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Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
Prof. Dr. Habil. Rares Ionut Stiufiuc was born on February 17th, 1978 in Jibou, Romania. He studied Physics at „Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca and received his Ph.D. degree in the field of condensed matter physics from „Babes-Bolyai” University Cluj-Napoca and Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay, France where he was awarded with a Mari-Curie Ph.D. student research fellowship for 12 months (2005). Between 2005 and 2007 he performed research activities in the field of nanobiotechnologies as a postdoctoral research associate at Institute d’Electronique, Microelectronique et Nanotehnologies (IEMN), Lille France. In 2013 he occupied an Associate Professor position at „Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca and in 2018 he became full Professor of Biophysics at the Biophysics Department of the same University. Since 2016 he is the Head of the Nano Bioscopy Department of the newly built Research Center for Advanced Medicine Institute (MedFuture), University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca. In the last 15 years his research activities have been focused on investigating matter properties at the nanoscale using near field microscopy/spectroscopy for different types of atomic and/or nano-structures: single quantum states, nanowires, quantum dots and self-assembled macromolecular networks. After his return in Romania (2007) he focused on the development and characterization of new multifunctional nanohybrids (magneto-plasmonic nanoparticles, magneto/plasmonic liposomes, anisotropic plasmonic nanostructures) for biomedical applications such as targeted drug delivery, molecular ultrasensitive detection in biological fluids using vibrational spectroscopy, chiral separation, early cancer detection using Raman/SERS. In the last 10 years he managed and coordinated as PI several national and European research grants in the field of nanomedicine having a total value of more than 4.000.000 Euros. He is the first author and co-author of 42 scientific papers in highly ranked scientific journals (Science, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, International Journal of Nanomedicine, Talanta, Journal of Colloids and Interface Science, Applied Physics Letters, Nanoscale Research Letters, Physical Review B, etc).