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About Dragos Amarie

Dr. Amarie’s research builds on and expands his previous work on novel optical micro-biosensors for real-time dynamic quantification of biomolecular interactions and microfluidics devices for quantitative control of reagent delivery, stimulation and measurement of single-cell behaviors. He plans to employ these devices and related tools in experiments that in the long run will address the basic biophysical principles that control the formation and dynamics of normal and diseased tissues. He is interested in exploring the mechanisms governing the formation of stationary surface plasmon modes in micro-cavities resonators and quantify their dependence on materials parameters. Implementation of micro-biosensors into microfluidic devices will allow him to study cellular response under controlled chemical gradients and quantify protein concentrations outside cells at single-cell. Dr. Amarie’s research is interdisciplinary; spanning physics, biophysics, microfluidics, microscopy, biosensors, and chemical physics. He published ten peer-reviewed scientific articles, gave over twenty lectures and presentations and was awarded six patents of invention, with two more patent applications pending. He led the writing of nine grant proposals and collaborated on other eight, resulting in more than $1.2M in funding. 


2017 - Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Science and Mathematics, College of
2016 - Present Director, Study Abroad Program - Physics in Romania: Science and Culture, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia Southern University
2015 - Present Lecturer, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia Southern University
2014 - Present Affiliate, Georgia Southern University Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education
Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Physics and Astronomy, Department of

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • NSF‐IDBR Collaborative Research: (Awards: DBI‐1152030 & DBI‐1152223, $750,000) (7/2011)
  • Indiana University‐Faculty Research Support Program (6/2011)
  • The 5th Annual Life Sciences Business Plan Competition: “Opportunity for Indiana” (2/2008)
  • NATO ASI Spring School “The Best Poster” Award (3/2003-4/2003)
  • Marine Biological Laboratory Scholarship (6/2002-7/2002)
  • Socrates Scholarship (1999-2000)
  • M.S. Scholarship (1997-1999)
  • B.S. Scholarship (1993-1997)


  • College Physics I Lab
  • Introduction to Biophysics
  • University Physics I
  • University Physics II


2009 Ph.D. in Experimental Biophysics, Indiana University - Bloomington
2004 M.S. in Physics, Indiana University - Bloomington
2002 Graduate Student, University of Notre Dame
2000 Socrates Fellow (Visiting Scholar), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
1999 M.S. in Theory of Nonlinear Phenomena, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University
1997 B.S. in Physics, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University

Contact Information

PO Box 8031
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-2265
Office: Math/Physics 2050


Publications (11)

Presentations (25)