PHD

Doctoral School of Environmental Science

Doctoral School of Environmental Science (formerly Terrestrial and Environmental Systems Evolution) was established in 2004. During the existence of the doctoral school, there worked 9 Advisers, of whom 7 are currently active. More than 70 PhD students are in various stages of development of their thesis, and more than 30 defended their doctoral theses in various fields of research:

  • Thoron contribution to the natural irradiation of the population
  • The influence of natural hazards on critical infrastructure
  • Assesing the degradation rate of  glyphosate and triazine pesticides through different oxidation processes
  • Trihalomethanes (THMs) from drinking-water
  • Studies concerning soil erosion and sediments redistribution using environmental radionuclides
  • Geochemistry of mineral waters in the boundary region between the Eastern Carpathians and the Transylvanian Basin
  • Impact of mining waste on soil and water in the central-eastern part of the Apuseni Mountains (Using remote sensing techniques for studying vegetation stress in Rosia Montana mining area)
  • Geogenic gas emissions in the southern part of Eastern Carpathians
  • The impact of the current evolution of climate on the environment components in Northeastern Romania
  • Risk assessment and human impact on glacial lakes from Romanian Carpathians

In the last three years, the doctoral work was supported by two projects POS‐DRU coordinated by the Technical Univer‐ sity of Iaşi Gheorghe Asachi: Doctoral Scholarships for Research Performance at European Level (EURODOC) and Doctoral Stud‐ ies for European Research and Innovation performance (CUANTUMDOC). In both, the College of Science and Environmental Engineering was a partner. A total of 17 students have so far benefited from funding under this framework. The projects support the development of human capital with advanced preparation by motivating the youth in research and by broadening their scientific and managerial horizon.  The interdisciplinary approach that preparing a PhD in Environmental Science involves is fully consistent with the objectives pursued by the two projects. Within these projects, the PhD students had the opportunity to conduct research stages in prestigious European Universities and Research Institutes such as:

  • Université de Lille, France
  • Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia
  • University of Bristol, Faculty of Science, United Kingdom
  • Pannonia University, Veszprem, Hungary
  • Institute Of Ionizing Radiation Metrology — Enea-Inmri, Italy
  • Ca’Foscari University Venice, Italy
  • Flemish Institute for Technological Research – VITO
  • International Atomic Energy Agency – IAEA, Viena, Austria, Soil and Water Management & Crop Nutrition Section, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture (NAFA), (Seibersdorf Laboratory)
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Hungary
  • University of Bologna, Italy
  • Instituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Italy
  • International Atomic Energy Agency – IAEA, Viena, Austria, Soil and Water Management & Crop Nutrition Section, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture (NAFA), (Seibersdorf Laboratory)
  • Technical University of Krakow, Poland
  • Institute of Radiochemistry and Radioecology, Vezsprem, Hungary

 

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