Cristian Peptu

Cristian Peptu

Cristian Peptu

Polymer Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia; Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania

Academic background
2004-2011 PhD in chemistry at “Gh. Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Iasi, Romania – thesis entitled “Synthesis of biodegradable model copolymers and their characterization at molecular level through mass spectrometry” defended on 31.01.2011;
2003 – 2004 Haut-Alsace University, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie, Mulhouse, France – Master(DEA) Degree in Macromolecular Chemistry;
1996 – 2002 University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Bioengineering, Iasi, Romania – Bioengineer Degree in Biomaterials and Prosthetics.

2016 – 2018 Marie Curie Fellow at Polymer Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences – 3 years
Project number 1628/03/02; Acronym – CYCLOCORE

2014 – 2015 Postdoctoral researcher – WP leader
Liposomal-cyclodextrin based formulations for transdermal pain therapy (NANODERMA)
PN-II-PT-PCCA-2013-4-2210, contract number 276/2014
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry “Petru Poni”, Iasi, Romania.
Experience: Design and preparation biocompatible and efficient polyester modified cyclodextrins; formulation of lidocaine encapsulated into modified cyclodextrins

2011 – 2013 Principal investigator
Cyclodextrins – a “green chemistry” route to aliphatic polyesters
CNCS – UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-PD-2011-3-0127
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry “Petru Poni”, Iasi, Romania.
Experience: Synthesis of cyclodextrin-oligoesters and characterization through mass spectrometry and NMR

2009 – present Researcher – responsible for the mass spectrometry laboratory
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry “Petru Poni”, Iasi, Romania.
Experience: liquid chromatography mass spectrometry characterization of polymers; supramolecular chemistry (inclusion complexes based on cyclodextrins and cyclodextrin derivatives); organic and polymer chemistry.

2006 – 2009 Marie Curie fellowship in the frame of POLYMS project.
Full employment as researcher at “Jan Dlugosz” University of Czestochowa, Poland for 33 months.
Secondment at Akzo Nobel Chemicals, Arnhem, Netherlands for 3 months.
Experience: specially synthesized model copolymers with suitable end groups, required molecular weight and polydispersity; polymer characterization through classical methods like GPC, NMR and MALDI-TOF-MS techniques; ESI-MS multistage analysis of the copolymers to gather insight in the fundamentals of the fragmentation processes; liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry detection for copolymer analysis

2004 – 2006 PhD student
“Gh. Asachi”Technical University of Iasi, Iasi, Romania.
Experience: synthesis and characterization of functional siloxane polymers and copolymers

2003 – 2004 DEA student – industrial scholarship
Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie, Mulhouse, France.
Experience: chemistry of colloids; nanoparticles synthesis; characterization of polymers.

Publications: 27 papers, 3 book chapters (h index 9, 249 citations)


Title of ICPAM talk: Nanostructured electrospun mats based on novel cyclodextrin-oligoester derivatives