Institution name and department

Babes-Bolyai University, Nanostructured Materials and Bio- Nano-Interfaces (ICI-BNS)

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scientific researcher III



42, Treboniu Laurian, 400271, Cluj-Napoca / Romania



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I am a scientific researcher (CSIII) at Interdisciplinary Research Institute in Bio-Nano-Sciences, Department of Nanostructured Materials and Bio-Nano-Interface, of Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj- Napoca, Romania. I obtained in 2009 a master's degree in materials science and technology, and doctor degree in physics in 2012, at Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca.

I have obtained significant results in improving the solubility of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical compounds, and I completed my professional expertise in Raman spectroscopy and crystallization techniques of pharmaceutical compounds in two internships at University UNED (Madrid, Spain, 2009), and at the University UNIBO (Bologna, Italy, 2011). I have good expertise both in the preparation of various compounds of medical and pharmaceutical interest, as well as in structural and thermal characterization by different techniques: DTA / TGA, FT-IR, and XRD diffraction.

Currently,  I  am  the  main  coordinator  of  the  Romanian  network  in  COST  Action  CA18112, “Mechanochemistry for Sustainable Industry” (Mech@SustInd), carried out in the period 2019-2022. My main concern is promoted, implement and disseminate mechanochemistry techniques, in order to replace the traditional costly methods used in various synthesis, a fact that will contribute to reducing environmental pollution.

My recent activities include obtaining new materials by applying the mechanochemical method alfollowing classes of materials:

1.  active pharmaceutical compounds

2.  oxide materials

3.  nanocomposite materials



1.     Moisescu-Goia, C., Mureşan-Pop, M., Simon, V. New solid state forms of antineoplastic 5- fluorouracil with anthelmintic piperazine. J Mol Struct. 2017. 1150, 37-43. DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2017.08.076.

2.   Mureşan-Pop, M., Chiriac, L.B., Martin, F., Simon, S. Novel nutraceutical Myricetin composite of enhanced dissolution obtained by co-crystallization with acetamide. Compos Part B-Eng. 2016, 89, 60- 66. DOI:10.1016/j.compositesb.2015.11.024.

3.    Mureşan-Pop, M., Kacsó, I., Martin, F., Simon, S., Stefan, R., Bratu, I. Ambazone salt with p- aminobenzoic acid. J Therm Anal Calorim. 2015, 120, 905–912. DOI: 10.1007/s10973-015-4452-0.

4.   Mureşan-Pop, M., Kacsó I., Tripon, C., Moldovan, Z., Borodi, G., Bratu, I., Simon, S. Spectroscopic and structural study of the ambazone hydrochloride. J Therm Anal Calorim. 2011, 104, 299-306. DOI: 10.1007/s10973-010-1171-4.

5.     Mureşan-Pop, M, Kacsó, I., Filip, X., Vanea, E., Borodi, G., Leopold, N., Bratu, I., Simon, S. Spectroscopic and physical–chemical characterization  of  ambazone–glutamate salt. Spectroscopy. 2011, 26, 115-28. DOI: 10.3233/SPE-2011-0519.

5 Most representative publications non-related to Mechanochemistry 

1.    Turza, A., Pop, A., Muresan,-Pop M., Zarbo, L., Borodi, G. Crystal and molecular structure of ostarine and andarine. J Mol Struct. 2020, 1199, 126973. DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2019.126973.

2.  Chiriac, L.B., Todea, M., Vulpoi, A., Muresan-Pop, M., Turcu, R.V.F., Simon, S. Freeze-drying assisted sol–gel-derived silica-based particles embedding iron: synthesis and characterization. J. Sol- Gel Sci. Technol. 2018, 87, 195-203. DOI: 10.1007/s10971-018-4702-2.

3.    Todea, M., Muresan-Pop, M., Simon S., Eniu, D. Heat treatment effect on structure and in vitro bioactivity of titanosilicate microspheres. Appl. Surf. Sci. 2018, 457, 838-845. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.07.029.

4.  Mureşan-Pop, M., Pop, M.M., Borodi, G., Todea, M., Nagy-Simon, T., Simon, S. Solid dispersions of Myricetin with enhanced solubility: Formulation, characterization and crystal structure of stability- impeding Myricetin monohydrate crystals. J Mol Struct. 2017, 1141, 607-614. DOI:10.1016/j.molstruc.2017.04.015.

5.    Muresan-Pop, M., Braga, D., Pop, M.M., Borodi, G., Kacso, I., Maini, L. Crystal structure and physicochemical characterization of ambazone monohydrate, anhydrous, and acetate salt solvate. J Pharm Sci-US. 2014, 103, 3594–3601. DOI:10.1002/jps.24151.

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