Alina Vladescu (Dragomir) has PhD in Materials Science from University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB) (2011). She works at National Institute for Optoelectronics INOE2000, Department for Advanced Surface Processing and Analysis by Vacuum Technologies (since 2002). She is also associate professor in Surface Engineering at UPB. Expertise: Functional coatings (metals, nitrides, carbides, oxides and oxynitrides) deposited by magnetron sputtering and cathodic arc techniques, especially for optics, optoelectronics, mechanical/tribological applications, but also with special properties, such as corrosion resistant and biomaterials. She has 140 ISI papers, and over 250 presentations, 17 patents, 7 books, 16 awards at Invention Exhibitions. Hirsh score is 25.