Personal data

Name: Lucian BAIA

Year of birth: 1971 (Tarnaveni, Romania)

Citizenship: Romanian

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Academic qualifications

Habilitation thesis defense


PhD in Nature Sciences

10.1999 - 02.2003

Institute of Physical Chemistry, Julius Maximilians University, Würzburg, Germany

Master Degree in Physics Oxide materials

10.1998 - 06.1999

Faculty of Physics, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Degree in Physics Mathematical-Physics

10.1994 - 06.1998

Faculty of Physics, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Degree in Machine Building Engineer

10.1990 - 06.1995

Faculty of Machine Building Technical University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Current position

Senior Researcher at the Centre of Nanostructured Materials and Bionanointerfaces

06.2014 - present

Institute of Interdisciplinary Research in Bio-Nano-Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Physics

03.2008 - present

Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Previous positions

Lecturer at the Physics and Technology of Advanced Materials Department

10.2003 - 03.2008

Faculty of Physics, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Other professional experience

Post-doctoral senior researcher at Institute of Physical Chemistry

10.2005 - 06.2006

Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, Head: Prof. Dr. Juergen Popp

Invited visiting researcher at Institute of Physical Chemistry

03.2005 - 05.2005

Jena, Head: Prof. Dr. Juergen Popp.

Erasmus-Socrates master student at the Institute of Physical Chemistry

01.1998 - 04.1998

Julius Maximilians University, Wuerzburg, Germany, Head. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Kiefer.

Teaching activity

Courses and laboratories in the materials science field (Bachelor level: Introduction to Nanotechnology, Thermoelectric Phenomena and Their Applications; Master level: Polymers and Composite Materials, Spectroscopic Methods Applied to the Advanced Materials Study, Nanotechnology for Energy; PhD level: Advanced Methods in the condensed matter study).

Research interest

Materials with controllable morphology and structure for environmental (photocatalysis) and biomedical (tissue engineering) applications.

Additional information

- Papers in ISI journals: 88; papers in peer-reviewed journals: more than 120; Research ID:; 1233 citations, h-index: 21 (WOS)

- Author or co-author of 3 books and 5 book chapters

- European patent application - Processes for obtaining smart food packages (No. 15464006.4-1358/2015)

- National patent applications: Procedure of obtaining nanocomposites based on aerogel and noble metals with double functionality (No. A 00387/31.05.2012); Procedure of obtaining graphene based materials by exfoliation (No. A/01016/22.12.2014)

- Reviewer for more numerous ISI journals (e.g. Journal of the American Chemical Society, Scientific Reports, Materials Today Energy, Catalysis Today etc.)

- Guest Editor to the Journal of Molecular Structure, Volume 1073, Pages 1-202, 2014, entitled Molecular Spectroscopy – An Interdisciplinary Approach

- Expert evaluator of the Romania Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI), Research Czech Agency (GACR) and Hungarian Scientific Res. Fund (OTKA)

- Comenius Prize (2011) of the Babe?-Bolyai University

- Prize for Scientific Excellence (2014) of the Babe?-Bolyai University

-Member of the Organizing or advisory Committees for the following international Conferences:

3rd World Congress on Materials Science & Engineering, August 24-26, 2017, Barcelona, Spain,

7th Euro Biosensors & Bioelectronics Conference, July 10-12, 2017 Berlin, Germany,

Global Congress & Expo On Materials Science and Nanoscience (Materials Science-2016), October 24-26, 2016, Dubai, UAE,

5th Euro Biosensors & Bioelectronics Conference, June 30-July 02, 2016 Valencia-Spain,

Global Nanotechnology Congress and Expo (Nanotech-2016), April 21-23, 2016, Dubai, UAE,

EMN Meeting on Mesoporous Materials, April 1-4, 2016, Dubai, UAE, member of the Advisory Committees,

World Congress and Expo on Materials Science & Polymer Engineering, November 26-28, 2015, Dubai, UAE,

World Congress and Expo on Nanotechnology and Materials Science, April 13-15, 2015, Dubai, UAE,

International Conference and Exhibition on Materials Science & Engineering, October 07-09, 2013 Hampton Inn Tropicana, Las Vegas, USA,