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Dr Cristina-luminita Tuinea-Bobe

RKT Business Development Manager

Faculty/Dept/School Faculty of Engineering and Informatics
Emailc.tuinea-bobe@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 233744

Biography

Cristina has two multi-disciplinary PhDs: one in biomedical engineering and one in semiconductors' electronics.  She is now based at the University of Bradford in the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics working as Research & Knowledge Transfer Business Development Manager. Her role is to facilitate academics interaction with government and industrial funding bodies, resulting in high quality proposals and projects. Cristina is promoting our mission to provide superior quality education with a high impact on industry, and on the country's economy, through our ‘make a difference’ alumni cohort.

Research

Research Groups: Centre for Polymer Micro and Nano Technology Research Groups: Centre for Polymer Micro and Nano Technology Research and Areas of Expertise: - Development of bio-medical devices via injection moulding - Surface characterisation of different materials and components using: SEM, AFM, White Light Interferometry, Confocal Microscopy - Surface chemistry modification via plasma treatment or casting on different surfaces - Surface structuring of polymers via injection moulding or photolithographic methods - Material properties modification which are affected by different process parameters - Stretchable conductors - Thin film deposition onto polymers and elastomers - Ultrasound monitoring of injection process Research and Areas of Expertise: - Development of bio-medical devices via injection moulding - Surface characterisation of different materials and components using: SEM, AFM, White Light Interferometry, Confocal Microscopy - Surface chemistry modification via plasma treatment or casting on different surfaces - Surface structuring of polymers via injection moulding or photolithographic methods - Material properties modification which are affected by different process parameters - Stretchable conductors - Thin film deposition onto polymers and elastomers - Ultrasound monitoring of injection process
Date Role Title / Description Funder Award
01-SEP-17 - 28-FEB-19Co-IAutomated stretch wrapping system for small heat sensitive products and aerosols
381564
01-OCT-13 - 30-SEP-19ResearcherEPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices
5666850
03-APR-17 - 02-APR-22Co-IResilient Materials for Life (RM4L)
4837625
- Co-IInnovate UK Access Innovation
20000

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-10: University of Ulster - PhD
  • 01-JAN-11: University of Ulster - Postgraduate certificate in Professional Development (Research)
  • 01-JAN-02: University 'Politehnica' Bucharest - DiplEng
  • 01-JAN-09: Project Management Institute - CAPM
  • 01-JAN-11: University 'Politehnica' Bucharest - Doctor degree
  • 01-MAR-18: Translate: , Innovation Champion
  • 01-DEC-19: Institute of Innovation & Knowledge Exchange, Fellow
  • 01-JUL-11: The Higher Education Academy UK, Associate Fellow of the Higher Edication Academy
  • 01-JAN-09: Project Management Institute, Certificate Associate in Project Management
  • Research: Science Bridges China
  • Research: WARTHE Marie Curie Project

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleEnhanced concrete crack closure with hybrid shape memory polymer tendons (2021)
AuthorsBalzano B.;Sweeney J.;Thompson G.;Tuinea-Bobe C.L.;Jefferson A.
JournalEngineering Structures
DOI10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.111330
 
TitleA crack closure system for cementitious composite materials using knotted shape memory polymer (k-SMP) fibres (2020)
AuthorsMaddalena R.;Bonanno L.;Balzano B.;Tuinea-Bobe C.;Sweeney J.;Mihai I.
JournalCement and Concrete Composites
DOI10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2020.103757
 
TitleA crack closure system for cementitious composite materials using knotted shape memory polymer (k-SMP) fibres (2020)
AuthorsRiccardo Maddalena, Lorenzo Bonanno, Brunella Balzano, Cristina Tuinea-Bobe,John Sweeney, Iulia Mihai
JournalCement and Concrete Composites
PublisherElsevier
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp2020.103757
 
TitleMicroinjection moulded polyetheretherketone biomaterials as spinal implants: physico-chemical and mechanical characterisation (2019)
AuthorsTuinea-Bobe, Cristina-Luminita; Xia, H.; Ryabenkova, Yulia; Sweeney, John; Coates, Philip D.; Fei, G.
 
TitleMolecular weight dependency of β phase formation in injection-molded isotactic polypropylene (2019)
AuthorsYang X.;Tuinea-Bobe C.;Whiteside B.;Coates P.;Lu Y.;Men Y.
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
DOI10.1002/app.48555
 
TitleInvestigation of in situ formed conductive polymer composite in adhesive matrix (2019)
AuthorsKirsnytė M.;Jurkūnas M.;Kancleris Ž.;Ragulis P.;Simniškis R.;Vareikis A.;Abraitienė A.;Požėla K.;Whiteside B.;Tuinea-Bobe C.;Stirkė A.
JournalSynthetic Metals
DOI10.1016/j.synthmet.2019.116181
 
TitleMicroinjection moulded polyetheretherketone biomaterials as spinal implants: Physico-chemical and mechanical characterisation (2019)
AuthorsTuinea-Bobe C.;Xia H.;Ryabenkova Y.;Sweeney J.;Coates P.;Fei G.
JournalMaterials Research Express
DOI10.1088/2053-1591/aaf5eb
 
TitleInvestigation of Plasma Treatment on Micro-Injection Moulded Microneedle for Drug Delivery (2015)
AuthorsNair, Karthik Jayan; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Grant, Colin A.; Patel, Rajnikant; Tuinea-Bobe, Cristina-Luminita; Norris, Keith; Paradkar, Anant R.
 
TitleFlow-induced crystallization of long chain aliphatic polyamides under a complex flow field: Inverted anisotropic structure and formation mechanism (2015)
AuthorsGao, Y.; Dong, X.; Wang, L.; Liu, G.; Liu, X.; Tuinea-Bobe, Cristina-Luminita; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Coates, Philip D.; Wang, D.; Han, C.C.
 
TitleElectro-activated surface micropattern tuning for microinjection molded electrically conductive shape memory polyurethane composites (2013)
AuthorsFei, G.; Tuinea-Bobe, Cristina-Luminita; Li, Dongxu; Li, G.; Whiteside, Benjamin R.; Coates, Philip D.; Xia, H.
 
TitleAmorphous carbon interlayers for gold on elastomer stretchable conductors (2011)
AuthorsManzoor, M.U.; Tuinea-Bobe, Cristina-Luminita; McKavanagh, F.; Byrne, C.P.; Dixon, D.; Maguire, P.D.; Lemoine, P.
 
TitlePhotolithographic structuring of stretchable conductors and sub-kPa pressure sensors (2011)
AuthorsTuinea-Bobe, Cristina-Luminita; Lemoine, P.; Manzoor, M.U.; Tweedie, M.; D'sa, R.A.; Gehin, C.; Wallace, E.
 
TitlePhotolithographic structuring of stretchable conductors and sub-kPa pressure sensors (2011)
AuthorsTuinea-Bobe C.;Lemoine P.;Manzoor M.;Tweedie M.;D'Sa R.;Gehin C.;Wallace E.
JournalJournal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
DOI10.1088/0960-1317/21/11/115010
 
TitleSingle electro-pneumatic cell sensor for the detection of pressure ulcers (2009)
Authors6. Tuinea-Bobe, C.L., Lemoine, P., Ghein, C., Rusu, A
JournalBuletinul Academiei de Stiinte a Republicii Moldova. Matematica
PublisherUPB Buletin
 
Other Journal
TitleA new process chain for producing bulk metallic glass replication masters with micro- and nano-scale features (2014)
AuthorsVella P.C., Dimov S.S., Brousseau E, Tuinea-Bobe C., Grant C. and Whiteside B.R.
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
PublisherThe International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00170-016-8409-7
 
TitleAmorphous carbon interlayers for gold on elastomer stretchable conductors (2011)
Authors M U Manzoor, C L Tuinea-Bobe, F McKavanagh, C P Byrne, D Dixon, P D Maguire and P Lemoine
Journal Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Publisher Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/44/24/245301
 
Book Chapters
TitleScaffolds for dental cementum (2019)
AuthorsHancox Z.;Yousaf S.;Khurshid Z.;Zafar M.S.;Youseffi M.;Mozafari M.;Tuinea-Bobe C.;Sefat F.
JournalHandbook of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds: Volume One
DOI10.1016/B978-0-08-102563-5.00027-7
 
Conference Contributions
AuthorsC. L. Tuinea-Bobe, M Leeming, D Robinson, B R Whiteside, J Sweeney
 
AuthorsJ. Sweeney, M. Leeming, R. Thaker, C.L. Tuinea-Bobe
 
AuthorsC. L. Tuinea-Bobe, N. Smith, P.D. Coates, B.R. Whiteside
 
AuthorsC. L. Tuinea-Bobe, H. Xia, Y. Liu, B.R. Whiteside, P.D. Coates, G. Fei
 
AuthorsC L Tuinea-Bobe, B R Whiteside, P D Coates, G Thompson, K Howell
 
AuthorsK.J. Nair, B.R.Whiteside, C. Tuinea-Bobe, P.Twigg, K.Norris, A. R.Paradkar
 
AuthorsC L Tuinea-Bobe, P E Spencer, E Honza, B R Whiteside, P D Coates
 
AuthorsC L Tuinea-Bobe, B R Whiteside, P Lemoine, P J Harrison, P D Coates, P E Spencer
 
AuthorsPierre C. Vella, Stefan S. Dimov, Ben R. Whiteside, Emmanuel Brousseau, Cristina L. Tuinea-Bobe, Colin Gant, Ekaterin Minev and Petko Petkov
DOIdoi: 10.3850/978-981-07-7247-5_341
 
AuthorsHonza, E., Klein, A., Plewa, K., Piotter, V., Tuinea-Bobe, C.L., Whiteside, B.R.
 
Title Author(s)
Ultrasonic injection moulding: A study of thermal behaviour and nanofeature replication (2016)Whiteside B.;Babenko M.;Tuinea-Bobe C.;Brown E.;Coates P.