Young Researchers and Young Engineers Day 2023


The involvement of young physicists in the ongoing research-development and innovation activities represents a constant stake at ELI-NP, various frameworks being created in order to ensure their full familiarization with the scientific environment of our advanced pan-European research infrastructure.

In 2016 was launched the Young Researchers and Young Engineers Day, which every year brings together young researchers and engineers in a competition of scientific challenges and excellence, beneficial to all participants.

The 8th edition of the event took place on February 1, 2023 and occasioned a face-to-face meeting after two years when, due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the event took place exclusively online.

Chaired by Dr. Paolo Tomassini, the Young Researchers and Young Engineers Day competition was opened by Dr. Calin Alexandru Ur, director of the ELI-NP project and Dr. Sydney Gales, scientific director, who were also members of the Organizing Committee. Both speakers welcomed the work of young people, emphasizing that the senior scientific team of ELI-NP is always ready to assist and help all their endeavors in science & innovation and that, consequently, notable results are expected. The director of ELI-NP mentioned, in the context, the support given to young researchers by the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization which, in the National Strategy for Research, Innovation and Intelligent Specialization 2022-2027 prioritized institutional funding actions and programs for supporting young high-performing researchers, programs that will primarily finance research organizations of excellence (with a higher level of attestation in CDI activity), which benefits from high-performance research equipment.

After the presentation of 20 works (Event webpage), the Evaluation Committee consisting of Dr. Violeta Iancu, Prof. Klaus Spohr, Dr. Stefan Ataman, Dr. Eng. Dan Ghita and Prof. Jitsuno Takahisa, decided the following three winners:

  • 1st place - Teodora Madgearu (GDED) "Direct measurement of the 19F(p,α)16O reaction";
  • 2nd place - Diana Serafin (LGED) "Discovering Magnetic Resonance Biomarkers for Irradiated Cells";
  • 3rd place - Gabriel Bleotu (LSD) "100TW, 10Hz, 12 fs stable post compressed pulses at ELI-NP".
  • Event webpage