Dana Maniu

Assoc. Prof.

Research Interests

Development, biofunctionalization and characterization of new Au/Ag nanoparticles/nanomaterials and/or organic nanoparticles for medical application.

Synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of vitreous materials.
Analysis of scientific and/or medical data using appropriate statistical methods


Nanomaterial synthesis, biofunctionalization and characterization

Spectroscopic technics (Raman, SERS, Ft-IR, Uv-Vis, Fluorescence)

Raman/SERS/fluorescence imaging

International visibility

Coauthor of 52 ISI papers, from witch 11 as a main author/corresponding author

Citation: Scholar: 1280; WoS: 936

Hirsch index: Scholar: 23; WoS: 18

Book: 2 (national); book chapters: 1 (Elsevier), 2 (national)

Key member in over 15 national and international research grants

ORCID: 0000-0002-3759-6544

Google Scholar: scholar.google.ro

Web of Science ResearcherID: ABG-2143-2020

Most Relevant Publications

Raman study on B2O3-CaO glasses, D Maniu, T Iliescu, I Ardelean, S Cinta-Pinzaru, N Tarcea, W Kiefer, Journal of Molecular Structure 651 (2003) 485-488,

The synthesis of biocompatible and SERS-active gold nanoparticles using chitosan, M Potara, D Maniu, S Astilean, Nanotechnology 20 (31) (2009) 315602

Doxorubicin-incorporated nanotherapeutic delivery system based on gelatin-coated gold nanoparticles: formulation, drug release, and multimodal imaging of cellular internalization, S Suarasan, M Focsan, M Potara, O Soritau, A Florea, D Maniu, S Astilean, ACS applied materials & interfaces 8 (35) (2016) 22900-22913

One-pot, green synthesis of gold nanoparticles by gelatin and investigation of their biological effects on Osteoblast cells, S Suarasan, M Focsan, O Soritau, D Maniu, S Astilean, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 132 (2015) 122-131

Density functional theory investigation of p-aminothiophenol molecules adsorbed on gold nanoparticles, D Maniu, V Chis, M Baia, F Toderas, S Astilean, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials 9 (3) (2007) 733