Melania Onea

Melania was born in Motru, Romania. She graduated the Physics Bachelor Study Program at the Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest in 2016 and continued with a MSc degree in Physics of Materials Physics and Nanostructures at the same faculty; in present she is a PhD student there in Condensed Matter Physics. Since 2016 she started working as Assistant Researcher at the National Institute of Material Physics, Magurele-Romania within the Laboratory of Multifunctional Materials and Structures.

Her main activities at the National Institute of Material Physics involve the fabrication (via electrochemical growth, sputtering, spin coating, thermal evaporation, electron beam lithography), characterization (scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy) and applications of nanostructured materials. Her focal interest towards sensors and biosensors, currently involved in projects such as: Metal-oxide-metal nanowires for sensors development, Exploring the Alzheimer disease biomarkers: fabrication of new functional biomaterials and development of early diagnosis biosensor and Elastomeric tuneable metasurfaces for efficient spectroscopic sensors for plastic detection.

Some recent publications:

[1] A. Serban, A. Evanghelidis, M. Onea, V. Diculescu, I. Enculescu, M. M.Barsan. Electrospun conductive gold covered polycaprolactone fibers as electrochemical sensors for O2 monitoring in cell culture media, Electrochemistry Communications, doi: 10.1016/j.elecom.2020.106662.