On 31 January 2023, at the Romanian Athenaeum, the first edition of the Romanian Research Gala organized by the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization took place. Anton Ficai, Corresponding Member AOSR – Scientific Secretary of the Chemistry Section, was awarded Special award for transfer in economics of research results, Polytechnic University of Bucharest.
Mister. Anton Ficai works at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, is a laureate of the National Chemistry Olympiads, awarded more than 100 gold medals and special prizes, and is an active member of the Romanian Academy of Scientists and several professional societies.
His areas of scientific expertise are in applied research of excellence in: composite materials for bone regeneration; magnetic systems for targeted treatment; controlled release systems for controlled release; treatment of cancer and infection; advanced surface functionalisation; matrix-reinforcing agent compatibilisation; nanomaterials and nanotechnologies; Outstanding achievements include the development of systems for the treatment of bone cancer. These systems have been designed to reduce the risk of recurrence by providing sufficient long-lasting anti-tumour activity through the symbiosis of the controlled release of classical anti-tumour substances (cytostatics) and the presence of nanoparticles with intrinsic or externally induced anti-tumour activity. Also worth mentioning among the outstanding achievements is the wide range of collagen and hydroxyapatite-based composite materials with morphology or composition to ensure the desired performance. These systems have been patented and have been appreciated at invention and innovation fairs in Brussels, Geneva and Iasi.