School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Valentina Gogulancea

Research Associate


I am a post-doctoral Research Associate in the School of Engineering, working on the Newcastle University Frontiers in Engineering Biology project.

My current research interests include:

  • individual based modelling of biofilm formation
  • modelling the formation of extracellular polymeric substances
  • heterogeneity in microbial systems

Previous positions

2015 - 2017 Assistant professor, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest - Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department


2012 - 2015 PhD in Chemical Engineering, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest

                   Thesis topic : Mathematical modelling of flue gas remediation using non thermal plasma

2010 - 2012 MSc in Biofuels & Biotechnologies, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest - Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science

2006 - 2010 BSc in Organic Chemistry, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest - Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages


  • Banu I, Ganea R, Vasilievici G, Anghel A, Gogulancea V, Isopencu G, Bozga G. An Evaluation of Published Kinetic Models for Vapor Phase Methanol Conversion to Dimethyl Ether over the H-ZSM-5 Catalyst. Energy & Fuels 2018, 32(8), 8689-8699.
  • Zwolinska E, Gogulancea V, Sun Y, Lavric V, Chmielewski A. A kinetic sensitivity analysis for the SO2 and NOx removal using the electron beam technology. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 2017, 138, 29-36.
  • Gogulancea V, Lavric V. A Mathematical Modeling Study for the Flue Gas Removal of SO2 and NOx Using High Energy Electron Beams. Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing 2015, 35(1), 259-277.
  • Gogulancea V, Lavric V. Flue gas cleaning by high energy electron beam–Modeling and sensitivity analysis . Applied Thermal Engineering 2014, 70(2), 1253-1261.
  • Gogulancea V, Lavric V. Plug Flow vs. Discontinuous Modelling Approaches for Plasma–Based Depollution of Exhausts. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering 2014, 33, 469-474.
  • Gogulancea V, Lavric V. Flue gas cleaning by high energy electron beam–enhancement effects due to water droplets generation. Chemical Engineering Transactions 2013, 35, 697-702.