Research Interests

My studies range from the elucidation of early stages of formation of the hybrid materials by sol-gel process to the design of hybrid nanocomposite materials with magnetic, gas-sensing, electric and optical properties. Now the main focus of my research is on developing a new class of materials called Hybrid Melting Gels for hermetic applications in the microelectronics industry and for optical applications. In addition, studies of nanoparticles or nanocomposites for energy storage and for medical applications are carried out in my laboratory.



  • A. Jitianu, G. Gonzalez and L.C. Klein, Hybrid Sol–Gel Glasses with Glass-Transition Temperatures Below Room Temperature, Journal of American Ceramic Society, 2015, , DOI: 10.1111/jace.13798
  • L. Predoana, A Jitianu, S. Preda, B. Malic, M. Zaharescu, Thermal behavior of Li-Co-citric acid water based gels as precursors for LiCoO2 powders, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2015, 119, 145-153
  • M. Jitianu, DC. Gunness, DE. Aboagye, M. Zaharescu, A. Jitianu, Nanosized Ni-Al layered double hydroxides - Structural characterization, Materials Research Bulletin, 2013, 48, 1864-1873
  • L. Gambino, A. Jitianu, L.C. Klein, Dielectric behavior of organically modified siloxane melting gels, Journal Of Non-Crystaline Solids, 2012, 24, 3501-3504
  • A. Jitianu, K. Lammers, G.A. Arbuckle-Kiel, L.C. Klein, Thermal analysis of organically modified siloxane melting gels, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2012, 107, 2039-2045


Job History

  • 2013 - Current : Associate Professor, Lehman College, CUNY
  • 2008 - 2013 : Assistant Professor, Lehman College, CUNY
  • 2005 - 2008 : Research Associate, Rutgers University
  • 2002 - 2003 : 'Marie Curie' Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Orleans, France
  • 1996 - 2001 : Ph.D, University of Bucharest, Romania