Dr. Dan V. Goia Ph.D. is the inventor of the Coated Silver and a product quality consultant to Noble Elements LLC / Coated Silver.
Dr. Goia presently supports Noble Elements providing technical expertise related to the characterization and properties of silver nanoparticles incorporated into Coated Silver.
Dr. Goia worked for over 30 years in academic institutions, research organizations and private sector involved in the development of fine particles. Dr. Dan Goia is a former Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Bimolecular Science of Clarkson University and the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP).
Dr. Goia holds the multiple US and international Patents. Dr. Goia’s current work focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and modification of highly dispersed uniform micrometer, submicrometer, and nanometer size metallic particles with well-controlled size, morphology, internal structure, composition, and surface properties. Research and Development efforts primarily focused on the development of chemical precipitation processes capable of yielding high-performance materials for existing and emerging applications. He also conducts research needed to understand the mechanisms responsible for the formation of uniform metallic particles in solutions.
Dan Goia successfully developed innovative precipitation methods for generating highly dispersed metallic particles of Cu, Ni, Co, Bi, Ag, Au, Pd, Pt, and their alloys for applications in electronics, energy conversion and storage (PEM and SO fuel cells), medicine and biology, emissions control, sensors, and metallurgy.
His work on spherical gold and silver particles has contributed to the understanding of the formation mechanism of large uniform colloids in homogeneous solutions by aggregation of nanosize precursors and has resulted in a model that is now widely accepted by the scientific community and is frequently cited in the literature.
Recently, a common National Science Foundation project investigates the formation of gold and precious metal anisotropic nano-particles (platelets, rods, ellipsoids, cubes, etc.), a topic of extreme importance for science and technology.
1996- 1998 Ph.D. (Chemistry) Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York
1979 – 1980 M.S. (Chemistry) Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
1975 – 1979 B.S. (Chemistry) Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
06/2018 – Present Emeritus Professor, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY 13699
10/2001 – 06/2018 Distinguished CAMP Professor, Clarkson University/Chemistry and Biomolecular Science Department/Center for Advanced Materials Processing
Distinguished CAMP Professor, Clarkson University/Chemistry and Biomolecular Science Department/Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP)
08/1998 – 10/ 2001 R&D Director, dmc2/ Degussa Corporation, South Plainfield, NJ, 07080
Directed a group of 8 to 10 scientists providing the research, product development, and applied technology functions for the ‘Metal Powders’ and ‘Dielectrics Powders’ business segment
02/1990 – 08/1998 R&D Technical Manager, Degussa Corporation, South Plainfield, NJ, 07080
Organized and supervised research activities in the area of precious and base metal powders and flakes, as well as the related applied technology issues/aspects”
09/1987 – 02/1990 R&D Chemist, Degussa Corporation, South Plainfield, NJ, 07080
08/1986 – 09/1987 Analytical Chemist, Fitelson Laboratories, New York, NY 10001
Methods development (GLC, HPLC, TLC, AAS, UV, VIZ, IR, etc.) for analyzing pesticides, solvents, alkaloids, colorants, vitamins, amino acids, minerals, etc., in various foods, drugs, and fragrances
08/1982 – 08/1986 R&D Chemist, Sinteza Inc., Oradea, Romania
Manufacturing of inorganic pigments. Responsible for new product development and production technical support. Author of three innovations related to the synthesis and processing of yellow chrome, zinc chromate, and red iron oxide pigments.
Supervised 20-30 chemical operators involved in the manufacturing of paints and alkyd resins. Responsible for product formulation, process control, and quality control/assurance
08/1980 – 02/1982 R&D Chemist, Mining Company of Baia Borsa, Baia Borsa, Romania.
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2010-2013)
Author of 90+ publications (papers, conference proceedings, book chapters) and over 40+ patents
Delivered over 60 onferences/symposiums presentations and invited lectures
Room temperature sinterable silver nanoparticles”, CAMP Annual Technical Meeting, May 18-20, 2016, Canandaigua, NY, May 19, 2016.
Preparation of highly stable concentrated dispersions of silver nanoparticles using synergistic dispersing agents’, D.V. Goia, Non Provisional Patent Application, March 17, 2020.
Epitaxial Deposition of Thin Platinum Shells on Gold Nanocrystals”, B. Farrell, M. Lopez, J. Njagi, D.V. Goia, ACS National Meeting & Exposition, “Half a Century of Fine Particles Science: A Symposium in Honor of Egon Matijevic at 90”, Philadelphia, PA, August 22, 2012.