Anton FICAI (born 1981) is full professor and PhD advisor in the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Biotehnologies, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest being actively involved in both academic and scientific life of the university. His major academic interests are related to the coordination of the teaching activities related to the classes: Chemistry, Chemistry and Characterization of Materials, Composite Materials for Medicine, NanoBioMaterials for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery Systems. The research interests are much broader and cover the following topics: tissue engineering; drug delivery systems; multifunctional materials; composite materials; coatings, antimicrobial / antitumoral materials; nanoparticles synthesis and characterization; surface modification; etc. Till now, over 300 scientific papers, from which over 250 ISI papers and 18 books or chapters (including 2 edited books) were published along with 28 patent applications (10 of them being already released). The international recognition of the R&D activity can be highlighted by the multiple invitations for participate as speaker at international conferences, the positions of guest editors, member of the editorial boards of different national and international journals as well as Section Editor in Chief of Coatings. Valedictorian of UPB, former participant and laureate of the National Chemistry Olympiads he was awarded with over 100 Gold Medals, Special Awards or Best Paper Awards. He is also active member of The Academy of Romanian Scientists and several professional societies.
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