Department of Mechanical Engineering
Cristian Ciobanu earned his BS (Physics, 1995) from University of Bucharest, Romania, and MS (Physics, 1998) and PhD (Physics, 2001) from The Ohio State University. After a postdoctoral stage in the Division of Engineering at Brown University, he joined Colorado School of Mines in 2004, where he is now a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
His research interests are in nanoscale surface problems, two-dimensional materials, materials for renewable energy applications, developments of evolutionary algorithms for computational materials design and optimization of atomic structures, self-organized nano and bio structures on crystal surfaces, among others.
Prof. Ciobanu received a Research Excellence Award from Colorado School of Mines (2013) and the NSF Career Award (2009–2014). He has authored/coauthored over 60 technical publications and coauthored a book on determination of atomic structure for nanostructures and surfaces.
- PhD in Physics, The Ohio State University, 2001
- MS in Physics, The Ohio State University, 1998
- BS in Physics, University of Bucharest, 1995
- Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, since 4/2014
- Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Eng./Div. of Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
- Assistant Professor, Division of Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Engineering, Brown University
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, Division of Engineering, Brown University
- Visiting Research Associate, U.S. DOE Ames Laboratory, 12/2001–12/2011
- Ohio State Presidential Fellow, 1/2000–1/2001
- Visiting Scientist, Lorentz Center, University of Leiden, Netherlands, 5/8/2000–6/16/2000
- Visiting Fellow, Physics Dept., Cornell University, 9/21/1999–12/31/1999
- Grad. Research Assistant, Dept. of Physics, The Ohio State University, 3/1998–1/2000
- Grad. Research Assistant, NSF-OSU Center for Industrial Sensors and Measurements, 1/1997–3/1998
- Grad. Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Physics, The Ohio State University, 9/1995–12/199
memberships and awards
- Fellow of the Institute of Physics (elected 2014)
- Research Excellence Award at CSM (2013)
- National Science Foundation Career Award (2009–2014)
- Materials Research Society member
- American Physical Society member
- American Vacuum Society member
- Ohio State Presidential Fellowship (Jan. 2000–Jan. 2001)
- Serghe Brothers Award for Academic Excellence, Bucharest (1995)
- National Merit Scholarship, University of Bucharest (1991–1995)
- Stan, G., Ciobanu, C. V., Likith, S. R. J., Rani, A., Zhang, S., Hacker, C. A., Krylyuk, S., Davydov, A. V. “Doping of MoTe2 via Surface Charge-Transfer in Air.” ACS Applied Materials Interfaces In press (2020).
- Diercks, D. R., Singh, A., Jha, R., Ciobanu, C. V., Stebner, A. P. “A Method of Nanoscale Analysis of the Initial Stages of Crystallization as Applied to a FINEMET Metallic Glass.” Materials Characterization 159:110026 (2020).
- Diercks, D. R., Jha, R., Ciobanu, C. V., Stebner, A. P. “In situCrystallization of Metallic Glass in an Atom Probe Instrument.” Microscopy and Microanalysis 25(S2):2548–2549 (2019).
- Kim, S.-Y., Kwak, J., Ciobanu. C. V., Kwon, S.-Y. “Recent Developments in Controlled Vapor-Phase Growth of 2D Group 6 Transition Metal Dichalcogenides.” Advanced Materials 31(20):1804939 (2019).
- Jha, R., Diercks. D. R., Chakraborti, N., Stebner, A. P., Ciobanu, C. V. “Interfacial Energy of Copper Clusters in Fe-Si-B-Nb-Cu Alloys.” Scripta Materialia 162:331–334 (2019).
- Manna, S., Gorai, P., Brennecka, G. L., Ciobanu, C. V., Stevanović, V. “Large Piezoelectric Response of van der Waals Layered Solids.” Journal of Materials Chemistry C 6(41):11035–11044 (2018).
- Wu, D., Chen, Y., Manna, S., Talley, K., Zakutayev, A., Brennecka, G. L., Ciobanu, C. V., Constantine, P., Packard, C. E. “Characterization of Elastic Modulus Across the (Al1–xScx)N System Using DFT and Substrate-Effect-Corrected Nanoindentation.” IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control 65(11):2167–2175 (2018).
- Arias, P., Abdulslam, A., Ebnonnasir, A., Ciobanu, C. V., Kodambaka, S. “Bifurcation and Orientation-Dependence of Corrugation of 2D Hexagonal Boron Nitride on Palladium.” 2D Materials 5(4):045001 (2018).
- Jha, R., Chakraborti, N., Diercks, D. R., Stebner, A. P., Ciobanu, C. V. “Combined Machine Learning and CALPHAD Approach for Discovering Processing-Structure Relationships in Soft Magnetic Alloys.” Computational Materials Science 150:202–211 (2018).
- Maddox, W. B., Acharya, D. P., Leong, G. J., Sutter, P. Ciobanu, C. V. “Bias-Dependent Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Signature of Bridging-Oxygen Vacancies on Rutile TiO2(110).” ACS Omega 3(6):6540–6545 (2018).
- Manna, S., Talley, K. R., Gorai, P., Mangum, J., Zakutayev, A., Brennecka, G. L., Stevanović, S., Ciobanu, C. V. “Enhanced Piezoelectric Response of AIN via CrN Alloying.” Physical Review Applied 9(3):034026 (2018).
- Mutch, G. A., Shulda, S., McCue, A. J., Menart, M. J., Ciobanu, C. V., Ngo, C., Anderson, J. A., Richards, R. M. Vega-Maza, D. “Carbon Capture by Metal Oxides: Unleashing the Potential of the (111) Facet.” Journal of the American Chemical Society 140(13):4736–4742 (2018).
- Likith, S. R. J., Farberow, C. A., Manna, S., Abdulsam, A., Stevanović, V., Ruddy, D. A., Schaidle, J. A., Robichaud, D. J., Ciobanu, C. V. “Thermodynamic Stability of Molybdenum Oxycarbides Formed from Orthorhombic Mo2C in Oxygen-Rich Environments.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122(2):1223–1233 (2018).
- Chen, Y., Manna, S., Ciobanu, C. V., Reimanis, I. E. “Thermal Regimes of Li-Ion Conductivity in β-Eucryptite.” Journal of the American Ceramic Society 101(1)347–355 (2018).
- Manna, S., Brennecka, G. L., Stevanović, V., Ciobanu, C. V. “Tuning the Piezoelectric and Mechanical Properties of the AIN System via Alloying wit YN and BN.” Journal of Applied Physics 122(10):105101 (2017).
- Siegel, G., Ciobanu, C. V., Narayanan, B., Snure, M., Badescu, S. C. “Heterogeneous Pyrolysis: A Route for Epitaxial Growth of hBN Atomic Layers on Copper Using Separate Boron and Nitrogen Precursors.” Nano Letters 17(4):2404–2413 (2017).
- Chen, Y., Manna, S., Narayanan, B., Wang, Z., Reimanis, I. E., Ciobanu, C. V. “Pressure-Induced Phase Transformation in β-Eucryptite: An X-ray Diffraction and Density Functional Theory Study.” Scripta Materialia 122:64–67 (2016).
- Meng, F., Zhang, S., Lee, I.-H., Jun, S., Ciobanu, C. V. “Strain-Tunable Half-Metallicity in Hybrid Graphene-hBN Monolayer Superlattices.” Applied Surface Science 375:179–185 (2016).
- Gage, S. H., Trewyn, B. G., Ciobanu, C. V., Pylypenko, S., Richards, R. M. “Synthetic Advancements and Catalytic Applications of Nickel Nitride.” Catalysis Science & Technology 6(12):4059–4076 (2016).