Dr. Jelena Muncan obtained her Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering (2014) at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in the field of non-invasive glucose sensing. In 2017, she received Japanese Society for Promotion of Science post-doctoral research fellowship at Kobe University, Bio Measurement Technology Laboratory of Graduate School of Agriculture where, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Roumiana Tsenkova, she was researching applications of aquaphotomics for non-invasive mastitis diagnosis in dairy cows. She is currently a specially appointed associate professor at the Aquaphotomics Research Department, Kobe University, Japan.
Dr. Muncan’s research area is very wide and highly multidisciplinary, encompassing characterization of nanomaterials/materials/biomaterials and their interaction with water, food preservation, water quality, biomedical diagnostics, monitoring, and therapy. In all these research projects, aquaphotomics plays key role. Her research efforts are directed at better understanding the role water plays in aqueous and biological systems and harvesting the new knowledge for technological applications. Jelena Munćan is the author or co-author of more than 100 publications published in international journals and monographs as well as presented at various international conferences worldwide.