Dr. Vlad MUREȘAN obtained the PhD Diploma (2012) on a joint program from Gembloux AgroBioTech, University of Liege, Belgium - Ph.D. on Agricultural sciences and biological engineering and from University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania - PhD on Agronomy. Since 2017, he is the Head of the Laboratory of Food Process and Structure Engineering at Faculty of Food Science and Technology, UASVM Cluj-Napoca, Romania, being also Lecturer for Extractive Technologies - Sugar, Starch, Oil; Agro-food experimental design; between 2012-2016 he was Assistant Professor in the same organization. His professional experience in the field of Agro-Food Engineering has been gained during the PhD program (Ph.D. in Belgium-Romania), post-doctoral studies as well as research internships conducted within the World Wide Confectionery Process Development at R&D Center Kraft Foods, Munich, Germany (6 months in 2009), BOKU University in Vienna, Austria (3 months in 2007) and Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Belgium (8 months in 2011, 1.5 months in 2015). He attended at 9 international conferences, published 43 specialized articles of which 9 ISI Web of Science Core Collection (5 first author or correspondent) and 34 non-ISI WoS articles (5 first author or correspondent) and 8 Short communications (2 first author or correspondent author). He is also co-author of a patent granted in 2016 and has filed 3 other patent applications (1 first author and 2 co-author), having numerous awards at international invention fairs.
His research interests are related to: agro-food products quality control; oil-seeds processing; experimental design; chemometrics; Infrared Spectroscopy; Rheology; Lipid Oxidation, intellectual property rights.