University of Oradea, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy

Department of Preclinical Science, P-ta 1 Decembrie 10, Oradea 410081, Romania

Phone: (004) 0259/408.105; (004) 0259/476.724

Email: scavalu@rdslink.roscavalu@uoradea.ro



Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Faculty of Physics, Sept.1983- June1987.

PhD: Physics/Biophysics. Magna cum Laude, Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, 2001.

Disertation: EPR and Raman Spectroscopy on some hemic and non-hemic proteins. Supervisor: Prof. dr. Simon Simon.



  • TEMPUS Fellowship, Medical Biophysics, University of Rouen-Charles Nicole Hospital, Rouen, France, Jan. – Apr. 1996.
  • Post-universitary course: Modern Spectroscopic Techniques in Medical Biophysics, organized by Institute for Biodiagnostic Otawa, Canada, June 1998.
  • Post-doctoral short stage: New Techniques in Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules, Bobigny, University Paris XIII, Sept. 2007.
  • Cours de Formation post-universitaire dans le domaine des sciences de la vie, Universite Francophone CEFOR, Sept. 2002.



  • Professor - University of Oradea, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy. Medical Biophysics, 2008-present.
  • Assoc. Professor - University of Oradea, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy. Medical Biophysics, 2005-2008.
  • Lecturer - University of Oradea, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy. Medical Biophysics, 2000-2005.
  • Teaching Assistant - I. Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca. Medical Biophysics, 1990-2000.



  • Istanbul Technical University – Sept. 2010, Nov. 2011, February- May 2013.
  • Bezmialem Vakif University of Medicine, July 2015
  • University of Debrecen, Hungary – april 2010.
  • Meerut College, Department of Physics, India – February 2006.



  • Contributions in the field of biomacromolecules structure using high sensitive methods and techniques
  • Conformational changes of proteins (ovalbumin, cytochrome c, albumin, hemoglobin, fibrinogen, hyaluronic acid) in different environments, upon adsorption to silver/gold nanostructures studied by vibrational spectroscopy (FTIR, FT Raman, Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy) and EPR spectroscopy combined with spin labeled techniques.
  • Contributions in the field of nanostructured biomaterials production and applications.
  • Structural investigations of biocomposites for radiotherapy and hyperthermia by DTA, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, XRD, XPS, FTIR and FT Raman spectroscopy.
  • Bioactivity and biocompatibility investigations on bone cements and bioceramics for dental and orthopedic applications, in vitro and in vivo tests – animal model.
  • Experience in National Research Projects (CNCSIS-UEFISCDI, ANCS) and International Projects as Project Manager.

AWARDS:   2018 Gold Medal – National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT),

2018 Special Honour of Invention – Toronto International Society of Innovation & Advanced Skills (TISIAS),

2018 Special Award & Gold Medal – Malaysian Research & Innovation Society, 

2018 Special Award & Medal – Association of Polish Inventors and Rationalizers

2014 “Daniel Bunea” Award of Romanian Society of Biomaterials for the most relevant contribution in the field of biomaterials research

2014 EXCELENCE AWARD -Romanian Society of Biomaterials

Habilitation Thesis (2015) Title: New developments on functional biomaterials with tunable properties for orthopedic, dental and drug delivery applications


  • ICOPVS 2006, Meerut, India.
  • Perspectives in Esthetic Adhesive Dentistry, 2010 Szeged, Hungary.
  • 8th International Conference on Physics of Advanced Materials, 2008, Iasi, Romania.
  • Bioceramics 23, Istanbul 2011.
  • 13th Ceramics, Cells and Tissues 2011, Faenza – Italy.
  • 5th BIOMMEDD 2012, Constanta, Romania.
  • Bioceramics 24, Fukuoka, Japan, 2012.
  • Bioceramics 25, Bucharest, Romania, 2013
  • APMAS 2014, Fethiye-Mugla, Turkey.
  • ICCE 2014 Malta
  • BIOREMED 2015, Felix Bath Romania
  • EMN Meeting on Biomaterials, Phuket, Thailand 2016
  • BIOREMED 2017, Timisoara, Romania
  • IMTMC 2017, Istanbul, Turkey



  • Romanian Society of Biomaterials (affiliated to ESB)
  • Romanian Society of Pure and Applied Biophysics (affiliated to EBSA)
  • American Association for Advancement of Science.
  • International Society for Ceramics in Medicine




  • S. Cavalu, J. Prokisch, V. Laslo, S. Vicas, Preparation, structural characterisation and release strudy of novel hybrid microspheres entrapping nanoselenium, produced by green synthesis, IET Nanobiotechnology 2016, doi: 10.1049/iet-nbt.2016.0107, www.ietdl.org.
  • S. Cavalu, I. Bratu, A. Popa, Gh. Borodi, A. Maghiar, New evidences of key factors involved in ‘Silent Stones” etiopathogenesis and trace elements, Biological Trace Elements Research (2015) DOI: 10.1007/s12011-015-0361-0
  •  I. Antoniac, Simona Cavalu, T. Traistaru (Eds.) Bioceramics, vol.25, Trans Tech Publications Zurich, ISBN 13 978-3-03785-899-8, 420 pg., 2013.
  •  O. Ormanci, I. Akin, F. Sahin, O. Yucel, V. Simon, Simona Cavalu, G. Goller, Spark Plasma sintered A2O3-YSZ-TiO2 composites: Processing, characterization and in vivo evaluation, Materials Science and Engineering C, 40 (2014) 16-23. IF=2.64.
  • Simona Cavalu, C. Ratiu, O. Ponta, V. Simon, D. Rugina, V. Miclaus, I. Akin, G. Goller, Improving osseointegration of alumina/zirconia ceramic implants by fluoride surface treatment, Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures Vol. 9, No. 2 (2014) 797 – 808. IF=1.09.
  • Simona Cavalu, V. Simon, F. Banica, I. Akin, G. Goller, Surface modification of alumina/zirconia bioceramics upon different fluoride-based treatments, Int. J. Appl. Ceram. Technol.,1-9(2013) DOI:10.1111/ijac.12075. IF=1.38.
  •  Simona Cavalu, V. Simon, F. Banica, C. Gruian, E. Vanea, Spectroscopic and microscopic investigation of bioactive glasses for antibiotic controled released, Journal of Molecular Structure,1040 (2013) 47–52. IF=1.63.
  • E. Vanea, C. Moraru, A. Vulpoi, Simona Cavalu, V. Simon, Freeze-dried and spray-dried zinc-containing silica microparticles entrapping insulin, J Biomater Appl published online 28 August 2013, DOI: 10.1177/0885328213501216. IF=2.64
  • S. Cavalu, V. Simon, F. Banica, In vitro study of collagen coating by elecrodeposition on acrylic bone cement with antimicrobial potential, Digest J. Nanomaterials and Biostructures,vol.6,nr.1 January-March, 87-97, 2011.
  • S. Cavalu, V. Simon, G. Goller, I. Akin, Bioactivity and antimicrobial properties of PMMA/Ag2O acrylic bone cements collagen coated, Digest J. Nanomaterials and Biostructures,vol.6, nr.2 April-June, 779-790, 2011.
  • Simon V., Cavalu S., Mocuta H., Vanea E., Prinz M., Neumann M., Surface functionalization of sol-gel derived aluminosilicates in simulated body fluids, Solid State Ionics, vol.180, issues 9-10,764-769, 2009.
  • Cavalu S., Damian G., Rotational correlation times of 3-carbamoyl-2,2,5,5-tetramethyl-3pyrrolin-1-yloxy spin label with respect to heme and nonheme proteins, Biomacromolecules, vol 4,No.6,1630-1635, 2003.
  • Cavalu S., Damian G., Dansoreanu M., EPR study of non-covalent spin labeled serumalbumin and hemoglobin, Biophysical Chemistry, vol.92, issue 2, pp.181-188, 2002.
  • Cavalu S., Canta Panzaru S., Leopold N., Kiefer W., Raman and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy of labeled proteins: serum albumin and cytochrome c, Biopolymers, vol.62, issue 6, pp.341-348, 2001.
  • Canta Panzaru S., Cavalu S., Leopold N., Petry R., Kiefer W., Raman and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy of tempyo spin labeled ovalbumin, J. Mol. Structure, vol. 565-566, pp. 225-229, 2001.

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