Lucian Baia was born in Tarnaveni, Romania, in 1971. He received the Licence degree in engineering (machine manufacturing) from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 1995, and the Licence degree in physics (mathematical physics) from the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 1998. He earned his M.S. degree in physics of the oxide materials in 1999 at the Babes-Bolyai University and his Ph.D. degree in 2003 at the Julius-Maximilians University at Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany. In 2003, he began his academic career as Lecturer at the Faculty of Physics of the Babes-Bolyai University. Between October 2005 and July 2006, Baia worked with Professor Jürgen Popp’s group as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Jena, Germany. Since 2008, he works as an Associate Professor at the Department of Science and Technology of Advanced Materials of the Babes-Bolyai University. His current research focuses on obtaining porous and highly porous nanoarchitectures with controllable morphology and structure for biomedical and environmental applications and their characterization by Raman, IR, UV-vis and SERS spectroscopic techniques as well as XRD and adsorption/desorption measurements. Baia is the author or coauthor of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, three books, and two book chapters.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011