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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. 

Positions

2017 Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Science and Mathematics, College of
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2016 Present Director, Study Abroad Program - Physics in Romania: Science and Culture, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia Southern University
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2014 Present Affiliate, Georgia Southern University Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education
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Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Physics and Astronomy, Department of
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20152017 Lecturer, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia Southern University
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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)

Courses

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

Education

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

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

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Publications (11)

Presentations (25)