Simona Cornelia Nicoara

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Simona Cornelia Nicoara gained her B.S. degree between 1980 and 1984 from the Faculty of Physics, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, awarded Diploma of Special Worth, then the Ph.D. degree from 1992 to 1996 from the Faculty of Physics, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, awarded Diploma “Doctor in Physics,” in the field of physics of the molecule under a subject named “Mass spectrometry studies for the structural investigation of newly synthesized organic compounds with biological potential”, and she received a Postdiploma course (1996-1997); its subject was “Eco-Management,” Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, with the University of Minneapolis, USA (joint Diploma). During the period of 1992 to 1996, she had a Ph.D. studentship from the Institute of Research on Molecular and Isotopic Technologies, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Currently, she works as a Research Associate, Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, and her main activity there is the development of GC-MS methods for the analysis of fatty acid methyl esters in biological samples. She spent a 1-month stage (2006-2007) at the Laboratory of Mass Spectrometry, Institute of Research and Development, CNR, Padova, Italy, and her activity there was to develop and apply GC-MS methods for the analysis of volatile organic atmospheric contaminants. From 1991 till 1997, she had been an Assistant, a lecturer (1997?2001), and an Associate Professor (since 2001) at the Physics Department, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Between 1984 and 1991, Nicoara taught science courses (physics and mathematics) for high school level. Her main fields of research include mass spectrometry and gas chromatography (mass spectrometry studies of organic compounds).

Biography Updated on 23 August 2009

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