Ana-Maria Ciubotaru

Dr. Ana-Maria Ciubotaru is a Science Officer with ESF Science Connect. A highly experienced scientist with expertise in project management and peer review, she is currently Deputy Leader of the EU Graphene Flagship’s Work Package 20 - “European alignment and international collaboration” (  The Graphene Flagship is Europe’s biggest ever research initiative, funded by the EU.  Its mission is to take graphene and related layered materials from academic laboratories to society, revolutionize multiple industries, and create economic growth and new jobs in Europe. This role follows Ana-Maria’s role as Deputy Leader of Work Package 16 of the Graphene Flagship under FP7.

Ana-Maria has additionally been involved in the implementation of the competitive call for the Graphene Flagship Consortium Extension (seeking new partners to carry out specific research tasks within the project).  She also carries out a range of peer review missions handled by Science Connect and she served as Scientific Secretary of the MatSEEC committee (Materials Science and Engineering Expert Committee) from 2013 – 2015. At Science Connect, Ana-Maria values the challenges and opportunities afforded by her varied roles to work with highly-skilled scientists on exciting topics in an international environment.

Prior to her current roles, she was a Post-doctoral Researcher at ENSIACET-CIRIMAT in Toulouse, France, where she studied MOCVD and DLI-MOCVD coatings deposition for anticorrosion and antifouling applications and thermal exchange improvement for composite interfaces.

Ana-Maria was awarded a PhD from Bourgogne University and Transylvania University and both a Masters and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Material Sciences and Engineering from Transylvania University. Her specialization for her Masters was “equipment for non-conventional technologies.” Ana Maria is fluent in Romanian, English, and French.