Dr. Mihai Ganciu-Petcu has been named Knight in the Order of the Academic Palms
On Monday, October 29 2012, Dr. Mihai Ganciu-Petcu has been named Knight in the Order of the Academic Palms by Stanislas Pierret, the Director of the French Institute in Romania ( http://www.bulletins-electroniques.com/actualites/71772.htm).
Dr. Mihai Ganciu-Petcu, Senior Research Scientist I at the National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, in Magurele, Bucharest, Romania, is the leader of the Pulsed Transient Plasma Group. In 2000, as a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris-Sud, he discovered a process for the production of atomic nitrogen at atmospheric pressure using a new principle for the generation of non-equilibrium plasmas. This result, which has given him the Research Valorization Award of the General Council of Essone in 2004, an US Patent issued in 2007 and an EU Patent issued in 2010, is at the basis of the unique technological start-up founded in France as a result of a French-Romanian scientific cooperation ( http://www.bulletins-electroniques.com/actualites/70562.htm )