**Articles presented at international conferences and published in the proceedings:**

- T. George, L. Braescu, “On the impurity distribution induced by surface tension gradients: Aluminum-doped silicon cylindrical bar grown from a melt by the EFG method,” in
*MS&T'13 Collected Proceedings 2013*, (*Materials Science & Technology 2013,*Montreal, Quebec, Canada), pp. 2774-2781 (2014). - L. Braescu, “The effect of stable menisci shapes on the zinc distribution in CdZnTe crystals grown by dewetted Bridgman technique,” in
*SPIE*-*Optics and Photonics 2011,*(San Diego, California, USA, 2011),*Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers*8120, pp. 81200E-1-9 (2011). - S. Maris, L. Braescu, “Effect of the temperature profile on the fluid flow and interface deflection in the case of crystals grown by Bridgman technique,” in
*Advances in Mathematical and Computational methods*,*Proceedings of the 12*(Faro, Portugal), pp.187-191 (2010).^{th}WSEAS International Conference on Mathematical and Computational in Science and Engineering - L. Braescu, “Influence of the dewetting phenomenon on the zinc distribution in CdZnTe crystals grown by dewetted Bridgman technique,” in
*SPIE*-*Optics and Photonics 2010,*(San Diego, California, USA, 2010),*Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers*7781, pp. 77810A-1-10 (2010). - L. Braescu, S. Epure, T. Duffar, “Advances in computational modelling of crystals grown by the dewetted Bridgman process,”
*Proceedings of the XV*^{th}*International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices*(Delhi, India), pp. 36-41 (2009). - L. Braescu, “Nonlinear boundary value problem of the meniscus for the capillarity problems in crystal growth processes”, in
*Proceedings of the 11*(Baltimore, USA), pp. 197-202 (2009).^{th}WSEAS International Conference on Mathematical and Computational Methods in Science and Engineering - L. Braescu, “Static stability of the menisci in the case of semiconductor crystals grown by dewetted Bridgman technique,” in
*SPIE*-*Optics and Photonics 2009,*(San Diego, California, USA, 2009),*Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers*7420, 742005-1-11 (2009). - L. Braescu, T. F. George, C. Orbulescu, M. Leretter, “Dynamics of thrombin formation using a mathematical model including both intrinsic and extrinsic pathways of blood coagulation,” in
*Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems (Series A)*, Proceedings*6*(Baltimore, USA, 2008), Watam press, 16 (S1), pp. 75-82 (2009).^{th}International Conference on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems - L. Braescu, T. F. George, “On the Critical Marangoni Numbers and Dopant Distribution in Silicon Fiber Grown From the Melt by the EFG Technique,” in
*Proceedings of the 10th WSEAS International Conference on Mathematical and Computational Methods in Science and Engineering*(Bucharest ROMANIA), pp. 57-62 (2008). - T. F. George, L. Braescu, “Sapphire fibers grown from the melt by the EFG technique: Dependence of the impurity distribution on temperature and surface tension gradients,” in
*SPIE*-*Optics and Photonics 2008,*(San Diego, California, USA, 2008),*Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers*7056, 705603-1-10 (2008). - L. Braescu, T. F. George, “Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian method for coupled Navier-Stokes and convection-diffusion equations with moving boundaries,” in
*Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering,**Proceedings of the 12*(World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society Press, Cairo, Egypt, 2007), pp. 33-36 – ISBN: 978-960-6766-27-5, ISSN: 1790-2769.^{th}WSEAS International Conference on Applied Mathematics – Math’07 - L. Braescu, T. F. George and S. Balint, “Evaluation and Control of the Dopant Distribution in a Nd:LiNbO
_{3}Fiber Grown from the Melt by the Edge-Defined Film-Fed Growth (EFG) Method,” in*Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications (Optics and Photonics 2007)*, edited by R. Guo, S. S. Yin and F. T. S. Yu,*Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers*6698, 669803-1-8 (2007). - St. Balint, L. Braescu, E. Kaslik, “Regions of attraction and control procedures in the case of a single crystal sheet grown by the EFG method,” in
*Proceedings of the 6*(Budapest, Hungary), edited by S. Sivasundaram (Cambridge Scientific Publishers, Cambridge, 2007), pp. 17-28 – ISBN: 978-1-904868-56-9.^{th}International Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace Sciences - L. Braescu, E. Kaslik, St. Balint, “Regions of attraction and control procedures in the case of a single crystal fiber grown by the EFG method,” in
*Proceedings of the 6*(Budapest, Hungary), edited by S. Sivasundaram (Cambridge Scientific Publishers, Cambridge, 2007), pp. 75-84 – ISBN: 978-1-904868-56-9.^{th}International Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace Sciences - S. Epure, L. Braescu, St. Balint, “On the effects of the vertical temperature gradient in the furnace in the case of a Nd:YAG cylindrical bar grown from the melt in a vacuum by the edge-defined film-fed growth method,” in
*Proceedings of the 6*(Budapest, Hungary), edited by S. Sivasundaram (Cambridge Scientific Publishers, Cambridge, 2007), pp. 179-187 – ISBN: 978-1-904868-56-9.^{th}International Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace Sciences - L. Tanasie, L. Braescu, St. Balint, “On the shape controllability of the tubular silicon crystals,” in
^{th}International Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace Sciences - C. Orbulescu, L. Braescu, C. Dragoescu, St. Balint, “Mathematical modeling of blood coagulation system with direct thrombin inhibitors for use in anticoagulant therapy,” in
*Proceedings of the 11*(Timisoara, Romania, 2006), pp. 217-223.^{th}Symposium of Mathematics and Its Applications - E. Kaslik, L. Braescu, St. Balint, “On the controllability of the continuous-time Hopfield-type neural networks,”
*IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks*-*Seventh International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing – SYNASC 2005*(Timisoara, Romania, 2005), pp. 307-314. - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, R. Szabo, St. Balint, “Minimization of the surface non-uniformity of a Nd:YVO
_{4}cylindrical bar grown by the edge-defined film-fed growth (EFG) system in low-gravity environment,”*SPIE**50*(San Diego, California, USA, 2005),^{th}Annual Meeting - Optics & Photonics 2005*Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers*, Vol. 5912, pp. 138-147 (2005). - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, St. Balint, R. Szabo, “Minimization of the surface non-uniformity of a thin single crystal sheet grown by the edge-defined film-fed growth (EFG) method,” in
*Proceedings of the 9*(Orlando, Florida, USA, 2005).^{th}World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cibernetics and Informatics - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, R. Szabo, St. Balint, “Minimization of the surface non-uniformity of a Nd:YVO
_{4}cylindrical bar grown by the edge-defined film-fed growth (EFG) method, when the pressure in the furnace changes,”*Defense and Security Symposium*(Orlando, Florida, USA, 2005),*Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers*, Vol. 5792, pp. 175-186 (2005). - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, St. Balint, R. Szabo, “The silicon sheets for solar cells,” in
*Sustainability for Humanity and Environment in Extended Connection Field Science-Economy Policy. Materials for Reducing Energy Costs. Technology and Characterization*(Polytechnic Publishing House, Timisoara, Romania, 2005), pp. 97-100. - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, St. Balint, “On the controllability of the shape of a LiNbO
_{3}bar grown from the melt in a vacuum by the EFG method,” in*Proceedings of the 5*(Timisoara, Romania), edited by S. Sivasundaram (Cambridge Scientific Publishers, Cambridge, 2005), pp. 81-88 – ISBN: 1904898487.^{th}International Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace Sciences - L. Braescu, R. Szabo, A. M. Balint, St. Balint, “A control procedure for the diameter of a Nd:YVO
_{4}rutile, grown from the melt in a vacuum by the edge-defined film- fed growth method,” in*Proceedings of the 5*(Timisoara, Romania), edited by S. Sivasundaram (Cambridge Scientific Publishers, Cambridge, 2005), pp. 73-80 – ISBN: 1904898487.^{th}International Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace Sciences - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, St. Balint, “Model based prediction of the effects of the oscillations of the pressure in the furnace in the case of an EFG system,” in
*Proceedings of the 5*(Timisoara, Romania), edited by S. Sivasundaram (Cambridge Scientific Publishers, Cambridge, 2005), pp. 65^{th}International Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace Sciences*-*72 – ISBN: 1904898487. - L. Braescu, R. Szabo, A. M. Balint, St. Balint, “Model based optimization of the growth conditions of a Nd:YVO
_{4}cylindrical bar by the edge-defined film-fed growth method in a vacuum,” in^{th}International Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace Sciences - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, L. Nanai, St. Balint, “A model based control procedure for the shape of a Nd:YAG cylindrical bar grown by the edge-defined film-fed growth method when the pressure in the furnace oscillates,” in
*Proceedings o of the 5*(Timisoara, Romania), edited by S. Sivasundaram (Cambridge Scientific Publishers, Cambridge, 2005), pp. 57^{th}International Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace Sciences*-*64 – ISBN: 1904898487. - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, St. Balint, “Model-based optimization of some growth process parameters of a Nd: YAG cylindrical bar grown by the edge-defined film-fed growth method,” in
^{th}International Conference on Nonlinear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace Sciences - L. Braescu, R. Szabo, A. M. Balint, St. Balint, “Optimization of the growth conditions of a Nd:YVO
_{4}cylindrical bar,” in*Proceedings of the**21*(Warsaw, Poland, 2004).^{th}International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics - L. Braescu, A.M. Balint, St. Balint, “The effect of the meniscus weight on the diameter control of the silicon filament, grown from the melt in a vacuum by the E.F.G. method,” in
*Proceedings of the 4*(Melbourne, Florida, USA, 2002), pp. 57-64.^{th}International Conference on Non-Linear Problems in Aviation and Aerospace - L. Braescu, St. Balint, “The Numerical determination stationary states of the system which governs the evolution of the radius and of the height of the crystallization front in the case of silicon filaments grown by the EFG method,” in
*Acta Technica Napocensis*(Cluj – Napoca Romania), Vol. 1/44, pp.67-74 (2001). - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, St. Balint, I. Jadaneantu, “The growth of a silicon sheet with pre-established piece-wise constant half-thickness grown from the melt in a vacuum by the E.F.G. method,” in
*Proceedings of the Conference Homogenization and Applications to Material Science*(Timisoara, Romania, 2001), pp. 33-42. - L. Braescu, A.M. Balint, St. Balint, “Admissible maneuvers in the melt temperature at the meniscus basis for filaments grown from the melt in a vacuum by the E.F.G. method,” in
*Proceedings of the 9*(Timisoara, Romania, 2001), pp. 245-251.^{th}Symposium of Mathematics and Its Applications - L. Braescu, A.M. Balint, St. Balint, I. Jadaneantu, “Model based simulation of the control of the half-thickness of a silicon sheet grown from the melt in a vacuum by E.F.G. method, through the change of the pulling rate,” in
*Proceedings of the 9*(Timisoara, Romania, 2001), pp. 252-259.^{th}Symposium of Mathematics and Its Applications - L. Braescu, “The linear operators positively defined of row spaces,” in
*Proceedings of the 5*(Mirton Publishing House, Timisoara, Romania, 1993), pp. 45-51.^{th}Symposium of Mathematics and Its Applications

**Presentations at international conferences (in addition to the above proceedings):**

- L. Braescu, F. Vidal, A. Pignolet, “Competition between strong electron correlation, lattice distortions, and spin-orbit coupling effects in multiferroic Bi
_{2}FeCrO_{6},”*Electroceramics*XIV (Bucharest, Romania, June 16-20, 2014). - L. Braescu, F. Vidal, A. Pignolet, “First principles study of Bi
_{2}FeCrO_{6}epitaxial thin films grown by PLD,”*Colloque Plasma-Quebec 2014*(Montreal, Canada, June 4-6, 2014). - L. Braescu, F. Vidal, A. Pignolet, “Electronic structure of multiferroic Bi
_{2}FeCrO_{6}: interplay between electron correlation, spin-orbit coupling, and the lattice distortions, tilting and rotations,”*2014 Joint IEEE International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectric, International Workshop on Acoustic Transduction Materials and Devices & Workshop on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy*(Penn State University in State College, PA, USA, May 12-16, 2014). - L. Braescu, F. Vidal, A. Pignolet, “First principles study of Bi
_{2}FeCrO_{6}epitaxial thin films,”*13*, Centre for Research in Molecular Modeling – Concordia University (Montreal, Canada, November 30, 2013).^{th}Annual CERMM Symposium - L. Braescu, F. Vidal, A. Pignolet, ”First principles study of epitaxial Bi
_{2}FeCrO_{6},”*Materials Science & Technology 2013*(Montreal, Canada, October 27-31, 2013). - L. Braescu, A. Pignolet, F. Vidal, “Electronic structure and magnetic properties of multiferroic Bi
_{2}FeCrO_{6}from first principle study,”*CAP Congress 2013*(Montreal, Canada, May 26-June 1, 2013). - L. Marsavina, A. D. Nurse, L. Braescu, E. M. Craciun, “Stress singularity for free edge joints for elastic and elasto-plastic behavior,”
*The 20*(Loughborough University, UK, 2010).^{th}International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials - L. Braescu, “On the critical Marangoni numbers and control of the impurity distribution in single crystal fibers grown by EFG technique,”
*The 17*(Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 2009).^{th}American Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy - L. Braescu, S. Epure, T. Duffar, “Shape of the meniscus for semiconductor crystals grown in terrestrial dewetted Bridgman: case of high apparent contact angle,” The
*6*(Athens, Greece, 2009)^{th}International Conference High Temperature Capillarity - L. Braescu, “Nonlinear boundary value problem of the meniscus for the terrestrial dewetted Bridgman crystal growth technique,”
*Joint Mathematics Meetings 2009*, AMS Session on Partial Differential Equations (Washington DC, USA, 2009). - L. Braescu, T. F. George, “Dependence of the Marangoni flow and impurity distribution on the vertical temperature gradient during the growth of aluminum-doped silicon fibers by the EFG technique,”
*The 6*(Baltimore, USA, 2008).^{th}International Conference on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems - L. Braescu, T. F. George, S. Epure “Numerical determination of the impurity distribution induced by surface tension gradients in an aluminum-doped silicon ribbon grown from the melt by the EFG method,”
*European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting*(Strasbourg, France, 2008). - L. Braescu, T. F. George, St. Balint, “Mass transfer analysis in the case of a Nd:YVO
_{4}cylindrical bar grown from the melt by the edge-defined film-fed growth (EFG) method,”*European Computing Conference*(Athens, Greece, September 25-27, 2007). - S. Epure, T. Duffar, L. Braescu, “Effect of the gap on the curvature of the solid-liquid interface during dewetted Bridgman crystal growth,”
*3*(Nara, Japan, 22-26 October 2007).^{rd }Int. Symposium on Physical Sciences in Space - L. Braescu, “The effect of the buoyancy and Marangoni forces on the dopant distribution in the case of a single crystal rod grown from the melt by the edge-defined film-fed (EFG) method,”
*6*(Bucharest, Romania, 2007).^{th}Congress of Romanian Mathematicians - St. Balint, L. Braescu, L. Sylla, S. Epure, T. Duffar, “Dependence of the meniscus shape on the pressure difference in the dewetted Bridgman process,”
*15*(Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 2007).^{th}International Conference on Crystal Growth - S. Epure, T. Duffar, L. Braescu, “Effect of the gap on the curvature of the solid-liquid interface during dewetted Bridgman crystal growth,”
*15*(Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 2007).^{th}International Conference on Crystal Growth - L. Braescu, “The dependence of the dopant distribution on the pulling rate and on the capillary channel radius in the case of a Nd:YVO
_{4}cylindrical bar grown from the melt by the EFG method,”*European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting*(Strasbourg, France, 2007). - S. Epure, L. Sylla, Th. Duffar, L. Braescu, St. Balint, “Advances in the domain of dewetting,”
*Colloque du GDR MFA*(Frejus, France, 2006). - L. Braescu, St. Balint, “The dependence of the Al impurity distribution on the pulling rate and on the capillary channel radius in the case of a thin Si rod grown from the melt by the EFG method, in terrestrial conditions,”
*5*(Bamberg, Germany, 2006).^{th}International Workshop on Modeling in Crystal Growth - L. Braescu, St. Balint, “Coupling of the Incompressible Navier-Stokes, moving mesh (ALE) and convection-diffusion application modes in the EFG method,”
*5*(Bamberg, Germany, 2006).^{th }International Workshop on Modeling in Crystal Growth - S. Epure, L. Braescu, St. Balint, “Modeling the effects of the vertical temperature gradient in the furnace in an edge-defined film-fed growth technique,”
*European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting*(Nice, France, 2006). - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, R. Szabo, St. Balint, “Model based optimization of the surface non-uniformity of a crystal grown from the melt by the edge-defined film-fed (E.F.G.) method,”
*Conference on Differential & Difference Equations and Applications*(Melbourne, Florida, USA, 2005). - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, R. Szabo, St. Balint, “Model based control procedure of the crystal shape grown from the melt by the EFG method,”
*Conference on Differential & Difference Equations and Applications*(Melbourne, Florida, USA, 2005). - A. M. Balint, L. Braescu, St. Balint, “Minimization of the surface non-uniformities of a single crystal rod grown from the melt by the edge-defined film-fed growth (EFG) method,”
*22*n (Turin, Italy, 2005).^{nd}IFIP TC 7 Conference on System Modeling and Optimizatio - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, St. Balint, R. Szabo, “On the controllability of a shape of a thin single crystal rod grown from the melt by the edge-defined film-fed growth (EFG) method,”
*22*(Turin, Italy, 2005).^{nd}IFIP TC 7 Conference on System Modeling and Optimization - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, St. Balint, R. Szabo, “Minimization of the surface non-uniformities of a thin single crystal sheet grown from the melt by the edge-defined film-fed growth (EFG) method,”
*22*(Turin, Italy, 2005).^{nd}IFIP TC 7 Conference on System Modeling and Optimization - St. Balint, L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, R. Szabo, “On the controllability of a shape of a thin single crystal sheet grown from the melt by the edge-defined film-fed growth (EFG) method,”
*22*(Turin, Italy, 2005).^{nd}IFIP TC 7 Conference on System Modeling and Optimization - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, St. Balint, “Model based optimization of some growth process parameters of a Nd:YAG cylindrical bar grown by the edge-defined film-fed growth method in conditions of the pressure,”
*European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting*2004 (Strasbourg, France, 2004). - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, St. Balint, “Model based prediction of the effects of the oscillations of the pressure in the furnace in the case of an EFG system,”
*European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting*2004 (Strasbourg, France, 2004). - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, St. Balint, “A model based control procedure for the shape of an Nd:YAG cylindrical bar grown by the EFG method when the pressure in the furnace changes,” 14
^{th}International Conference on Crystal Growth (Grenoble, France, 2004). - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, St. Balint, “Model-based optimization of some growth process parameters of a Nd:YAG cylindrical bar grown by the EFG method in the presence of pressure,” 14
^{th}International Conference on Crystal Growth (Grenoble, France, 2004). - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, St. Balint, “Model based prediction of the effects of the oscillations of the pressure in the furnace in the case of the EFG method,”
*14*(Grenoble, France, 2004).^{th}International Conference on Crystal Growth - L. Braescu, R. Szabo, A. M. Balint, St. Balint, “Optimization of the growth conditions of a cylindrical bar grown in a vacuum by the edge-defined film-fed growth method,”
*Nano and Giga Challenges in Microelectronics*(Cracow, Poland, 2004). - L. Braescu, A.M. Balint, St. Balint, “On the stability of the shape of a LiNbO
_{3}bar grown from the melt in a vacuum by the E.F.G. method,” New Trends in Continuum Mechanics (Constantza, Romania, 2003). - L. Braescu, A.M. Balint, St. Balint, I. Jadaneantu, “Modeling of the temperature changes by adequate changes of the pulling rate in the case of sheets and filaments grown from the melt in a vacuum by the E.F.G. method,” Congress on Applied Mathematics and Applications of Mathematics (Nice, France, 2003).
- L. Braescu, A.M. Balint, St. Balint, “Numerical estimation of the pulling rate and melt temperature ranges in the case of thin filament grown by the E.F.G. method,”
*European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting*(Strasbourg, France, 2002). - L. Braescu, A. M. Balint, St. Balint, “The control of the half-thickness of a sheet grown from the melt in a vacuum by the E.F.G. method,”
*6*(Perpignan, France, 2002).^{eme}Colloque Franco-Roumain de Mathematiques Appliquees - L. Braescu, A.M. Balint, St. Balint, “The growth of a single crystal filament with pre-established piece-wise constant diameter cross-section from the melt in a vacuum by the E.F.G. Method,”
*13*(Kyoto, Japan, 2001).^{th}International Conference on Crystal Growth - L. Braescu, A.M. Balint, St. Balint, I. Jadaneantu, “Model-based simulation of the control of the half-thickness of a silicon sheet grown from the melt in a vacuum by the E.F.G. method, through the change of the melt temperature at the meniscus basis,”
*9*(Timisoara, Romania, 2001).^{th}Symposium of Mathematics and Its Applications - L. Braescu, St. Balint, ”Approximation numerique du menisque, qui apparaisse dans le processus de la croissance des tubes de silicium monocristaline, par la methode E.F.G,”
*5*, (Constanta, Romania, 2000).^{eme}Colloque Franco-Roumain de Mathématiques Appliquées