POTSDAM -- Silvana Andreescu has been promoted from associate professor to full professor of chemistry & biomolecular science in the Clarkson University School of Arts & Sciences.
Andreescu has been a faculty member in the department of chemistry and biomolecular science at Clarkson since 2005.
Her technical expertise is focused on analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, with special emphasis on biosensing technology for clinical and environmental monitoring.
Her research projects include investigations of basic biochemical mechanisms at biointerfaces, bioimmobilization, biomimetic materials and biosensors.
Many of the sensors developed in her laboratory are used to understand fundamental molecular mechanisms in biological systems, to determine clinically important analytes associated with medical conditions and to address environmental challenges.
Her recent research focuses on the development of portable nanoparticle-based technologies for point-of-care diagnosis and therapy.
Andreescu received her master of science degree in biosensors from the University of Bucharest, Romania, and a joint Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Perpignan, France, and the University of Bucharest.
She was also an NSF-NATO postdoctoral fellow in analytical chemistry at SUNY Binghamton from 2003 to 2005.
Andreescu is the recipient of a French government graduate fellowship, the NSF-Career award and the Clarkson John W. Graham Research Award. She is also a member of the “Million Dollar Club” at Clarkson.
She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and 13 book and encyclopedia chapters, has co-edited two books for McGraw Hill and Oxford University Press and has delivered some 100 presentations at professional and academic conferences throughout the world.
She has mentored nine graduate students, three postdoctoral associates and more than 45 undergraduate students in research projects at Clarkson.
She has provided international research opportunities in Europe to seven Clarkson undergraduate students through NSF-sponsored research and has co-directed the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates program in environmental science and engineering at Clarkson.
Andreescu has received external research funding totaling more than $2 million from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, United States Department of Agriculture and the Army.