Valerica Raicu, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer, Customer Relations

Dr. Valerica Raicu is the CSO and co-founder of Aurora Spectral Technologies (AST).

Dr. Raicu also serves as Chairman of the Physics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), which he has joined in 2004 and where he currently holds the academic title of Associate Professor. Between 1991 and 2004, Dr Raicu held research and academic positions at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Romanian Academy (Bucharest), Kochi Medical School (Japan), and University of Toronto (Canada).

Professor Raicu has authored or co-authored over forty papers and book chapters on various topics in biophysics, biochemistry, and medical physics, two patents, as well as a book (“Integrated Molecular and Cellular Biophysics, Springer, 2008). He has also given numerous invited and contributed talks at scientific meetings and academic and research institutions all over the world.

Prof. Raicu’s main research expertise is in development of techniques and mathematical models for the study of biological systems. These include optical microscopy and dielectric spectroscopy instrumentation, theoretical models for FRET in molecular complexes, and dielectric models of biological systems. He is a co-inventor of OptiMiS™ – optical microspectroscopy systems developed by AST.

Valerica Raicu holds a PhD degree in Biophysics from the University of Bucharest, Romania.