Clara-Mihaela Ionescu

Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Ecosystem services
    • Environmental impact and risk assessment
    • Environmental monitoring
    • Natural resource management
    • Other environmental sciences not elsewhere classified
  • Engineering and technology
    • Computers and logic systems
    • Motion planning and control
    • Physical system modelling
    • Signals and systems
    • Software and data acquisition
    • Mechatronics and robotics not elsewhere classified
    • Modelling, simulation and optimisation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering not elsewhere classified
    • Biochemical engineering
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences not elsewhere classified
control engineering optimisation process control
Clara Mihaela Ionescu is professor at Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, at Ghent University, Belgium since October 2016. She is a research-member of the laboratory of Dynamical Systems and Control. She holds a master degree is Automation and Applied Informatics in 2003 from Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania, and a PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from Ghent University in 2009. She was recipient of prestigious excellence scholarship for top-students going abroad from the Romanian Ministry of Research and Innovation during her master Studies at Ghent University in 2002. She was also recipient of prestigious excellent post-doctoral scholarship of Flemish Research Foundation, of Belgium for 6 years, from 2011 - 2017. She is an ERC Consolidator Grant fellow: AMICAS, Adaptive Multi-Drug Infusion Control System for General Anesthesia during Major Surgery. She is member of several valorization and innovation platforms in Belgium: Flanders Make, Centre for Sustainable Pharmaceutical Engineering, etc. She has more than 100 scientific publications in Web of Science with h-index of 30, and equal number of indexed conference proceedings. She is a IFAC TC member of TC 2.1, 6.4, 8.2, all involving modelling, identification and control of chemical, biological, medical processes. She is appointed during 2021-2024 as associate editor of all technically sponsored IEEE Control System Society conferences. She organized two IFAC conferences: Advances in PID control in 2018 and Biology and Medical Systems in 2021. Her research interests include fractional order systems modelling and control, predictive control and related multi-objective optimization algorithms. Application areas are prevalent in biomedical systems, chemical and manufacturing processes.