Dr. Mocan Lucian MD, PhD joined the Gastroeterology Institute- 3-rd Surgical Department as Assistant Professor in 2010 and in parallel, since 2007, he serves as the Chief Scientist of the Nanomedicine Department. In 2011, he received his Doctorate degree from Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy after which in the same year he became Research Assistant Professor in General Surgery at the same instition. During his academic career both as student and as a research faculty, Dr. Mocan received numerous abroad awards and distinctions that include: Queen Jadwiga (2004) distinction for young researchers Jagellonian University Cracow Poland and Joseph Dietl (2005) distinction at Jagellonian University Cracow Poland, for excellence in surgical oncology research. More recently he joined and/or was invited to join a number of professional organizations that include: European Society for Nanomedicine – Since 2010, Romanian Society of Nanomedicine,(2008-), American Chemical Society (ACS) – since 2012, Materials Research Society (MRS) – since 2013, European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: ESGE International Association of Nanotechnology (IANT) – since 2014 In 2014 Dr. Mocan was invited to be EIC of the Nanomedicine, Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Journal. In this quality he organized the editorial activity of the Journal, prepared several special issues, and reviewed manuscripts for publication. Also Dr. Mocan is an active reviewer for other various scientific journals that include: Nature Communications, Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets, Journal of Materials Science, and others.
Lucian Mocan Research Interests are Among clinical studies in the field of digestive surgical oncology, during the last three years, Dr. Mocane`s research was also focused in the area of nanotechnology, bio-nano-medical research, nano-toxicology, cancer visualization and treatment by bioconjugated nanomaterials with priority on the selective laser ablation and optical damage of the pancreatic and liver cancer cells by antibody functionalized nanoparticles. Dr. Mocan and his team has produced in the field of nanomedicine 1 book published in USA in the field of Nanomedicine, 14 invited presentations, 31 research articles with high impact factors, 27 conference presentations, and 8 patents/ applications on the development of bio-nanosystems with potential role in cancer therapy. Dr Mocan’s publications in the field of digestive cancer nanophotothermolysis has received attention in various online media scientific news publications.