Irina Carlescu

Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași

Dr. Irina Cârlescu holds a Ph.D. degree (2005) in Organic Chemistry from 'Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Romania. She has also completed post-doctoral studies at ”Politehnica” University of Timișoara and 'Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Romania. In 2009 she became an Assistant Professor and since 2016 is Associate Professor. Teaching activity covers organic chemistry, biochemistry and research strategy courses. Dr. Cârlescu was involved in research projects sponsored by the Ministry of Research and Innovation, Romania and she is the co-author of one book as well as the co-author of scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. She was a reviewer for Medicinal Chemistry Research and Applied Sciences. Area of research interest: synthesis and characterization of liquid crystals with applications in optoelectronics, synthesis of azo-materials for biological applications, synthesis of glycoconjugates drug released, ferrocene derivatives.

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Liquid Crystals - Self-Organized Soft Functional Materials for Advanced Applications is focused on both theoretical models and experimental results, pointing out the chemical and physical properties (thermodynamics, electro-optic switching behavior, and non-linear optic phenomena) of liquid crystals used in a wide range of devices. In this respect, the chapters cover the following topics: chemical structure and phase transitions in bent-core liquid crystals, phase and structural behavior of liquid crystals used to align carbon nanotubes, molecular alignment, and photorefractive effect in the ferroelectric phase, which has the potential to be used as transistors, for image storage, and in optical signal processing. It is expected that the book will be of interest to researchers in academia and industries, as well as advanced students.

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