Dana Gheorghe, Ph.D.

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Title: Patent Engineer
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Location: Houston
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gheorghe@oshaliang.com

PRACTICE AREAS AND INDUSTRIES SERVED

Dana Gheorghe’s practice includes patent prosecution in the field of chemistry, materials science, electronics, oilfield technologies, semiconductors and pharmaceuticals.

EXPERIENCE

Dr. Gheorghe has more than six years of domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution experience.   She has drafted, filed, and prosecuted numerous patent applications in the field of chemistry, polymers, materials science, electronics, oilfield technologies, semiconductors and pharmaceuticals.  Prior to joining Osha Liang, Dr. Gheorghe worked for more than five years in the tobacco industry, where she gained industrial experience at both the pilot and commercial plant scale, with emphasis in research, development and production management.  Further, Dr. Gheorghe previously performed research in the areas of biomedical applications of nanotechnology and structure-property relationships and reactivity of transition metal oxides at the College of Pharmacy-University of Houston and Texas Center for Superconductivity, respectively.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Inorganic Chemisty, University of Houston (2008)
  • M.S., Chemistry, University of Bucharest, Romania (1997)
  • B.S., Chemistry, summa cum laude, University of Bucharest, Romania (1996)

PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Eby Nell McElrath Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011)
  • Texas Center for Superconductivity (TcSUH) travel award (2008)
  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Houston and Office of Naval Research travel award (2007)
  • Robert A. Welch Foundation Fellowship ( 2003, 2005-2007)
  • Outstanding Student Fellowship, University of Bucharest (1991-1997)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Gheorghe, D. E., Litvinchuk, A. P., Möller, A., “Crystal structure and Vibrational Properties of a Sodium Oxoferrate (II) Hydroxide, Na5[FeO3][OH]”, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 2012, 638, 1.
  • Gheorghe, D. E., Litvinchuk, A. P., Möller, A., “Electronic Excitations and Lattice Dynamics of Coordinatively ‘Unsaturated’ Complex Transition Metal Compounds”, Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 5822.
  • Amuneke, N. E., Gheorghe, D. E., Lorenz, B., Möller, A., “Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Physical Properties of BaAg2Cu[VO4]2: A New Member of the S=1/2 Triangular lattice”,  Inorg. Chem. 2011, 50, 2207.
  • Gheorghe, D. E., Cui, L., Karmonik, C., Brazdeikis, A., Penaloza, J. M., Joseph K. Young, J. K., Drezek, R. A., Bikram, M., “Gold-Silver Alloy Nanoshells: A New Candidate for Nanotherapeutics and Diagnostics”, Nanoscale Res. Lett. 2011, 6, 554.
  • Bala, C., Radu, G. L., Gheorghe, D. E., Magearu, V., “Determination of cholesterol with a Nafion-Polypyrrole-modified biosensor”, J. Med. Biochem., 1997, 1, 1

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • “Unraveling the Electronic Structure of Coordinative ‘Unsaturated’ Complex Transition Metal Compounds by Raman Spectroscopy”, Gheorghe, D. E.; Litvinchuk, A. P.; Möller, A., 241st ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA (2011).
  • “Gold-silver Alloy Nanoshells: A New Candidate for Nanotherapeutics and Diagnostics”, Gheorghe, D. E.; Penaloza, J. M.; Karmonik, C.; Drezek, R. A.; Bikram, M., 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2010).
  • “Synthesis and Characterization of Gold Alloy Nanoshells on Gd-doped Iron Oxide Nanoparticles”, Gheorghe, D. E.; Mody, V. V.; Penaloza, J. M.; Karmonik, C.; Bikram, M., BMES Annual meeting, Pittsburgh, PA (2009).
  • “Synthesis and Characterization of Gold Alloy Nanoshells on Gd-doped Iron Oxide Nanoparticles”, Gheorghe, D. E., Mody, V. V., Bikram, M., 26th conference of the Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology (HSEMB), Houston, TX (2009).
  • “Synthesis, Structure and Properties of Organic-based Metal Halide Perovskites of Mixed-Valent Gold (I,III)”, Gheorghe, D. E., Tang, Z., Castro-Castro, L. M., Newton, A., Guloy, A. M., 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana (2008).
  • “Nonstoichiometry of Mixed-Valent Bromoaurate (I,III) Perovskites”, Gheorghe, D. E., Benson, R. E., Tang, Z., Litvinchuk, A., Lorenz, B., Guloy, A. M., Gordon Research Conference, Oxford, United Kingdom (2007).
  • “Nonstoichiometry of Mixed-Valent Bromoaurate (I,III) Perovskites”, Gheorghe, D. E., Benson, R. E., Tang, Z., Litvinchuk, A., Lorenz, B., Guloy, A. M., North American Solid-State Chemistry Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2007).
  • “Reinvestigation of a Mixed-Valent Bromoaurate (I,III) Perovskite”, Gheorghe, D. E.; Benson, R. E., Tang, Z., Guloy, A. M., 62nd ACS Southwest Regional Meeting, Houston, TX, (2006).

LANGUAGES

  • English (proficient)
  • Romanian (native)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Chemical Society
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

  • Volunteer, HISD system (2008-2012)
  • Volunteer, ACS–Greater Houston section (2007-2012)
  • Women Chemists Committee (WCC), chair of the Houston section ( 2008-2011)
  • Presenter, Expanding your horizons in science and mathematics (2007, 2009, 2010)