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Rodica Cristescu

National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Bucharest-Magurele, Romania

Institution web page: http://www.inflpr.ro
Personal web page: http://lspi.inflpr.ro/
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Born: 1969

Interests: Materials Science, Laser-Material Interaction, Thin Films and Coatings, Laser Processing, Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation (MAPLE), MAPLE Direct Write, Functional Biomaterials, Biopolymers, Proteins, Biomembranes, Stem Cells, Controlled Drug Delivery, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering, Biofouling, Chem-bio-sensors, Nanotechnology and Bionanomedicine, Antimicrobial Assays

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Education:
• PhD in Physics, University of Bucharest, Institute of Atomic Physics, Romania - 2005.
Thesis title: Laser - Material Interaction: Laser Processing of Polymeric Thin Films for Biomedical Applications.
• BSc in Physics, Specialization: Optics, Spectroscopy, Lasers & Plasma, University of Bucharest, Romania - 1992

Professional work experience:
• Senior Scientific Researcher, 2nd degree, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma & Radiation Physics (NILPRP), Lasers Department, Laser-Surface-Plasma Interactions Laboratory, Bucharest-Magurele, Romania, 2011-present.
• Senior Scientific Researcher, 3rd degree, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma & Radiation Physics (NILPRP), Lasers Department, Laser-Surface-Plasma Interactions Laboratory, Bucharest-Magurele, Romania, 2006-2011.
• Research Assistant, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma & Radiation Physics (NILPRP), Lasers Department, Laser-Surface-Plasma Interactions Laboratory, Bucharest-Magurele, Romania, 2001-2006.
• Research Associate, Institute of Physics, Department of Multilayer Structures, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic, May-December, 2005.
• Maternity leave: 1998-2000.
• Physics Teacher, “Iancu C. Vissarion” Highschool, Titu, Romania, 1992-2004.

ResearcherID: F-1961-2010

Selected publications:
• R. Cristescu, A. Visan, G. Socol, A. V. Surdu, A. E. Oprea, A. M. Grumezescu, M. C. Chifiriuc, R. D. Boehm, D. Yamaleyeva, M. Taylor, R. J. Narayan, and D. B. Chrisey. Antimicrobial Activity of Biopolymeric Thin Films Containing Flavonoid Natural Compounds and Silver Nanoparticles Fabricated by MAPLE: A Comparative Study. Applied Surface Science, 374, pp. 290-296, 2016.
• F. M. Miroiu, N. Stefan, A. I. Visan, C. Nita, C. R. Luculescu, O. Rasoga, M. Socol, I. Zgura, R. Cristescu, D. Craciun, G. Socol. Composite biodegradable biopolymer coatings of Silk Fibroin – Poly(3-Hydroxybutyric-acid-co-3-Hydroxyvaleric-acid) for biomedical applications. Applied Surface Science, 355, p. 1123–1131, 2015.
• A. M. Grumezescu, R. Cristescu, M. C. Chifiriuc, G. Dorcioman, G. Socol, I. N. Mihailescu, D. E. Mihaiescu, A. Ficai, O. Vasile, M. Enculescu, D. B. Chrisey. Fabrication of Magnetite-Based Core-Shell Coated Nanoparticles With Antibacterial Properties. Biofabrication, 7, p. 015014, 2015.
• R. Cristescu, A. V Surdu, A. M. Grumezescu, A. E. Oprea, R. Trusca, O. Vasile, G. Dorcioman, A. Visan, G. Socol, I. N. Mihailescu, D. Mihaiescu, M. Enculescu, M. C. Chifiriuc, R. D. Boehm, R. J. Narayan, and D. B. Chrisey. Microbial Colonization of Biopolymeric Thin Films Containing Natural Compounds and Antibiotics Fabricated by MAPLE. Applied Surface Science, 336, p. 234–239, 2015.
• E. Fagadar-Cosma, D. Vlascici, Gh. Fagadar-Cosma, A. Palade, A. Lascu, I. Creanga, M. Birdeanu, R. Cristescu, I. Cernica. Sensitive A3B porphyrin nanomaterial for CO2 detection. Molecules, 19, pp. 21239-2125, 2014.
• A. M. Holban, V. Grumezescu, A. M. Grumezescu, B. S. Vasile, R. Trusca, R. Cristescu, G. Socol, F. Iordache. Antimicrobial Nanospheres Thin Coatings Prepared by Advanced Pulsed Laser Technique. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 5, p. 872–880, 2014.
• V. Grumezescu, G. Socol, A. M. Grumezescu, A. M. Holban, A. Ficai, R. Trusca, C. Bleotu, P. C. Balaure, R. Cristescu, M. C. Chifiriuc. Functionalized antibiofilm thin coatings based on PLA-PVA microspheres loaded with usnic acid natural compounds fabricated by MAPLE. Applied Surface Science, 302, p. 262–267, 2014.
• G. Socol, N. Preda, M. Socol, L. Sima, C. R. Luculescu, F. Sima, M. Miroiu, E. Axente, A. Visan, N. Stefan, R. Cristescu, G. Dorcioman, A. Stanculescu, L. Radulescu, I. N. Mihailescu. MAPLE Deposition of PLGA Micro- and Nanoparticles Embedded Into Polymeric Coatings. Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures, 8(2), p. 621 – 630, 2013.
• S. Iordache, R. Cristescu, A. C. Popescu, C. E Popescu, G. Dorcioman, I. N. Mihailescu, A. A. Ciucu, A. Balan, I. Stamatin, E. Fagadar-Cosma, and D. B. Chrisey. Novel Nanostructured Porphyrin Conjugate Thin Films Deposited By MAPLE. Applied Surface Science, 278, p. 207–210, 2013.
• R. Cristescu, G. Dorcioman, F. M. Miroiu, G. Socol, I. N. Mihailescu, S. D. Gittard, P. R. Miller, R. J. Narayan, M. Enculescu, D. B. Chrisey. Antimicrobial Activity Of Biopolymer–Antibiotic Thin Films Fabricated By Advanced Pulsed Laser Methods. Applied Surface Science, 278, p. 211–213, 2013.
• D. E. Mihaiescu, R. Cristescu, G. Dorcioman, C. E. Popescu, C. Nita, G. Socol, I. N. Mihailescu, A. M. Grumezescu, D. Tamas, M. Enculescu, R. F. Negrea, C. Ghica, C. Chifiriuc, C. Bleotu and D. B. Chrisey. Functionalized magnetite silica thin films fabricated by MAPLE with antibiofilm properties. Biofabrication, 5, p. 015007, 2013.
• R. Cristescu , C. Popescu , A. C. Popescu , G. Socol , I. Mihailescu , G. Caraene , R. Albulescu , T. Buruiana , and D. Chrisey. Pulsed Laser Processing of Functionalized Polysaccharides for Controlled Release Drug Delivery Systems. In Ashok Vaseashta, Eric Braman, and Philip Susmann (eds.), Technological Innovations in Sensing and Detection of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Threats and Ecological Terrorism, pp. 231-236. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology Book Series by Springer, 2012.
• R. Cristescu, C. Popescu, G. Socol, I. Iordache, I. N. Mihailescu, D. E. Mihaiescu, A. M. Grumezescu, A. Balan, I. Stamatin, C. Chifiriuc, C. Bleotu, C. Saviuc, M. Popa, D. B. Chrisey. Magnetic Core/Shell Nanoparticle Thin Films Deposited By MAPLE: Investigation By Chemical, Morphological And In Vitro Biological Assays. Applied Surface Science, 258, pp. 9250-9255, 2012.
• G. Socol, M. Socol, L. Sima, S. Petrescu, M. Enculescu, F. Sima, M. Miroiu, G. Popescu-Pelin, N. Stefan, R. Cristescu, C. N. Mihailescu, A. Stanculescu, C. Sutan, I. N. Mihailescu. Combinatorial Pulsed Laser Deposition of Ag-Containing Calcium Phosphate Coatings. Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures, 7(2), pp. 563-576, 2012.
• Riggs, B. C., Dias, A. D., Schiele, N. R., Cristescu, R., Huang, Y., Corr, D. T., and Chrisey D. B. . Matrix-Assisted Pulsed Laser Methods for Biofabrication. MRS Bulletin, 36, pp. 1043-1050, 2011.
• R. Cristescu, C. Popescu, G. Socol, A. Visan, I. N. Mihailescu, S. D. Gittard, P. R. Miller, T. N. Martin, R. J. Narayan, A. Andronie, I. Stamatin, D. B. Chrisey. Deposition of antibacterial of poly(1, 3-bis-(p-carboxyphenoxy propane)-co-(sebacic anhydride)) 20:80/gentamicin sulfate composite coatings by MAPLE. Applied Surface Science , 257, p. 5287–5292, 2011.
• R. Cristescu, C. Popescu, A. C. Popescu, S. Grigorescu, I. N. Mihailescu, A. A. Ciucu, S. Iordache, A. Andronie, I. Stamatin, E. Fagadar-Cosma, D. B. Chrisey. MAPLE deposition of Mn(III) metalloporphyrin thin films: Structural, topographical and electrochemical investigations. Applied Surface Science, 257, p. 5293–5297, 2011.
• S. Iordache, A. -M. Ducu, . A. Cucu, A. Andronie, S. Stamatin, C. Ceaus, A. Popescu, E. Fagadar-Cosma, R. Cristescu, I. Stamatin, . The Characterization of The Immobilized Active Substrates On Screen-Printed Electrodes Designed for Response to the Biochemical Agents, . Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials , 12(9), pp. 1946-1951, 2010.
• A. S. Buteica, D. I. Mihaiescu, A. M. Grumazescu, B. S. Vasile, A. Popescu, O. M. Mihaiescu, R. Cristescu, . The antibacterial activity of magnetic nanofluid: Fe3O4/oleic acid / cephallosporins core / shell / adsorption shell proved on S. Aureus and E. Coli and possible applications as drug delivery systems, . Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures, 5(4), pp. 927-932, 2010.
• R. Cristescu, C. Popescu, A. C. Popescu, I. N. Mihailescu, A. A. Ciucu, A. Andronie, S. Iordache, I. Stamatin, E. Fagadar-Cosma, D. B. Chrisey. Functional Porphyrin Thin Films Deposited by Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation. Materials Science and Engineering B, 169, p. 106–110, 2010.
• R. Cristescu, C. Popescu, A. Popescu, S. Grigorescu, I. N. Mihailescu, D. Mihaiescu, S. D. Gittard, R. J. Narayan, T. Buruiana, I. Stamatin, D. B. Chrisey. Functional Polyethylene Glycol Derivatives Nanostructured Thin Films Synthesized by Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation. Applied Surface Science, 255, p. 9873–9876, 2009.
• R. Cristescu, C. Popescu, A. Popescu, S. Grigorescu, L. Duta, G. Caraene, A. Ionescu, D. Mihaiescu, R. Albulescu, T. Buruiana, A. Andronie, I. Stamatin, I. N. Mihailescu, D. B. Chrisey. Functionalized Polyvinyl Alcohol Derivatives Thin Films for Controlled Drug Release and Targeting Systems: Laser Deposition and Morphological, Chemical and In Vitro Characterization. Applied Surface Science , 255, p. 5600–5604, 2009.
• R. Cristescu, C. Popescu, A. Popescu, S. Grigorescu, L. Duta, O. -S. Ionescu, D. Mihaiescu, T. Buruiana, A. Andronie, I. Stamatin, I. N. Mihailescu, D. B. Chrisey. Laser Processing of Polyethylene Glycol Block Copolymers Thin Films. Applied Surface Science , 255, p. 5605–5610, 2009.
• R. Cristescu, I. N. Mihailescu, I. Stamatin, A. Doraiswamy, R. J. Narayan, G. Westwood, J. J. Wilker, S. Stafslien, B. Chisholm, D. B. Chrisey. Thin Films of Simplified Polymer Mimics of Cross-Linking Mussel Adhesive Proteins Deposited by Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation. Applied Surface Science , 255 , p. 5496–5498, 2009.
• R. Cristescu, C. Cojanu, A. Popescu, S. Grigorescu, C. Nastase, F. Nastase, A Doraiswamy, R. J. Narayan, I. Stamatin, I. N. Mihailescu, D. B. Chrisey. Processing of Poly(1, 3-bis-(p-Carboxyphenoxy Propane)- co-(Sebacic Anhydride)20 : 80 (P(CPP : SA)20 : 80) by Matrix-Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation for Drug Delivery Systems. Applied Surface Science , 254, p. 1169–1173, 2007.
• R. Cristescu, M. Jelinek, T. Kocourek, E. Axente, S. Grigorescu, A. Moldovan, D. E. Mihaiescu, M. Albulescu, T. Buruiana, J. Dybal, I. Stamatin, I. N. Mihailescu, D. B. Chrisey, . Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation of Pullulan Tailor-Made Biomaterials Thin Films for Controlled Drug Delivery Systems. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 59, pp. 144-149, 2007.
• M. Jelinek, R. Cristescu, T. Kocourek, V. Vorlicek, J Remsa, L. Stamatin, D. Mihaiescu, I. Stamatin, I. N. Mihailescu, D. B. Chrisey. Thin Films Growth Parameters in MAPLE; Application to Fibrinogen. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 59, pp. 22-27, 2007.
• A. Doraiswamy, R. J. Narayan, R. Cristescu, I. N. Mihailescu, D. B. Chrisey. Laser Processing of Natural Mussel Adhesive Protein Thin Films. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 27(3), pp. 409-413, 2007.
• A. Doraiswamy, R. J. Narayan, C. Dinu, R. Cristescu, P. B. Messersmith, S. Stafslien, D. B. Chrisey. Laser Processing of DOPA modified PEG Mussel Adhesive Protein Analog Thin Films. Journal of Adhesion Science & Technology, 21(3-4), pp. 287-299(13, 2007.
• M Jelinek, R Cristescu, E. Axente, T Kocourek, J Dybal, J Remsa, J Plestil, D. Mihaiescu, M. Albulescu, T. Buruiana, I. Stamatin, I N Mihailescu, D B Chrisey. Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation of Cinnamate- and Tosylate-Pullulan Polysaccharide Derivative Thin Films for Pharmaceutical Applications. Applied Surface Science, 253(19), pp. 7755-7760, 2007.
• R. Cristescu, A. Doraiswamy, T. Patz, G. Socol, S. Grigorescu, E. Axente, F. Sima, R. J. Narayan, D. Mihaiescu, A. Moldovan, I. Stamatin, I. N. Mihailescu, B. J. Chislom, D. B. Chrisey. Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation of Poly(D, L-Lactide) Thin Films for Controlled-Release Drug Systems. Applied Surface Science, 253(19), p. 7702–7706, 2007.
• R. Cristescu, A. Doraiswamy, G. Socol, S. Grigorescu, E. Axente, F. Sima, R. J. Narayan, D. Mihaiescu, A. Moldovan, I. Stamatin, I. N. Mihailescu, B. J. Chisholm, D. B. Chrisey. Polycaprolactone Biopolymer Thin Films Obtained by Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation. Applied Surface Science, 253(15), pp. 6476-6479, 2007.
• Rodica Cristescu, Ion N. Mihailescu, Miroslav Jelinek, and Douglas B. Chrisey. Functionalized Thin Films and Structures Obtained by Novel Laser Processing Issues. In Rainer Kassing, Plamen Petkov, Wilhelm Kulisch, and Cyril Popov (eds.), Functionalized Properties of Nanostructured Materials, 223, pp. 211-226. NATO Science Series by Springer, Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry , 2006.
• R. Cristescu, G. Dorcioman, C. Ristoscu, E. Axente, S. Grigorescu, A. Moldovan, I. N. Mihailescu, T. Kocourek, M. Jelinek, M. Albulescu, T. Buruiana, D. Mihaiescu, I. Stamatin, D. B. Chrisey. Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation Processing of Triacetate-Pullulan Polysaccharides Thin Films for Drug Delivery Systems. Applied Surface Science, 252(13), pp. 4647-4651, 2006.
• R. Cristescu, T. Kocourek, A. Moldovan, L. Stamatin, D. Mihaiescu, M. Jelinek, I. Stamatin, I. N. Mihailescu, D. B. Chrisey. Laser Deposition of Cryoglobulin Blood Protein Thin Films by Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation. Applied Surface Science, 252(13), pp. 4652-4655, 2006.
• T. Patz, R. Cristescu , R. Narayan, N. Menegazzo, B. Mizaikoff, P. B. Messersmith, I. Stamatin, I. N. Mihailescu, D. B. Chrisey. Processing of mussel-adhesive protein analog copolymer thin films by matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation. Applied Surface Science, 248 (1-4), pp. 416-421, 2005.
• L. Stamatin, R. Cristescu, G. Socol, A. Moldovan, D. Mihaiescu, I. Stamatin, I. N. Mihailescu, D. B. Chrisey. Laser deposition of fibrinogen blood proteins thin films by matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation. Applied Surface Science, 248, p. 422–427, 2005.
• R. Cristescu, T. Patz, R. Narayan, N. Menegazzo, B. Mizaikoff, D. Mihaiescu, P. B. Messersmith, I. Stamatin, I. N. Mihailescu, D. B. Chrisey. , Processing of Mussel Adhesive Proteins Analog Thin Films by Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation. Appled Surface Science, 247 (1-4), pp. 217-224, 2005.
• R. Cristescu , D. E. Mihaiescu, G. Socol, I. Stamatin , I. N. Mihailescu, D. B. Chrisey. Deposition of biopolymer thin films by matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation. Applied Physics A, 79, p. 1023–1026, 2004.
• R. Cristescu , I. Stamatin , D. E. Mihaiescu , C. Ghica , M. Albulescu , I. N. Mihailescu, D. B. Chrisey. Pulsed laser deposition of biocompatible polymers: a comparative study. Thin Solid Films, 453-454 C, pp. 262-268, 2004.


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