Ion C. Moraru, Patent Scientist, Ph. D.


Ion Moraru is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Working as a Patent Scientist, he contributes to the practice through the preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the U.S., European, and other Patent Offices. Ion also conducts reviews and searchers in relation to patentability and patent infringement. Prior to joining Quarles and Brady, Ion worked as a physical scientist, accumulating over 14 years of research experience in academic and clinical settings. Technical areas of expertise include:

  • Electrical and Mechanical systems and devices.
  • Medical Imaging systems and methods including:

    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • X-ray computed Tomography (CT)
    • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
    • Ultrasound (US)
  • Systems and methods for radiation treatment planning for external beam radiotherapy systems utilizing photon, electron, proton, and heavy ion treatment beams.
  • Radiation therapy systems related to tomotherapy, linear accelerator-based and hybrid systems.
  • Medical devices.
  • Systems and methods associated with physiological monitoring and data processing.
  • Systems and methods for manufacture and measurement of electronic/solid-state devices at the micrometer and nanometer scale.
  • Systems and methods for materials fabrication and processing including metallic, superconducting, semi-conducting, insulating, magnetic and carbon-based materials.
  • Systems and methods for low-temperature/cryogenic applications.
  • Microscopy systems and methods including optical, electron beam, atomic and magnetic force microscopy.
  • Methods related to physical and radiobiological modeling.

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Education and Honors

  • Medical College of Wisconsin (Postdoctoral, 2013)
    • Postdoctoral trainee fellowship in clinical Medical Physics.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Postdoctoral, 2010)
    • Postdoctoral fellowship in Condensed Matter Physics.
  • Michigan State University (Ph.D., 2006)
    • Degree: Condensed Matter Physics.
  • Monmouth College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1999)
    • Degree: Physics & Mathematics.