Research projects



CERES/Experimental model of early diagnosis of artwork damage by LIF (ArtLif)

RELANSIN/ Integrated Security System for Different Military Objectives (SISUM) 2004-2006
CERES/Experimental Model for Determining the Concentration of Solid Particles in Water by Using Confocal Scanning Laser Microscopy 2004-2006
CEEX/Advanced Technologies Regarding Manufacturing  Posibilities of Submicronic Elements by Litographic Methods (SUBLITO) 2006-2008
CEEX/Diagnostic and Prognostic  Implications of the Endomicroscopic Aspect of the Microvascularization of  Premalignum and Malignum Lesions of the Upper Digestive Tract (DIAPROGENDO) 2006-2008
CEEX/ Development of New Ion Sources with Plasma for the Efficient Processing of Metallic and Non-Metallic Surfaces (SIPROCEMAT) 2006-2008
PNII/ Active-Adaptive Optic Metrology Research for Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies for Adaptive Digital Holography 2007-2010
PNII/ Studies Regarding Interaction Mechanisms Between Laser and Radiofrequency Radiation with Superior Aerodigestive Tissues and the Development of Therapeutical Protocols 2007-2010
PNII/ Studies of Modifications Introduced in Zirconia, Spinel and SiC by Ionic Implantation and Thermal Treatments by Using IBA and Other Advanced Techniques 2007-2010
PNII/ Impact of Environmental Factors to the Formation Dynamics and Structural Behavior of Temporary Teeth 2007-2010
PNII-IDEI/Developments of New Investigation Techniques in Scanning Optical Microscopy and Their Applications 2009-2011
Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Project: ROMANIA-INDIA 2007-2009
Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Project: ROMANIA-TURKEY 2010-2011
Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Project: ROMANIA-SLOVAKIA 2011-2012
CORDIS-FP7: Electrically Modified Biomaterials Surface: From Atoms to Applications (Bioelectrisurface) Grant agreement no.: CP-FP 212533-2 2008-2011
Capacities / NATIONAL SUPPORT GRANT FOR FP7 CP-FP 212533-2 2009-2011
CORDIS-FP7-NMP-2011-SME-5/  Real Time Label Free Nanoscopy Using Infra Red Absorbtion (LANIR) 2012-2015
PN-II-PT-PCCA New methods and investigations protocols for the early diagnosis, efficient screening, prognostic and therapy of non-melanoma skin cancers based on existing and novel micro & nano optical tools
PN-II-PT-PCCA Innovative method and system for the detection of drug evidence by plasma-laser assisted mass spectroscopy
SCIEX NMS-CH Registration and fusion of high resolution imaging data (MICROREF) 
-Principal Investigator
POSDRU/159/1.5/S/137390/Post-doctoral research fellowship: Computer Vision Techniques for Automated Analysis and Correlation of Scanning Laser and Scanning Probe Microscopy Data (COVIAC)
-Principal Investigator
-Principal Investigator
-Co-Principal Investigator (together with Prof. Guang Wu from Guangxi Academy of Sciences in Nanning)
-Project Coordinator
PN-III-P2-2.1-PED-2016: Quantitative Nanoscopy for the Characterization of Biological Tissues
PN-III-P2-2.1-PED-2016: Holographic Elements Fabricated by Means of Two Photon Polymerization for a Demonstrative Optical Communications Module
CN: Guangxi Scientific Research And Technology Development Plan: Exploiting the application of single molecule imaging technology in researches of enzyme engineering
Partner Team Leader, Co-Principal Investigator (in collaboration with Prof. Shaomin Yan, Project Director on behalf of Guangxi Academy of Sciences in Nanning, China)
PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2016-1756: Label-free quantitative microscopy based on second harmonic generation at nanoscale 2018-2020
: Novel Optical Imaging Approaches for the In-depth Understanding of Advanced Nanostructured Materials and their Interaction with Biological Species (NANOMATBIOIMAGE)

Co-Principal Investigator (collaboration with Dr. Fang Yang, Ningbo Institute of Material Technology &. Engineering in the Framework for Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Romania – China)

PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2016-2147: Correlative optical imaging in the far-field and near-field regimes: technical developments and applications (CORIMAG)

Principal Investigator

Project funded by H2020 ATTRACT’s competition for breakthrough technology concepts: Higher-harmonic Generation Microscopy Beyond the Diffraction Barrier based on Re-scan Strategies for Optical Data Acquisition (HARMOPLUS)
Project Coordinator (in collaboration with Prof. Erik Manders,
Project funded by H2020 ATTRACT’s competition for breakthrough technology concepts:  A novel approach for near-field optical microscopy based on tip-enhanced fluorescence via plasmon resonance energy transfer (TEFPLASNOM)

Project Coordinator (in collaboration with Prof. Loredana Latterini, University of Perugia)

Project funded by the Bureau of International Co-operation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences: Biological Near – field fluorescence microscopic imaging system with functional nanomaterials

-Partner Team Leader (in collaboration with Principal Investigator Assoc. Prof. Fang Yang, Ningbo Institute of Material Technology & Engineering)

PN-III-P2-2.1-PED-2019-1666: Method for fast and precise diagnostic of gastric cancers based on non-linear optical microscopy and Deep Learning (GASTRODEEP)

-Project Coordinator


-Project Director


Understanding Membrane Dynamics and their Implications for Cancer with Correlative Optical Nanoscopy and Artificial Intelligence (MEDYCONAI)
-Principal Investigator (in collaboration with Prof. Harald A. Stenmark, Partner Leader on behalf of the Oslo University Hospital)

Participation in networking actions:



COST/ Action CA16124 – Brillouin Light Scattering Microspectroscopy for Biological and Biomedical Research and Applications (BioBrillouin)

Management Committee Member

COST/ Action CA15124 A new Network of European BioImage Analysts to advance life science imaging (NEUBIAS)

Management Committee Member & ITC Conference Grants Programme Coordinator

COST/ Action CA19118 – High-performance Carbon-based composites with Smart properties for Advanced Sensing Applications (EsSENce)

Management Committee Member & STSM Programme Coordinator