20th International Balkan Workshop on
Applied Physics and Materials Science

* July 12-15, 2022


   20th International Balkan Workshop on Applied Physics and Materials Science

   The 20th International Balkan Workshop on Applied Physics and Materials Science aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Applied Physics and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

     The workshop continues a tradition started by BPU in 1999, in Tsigov-Chark, Bulgaria, and continued in 2001 in Edirne, Turkey, and 2002 in Targoviste, Romania. Starting with 2003 the workshop has been held annually in Constanta, Romania with one exception, 2012, when Ovidius University of Constanta hosted the 8th General conference of the Balkan Physical Union.

    The workshop is organized by Ovidius University of Constanta, the Balkan Physical Union, the Romanian Physical Society, Romanian Academy and Academy of Romanian Scientists and is addressed to all scholars interested in applied physics from the Balkan countries and from all over the world. The participation of young scientists and students is greatly encouraged, one of the goals of the workshop being to offer the new generation an opportunity to present original new results and a chance to learn from the experience of distinguished researchers.

    The organizers acknowledge the importance of proper dissemination of scientific knowledge and offer the attendants the possibility to publish their full papers in journals that are indexed in the Thomson-Reuters Web-of-Science database.

We look forward to meeting you in Constanta!
Registration & Abstract submission March 15th 2022
Notification of acceptance March 31st  2022
Payment * May 30th  2022
Conference date (on-site payment) July 12th - 15th  2022
Final paper submission August 25th 2022
* For each fee it would be accepted maximum 2 papers of which only one could be orally presented, after acceptance by the advisory committee. If until payment deadline the fee is not payed, oral presentation will be considered as posters.

  Participants that pay the fee before deadline, will receive the invoices during registration, first day of conference (July 12th 2022). Invoices for on-site payment will be given in the last day of conference (July 15th 2022).


    Welcome to the official website of the 2022 - 20th International Balkan Workshop on Applied Physics and Materials Science. It will be held in Constanta, Romania on 12-15, July, 2022. IBWAP 2022 is hosted by Ovidius University of Constanta and supported by Balkan Physical Union, Romanian Physical Society, Romanian Academy and Academy of Romanian Scientist.

    The conference will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Semiconductors, Dielectrics and Organic Materials
Spintronics, Magnetism and Superconductivity
Crystal growth, Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films
Polymers and Amorphous Materials

Laser Physics and applications
Plasma Physics and applications
Optoelectronics and photonics
Applied and non-linear optics
Ultrafast phenomena and applications

Nuclear and subnuclear sciences and Engineering
Advanced detection systems
Accelerated particle beams
Nuclear Techniques and applications
Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection

Nonlinear dynamics, complex systems and applications
Biological complexity and genetics, Biophysics and bioengineering
Physics of Social Systems

Physics of energy transfer, conversion and storage
Environmental Physics
Sensors and Device Physics
Micro- and Nanoelectronics
Microelectromechanical systems
Instrumentation and Metrology
Imagining, Microscopy and Spectroscopy and their applications
Instrumentation, processing, fabrication and measurement technologies
Applications of fluid mechanics and microfluidics

Physics curriculum design
Active learning techniques
Classroom teaching, demonstrations and laboratory experiments


Department Chair,
Ovidius University

Marius C. BELC

Balkan Physical Union

Romanian Physical Society

Goran Djordjević (President of Balkan Physical Union),
Radu Constantinescu (vicepresident of BPU),
Kostas Vourlias (Executive Secretary of BPU),
Ekaterina Batchvarova (Scientific Secretary of BPU),
Aysegul Ertoprak (Scientific Project Coordinator of BPU),
Alexander Petrov (Union of Physicists in Bulgaria),
Baki Akkus (Turkish Physical Society),
Yeşim Öktem (Turkish Physical Society),
Angelos Angelopoulos (Hellenic Physical Society),
Emil Burzo (Romanian Physical Society and Romanian Academy of Science),
Antoneta Deda (Albanian Physical Society),
Predrac Miranovic (Physical Society of Montenegro),
Stavros Ioannou (Physical Society of Cyprus),
Efstathios Polychroniadis (Hellenic Physical Society)

Local Organizing Committee

Mihai Girtu, Ovidius University
Viorica Popescu, Ovidius University
Rodica Vladoiu, Ovidius University
Aurelia Mandes-Vaduva, Ovidius University
Virginia Dinca-Balan, Ovidius University

Victor Ciupina, Ovidius University
Corneliu I Oprea, Ovidius University
Jeanina Lungu, Ovidius University
Viorel Ionescu, Ovidius University

Advisory Committee

Alexandru Aldea (Romania)
Horia Alexandru (Romania)
Stefan Antohe (Romania)
Simion Astilean (Romania)
Victor Ciupina (Romania)
Emil Burzo (Romania)
Metin Arik (Turkey)
Nicolae Avram (Romania)
Dimiter Balabanski (Bulgaria)
Antun Balaž (Serbia)
Virgil Baran (Romania)
Ibrahim Belenli (Turkey)
Pellumb Berberi (Albania)
Aleksandar Bogojević (Serbia)
Dennis Bonatsos (Greece)
Madalin Bunoiu (Romania)
Gheorghe Cata-Danil (Romania)
Gabriela Carja (Romania)
Gheorghe V. Cimpoca (Romania)
Horia Chiriac (Romania)
Onuc Cozar (Romania)
Dragoljub Dimitrijevic (Serbia)
Maria Dinescu (Romania)
Ivan Dojcinovic (Serbia)
Mahmut Dogru (Turkey)
Branko Dragovic (Serbia)
Mustafa Erol (Turkey)
Mats Fahlman (Sweden)
Constantin Grigoriu (Romania)
Husnu Salih Guder (Turkey)
Mihai Girtu (Romania)
Dan Grecu (Romania)
Felicia Iacomi (Romania)
Alexandru Jipa (Romania)

Wilhelm Kappel (Romania)
Margarit Pavelescu (Romania)
Nafiye Gunec Kiyak (Turkey)
Dragana Krstić (Serbia)
Ivan Lalov (Bulgaria)
Dumitru Luca (Romania)
Cristian P. Lungu (Romania)
Iosif Malaescu (Romania)
Pedja Mihailovic (Serbia)
Ioan Morjan (Romania)
Ibrahim Halil Mutlu (Turkey)
Ljubisa Nesic (Serbia)
Alexandru Nicolin (Romania)
Lucian Pintilie (Romania)
Viorel Pop (Romania)
Gheorghe Popa (Romania)
Ion V. Popescu (Romania)
Goran Ristic (Serbia)
Gheorghe Samoilescu (Romania)
Roman Schrittwieser (Austria)
Simion Simon (Romania)
Alexandru Stancu (Romania)
Cristian Teodorescu (Romania)
Mihai Toma (Romania)
Nicholay Tonchev (Bulgaria)
Valentin Urumov (Macedonia)
E. Valcheva (Bulgaria)
Miroslav Veskovic (Serbia)
Rodica Vladoiu (Romania)
Mihai Visinescu (Romania)
Daniel Vizman (Romania)
Latife Sahin Yalcin (Turkey)
Ch. Zerefos (Greece)


 We invite you to submit a paper to the IBWAP 2022. The abstracts will be published in the book of abstracts: print ISSN 2501-9058/ISSN L 2501-9058 and online ISSN 2501-9066/ISSN L 2501-9058.

 The following guidelines have been prepared for all authors, which provide the steps for the on-line submission. Template


Name FAMILY NAME1, Name FAMILY NAME2, Times New Roman, 11 points, names with lowercase letters and FAMILY NAMES WITH UPPERCASE LETTERS, centered

2Times New Roman, Italic, 11 points, centered

The abstracts must be written in English on one A4 page, with 2.5 cm margins all around, using “Times New Roman”, 11 points, with a single line paragraph spacing.
The text must be justified and have between 250-400 words. The use of figures, references and acknowledgements in the abstract are encouraged. The authors must fit the full information (text, figures, keywords, references and acknowledgements) in one page.

Keywords: maximum 4 keywords.

  In order to fill correctly the Registration Form please use only english alphabet characters.

Registration Form
Presenting author


    In order to encourage the participation of a larger number of delegates the Organizing Committee has made efforts to lower costs of attendance. The registration fee will cover the access to all conference sections and conference folder: book of abstracts (printed/electronic format), notebook, pen, welcome party, lunches and banquet ticket.

Registration Fees
Authors 200 EUR
(members of Rom. Phys. Society*)
175 EUR
Students* 90 EUR
Exibitors** 400 EUR
* Members of Rom. Phys. Society and Student authors are eligible for registration fee discounts if they can prove their status.
** The fee covers: equipment’s presentation during one section, logo and short description of the company in the conference abstract book/conference web site, inclusion of the own brochures in the conference bag, access to all Conference Sections and to social program of the conference. Contracts for exhibition space should be negotiated separately with the local organizing committee.

Payments should be made:

  1. For Romanian participants in Romanian lei in the following account:
  • Universitatea Ovidius Constanta
  • Bank: Trezoreria Constanta
  • CIF: 4301332

Please add: Name of the depositor (university/institute) and "IBWAP2022 - Family & Given Name" to the comment line.

For the Romanian participants: in order to receive the invoice for payment, please send at ibwap@univ-ovidius.ro the Firm Order.doc

2. For foreign participants in Euro in the following account

  • Ovidius University of Constanta
  • IBAN: RO28RNCB0114032053160001 /EUR

Please add: Name of the depositor (university/institute) and " IBWAP2022 - Family & Given Name" to the comment line.

 Invoices for on-site payment fee will be given in the last day of conference (July 15th 2022).

 Official IBWAP 2022 invoices will be distributed during on site registration, for those who made payment confirmation at ibwap@univ-ovidius.ro.


The conference sessions will be held in the main building of Ovidius University of Constanta, in the campus located at Bd. Mamaia 124, Constanta.


   A limited number of rooms are reserved for conference participants in the hotels below.
Please contact the organizing committee by email to check the availability of the accommodation.

Travel Documents

    Citizens of the European Union countries can enter Romania with a valid passport or with their National Identity Card.

    Citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa to visit Romania. To quickly check if you need a visa please go to www.E-Visa.MAE.ro select the "Get Informed" tab (up left) and enter the following information: passport issuing country, type of passport, purpose of your visit to Romania.

    Entry requirements and visa information are also available at www.mae.ro.







    The conference full list with the accepted abstracts  can be found in pdf format here.

  The conference program can be found in pdf format here.

Instructions for Oral and Poster Presentations

Plenary Presentations

  • Presentations cannot exceed 30 minutes including 5 minutes for Q&A.
  • Presentations may be given as PowerPoint presentations.
  • All presenters will be given the opportunity to check their presentations on-site, before their presentation time.

Invited Presentations

  • Invited presentations cannot exceed 30 minutes including 5 minutes for Q&A.
  • Presentations may be given as PowerPoint presentations.
  • All presenters will be given the opportunity to check their presentations on-site, before their presentation time.

Oral Presentations

  • Oral presentations cannot exceed 15 minutes including 5 minutes for Q&A.
  • Presentations may be given as PowerPoint presentations.
  • All presenters will be given the opportunity to check their presentations on-site, before their presentation time.

Poster Presentations

  • A formal poster presentation will take place in a dedicated session, when the presenters will be kindly requested to stand by their posters.
  • Format: one panel (useful area: width 90 cm, height 130 cm) will be available for each poster.
  • Time: in order to increase the display time, poster presenters are encouraged to put their posters on display with 30 min prior the poster session time and to remove the posters from the panels at the end of the poster session.

   Presented contributions may be published, subject to the regular refereeing process, following the standard procedure of the journal.

    The contributions should be full articles, substantially extended/expanded from the initial conference contributions. All submissions will be subject to our regular peer-review process, and any articles that fall outside of the scope of the journal may be offered a transfer to one or other of the journals in our portfolio.