School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Dana Ofiteru

Senior Lecturer

Background

 RESEARCH INTERESTS

Mathematical modelling of microbial communities

  • individual based modelling of biofilms
  • assembly and dynamics of bacterial populations

Optimisation of bioprocesses

 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2009 – 2014         Lecturer, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Chemical Engineering Department

2007 – 2009         Research Associate, Newcastle University, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences,

Marie Curie experienced researcher, ECOSERV project

2006 – 2009         Assistant professor, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Chemical Engineering Department

 

QUALIFICATIONS

2002 – 2006       PhD, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Chemical Engineering Department

Thesis topic: Optimal control strategies for biochemical processes

 

2002 – 2003       MSc, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Chemical Engineering Department

Specialization: Utilization of Computers in Biochemical & Chemical Engineering

 

1997 – 2002       MEng, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Chemical Engineering Department

Specialization: Biochemical Engineering (valedictorian)

 

REVIEWER

Water Research (IWA); The ISME Journal; PlosOne; Chemosphere; Nature Communications; Biotechnology and Bioengineering; Environmental Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology Reports

 

GRANTS

  • (PI) EPSRC Standard Grant "Engineering Microbial-Induced Carbonate Precipitation via Meso-Scale Simulations", EP/S013997/1, 2019 - 2022
  • (Co-I) EPSRC Frontier Grant “Simulation of open engineered biologicalsystems”, led by Newcastle University, Grant ref EP/K038648 http://research.ncl.ac.uk/nufeb/, 2013 - 2019
  • (PI) TE project UEFISCDI Romania, Dynamics of Escherichia coli population transformed to express archeal heterologous protein S-layer, 2013 – 2016, (€150k)
  • (PI) FLOMAS, Marie Curie European Reintegration Grant (FP7/2007-2013 no. 256440), 2010 – 2013, (€45k), http://flomas.chim.upb.ro   
  • (PI) PD project UEFISCSU Romania, PN II-RU 29/09.08.2010, 2010 – 2012, (€80k), http://mostran.chim.upb.ro

 GOOGLE SCHOLAR PROFILE

Research

Dana Ofiteru's profile can be viewed at Google Scholar

Teaching

CME2022 Separation Processes I

CME3034 Biosafety

CME3039 Plant Design

CME8120 Advanced Design

Publications