002.

Research Positions:

* Senior Research Scientist, ELORET Corporation, Space Technology Division, NASA Ames Research Center: June 2006-present.

* Research Scientist, ELORET Corporation, Center for Nanotechnology and Genome Research Facility,   NASA Ames Research Center: March 2003-May 2006.

* Physicist, Environmental Protection Agency, Baia Mare, Romania: December 1995-January 1997.


  • Publications

  • Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Computation and Theoretical Nanoscience

  • Interviuri recente (in romanian): Unica Transilvania Express

  • MD stuff

  • Some people I know

  • "All is worthwhile if the soul is not small" (F. Pessoa)

    If you feel like doing something good:

  • Ames Child Care Center (check the Fundraising section)

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