With a background in Optical Engineering and Technical Physics, Dan Cojoc has been working in the fields of Optics, Nanoscience and Biophotonics since 1990. His scientific activity and skills are highly interdisciplinary. During his career he has developed numerous advanced microscopy and spectroscopy instrumentation and techniques for applications in microscopy, nanotechnology, biophysics and neurobiology.
Dan has designed and implemented more than 20 optical tweezers microscopes and integrated them with microfluidics, X-ray diffraction, force measurement, Raman spectroscopy, holographic microscopy, laser surgery for the study of biological samples, mainly living cells in physiological conditions. The results of his research activity have been published in 150 international publications. He is author/co-author/editor of 11 book chapters/ books and 2 international patents.
He has more than 30 invited lectures at international conferences and workshops and organized 12 international schools and workshops in nanotechnology, biophotonics, super-resolution microscopy, optofluidics.
His actual main interests are: optical tweezers, digital holography microscopy, applications to cell biology, cells mechanics and mechanotransduction