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Dr. Dragos Amarie


dragos_amarieDr. Dragos Amarie
Assistant Professor
B.S. Physics, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania, 1997
M.S. Physics, Indiana University, 2004
Ph.D. Experimental Biophysics, Indiana University, 2009

Office: Math-Physics, Room 2012
Phone: (912) 478-2265
E-mail: damarie@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

Research:
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.

Publications:

  1. A. J. Dy, A. Cosmanescu, J. Sluka, J. A. Glazier, D. Stupack, D. Amarie Fabricating microfluidic valve master molds in SU-8 photoresist The Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (2014) 24, 057001
  2. D. Amarie, J. A. Glazier Label-Free Microcavity Biosensors: Steps toward Facilitate Personalized Medicine Sensors (2012) 12, 17262-17294 (invited paper)
  3. D. Amarie, A. Alileche, B. Dragnea, J. A. Glazier Microfluidics Devices Integrating Microcavity Surface-Plasmon-Resonance Biosensors: Glucose Oxidase Binding Activity Detection Analytical Chemistry (2010) 82, 343-352
  4. D. Amarie, J. A. Glazier, S. C. Jacobson Compact Microfluidic Structures for Generating Spatial and Temporal Gradients Analytical Chemistry (2007) 79, 9471-9477
  5. S. Koyama, D. Amarie, H. A. Soini, M. V. Novotny, S. C. Jacobson Chemotaxis Assays of Mouse Sperm on Microfluidic Devices Analytical Chemistry (2006) 78, 3354-3359
  6. D. Amarie, T-D. Onuta, R. Portyrailo, B. Dragnea Submicrometer Cavity Surface Plasmon Sensors J. Phys. Chem. B (2005) 109, 15515-15519
  7. D. Amarie, N.D. Rawlinson, W. L. Schaich, B. Dragnea, S. C. Jacobson Three-dimensional Mapping of the Light Intensity Transmitted through Nanoapertures NanoLetters (2005) 5, 1227-1230
  8. E.-S. Kwak, T.-D. Onuta, D. Amarie, R. Portyrailo, B. Stein, S. C. Jacobson, W. L. Schaich, B. Dragnea Optical Trapping with Integrated Near-Field Apertures J. Phys. Chem. B (2004) 108, 13607-13612

 

Patents:

  1. J. A. Glazier, D. Amarie, Sub-micron surface plasmon resonance sensor systems, U.S. Patent 8,355,136 (2013)
  2. J. A. Glazier, D. Amarie, Sub-micron surface plasmon resonance sensor systems, U.S. Patent 8,169,615 (2012)
  3. J. A. Glazier, D. Amarie, Sub-micron surface plasmon resonance sensor systems, U.S. Patent 7,961,330 (2011)
  4. J. A. Glazier, D. Amarie, Sub-micron surface plasmon resonance sensor systems, U.S. Patent 7,961,329 (2011)
  5. J. A. Glazier, B. Dragnea, D. Amarie, Sub-micron surface plasmon resonance sensor systems, U.S. Patent 7,852,482 (2010)
  6. J. A. Glazier, B. Dragnea, D. Amarie, Sub-micron surface plasmon resonance sensor systems, U.S. Patent 7,724,373 (2010)
  7. J. A. Glazier, A. Alileche, A. Shirinifard, D. Amarie, Engineered lumenized vascular networks and support matrix, U.S. Patent Application 61/313,886, PCT/US2011/028492 (2010)
  8. J. A. Glazier, S. C. Jacobson, D. Amarie, Compact Microfluidic Structures for Manipulating Fluids, U.S. Patent Application 60/973,239, WO/2009/039283, PCT/US2008/076868 (2009)

Last updated: 6/16/2017

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