Last updated: 2015-09-28

Curriculum vitae


 I. Personal data

Born: 15. July 1973, Târgu Secuiesc, Covasna county, Romania
Home address: 400483, Cluj-Napoca, Fagului St. no. 38D/4, Romania
Institute address: National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies (INCDTIM), Donath no. 65–103, P.O.Box 700, 400293 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Office address: +40-264-584037, ext. 194
Fax: +40-264-420042
Marital status: married to Enikő-Ilka Bende
Webpage: http://www.itim-cj.ro/~bende, http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-6539-2008
E-mail: bende@itim-cj.ro, AttlBende@gmail.com

II. Studies

  • 1987–1991: high school, Székely Mikó High School, Intensive Mathematics-Physics class, Sfîntu-Gheorghe, Covasna county, Romania
  • 1991–1992: Oradea University, Mathematics-Physics Faculty, Oradea, Romania
  • 1992–1996: B.Sc. in Physics, “Babeş–Bolyai” University, Physics Faculty, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 1996–1997: M.Sc. in Physics, “Babeş–Bolyai” University, Physics Faculty, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 1999–2003: Ph.D in Theoretical Physics, Debrecen University, Natural Science Faculty, Theoretical Physics Department, Debrecen, Hungary. Ph.D thesis: “Theoretical Investigation of electronic structures, force constants and harmonic vibrational frequencies of molecules”, Scientific supervisor: Prof. Dr. Vibók Ágnes.

 

III. Scientific career

  • 1997–1999: Research Assistant, National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies (INCDTIM), Molecular Physics Department, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • 2003–2004: Research Assistant, National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies (INCDTIM), Molecular and Biomolecular Physics Department, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • 2004–2009: Scientific Researcher III, National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies (INCDTIM), Molecular and Biomolecular Physics Department, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • 2010–2012: Scientific Researcher II, National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies (INCDTIM), Molecular and Biomolecular Physics Department, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
  • 2012–...: Scientific Researcher I, National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies (INCDTIM), Molecular and Biomolecular Physics Department, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

 

IV. Scientific area

a) Quantum Chemistry and Molecular Modeling:

  • Theoretical studies of equilibrium geometry structure and normal mode vibration of molecules using quantum mechanics methods
  • Intermolecular interactions (weakly bounded, Van der Waals, hydrogen-bond and charge transfer) using high level electron correlation methods
  • Band structure study of 1D infinite molecular chains with helical symmetry (DNA bases, α-helix proteins)
  • Theoretical investigation of self-assembled molecular clusters
  • Theoretical study of molecular excited states

b) Theoretical Infrared (IR) spectroscopy

  • Theoretical modeling of vibrational-rotational spectra
  • Study of anarmonic vibrational corrections

c) Laser-Molecular interaction

  • Real time dynamics of molecular excited states in interaction with coherent laser field radiation


V. Scientific activity (participation in research projects)

  • 2006–2008: proiect leader of the “Hydrogen bond structure and dynamic in proteins and biomolecules” research project (CEEX-ET-60/30.04.2006).
  • 2005–2007: proiect leader of of the “Theoretical investigation of intermolecular normale mode vibrations in DNA bases. Application in microwave induced molecular” research project.
  • 2006: proiect leader of the „Vibrational frequencies, raman intensities, solvent Effects and anarmonic corrections in case of guanine-cytosine DNA base pair with sugar-phosphate chain” research project (GAR 29/2006) run by the Romanian Academy
  • 2005: proiect leader of the “BSSE effect study of harmonic and anarmonic intermolecular normal mode frequencies in hydrohen bond case” research project (GAR 33/2005) run by the Romanian Academy
  • 2008–2011: member of the „Development of Laser-Based Technologies and Prototype Instruments for Genome-Wide Chromatin Immuno-Precipitation Analyses” research project (FP7-ATLAS, HEALTH-2007-1.1-4)
  • 2011–2014: proiect leader of the "Dynamics of molecular excited states in interaction with coherent pulsed radiation" (PN-II-RU-TE-2011-3-0124/05.10.2011) research proiect.


VI. Scientific honours

Guest researcher

  • 2000–2003: Biomolecular Physics Department, German Research Cancer Centre, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • 2006–2014: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Department, „Friedrich-Alexander” –University, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany (10 two-weeks short visit per year) – research collaboration.
  • 2007, 2008: “Frederico II” University, Naples, Italy.


VII. Membership (professional societies, editorial board of journals)

Societies

  • member of the public body of Hungarian Academy of Science
  • member of Romanian Physical Society
  • member of Romanian Society of Pure And Applied Biophysics
  • member of Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Journals: member of the scientific referee board of the Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, Journal of Molecular Structure journals


VIII. Language skills

  • Hungarian – mother tongue
  • Romanian – fluent
  • English – advanced
  • French – basic