Tiberiu-Dan Onuta is currently a Research Associate in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park. He has a doctorate in physics from Indiana University, Bloomington. His postdoctoral studies were done at Cornell University and UMD. As a postdoctoral fellow at UMD, he worked on a DARPA high-risk project. He is also a member of the Baltimore Counsel of Foreign Affairs. Before coming to the U.S., he fulfilled the requirements of his military service in the Romanian Armed Forces and obtained the rank of second lieutenant of infantry (in reserve).