Rodica Ionescu

University of Technology of Troyes France

Rodica Elena Ionescu earned one Ph.D. degree from the Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Israel in Biotechnological Engineering in 2004 and a second Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, from the University of Bucharest, in 2007. She has performed three post-doctoral positions in France in the field of electrochemical biosensors. Between February-October 2008, Dr. Ionescu was a researcher fellow at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory, Lecce (Italy) working on impedimetric cell-chips based interdigitated microlectrodes. In November 1st 2008, Dr. Ionescu joined the Université de Technologie de Troyes (UTT) as an Assistant Professor, becoming a member of the Laboratoire de Nanotechnologie et d’Instrumentation Optique (LNIO). In December 4th 2009, Dr. Ionescu obtained the Habilitation Title for conducting independent research (HDR) equivalent to an Associate Professor position. Thanks to the obtained research grants, Dr. Ionescu developed novel acoustic and optical platforms for ultrasensitive detection of biomolecules and pesticides. In 2012, Dr. Ionescu was awarded with a national OSEO Innovation grant. Between April 1st 2014 to March 30, 2015 Dr. Ionescu was the research manager of a Proof-of Concept (POC) Grant-NRF-POC 002-026 supported by the Singapore National Research Foundation concerning the Electrochemical lateral flow biosensor detection and quantification of Dengue virus in whole blood at the Nanyang Technological University, School of Materials Science and Engineering under an international CREATE-NTU-HUJ-BGU program. Her current research activities include the development of multi-analyte biosensing platforms, specific (bio)functionalization of surfaces, atomic force microscopy nanopipette applications, controllable synthesis of nanoparticle, evaluation of nanoparticles and water pollutants toxicity to living cells and microorganisms. She has published over 40 pre-reviewed articles, 4 book chapters and 7 patents with 9 extensions.

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