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Valentina Dinca

Researcher, Fotoplasmat Center, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Magurele, Romania

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Valentina Dinca’s research activity is focused on obtaining and tailoring biointerfaces characteristics for special biological applications.
She studied Medical Physics at Bucharest University, and received her Ph.D. degree in the field of biomedical physics from Bucharest University and FORTH-IESL, Greece where she was awarded with a Marie-Curie Ph.D. student research fellowship for 24 months (2006-2008). She completed her training research as post doc at Barcelona University (Spain) (2010-2011) and EMPA (Switzerland)(2013-2014), as well during various short research stages at University Mons-Hainaut, Belgium, LENS, Florence, Italy, Paul Scherrer Institute, Materials Group, Switzerland, LP3-CNRS, Marseille, France.
Her work implies using lased based techniques for applications starting from shape memory alloys coatings, bio and chemical sensors to surface processing for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (i.e., organic and inorganic thin film deposition by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) and matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE); laser based methods for biological compounds, natural and synthetic polymers patterning (LIFT) for bio-platforms and sensors). Her latest research focuses on designing and modulating biointerfaces for in vitro analysis of surfaces characteristics effects on various types of cells (i.e., topographical gradients of polymeric, hybrid and composites materials, 2D and 3D surface structuring for cellular behaviour and interaction studies).