Valentina Musteata, PhD

Research Scientist

Research Scientist


Research Interests

  • Fundamental study of membrane formation by self-assembly block copolymers
  • Morphological and thermal properties of polymeric based membranes
  • Tuning of membrane morphology by physical/chemical factors

Selected Publications

  • Properties of some azo-copolyimide thin films used in the formation of photoinduced surface relief gratings
    I. Sava, A. Burescu, I. Stoica, V. Musteata, M. Cristea, I. Mihaila, V. Pohoata I. Topala
    RSC Advances, Issue 14, 10125-10133, (2015)
  • Chemical modification of polysiloxanes with polar pendant groups by co-hydrosilylation
    C. Racles, M. Alexandru, A. Bele, V.E. Musteata, M.Cazacu, D.M. Opris
    RSC Advances, Issue 71, 37620–37628 (2014)
  • Insights into the chain and local mobility of some aromatic polyamides and their influence on the physicochemical properties
    M. D. Damaceanu, R. D. Rusu, M. Cristea, V. E. Musteata, M. Bruma, A. Wolinska- Grabczyk
    Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Issue 16, 1573-1587, (2014)
  • Dielectric characterization of biopolymer/poly(ԑ-caprolactone) hydrogels
    C. Balhui, G. David, M. Drobota, V. E. Musteata
    International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization, Issue 3, 234–244, (2014)


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania, 2012
  • M.Sc., Polymeric Biomaterials, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania, 2009
  • B.Sc., Physics, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania, 2004

Professional Profile

  • 2015-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012-2015: Research assistant, Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania

KAUST Affiliations

  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Block copolymer membranes Membrane characterization