Stefan Chisca, PhD

Research Scientist

Research Scientist

Current

Research Interest

Synthesis of polyazole and other heterocyclic polymers with functional groups, Surface modification of membranes, Synthesis of crosslinking polymers for solvent organic resistance membranes

Selected Publications

  • Crosslinked copolyazoles with a zwitterionic structure for organic solvent resistant membranes
    S. Chisca, P. H. H. Duong, A. –H. Emwas, R. Sougrat, S. P. Nunes
    Polym. Chem., 6, 543–554 (2015)
  • Hydroxyl functionalized polytriazole-co-polyoxadiazole as substrates for forward osmosis membranes
    P. H. H. Duong, S. Chisca, P. Y. Hong, H. Cheng, S. P. Nunes, T. S. Chung
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces., 7, 3960−3973, (2015)
  • Synthesis and thermal, mechanical and gas permeation properties of aromatic polyimides containing different linkage groups
    I.Sava, S. Chisca, A. Wolinska-Grabczyk, A. Jankowski, M. Sava, E. Grabiec, M. Bruma
    Polym. Int., 64, 154–164, (2015)
  • Morphological and rheological insights on polyimide chain entanglements for electrospinning produced fibers
    S. Chisca, A. I. Barzic, I. Sava, N. Olaru, M. Bruma
    J. Phys. Chem. B, 116, 9082−9088 (2012)

Education

  • Ph.D., Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania, 2012
  • M.Sc., Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Chemistry, Iasi, Romania, 2009
  • B.Sc., Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Chemistry, Iasi, Romania, 2007

Professional Profile

  • 2013 – present Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012 – 2013 Research assistant, Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania

KAUST Affiliations

  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Polymer Synthesis Solvent resistance membrane Biomimetic Membranes