CAMP - Cristina Stefanescu

CAMP Team

Cristina StefanescuCristina Stefanescu

Visiting Research Associate
ELC Building, Room 124
cstefanescu@mtech.edu
406-496-4145

Education
Ph.D., Macromolecular Chemistry – Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Louisiana
M.S., Ecologic Catalysis – Technical University of Iasi, Iasi, Romania
B.S., Chemical Engineering – Technical University of Iasi, Iasi, Romania

About Tina

Tina acquired experience with scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), X-ray diffractometry (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, gel permeation chromatography, X-ray scattering (SAXS), rheology, and optical microscopy at Louisiana State University where she also instructed laboratory classes in general chemistry and advanced organic chemistry.  At CAMP, Tina runs the SEM and XRD, and is in charge of sample preparation for both. She performs acid solubility studies, and conducts brightness, water content, and thermal analyses.  She trains students on the SEM, XRD and serves as an advisor to graduate research students in Montana Tech’s Mechanical Engineering Department. Tina’s extreme care regarding sample preparation, her efficiency in the execution of her work, and her technical editing skills are huge assets to CAMP. 

Selected Publications

Stefanescu, C.; Daly, W. H.; Negulescu, I. I. Biocomposite films prepared from ionic liquid solutions of chitosan and cellulose. Carbohydrate Polymers 2012, 87(1), 435-443.

Stefanescu, E. A.; Stefanescu, C.; Donose, B. C.; Garno, J. C.; Daly, W. H.; Schmidt, G.; Negulescu, I.I. Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites: Influence of Ionic Strength on the Structure and Adhesion Characteristics in Multilayered Films. Macromol. Mater. Eng. 2008, 293(9), 771-780.

Selected Presentations

Stefanescu, C.; Daly, W. H.; Negulescu, I. I. Catalyzed Functionalization of Chitosan in Ionic Liquids. POLY Preprints, 51(1), 391-392, 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2010.

Daly, W. H.; Stefanescu, C.; Negulescu, I. I. Promoting Nucleophilic Reactivity of Chitosan in Ionic Liquids. 11th Pacific Polymer Conference, Cairns, Australia, 2009.

Stefanescu, C.; Daly, W. H.; Negulescu, I. I. Nucleophilic reactivity of chitosan in ionic liquids promoted by tert-amines. POLY Preprints, 50(2), 551-552, 238th ACS National Meeting, Washington D.C., 2009.

Stefanescu, C.; Daly, W. H.; Negulescu, I. I. 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate as a solvent media for functionalization of chitosan. POLY Preprints, 50(1), 143-144, 237th ACS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 2009.

Stefanescu, C.; Daly, W. H.; Negulescu, I. I. Reaction of Chitosan with Trityl Chloride and Phthalic Anhydride in Homogeneous Ionic Liquid Solutions. POLY Preprints, 49, 793-794, 236th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.

Martinas, C; Daly, W. H.; Negulescu, I. I. Phthalic Anhydride, Benzoyl Chloride, and Trityl Chloride in reaction with Chitosan dissolved in Ionic Liquid Solutions. International Symposium on Polymer Physics, Xiamen, China, 2008.

Martinas, C; Daly, W. H.; Negulescu, I. I. Reaction of Chitosan with Benzoyl Chloride and Phthalic Anhydride in Homogeneous Ionic Liquid Solutions. POLY Preprints, 49, 572-573, 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2008.

Martinas, C; Daly, W. H.; Negulescu, I. I. Evidence of an Anisotropic Phase Developed in Cellulose and Chitosan Ionic Liquid Solutions. POLY Preprints, 49, 479-480, 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2008.