Prof. Dr. Maria Tomoaia - Cotisel
AWARDS, HONORS AND OTHER SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC RECOGNITION
•1981, 1986, 1989: Post Doctoral & Visiting Scientist Fellowships from British Council (joint studies & research) at University of London,King’s College, U.K. (UL); International grant: UBB-UL.
•1983: Prestigious Gheorghe Spacu Award of the Romanian Academy on “Physical chemistry of interfacial films”; the scientific collaboration with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the USA; the first main scientific project of Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca with NASA of the USA (1978-1983).
•1986: Prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship/Award in physical chemistry and biophysics, at Philipps University of Marburg, Germany, for “Thermodynamics of adsorption and biophysical characterization of surfactant self-assemblies in various media, containing electrolytes”.
•1988: Meritorious Professorship Award of Japan Society for Promotion of Science and Technology for “Molecular orientation and packing in the surface lattice, supramolecular associations and thin films”.
•1990: Visiting Professor/Scientist at State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, USA, for “A series of studies about nucleation and stability of thin films at fluid interfaces, that led to a kinetic model for relaxation phenomena & collapse mechanism in oriented layers as well as about the optical heterodyning of the phase-tuned femto second optical Kerr gate signal for the determination of complex third-order susceptibilities & optical sensors using LBT self-assemblies”.
•1991: Prestigious Visiting Scientist Award of Fogarty, International Center at National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA, for “Self-assembled monolayers at gas/liquid and liquid/liquid interfaces as membrane models, that offer selective methods of great practical significance for investigations in thermodynamics and biophysics of membranes and thin layers”.
•1991: International Scientific Exchange Award from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada for “Surface characteristics of complex lipids extracted from Halobacterium cutirubrum”.
OTHER SCIENTIFIC RECOGNITION:
•1987, 1989: Curriculum Vitae in “The International Register of Profiles”, International Biographical Center, (CBI), Cambridge, UK, Vol. 9 (page 798) and 11 (page 697);
•1988: Curriculum Vitae in “Foremost Women of the Twentieth Century”, International Biographical Center, (CBI), Cambridge, UK, First Edition, page 500;
•1988: Curriculum Vitae in “The World Who’s Who of Women”, International Biographical Center, (CBI), Cambridge, UK, First Edition, page 500.
•1981: Referee - for scientific journals at the National and International level.