Simona Badilescu is a Senior Scientist with a background in physical chemistry and a rich experience in teaching and research. She received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Bucharest (Romania) and specialized in molecular spectroscopy, surface science, and analytical applications of infrared spectroscopy. Dr. Badilescu has several years of experience in an industrial environment as the Director of the Spectroscopy Department of a Petrochemical Company in Romania. After three years of teaching in Algeria as Associate Professor at the University of Blida, she came with her family to Canada and was a Research Associate at the Universite de Montreal in the Chemistry Department. Her research interest focused on the vibrational spectroscopy of molecules of biological interest. Since 1987, she has been part of an Interdisciplinary group, at the University of Moncton in New Brunswick, working on ATR spectroscopy of thin film systems. Afterward, she was a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Moncton in New Brunswick and later a Senior Scientist in the Physics Department. Dr. Badilescu joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in 2002 and since then, she was part of the Nanomaterials and Devices laboratory and contributed to different projects related to biosensing. Presently, she is part of the Nanomaterials and Nanodevices laboratory in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Dr. Badilescu published two books and several chapters, mainly on topics related to spectroscopy. A new book—Bio-MEMS: A Science and Engineering Perspective—will be published in April this year by Taylor & Francis. She is author of more than 200 articles and conference papers. She is member of several professional societies and a reviewer for Journals such as J. of Physical Chemistry, Applied Physics Letters, Advanced Materials, and so forth.
Biography Updated on 13 February 2011