Cosmin Farcau



Scientific Researcher II

Cosmin Farcau


2009-2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratoaire de Physique et Chimie de Nano-Objets, INSA, Toulouse, France; Convective self-assembly of metallic colloids for the development of nanoparticle-based strain sensors.

2008-2009 Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre d'Elaboration des Materiaux et d'Etudes Structurales CNRS UPR 8011, Toulouse, France; Optical and vibrational properties of embedded silver nanocrystals, for flat plasmonic materials.

2005-2008 Ph.D., Faculty of Physics, Babes-Bolyai University; Ordered Plasmonic Nanostructures: from Fabrication to Relevant Applications in Optical Spectroscopy and Sensing


Research Interests:

colloidal crystals, periodically structured noble-metal films, optical spectroscopies, plasmon-enhanced spectroscopies (Raman scattering, fluorescence emission), nanostructures-enabled sensing; more information on my research activities can be found here:



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Latest publications:

  1. C. Tira, I. Ly, R. A.L. Vallee, S. Astilean and C. Farcau, Shaping light spectra and field profiles in metal-coated monolayers of etched microspheres, Optical Materials Express 7 (2017) 2847-2859. (doi)
  2. I. Botiz, M-A. Codescu, C. Farcau, C. Leordean, S. Astilean, C. Silva, N. Stingelin, Convective self-assembly of pi-conjugated oligomers and polymers, J. Mater. Chem. C 5 (2017) 2513-2518. (doi)
  3. S. Boca, C. Farcau, M. Baia, S. Astilean, Metanephrine neuroendocrine tumor marker detection by SERS using Au nanoparticle/Au film sandwich architecture, Biomed. Microdevices 18 (2016) 12:1-10. (doi)
  4. M. Potara, C. Farcau, I. Botiz, S. Astilean, Detection of Environmental Pollutants by Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy chapter in Advanced Environmental Analysis: Applications of Nanomaterials, Royal Society of Chemistry - (2016) 477-503. (doi)
  5. S. Boca, C. Leordean, S. Astilean, C. Farcau, Chemiresistive/SERS dual sensor based on densely packed gold nanoparticles, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 6 (2015) 2498-2503. (doi)
  6. A. Diac, M. Focsan, C. Socaci. A. M. Gabudean, C. Farcau, D. Maniu, E. Vasile, A. Terec, L. M. Veca, S. Astilean, Covalent conjugation of carbon dots with Rhodamine B and assessment of their photophysical properties, RSC Adv. 5 (2015) 77662-77669. (doi)
  7. C. Farcau, R. A. L. Vallee, S. Boca, S. Astilean, Polarized SERS on linear arrays of silver half-shells: SERS re-radiation modulated by local density of optical states, J. Opt. 17 (2015) 114007. (doi)
  8. P. Moutet, N. M. Sangeetha, L. Ressier, N. Vilar-Vidal, M. Comesana-Hermo, S. Ravaine, R. A. L. Vallee, A. M. Gabudean, S. Astilean, C. Farcau, Surface-enhanced spectroscopy on plasmonic oligomers assembled by AFM nanoxerography, Nanoscale 7 (2015) 2009-2022. (doi)
  9. A. Cernat, E. Bodoki, C. Farcau, S. Astilean, S. Griveau, F. Bedioui, R. Sandulescu, Surface modeling of nanopatterned polymer films obtained by colloidal templated electropolymerization, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 15 (2015) 3359. (doi)
  10. M. Tertis, O. Hosu, L. Fritea, C. Farcau, A. Cernat, R. Sandulescu, C. Cristea, A Novel Label-Free Immunosensor Based on Activated Graphene Oxide for Acetaminophen Detection, Electroanalysis 27 (2015) 638-647. (doi)
  11. C. Leordean, M. Potara, S. Boca-Farcau, A. Vulpoi, S. Astilean and C. Farcau, Multiscale electromagnetic SERS enhancement on self-assembled micropatterned gold nanoparticle films, J. Raman Spectrosc. 45 (2014) 627. (doi)
  12. A. Cernat, E. Bodoki, C. Farcau, S. Astilean, S. Griveau, F. Bedioui, R. Sandulescu, Surface Modeling of Nanopatterned Polymer Films Obtained by Colloidal Templated Electropolymerization, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 15 (2014) 3359. (doi)
  13. C. Farcau, S. Astilean, Periodically nanostructured substrates for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, J. Mol. Struct. 1073 (2014) 102-111. (doi)
  14. C. Farcau, M. Potara, C. Leordean, S. Boca, S. Astilean, Reliable plasmonic substrates for bioanalytical SERS applications easily prepared by convective assembly of gold nanocolloids, Analyst 138 (2013) 546-552. (doi)
  15. V. Saracut, M. Giloan, M. Gabor, S. Astilean, and C. Farcau, Polarization-Sensitive Linear Plasmonic Nanostructures via Colloidal Lithography with Uniaxial Colloidal Arrays, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5 (2013) 1362-1369. (doi)

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