I successfully obtained (in April 2012) a Marie Curie COFUND fellowship and joined the PAM-SE Research Unit at FBK. The title of my project is “Ultra thin nano films for active medical implants applications”.
Tofanica Bogdan Marian graduated from Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection, “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Romania, with B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering - Pulp and Paper Engineering and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering - Pulp and Paper Science. In November 2011, he obtained PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Romania for the thesis “Research on obtaining and characterization of cellulosic fibers from nonwoods plants”, under kind encouragement, guidance and supervision from Professor Dan Gavrilescu.
Currently, he is a Marie Curie fellow at the Renewable Energies and Environmental Technologies Research Unit (REET unit), at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy, leading the project BIANCA, which aims for the exploitation of energy conversion processes applied on biomass from the local territory of the Province of Trento, for the best valorization of the raw material in terms of energy efficiency, costs and environmental impact.
His research interest includes:
- wood and biomass structure, chemistry, technology and engineering;
- natural fibers and lignocellulosics application in pulp and paper, composites and biofuels;
- renewable energy, sustainable and environmental technologies;
- climate change mitigation, interactions, impact and adaptation of terrestrial biomass;
- green chemistry for the production of sustainable chemical feedstocks and lignocellulosic biofuels.
I'm currently working in Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie of Trento, a joint research center between FBK and CNR.
My research interests include the development and application of mechanical-nanomechanical force sensors, superconducting devices (SQUID) and microwave techniques for various types of application: ultrasensitive force detection, force-detected MRI microscopes, precision measurements for fundamental physics experiments and radiation detectors.
Within the Marie Curie program RESTATE I'm carrying on the project MRFM-SQUID, aiming at (i) demonstrating a novel scheme for high-sensitivity detection of nanomechanical motion at cryogenic temperature, and (ii) demonstrating that this scheme can be employed in a force-detected MRI scanner for imaging nanoscale structures like biomolecules.