Dr. Simona Cîntă Pinzaru is professor of optical spectroscopy, optoeletronics, nanomedicine and applied spectroscopy at the Biomolecular Physics Department of Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She earned her doctoral degree in molecular physics in 1998 at the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, jointly coordinated at the Bayerische-Julius Maximilians University, Würzburg, Germany. Her habilitation (2018) and subsequent doctoral supervision focused on translational science and technology relying on Raman spectroscopy techniques to business and bioeconomy. Her research interest covers physical chemistry, optical nano-sensing, nano-bio interface, SERS spectroscopy, nanotechnology for medicine, and applied Raman spectroscopy techniques in biomedical, pharmaceutical, food control and environmental field. As senior researcher in the framework of the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Ministry of Science and Education (MSE), co-financed through the Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-2011-COFUND program, she recently implemented a NEWFELPRO research project (acronym JadranSERS, meaning „Adriatic SERS”) assessing for the first time the translation of the linear Raman spectroscopy techniques for the aquaculture/seafood sector and blue bioeconomy of waste marine materials.
Currently she is heading the Raman – AFM Lab of the Babes-Bolyai University and run as project director a PN-III-P2-2.1-PED-2019-4777 research project (BlueBioSustain).
She is expert evaluator of many national and international research projects (EC).
She published more than 130 papers (H index 25 in WoS), 27 in Google Scholar; 6 books/book chapters and participated in more than 200 conferences; 30 contributions in proceedings; webinar (BioOptics World); 15 invited lectures; more than 40 talks and oral presentations to international conferences and meetings;
She is member in the Editorial Board of Journal of Spectroscopy and Current Smart Materials and reviewer of many topic journals.
She received the “Excellentia” Award 2015, (CSUBB); the Prize of Excellence for scientific research, Babes-Bolyai University, 2011 and 2018; Nomination: Dhamelincourt Prize, ECSBM 2007, Paris; poster prize at the 5-th Summit of Clinical Nanomedicine, CLINAM 2012, Basel.