Research Center for Engineering of
                Systems with Complex Fluids

The Research Center for Engineering of Systems with Complex Fluids (RCESCF) is structured as a Multiple User Research Centre. Its research team joins professors and researchers from the “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Hydraulic Machinery Division, and Romanian Academy – Timisoara Branch. RCESCF coordinates a nationwide research consortium including Politehnica University of Bucharest, Technical University of Civil Engineering From Bucharest, University “Dunarea de Jos” Galati, Technical University from Cluj-Napoca, University “Eftimie Murgu” Resita, and Technical University “Gh. Asachi” Iasi. At international level, RCESCF is actively engaged in academic and research agreements with Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, University of Stuttgart, Germany, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, Laval University, Canada, University of Porto, Portugal. The RCESCF also supports educational activities for master and PhD programs in mechanical engineering and computer science, as well as the Microsoft Academic Program within the “Politehnica” University of Timisoara.


   In 1997 was started the first pilot program financed by WORLD BANK (USD 25,000) to set up the basic centre infrastructure;

   The main grant (USD 317,000) was finished in 2002, with the set up of the research infrastructure for the three main laboratories: magnetometry, rheology, and numerical simulation;

   In January 2006 we have started the evaluation procedure for RCESCF, resulting in the formal recognition as a national research center by the National University Research Council (CNCSIS). The RCESCF joins now the staff from the Hydraulic Machinery Division and the research team from the Magnetic Liquids Laboratory, in a coordinated scientific research effort.