Dr. Cristina M. Muntean

Scientific Researcher I


Department: Molecular and Biomolecular Physics
Research Team: Laser Induced Processes

Phone: (+40)264-584037, int. 180
Office: Building B, Room B2.03
E-mail: cristina.muntean@itim-cj.ro

Research Interests and Expertise

  • Vibrational spectroscopy of nucleic acids
  • Investigation of nucleic acids structure and dynamics as proved by vibrational spectroscopy: confocal Raman spectroscopy, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), UV resonance Raman spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR)
  • Biophotonics in DNA-based molecular diagnosis
  • DNA interaction with femtosecond laser pulses


PhD in Physics, Specialization in Atomic and Molecular Physics, University Babeş-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (2002)
Specialization in Nuclear Physics (equivalent of M.S. degree), University Babeş-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (1981)
BS in Physics: University Babeş-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Physics, Romania, from September 1977 to July 1980; University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, Bucharest-Măgurele, Romania, from July 1976 to September 1977