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Dr. Valentin Adrian MARALOIU

Scientific Researcher II

Laboratory of Atomic Structures and Defects in Advanced Materials (LASDAM)

maraloiu[AT]infim[DOT]ro

Education

  • 2006 - 2010 :   PhD in Physics, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France
      Thesis: „ A multiscale study of magnetic nanovectors: application to USPIO contrast agents for MRI of atherotic inflammation in a murine model”
  • 2007 - 2008 :  Master : Imaging of Microstructures; University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France
  • 2004 - 2006 : Master: Optical technologies; University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest
  • 1999 - 2004 : BSc Physics; University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest

Positions

  • 2021 - present : Scientific Researcher 2nd Rank , National Institute of Materials Physics
  • 2016 - 2021 : Scientific Researcher 3rd Rank, National Institute of Materials Physics
  • 2004 - 2016 : Research Assistant, National Institute of Materials Physics

Books

  •       V.A.Maraloiu, M.G.Blanchin, Multiscale study of magnetic nanovectors: Application to USPIO contrast agents for MRI of atherotic inflammation in a murine model, Scholars` Press, 2013; ISBN                                 978-3-639-70213-2

  • R.Plugaru, I.Mihalache, R.Gavrila, A.I.Danciu, G.Boldeiu, O.T.Nedelcu, N.Plugaru, V.A.Maraloiu,D.Ghica, M.Stefan, S.V.Nistor, Zinc Oxide thin films for radiation hardened devices by materials engineering, Ed. Academiei Romane, pg. 185-208, 2016; ISBN 978-973-27-2643-3  

Patents

OSIM patent application no. RO132066-A0 (Publ. date Jul 28, 2017), “Structura fotosensibila, pe baza de nanocristale de germaniu imersate in dioxid de siliciu, pentru fotodetectori, si procedeu de realizare a acestora”, I. Stavarache, L.M. Ciurea, V. Maraloiu, V.S. Teodorescu

Projects

1. Cytotoxicity and biodegradation of cerium oxide-iron oxide nanoparticle platform as potential theranostic agent for ROS related diseases

Project Type: TE, Start Date: 2022-05-02 End Date: 2024-04-30

2. Structural biotransformations of magnetic nanoparticles in biological environments.

Project Type: PD, Start Date: 2012-01-01 End Date: 2013-12-01

Publications

1. Multifunctional Zn-Doped ITO Sol-Gel Films Deposited on Different Substrates: Application as CO2-Sensing Material
Authors: Gartner, M; Anastasescu, M; Calderon-Moreno, JM; Nicolescu, M; Stroescu, H; Hornoiu, C; Preda, S; Predoana, L; Mitrea, D; Covei, M; Maraloiu, VA; Teodorescu, VS; Moldovan, C; Petrik, P; Zaharescu, M

Published: SEP 2022, NANOMATERIALS, 12, 3244, DOI: 10.3390/nano12183244

2. Memory Properties of Zr-Doped ZrO2 MOS-like Capacitor
Authors: Palade, C; Slav, A; Stavarache, I; Maraloiu, VA; Negrila, C; Ciurea, ML

Published: SEP 2022, COATINGS, 12, 1369, DOI: 10.3390/coatings12091369

3. Increasing Permittivity and Mechanical Harvesting Response of PVDF-Based Flexible Composites by Using Ag Nanoparticles onto BaTiO3 Nanofillers
Authors: Horchidan, N; Ciomaga, CE; Curecheriu, LP; Stoian, G; Botea, M; Florea, M; Maraloiu, VA; Pintilie, L; Tufescu, FM; Tiron, V; Rotaru, A; Mitoseriu, L

Published: MAR 2022, NANOMATERIALS, 12, 934, DOI: 10.3390/nano12060934

4. Facile synthesis of low toxicity iron oxide/TiO2 nanocomposites with hyperthermic and photo-oxidation properties
Authors: Popescu, T; Matei, CO; Culita, DC; Maraloiu, VA; Rostas, AM; Diamandescu, L; Iacob, N; Savopol, T; Ilas, MC; Feder, M; Lupu, AR; Iacoban, AC; Vlaicu, ID; Moisescu, MG

Published: APR 27 2022, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 12, 6887, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-11003-3

5. Properties of Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 nanoparticles with the spinel structure synthesized via cryo-chemical method
Authors: Timashkov, I; Shlapa, Y; Maraloiu, VA; Rajnak, M; Timko, M; Belous, A

Published: SEP 2021, APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, 127, DOI: 10.1007/s00339-021-04795-0

6. Experimental tuning of AuAg nanoalloy plasmon resonances assisted by machine learning method
Authors: Koziol, R; Lapinski, M; Syty, P; Sadowski, W; Sienkiewicz, JE; Nurek, B; Maraloiu, VA; Koscielska, B

Published: NOV 30 2021, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 567, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2021.150802

7. Biocompatible Silver Nanoparticles: Study of the Chemical and Molecular Structure, and the Ability to Interact with Cadmium and Arsenic in Water and Biological Properties
Authors: Bertela, F; Marsotto, M; Meneghini, C; Burratti, L; Maraloiu, VA; Iucci, G; Venditti, I; Prosposito, P; D'Ezio, V; Persichini, T; Battocchio, C

Published: OCT 2021, NANOMATERIALS, 11, DOI: 10.3390/nano11102540

8. A nanoscale continuous transition from the monoclinic to ferroelectric orthorhombic phase inside HfO2 nanocrystals stabilized by HfO2 capping and self-controlled Ge doping
Authors: Palade, C; Lepadatu, AM; Slav, A; Cojocaru, O; Iuga, A; Maraloiu, VA; Moldovan, A; Dinescu, M; Teodorescu, VS; Stoica, T; Ciurea, ML

Published: SEP 28 2021, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C, 9, 12366, DOI: 10.1039/d1tc02921e

9. Effects of Ge-related storage centers formation in Al2O3 enhancing the performance of floating gate memories
Authors: Stavarache, I; Cojocaru, O; Maraloiu, VA; Teodorescu, VS; Stoica, T; Ciurea, ML

Published: MAR 15 2021, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 542, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.148702

10. Mesoporous TiO2 from Metal-Organic Frameworks for Photoluminescence-Based Optical Sensing of Oxygen
Authors: Alfe, M; Gargiulo, V; Amati, M; Maraloiu, VA; Maddalena, P; Lettieri, S

Published: JUL 2021, CATALYSTS, 11, DOI: 10.3390/catal11070795

11. Low Blue Dose Photodynamic Therapy with Porphyrin-Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Complexes: In Vitro Study on Human Melanoma Cells
Authors: Nistorescu, S; Udrea, AM; Badea, MA; Lungu, I; Boni, M; Tozar, T; Dumitrache, F; Maraloiu, VA; Popescu, RG; Fleaca, C; Andronescu, E; Dinischiotu, A; Staicu, A; Balas, M

Published: DEC 2021, PHARMACEUTICS, 13, DOI: 10.3390/pharmaceutics13122130

12. Thickness-Dependent Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Properties of Self-Assembled Nanostructured LaFeO3 Perovskite Thin Films
Authors: Andrei, F; Ion, V; Birjega, R; Dinescu, M; Enea, N; Pantelica, D; Mihai, MD; Maraloiu, VA; Teodorescu, VS; Marcu, IC; Scarisoreanu, ND

Published: JUN 2021, NANOMATERIALS, 11, DOI: 10.3390/nano11061371

13. The Influence of the Structural and Morphological Properties of WO3 Thin Films Obtained by PLD on the Photoelectrochemical Water-Splitting Reaction Efficiency
Authors: Andrei, F; Andrei, A; Birjega, R; Sirjita, EN; Radu, AI; Dinescu, M; Ion, V; Maraloiu, VA; Teodorescu, VS; Scarisoreanu, ND

Published: JAN 2021, NANOMATERIALS, 11, DOI: 10.3390/nano11010110

14. Electron paramagnetic resonance and microstructural insights into the thermal behavior of simonkolleite nanoplatelets
Authors: Rostas, AM; Kuncser, AC; Ghica, D; Palici, A; Maraloiu, VA; Vlaicu, ID

Published: MAY 7 2020, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 22, 9512, DOI: 10.1039/d0cp00641f

15. Influence of SiGe Nanocrystallization on Short-Wave Infrared Sensitivity of SiGe-TiO2 Films and Multilayers
Authors: Lepadatu, AM; Palade, C; Slav, A; Cojocaru, O; Maraloiu, VA; Iftimie, S; Comanescu, F; Dinescu, A; Teodorescu, VS; Stoica, T; Ciurea, ML

Published: NOV 12 2020, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 124, 25053, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c06290

16. Simple Ethanol Refluxing Method for Production of Blue-Colored Titanium Dioxide with Oxygen Vacancies and Visible Light-Driven Photocatalytic Properties
Authors: Lettieri, S; Gargiulo, V; Alfe, M; Amati, M; Zeller, P; Maraloiu, VA; Borbone, F; Pavone, M; Munoz-Garcia, AB; Maddalena, P

Published: FEB 13 2020, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 124, 3576, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b08993

17. PHOTO-ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF THIN FILMS WITH GE NANOPARTICLES EMBEDDED IN TIO2 MATRIX
Authors: Stavarache, I; Maraloiu, VA

Published: 2019, ROMANIAN REPORTS IN PHYSICS, 71, DOI:

18. Tailoring the Dopant Distribution in ZnO:Mn Nanocrystals
Authors: Ghica, D; Vlaicu, ID; Stefan, M; Maraloiu, VA; Joita, AC; Ghica, C

Published: MAY 3 2019, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 9, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-43388-z

19. 3D hybrid structures based on biomimetic membranes and Caryophyllus aromaticus - "green" synthesized nano-silver with improved bioperformances
Authors: Barbinta-Patrascu, ME; Badea, N; Bacalum, M; Ungureanu, C; Suica-Bunghez, IR; Lordache, SM; Pirvu, C; Zgura, I; Maraloiu, VA

Published: AUG 2019, MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING C-MATERIALS FOR BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 101, 137, DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2019.03.069

20. Zinc incorporation in marine bivalve shells grown in mine-polluted seabed sediments: a case study in the Malfidano mining area (SW Sardinia, Italy)
Authors: Medas, D; Carlomagno, I; Meneghini, C; Aquilanti, G; Araki, T; Bedolla, DE; Buosi, C; Casu, MA; Gianoncelli, A; Kuncser, AC; Maraloiu, VA; De Giudici, G

Published: DEC 2018, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 25, 36660, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-018-3504-y

21. GeSi nanocrystals in SiO2 matrix with extended photoresponse in near infrared
Authors: Stavarache, I; Nedelcu, L; Teodorescu, VS; Maraloiu, VA; Dascalescu, I; Ciurea, ML

Published: 2018, CAS 2018 PROCEEDINGS: 2018 INTERNATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CONFERENCE, 256, DOI:

22. Heavy doping of ceria by wet impregnation: a viable alternative to bulk doping approaches
Authors: Florea, M; Avram, D; Maraloiu, VA; Cojocaru, B; Tiseanu, C

Published: OCT 7 2018, NANOSCALE, 10, 18054, DOI: 10.1039/c8nr03695k

23. Development and Biocompatibility Evaluation of Photocatalytic TiO2/Reduced Graphene Oxide-Based Nanoparticles Designed for Self-Cleaning Purposes
Authors: Nica, IC; Stan, MS; Popa, M; Chifiriuc, MC; Pircalabioru, GG; Lazar, V; Dumitrescu, I; Diamandescu, L; Feder, M; Baibarac, M; Cernea, M; Maraloiu, VA; Popescu, T; Dinischiotu, A

Published: SEP 2017, NANOMATERIALS, 7, DOI: 10.3390/nano7090279

24. Electrochemically shape-controlled transformation of magnetron sputtered platinum films into platinum nanostructures enclosed by high-index facets
Authors: Khalakhan, I; Lavkova, J; Matolinova, I; Vorokhta, M; Potin, V; Kus, P; Vaclavu, M; Maraloiu, VA; Kuncser, AC; Matolin, V

Published: JAN 15 2017, SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY, 309, 11, DOI: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2016.11.017

25. Photo-sensitive Ge nanocrystal based films controlled by substrate deposition temperature
Authors: Stavarache, I; Maraloiu, VA; Negrila, C; Prepelita, P; Gruia, I; Iordache, G

Published: OCT 2017, SEMICONDUCTOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 32, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6641/aa8154

26. Submicrometer Hollow Bioglass Cones Deposited by Radio Frequency Magnetron Sputtering: Formation Mechanism, Properties, and Prospective Biomedical Applications
Authors: Popa, AC; Stan, GE; Besleaga, C; Ion, L; Maraloiu, VA; Tulyaganov, DU; Ferreira, JMF

Published: FEB 24 2016, ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 8, 4367, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b00606

27. Ferritin surplus in mouse spleen 14 months after intravenous injection of iron oxide nanoparticles at clinical dose
Authors: Tamion, A; Hillenkamp, M; Hillion, A; Maraloiu, VA; Vlaicu, ID; Stefan, M; Ghica, D; Rositi, H; Chauveau, F; Blanchin, MG; Wiart, M; Dupuis, V

Published: AUG 2016, NANO RESEARCH, 9, 2410, DOI: 10.1007/s12274-016-1126-6

28. Multiscale investigation of USPIO nanoparticles in atherosclerotic plaques and their catabolism and storage in vivo
Authors: Maraloiu, VA; Appaix, F; Broisat, A; Le Guellec, D; Teodorescu, VS; Ghezzi, C; van der Sanden, B; Blanchin, MG

Published: JAN 2016, NANOMEDICINE-NANOTECHNOLOGY BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, 12, 200, DOI: 10.1016/j.nano.2015.08.005

29. Nanostructured germanium deposited on heated substrates with enhanced photoelectric properties
Authors: Stavarache, I; Maraloiu, VA; Prepelita, P; Iordache, G

Published: OCT 21 2016, BEILSTEIN JOURNAL OF NANOTECHNOLOGY, 7, 1500, DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.7.142

30. Pattern formation on silicon by laser-initiated liquid-assisted colloidal lithography
Authors: Ulmeanu, M; Petkov, P; Ursescu, D; Maraloiu, VA; Jipa, F; Brousseau, E; Ashfold, MNR

Published: NOV 13 2015, NANOTECHNOLOGY, 26, DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/26/45/455303

31. Study of magnetic nanovectors by Wet-STEM, a new ESEM mode in transmission
Authors: Maraloiu, VA; Hamoudeh, M; Fessi, H; Blanchin, MG

Published: DEC 15 2010, JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, 352, 392, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2010.08.066

32. A nanoscale continuous transition from the monoclinic to ferroelectric orthorhombic phase inside HfO2 nanocrystals stabilized by HfO2 capping and self-controlled Ge doping
Authors: Palade, C; Lepadatu, AM; Slav, A; Cojocaru, O; Iuga, A; Maraloiu, VA; Moldovan, A; Dinescu, M; Teodorescu, VS; Stoica, T; Ciurea, ML

Published: , JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C, DOI: 10.1039/d1tc02921e

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