Valentina Musteata, Ph.D.


Research Scientist

Research Interests

My present research is mainly focused on the block-copolymer self-assembly and development nanoporous polymeric materials for separation and encapsulation applications. I am also interested in fundamental aspects that relate the polymer characteristics in solution with the material’s morphology and performance.

Selected Publications

  • Artificial 3D Hierarchical and Isotropic Porous Polymeric Materials 
    S. Chisca, V.-E. Musteata, R. Sougrat, A.R. Behzad, S.P. Nunes
    Science Advance, (2018)
  • Carboxyl-functionalized Nanochannels Based on Block Copolymer Hierarchical Structures 
    V.E. Musteata, S. Chisca, F. Meneau, D.-M. Smilgies, S.P. Nunes
    Faraday Discussions, (2018)
  • Functionalized Nanochannels from Self-Assembled and Photomodified Poly(Styrene-b-Butadiene-b-Styrene) 
    Sutisna, G. Polymeropoulos, V. Musteata, R. Sougrat, D. Smilgies, K.-V. Peinemann, N. Hadj...
    Small, (2018)
  • Self-Assembled Membranes with Featherlike and Lamellar Morphologies Containing α-Helical Polypeptides 
    B. Sutisna, P. Bilalis, V. Musteata, D.-M. Smilgies, K.-V. Peinemann, N. Hadjichristidis, ...
    Macromolecules, (2018)


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

Professional Profile

​2015- date: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
2007-2015: Research Assistant, Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania

Research Interests Keywords

Block-copolymers Self-assembly Morphology