Superconductivity, Spintronics and Surface Science Center

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Assoc. Prof. dr. eng. Amalia Mesaros



Associate professor


PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

MSc in Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Diploma in Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


- PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2016-0143, Nr. 22/12.07.2017 “Dispozitive spintronice de generatie noua cu aplicatii in senzori si stocarea informatiei pe baza de jonctiuni magnetice tunel cu manipulare a magnetizarii cu eficienta energetica ridicata”

- EURATOM-RO - WP MAG-RO – Principal/ Quality control monitoring of DEMOMagnets (conductors, joints, strands) by fully 3D X-ray microtomography, contract nr. 1-EU-9/ 2014

- Proiect FP7, nr. 280432/ 18.05.2012 - EUROTAPES – “European development of Superconducting Tapes: integrating novel materials and architectures into cost effective processes for power applications and magnets”

- Contract POS CCE nr. 205/20.07.2010, cod SMIS-CSNR 12467 – “Cercetarea si dezvoltarea de dispozitive spintronice la scara mezoscopica”

- PN II - Program „IDEI” – Proiecte Complexe de Cercetare – nr. 4/2010 – “Effects of Doping and Dimensionality on the Magnetic, Structural, Morphological and Spin Dynamics in Ferromagnetic micro- and nanostructures”

- GRANT CNCSIS 33050/ 2004 - “Materiale luminescente activate cu ioni de pămanturi rare”MATNANTECH project no. 109 (204)/ 2002 – “Suport catalitic scheletat multifunctional”


Wet-chemical synthesis of nanocrystalline metal oxides with luminescent, magnetic, and photocatalytic properties;

Deposition of luminescent and magnetic metal oxide thin films by chemical (Chemical Solution Deposition) and physical (Pulsed Laser Deposition) methods;

Characterization and structure-property correlations for low-dimensional metal oxide structures;


Research Interest

Nanomaterials, Thin films, Luminescence, Photocatalysis, Functionalized nanoparticles


Post doctoral thesis: “Nanoparticulelor oxidice multifuncţionale cu proprietăţi modulate prin controlul formei şi dimensiunii ”

PhD thesis: “Oxide materials with special optical properties”

MsC thesis: “Luminescent materials based on terbium activated yttrium oxysulphide - synthesis, characterization”


Publication (selection)

Towards understanding the enhancement of antibacterial activity in manganese doped ZnO nanoparticles,
Amalia Mesaros, Bogdan S.Vasile, Dana Toloman, Oana Lelia Pop, Traian Marinca, Mihaela Unguresan, Ioana Perhaita, Miuta Filip, Florin Iordache
Applied Surface Science, Volume 471, 2019, 960-972,

Fe3O4-TiO2: Gd nanoparticles with enhanced photocatalytic activity and magnetic recyclability
Adriana Popa, Maria Stefan, Dana Toloman, Ovidiu Pana, Amalia Mesaros, Cristian Leostean, Sergiu Macavei, Olivian Marincas, Ramona Suciu, LucianBarbu-Tudoran
Powder Technology, 325, 2018, 441-451,

New insights regarding the selectivity and the uptake potential of nanoceria by human cells
Z. Diaconeasa, D. Rugină, C. Coman, C. Socaciu, L. F. Leopold, A. Vulpoi, F. Tăbăran, M. Suciu, O. L. Pop, A. Mesaroş, L. Mirea Popa, S. Simon, A. Pintea
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 532, 2017, 132-139,

V-doped ZnO particles: synthesis, structural, optical and photocatalytic properties
D. Toloman, A. Mesaros, A. Popa, T. D. Silipas, S. Neamtu, G. Katona
Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 27(6), 2016, 5691–5698

Interface charge transfer process in ZnO:Mn/ZnS nanocomposites
M. Stefan, D. Toloman, A. Popa, A. Mesaros, O. R. Vasile, C. Leostean, O. Pana
Journal of Nanoparticle Research,  2016, 18: 59

A valence states approach for luminescence enhancement by low dopant concentration in Eu-doped ZnO nanoparticles
A. Mesaros, D. Toloman, M. Nasui, R. B. Mos, T. Petrisor, B. S. Vasile, V. A. Surdu, I. Perhaita, A. Biris, O. Pana
Journal of Materials Science, 50 (18), 2015, 6075–6086

Insights into the europium-doped yttrium oxalate thermal decomposition mechanism
A. Mesaros, R.B. Mos, M. Nasui, T. PetrisorJr., D. Toloman, O.R. Vasile, F. Goga, L. Ciontea, T. Petrisor, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 116, 2015, 96-101,