Eduard Monaico

Dr. Physics and Mathematics         Related image


National Center for Materials Study and Testing, Technical University of Moldova
Stefan cel Mare Av. 168
Chisinau MD-2004
Tel:  373 22 50-99-20
373 22 50-99-20

E-mail: eduard.monaico(at) 




-    Technical University of Moldova, M.Sc. in Microelectronics, 1997 – 2002;
-    Ph.D. student, Technical University of Moldova, 2002 – 2005;

- Moldova State University, doctor of physics and mathematics, July 2009



-    Award for Young’s in the fields of Science and Engineering for “The study of nanostructured materials and electronic devices elaborated on the bases of semiconductor compounds” presentation, offered by the Government of the Republic of Moldova for 2006.
-    Salon International des Inventions, Geneve 2008, une medaille D’argent pour l’invention “Nanotubes dans une matrice semiconductrice”
-    Диплом АРХИМЕД2008, награждаются специальным призом "Лучшее изобретение в сфере нанотехнологий"

-    Gold Medal for the invention “Ordered arrays of metal nanowires and nanotubes in semiconductor matrices”. The Belgian and International Trade Fair for Technological Innovation, Eureka! 2007, Brussels.
-    Salon International des Inventions, Geneve 2007, une Medaille D’OR pour l’invention “Ordered Metallo-Dielectric Networks”
-    AGEPI exhibition “Info Invent” 2007, Gold medaled for “Materiale nanocompozite şi nanomodele ordonate”
-    Gold Medal for the invention “Technology for Fabrication of Integrated Lenses based on Metamaterials”. 55TH WORLD EXHIBITION OF INNOVATION, RESEARCH AND NEW TECHNOLOGY, Eureka! 2006, Brussels.
-    Gold Medal for the invention “Technological approaches for the fabrication of porous semiconductor structures”. 54TH WORLD EXHIBITION OF INNOVATION, RESEARCH AND NEW TECHNOLOGY, Eureka! 2005, Brussels, 19-11-2005.
-    Gold Medal for “ Technology for Manufacturing Semiconductor Nanostructures ” at INPEX 2005, Pittsburg, PA USA.
-    Salon International des Inventions, Geneve 2005, une medaille D’argent pour l’invention “Technologie pour la fabrication de nanostructures semiconductrices”
-    AGEPI exhibition “Info Invent” 2005 Silver medaled for “Development of technology for fabrication of semiconductor nanostructures for nanofabrication” presentation.
-    AGEPI exhibition “Info Invent” 2004 Gold medaled for “Technology for fabrication of semiconductor nanostructures” presentation.
-    AGEPI exhibition “Info Invent” 2004 Silver medaled for “Methods for fabrication of porous semiconductor structures” presentation.
-    Diplomă de gradul II “Laureat al anului 2005 în domeniul creativităţii tehnice”, Universitatea Tehnică a Moldovei.
-    Diplomă de gradul II “Laureat al anului 2004 în domeniul creativităţii tehnice”, Universitatea Tehnică a Moldovei.
-    Bursa de excelenţă a Guvernului pentru doctoranzi pe anul 2005.

Research interests:


Nanotechnology, metamaterials, electrochemical etching of II-VI, III-V semiconductors, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), semiconductor nanostructuring for optoelectronics and photonic applications.


Dr. Eduard MONAICO, researcher, graduated from the Technical University of Moldova, M.Sc. in Microelectronics, June 2002, received his PhD at the State University of Moldova, July 2009. In 2006 he was awarded the State Award of the Republic of Moldova in the field of Science and Engineering for young scientists. He has been awarded gold and silver medals at various international exhibitions such as Salon International des Inventions, Geneve; World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and new Technology, EUREKA; INPEX Pittsburgh, PA USA; AGEPI exhibition “Info-Invent”. He has been involved in the implementation of 5 international projects including CRDF, INTAS, STCU. His research interests are in the area of nanotechnology, photonics, electrochemical etching of II-VI, III-V semiconductors, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, semiconductor nanostructuring for optoelectronic, photonic and biomedical applications.
Among his competences one can mention characterization of nanostructured semiconductors and metals using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Raman scattering and luminescence. He have experience in exploration of morphology and chemical composition of semiconductor compounds and metal alloys, study of Raman scattering, photoluminescence and cathodoluminescence in wide band gap nanostructured semiconductors.
He have experience in technology and materials characterization using such facilities as Scanning Electron Microscope, electrochemical etching setup Elipor with double cell, Impendence spectroscopy, Keithley 6430 and 590 for I-V and C-V characterisation respectively, photolithographic setup, thermal annealing, LTS-22-C-330 cryostat, photoluminescence setup.


Organizer of International Conferences

-         Co-chairman of Humboldt Kolleg 2015 “Science and society: the use of light” 24 – 25 September 2015, Republic of Moldova.

Highlights of the scientific results by (London)

  • “Hopping” electrodeposition makes gold nanodot plating

  • Salty water puts metal nanotubes in order



-    Oxford Instruments, London, UK – May, 2004.
-    Certificate of Completion Research Management Training for Research Centers, Tbilisi, Georgia 15-17 June, 2006;
-    Certificate of Completion Research Management Training for Research Centers, Second Stage, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 6-10 November, 2006;


Sport, electronics, satelit TV, aquarium fish.

Most relevant recent Publications


  1. 1.Platinum electroplating on InP nanostructures fabricated by anodic etching of bulk substrates.

Eduard Monaico, Veaceslav Ursaki, Ion Tiginyanu, Kornelius Nielsch, Dan Balan, Mariana Prodana, and Marius Enachescu.

Journal of The Electrochemical Society. (2017)

  1. 2.Multilayer porous structures of HVPE-grown GaN for photonic applications

T. Braniste, Joachim Ciers, Ed. Monaico, D. Martin, J.-F. Carlin, V. V. Ursaki, V. V. Sergentu, I. M. Tiginyanu, N. Grandjean

Superlattices and Microstructures, 102, pp. 221–234, (2017)

  1. 3.Anomalous retroreflection from nanoporous materials as backscattering by “dark” and “bright” modes

V. V. Sergentu, S. Ya. Prislopski, E. V. Monaico, V. V. Ursaki, S.V. Gaponenko and I. M. Tiginyanu.

Journal of Optics. 18 (12):125008 2016

  1. 4.Self-Organized Three-Dimensional Nanostructured Architectures in Bulk GaN Generated by Spatial Modulation of Doping.

Ion Tiginyanu, Marion A. Stevens-Kalceff, Andrei Sarua, Tudor Braniste, Eduard Monaico, Veaceslav Popa, Hugo D. Andrade, James Thomas, Simion Raevschi, Karl Schulte, Rainer Adelung.

ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, Vol. 5, no 5, pp. 218-227 (2016)

  1. 5.Template Assisted Formation of Metal Nanotubes.

Ion Tiginyanu, Veaceslav Ursaki and Eduard Monaico. I. Tiginyanu et al. (eds.), Nanostructures and Thin Films for Multifunctional Applications, NanoScience and Technology, Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. Chapter 15, pp. 473 – 506.

  1. 6.Self-assembled monolayers of Au nanodots deposited on porous semiconductor structures.

Ion Tiginyanu, Eduard Monaico, Kornelius Nielsch.

ECS Electrochemistry Letters, Vol. 4, D8-D10 (2015).


  1. 7.Metallized porous GaP templates for electronic and photonic applications.

Ion Tiginyanu, Eduard Monaico, Vladimir Sergentu, Andrei V. Tiron, and Veaceslav Ursaki.

ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology Vol. 4, P57-P62 (2015).

  1. 8.Control of persistent photoconductivity in nanostructured InP through morphology design.

Monaico E., Postolache V., Borodin E., Ursaki V., Lupan O., Adelung R., Nielsch K., Tiginyanu I.

Semiconductor Science and Technology, Vol. 30, 035014 (2015).


  1. 9.Formation of InP nanomembranes and nanowires under fast anodic etching of bulk substrates.

Eduard Monaico, Ion Tiginyanu, Olesea Volciuc, Thorsten Mehrtens, Andreas Rosenauer,

Jürgen Gutowski and Kornelius Nielsch.

Electrochemistry Communications Vol. 47, pp. 29-32 (2014).

  1. 10.Retroreflection of light from nanoporous InP: correlation with high absorption.

S. Ya. Prislopski, I. M. Tiginyanu, L. Ghimpu, E. Monaico, L. Sirbu, S. V. Gaponenko.

Applied Physics A: Vol. 117, Issue 2, pp. 467-470 (2014)

  1. 11.Porosification of III-V and II-VI Semiconductor Compounds.

Eduard Monaico, G. Colibaba, D. Nedeoglo, K. Nielsch.

J. Nanoelectron. Optoelectron , Vol.9, pp. 307-311 (2014).


  1. 12.Obtaining of II-VI compound substrates with controlled electrical parameters and prospects of their application for nanoporous structures.

G. Colibaba, E. Goncearenco, D. Nedeoglo, N. Nedeoglo, E. Monaico, I. Tiginyanu

Physica status solidi (c), Vol. 11, pp. 1404–1407 (2014)

DOI 10.1002/pssc.201300590

  1. 13.Growth of ZnCdS single crystals and prospects of their application as nanoporous structures.

G.V. Colibaba, E.V. Monaico, E.P. Goncearenco, D.D. Nedeoglo, I.M. Tiginyanu and K. Nielsch.

Semiconductor Science and Tehnology Vol. 29, 125003 (2014)


  1. 14.Two-Dimensional Metallo-Semiconductor Networks for Electronic and Photonic Applications.

Ion Tiginyanu, Eduard Monaico, and Veaceslav Ursaki.

ECS Transactions, Vol. 41, No. 44, pp. 67-74 (2012)

DOI: 10.1149/1.4718392

  1. 15.Filiform Nanostructure Technologies Based on Microwire Stretching

A.M. Ioisher, E.Ya. Badinter, V. Postolache, E.V. Monaico, V.V. Ursaki, V.V. Sergentu, and I.M. Tiginyanu.

J. Nanoelectron. Optoelectron. Vol. 7, pp. 688-695 (2012)