Claudia Mihesan

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Telephone: (+30) 2810 391347



Claudia joined IESL in may 2008, after completing her PhD at Université des Sciences et Technologies in Lille (France). Her PhD project aimed to analyze the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) adsorbed on the surface of soot particles formed during combustion. The method was based on three steps: laser resonant desorption of the solid sample, laser ionization and time of flight mass spectrometry.

Previously, she had finished the Faculty of Chemistry in 2001 and a Master in Plasma Physics (2003) at Universitatea “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” in Iasi (Romania).


Her current research interests revolve around laser interaction with matter (namely laser ablation) and applications. Her research in IESL is focused on mass spectrometry and collision induced dissociation (CID) studies of transitional metal oxide clusters. Following a methodology recently developed, the geometrical structure of the clusters is identified by the comparison of the experimentally measured collision cross section

to the values calculated for given model configurations.