Dana Maria Copolovici, Prof. PhD, Dr. Hab.
Dana Maria Copolovici, Dr. Hab., is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Food Engineering, Tourism and Environmental Protection of Aurel Vlaicu University (AVU) of Arad and current Director of the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning at AVU.
She has a main research interest focused on using products (polyphenols, peptides, proteins, nanoparticles, etc.) from plants or synthesis/green synthesis, with biological activity for biotechnology and applications. Also, her interest is to contribute to drug discovery, develop drug delivery systems, and use new phytochemicals and nanoparticles in diverse formulations. The obtaining of new molecules/blend of molecules both from the plant kingdom and from synthesis with potential biological activities are her objectives exhibited in publications of research articles and book chapters. She has several years of experience in research, evaluation, teaching, and administration in education and research institutions (Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; University of Tartu, Estonia; Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania). She has published more than 60 papers in Web of Science Core Collection scientific journals, 16 articles in IDB, 2 international book chapters, one international patent and more than 150 presentations at international and national conferences. She is the editor-in-chief of the journal Scientific and Technical Bulletin Series Chemistry, Food Science & Engineering published at AVU and has been serving as guest editor for Molecules and International Journal of Molecular Sciences.