Monica Baia studied physics at the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and obtained her Ph.D. degree in nature sciences in 2003 on vibrational characterization of coordination and biologically active compounds by means of IR absorption, Raman, and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) under the supervision of Prof. dr. dr. h.c. Wolfgang Kiefer from the University of Wü rzburg, Wü rzburg, Germany. In 2003, she also began her academic career as a Lecturer at the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. Starting with October 2005 she worked for a nine-month period with Prof. Juergen Popp’s group as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Jena, Jena, Germany. In 2007 she received the Prize In Hoc Signo Vinces of the National University Research Council of Romania. Since 2008 she has worked as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Physics of the Babes-Bolyai University. Her research interests are focused on the elucidation of the structure and adsorption behavior of pharmaceutical and biological relevant compounds by using Raman spectroscopy and SERS, the study of the optical and structural properties of metallic ordered and disordered nanostructures for their further use as SERS substrates in biomolecular and pollutants detection as well as the development and application of nanostructured materials for wastewater treatment via photocatalysis. She is the author or coauthor of more than 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and two books.
Biography Updated on 26 September 2013