Nicolae-Victor Zamfir - Curriculum Vitae#

  • 1971-1976 - University of Bucharest
  • 1984 - Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, Central Institute of Physics Bucharest

  • 1978 - present: Physicist, Scientific Researcher (1986) , Scientific researcher, qualification level III (1989), Scientific researcher, qualification level II (1993), Scientific researcher, qualification level I (1996) at the National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN), Bucharest, Magurele. (1990 – 2004: Leave of absence)
  • 1990 – 1992: Visiting Scientist at Koln University, Germany
  • 1992 – 1997: Physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York
  • 1997 – 2004: Research Professor at Yale University, Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  • 2005 - present: Authorized Representative of the Romanian Government at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research JINR Dubna
  • 2005 - present: Chairman of the Collaboration Committee Romania CERN, Geneva
  • 2011 - present: Member of CERN Scientific Committee
  • 2005 - 2008: Member of Nuclear Physics European Committee (NuPECC) of the European Science Foundation
  • 2006 - present: Member of the National Council for the Accreditation of University Titles, Diplomas and Certificates, since 2010 Chairman of the Physics Board
  • 2007 - present: Member of the Advisory College for Research, Development and Innovation of the National Authority for Scientific Research
  • 2006 - 2010: Member of the Coordination Board for Scientific Research of the Romanian Academy
  • 2007- present: Member of the Nuclear Physics Board of the European Physical Society, since 2012 Chairman
  • 2009 - present: President of the Romanian Physical Society
  • 2010 - present: Representative of Romania in the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) Consortium
  • 2011 - present: Member of the FAIR Darmstadt Scientific Council (Vice Chairman)
  • Scientific secretary or director of International Schools of Nuclear Physics in Poiana Brasov in 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, Predeal 1990
  • Chairman of the organizing Committee of Romanian National Physics Conferences in 2005, 2008, 2012. Co-organizer of 4 editions of the biennial Symposium “The Nuclear Structure in the 21st Century” Yale University and of the International Conference of Nuclear Structure Wyoming 2002
  • Chairman of the European Nuclear Physics Conference 2012

  • 1984: Hurmuzescu Award of the Romanian Academy
  • 2006: Member of the Romanian Academy
  • 2008: Knight of the Faithful Service Order
  • Included in "Who's Who in America" and “Who’s Who in the World” (Marquis)

  • Referee at Physical Review Letters, Physics Letters, Physical Review, Nuclear Physics, Journal of Physics and International Journal of Modern Physics.
  • Member of the Editorial Boards: Romanian Journal of Physics, Romanian Reports on Physics, Scientific Bulletin of University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bulletin of Oil and Gas University in Ploiesti
  • Member of the Romanian Physical Society, European Physical Society and American Physical Society
  • Member of the 'Advisory Committee' to more than 20 international conferences


Research has spanned a wide range of topics in nuclear structure physics and includes work and publications in different mass regions of the Periodic Tables and a variety of techniques. Experimental methods used include fusion-evaporation reactions induced by heavy ions, radioactive decays, Coulomb excitations, transfer reactions, neutron capture reactions, and radioactive beam experiments. A large variety of techniques in gamma-ray spectroscopy were used to measure properties of nuclear levels: excitation energies, spin, parities, lifetimes and g-factors. The work was performed mainly at Tandem Van de Graaf accelerators in Bucharest, Cologne (Germany) and Yale and the High Flux Beam Reactors at Brookhaven National Laboratory (New York) and Institute Leue Langevin Grenoble (France). The research studies were performed also at the new radioactive beam facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and TRIUMF Laboratory Vancouver (Canada).

Complementary theoretical work includes studies and calculations in the shell model and Nilsson model, collective model, Interacting Boson Model and Interacting Boson and Fermion Model. Different aspects of nuclear structure were studied: single-particle and collective excitations, quadrupole, octupole and hexadecapole degrees of freedom, symmetries and supersymmetries in nuclei, the role of proton-neutron interaction on nuclear structure. A special research direction was centered on efforts to provide a unified, broad scale interpretation of nuclear structure and its evolution with nucleon number.

One of the most important results concerns the study of the phase/shape transition and coexistence in nuclear structure, studies which triggered a large interest worldwide (more than 300 articles published in the last 10 years).

The results were published in over 200 articles (18 in Phys. Rev. Lett., 22 in Phys. Lett., 115 in Phys. Rev. C, etc) with more than 3500 citations and in over 100 invited lectures and contributions at International Conferences (Hirsch factor 32).
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