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Last Name: IONESCU

First Name: Clara – Mihaela

Date & place of birth: 17 November 1979, Cîmpulung , Argeş, Romania

Office Address: Technologiepark 125, B9052, Zwijnaarde-Gent, Belgium



Telephone (Office): +32 (0)9 264 5608

Home University: Ghent University, Belgium

Nationality: Romanian, Belgian

University Studies / Degree:

1998 – 2003 “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galaţi, Romania,

Faculty of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science,

Profile: Automation & Industrial Informatics

Specialisation: Automation & Industrial Informatics (2003)

Dissertation: “New Methods for Modeling & Diagnosis of the Human Respiratory System”, Greatest

Distinction at Graduation (via Socrates/Erasmus exchange)

Promoters: Prof. Dr. ir. V. Dugan, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania and Prof. Dr. ir. R. De Keyser, Ghent University, Belgium

Diploma Supplement: Doctoral Training, Ghent University, Belgium (2006).

Doctor in Applied Sciences: Biomedical Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium, Public Proclamation on 30 November 2009: “Fractional order models of the human respiratory system”

Post-Doc Fellow at Ghent University, Belgium (jan.2011 – sept 2011)

Holder of the prestigious post-doc fellowship grant Flanders Scientific Research Council (FWO), Belgium (oct 2011 – sept 2014), renewed in second term (oct 2014 – sept 2017)

Tenure track position (100%) at Ghent University 01 oct 2016 – 30 sept 2021

Selected Research Activities (additionally, see also list of activities attached):

- Feb 2004 – Dec 2006: “Challenges for Modelling and Predictive Control in Biotechnological and Biomedical Engineering”; grant-holder within the VEO project, financed by UGent-BOF

- Jan 2007 – July 2009: grant-holder within the BOF Doctoraatsmandaat, Ghent University

- Sept 2007 – Sept 2009: co-promoter within the IWT-TBME – Application in Biomedical Engineering: “Automated drug delivery for ICU sedation”, financed by IWT Vlaanders, coordinated by UZ-Gent

- Feb 2012 – Jan 2016: co-promoter within the IWT-SBO: “ORC-Next”, financed by IWT Vlaanders, coordinated by UGent

- Jan 2014-dec 2017: promoter of FWO research project on “Development of a mathematical, parameterizable model for pain level characterization during anesthesia”, UGent.

Memberships: the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 2004-present, the BSMBEC (Belgian Society for Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing) 2004-2007, IEEE-EMBS (Engineering in Medicine and Biology) 2004-2011, European Respiratory Society (ERS), 2006-2008.

Language Skills: Dutch (oral and written, good); English (oral and written, excellent); French (conversation); Italian (conversation); Spanish (conversation); Romanian (mother language), Swedish (learning).

Last update: April 2017

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