Prof. Eng. Ph.D Cătălin Zaharia

University Politehnica of Bucharest, Advanced Polymer Materials Group, Romania

Catalin Zaharia is a full professor of polymer science in the Department of Bioresources and Polymer Science from University Politehnica of Bucharest. His research activity contributes to the development of knowledge in the field of polymeric biomaterials based on natural and synthetic compounds with biomedical applications (hydrogels, polymeric micro- and nanoparticles, hybrid biomaterials, composite materials – drug delivery systems, tissue engineering, cancer therapy etc.).
He has a PhD in Engineering Sciences (UPB, 2007) with the thesis “Studies regarding the synthesis and characterisation of new biopolymers for bone implants”. He also holds a PhD in Cell Biology obtained in 2009 in France (University of Angers, Faculty of Medicine). He has also participated in numerous research projects as coordinator/director or member in the research team (over 30 projects) related to the field of biomaterials and polymers. Now he coordinates an interesting project on the topic of Non-viral vectors based on polymeric nanoparticles for cancer gene therapy.
Dr. Catalin Zaharia is also the Head of the Laboratory of Advanced Processing Methods for Polymers and Nanomaterials, (LMAPPN) L1M1 since 2016. He is also the Head of Department of Bioresources and Polymer Science since 2016 and Deputy Director and Project team leader in Advanced Polymer Materials Group.
Research activity: over 65-ISI quoted papers (journals like Polymers, Pharmaceutics, Nanotoxicology, Acta Biomaterialia, Biomaterials, Journal of Biomechanics, Materials Science and Engineering C, Nanomaterials, Molecules, Drug Delivery, Materials etc); books in the field of polymeric materials, biomaterials, solar cells, polymer processing, additives for polymer processing; numerous oral and poster presentations at International Conferences, invited lectures.
He is also a member of the Reviewer Board of Polymers (IF 4.329), Reviewer Board of Gels (IF 4.702) and Topics Board of Materials (IF 3.623) and reviewer for many scientific journals.
Web of Science ResearcherID: B-9587-2012
ORCID no: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7522-467X
Brainmap profile: https://www.brainmap.ro/public-profile-86927
Reviewer Board of Polymers (IF 4.329)
Reviewer Board of Gels (IF 4.702)
Topics Board of Materials (IF 3.623)
Member of the European Organ-on-Chip Society (EUROoCS, 2021)

Prof. Eng. Ph.D Cătălin Zaharia