Daniela ȘOVA

Associate professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering


Universității 1, Brașov, Romania
Building H, Room HI30
Phone/Fax: +40 268 474761


Research interests:

  • heat and mass transfer in wood drying
  • statistical methods of wood drying optimization
  • determination of thermal and physical properties of composite materials
  • determination of thermal properties of wood biomass

Publications (selection)

  • Șova, D., Gurău, L., Porojan, M., Florea, O., Sandu, V., Purcaru, M. (2022). Indirect evaluation of the porosity of waste wood briquetttes by assessing their surface quality. Waste and Biomass Valorization, 13(1), 739-753, doi.org/10.1007/s12649-021-01513-y
  • Stanciu, M.D., Șova, D., Savin, A., Iliaș, N., Gorbacheva, G.A. (2020). Physical and mechanical properties of ammonia-treated Black Locust wood. Polymers, 12(2), 377-394, doi: org/10.3390/polym12020377
  • Șova, D., Porojan, M., Bedelean, B.I., Huminic, G. (2018). Effective thermal conductivity models applied to wood briquettes. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 124, 1-12. doi:10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2017.09.020
  • Șova, D., Bedelean, B.I., Sandu, V. (2016). Application of response surface methodology to optimization of wood drying conditions in a pilot-scale kiln. Baltic Forestry, 22, 352-360
  • Şova, D., Postelnicu, A., Bedelean B.I. (2010) Assessment of drying quality by Kirpichev number. International Wood Products Journal, 1, 70-74. doi: org/10.1179/2042645310Y. 0000000003