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Prof. Ion Tiginyanu

Academy of Sciences of Moldova

Ion Tiginyanu received his Ph.D. degree in Semiconductor Physics from Lebedev Institute of Physics, Moscow, in 1982. Starting from 2001, he serves as the founding Director of the National Center for Materials Study and Testing, Technical University of Moldova. In 2004 he was elected vice-president, and in 2019 – president of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova.

Professor Tiginyanu’s research interests are related to nanotechnologies, smart nanomaterials and development of photonic and electronic novel device structures for multifunctional applications. He has more than 450 international journal publications and 52 technological patents. He is Fellow of the International Science Council (, Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (, member of the Academy of Europe (, honorary member of the Romanian Academy, member of AAAS, MRS, IEEE, and the Electrochemical Society.