Silvana Andreescu Ph.D.

Andreescu , Silvana
Position Department / Business Unit
Assistant Professor
Institution Disciplines
Clarkson University Chemistry
City State / Provence
Potsdam New York
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Dr. Andreescu's work lies in three main directions: microencapsulation techniques, bioremediation and biosensors.

We are currently investigating the use of natural biopolymers in conjunction with nanoparticle based hybrid materials for the development of polymeric microcapsules with application in drug-delivery and bioremediation. We are focused on increasing the stability of the microcapsules and studying the time-released mechanism. We are also investigating the potential use of these systems for the encapsulation of biological material (cells and enzymes) for the construction of bioreactors. This will have application in catalytic processes in biotechnology and for the removal of organic pollutants from environmental matrices. In the field of biosensors, we are investigating new biomaterials for the purpose of increasing the selectivity and the stability of these devices.

Education

Ph.D. University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania (Analytical Chemistry); Ph.D. University of Perpignan, Perpignan, France (Agrochemistry); Postdoctoral Fellowship, State University of New York at Binghamton

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