Dr. Mihaela Matache received her Ph.D from University of Bucharest in 2009, as a result of the collaboration between the University of Bucharest, Department of Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. dr. Ion Baciu and Technical University of Munich, Department of Chemistry within Marie Curie Excellence Team, under the supervision of Dr. Niculina D. Hădade, in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel P. Funeriu in the field of organic synthesis of nitrogen-containing compounds and construction of metal-ion directed supramolecular protein arrays. During a postdoctoral stage in 2010 at the Technical University of Munich, she also gained experience in synthesis of activity-based probes for various enzyme classes, using Solid-Phase Peptide Synthesis. She is currently a lecturer at the University of Bucharest, Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis and her current research interests are in multi-step organic synthesis of various heterocycles or other building blocks useful in supramolecular chemistry, biochemistry, dynamic chemistry or acting as molecular switches.

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Dr. Anca Păun graduated Facuty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest, specialization Chemistry in French în as well as she is MSc in Chimie Organique-Physique since 2001. Her doctoral studies were performed under supervision of Prof. Vasile Pârvulescu on the organic synthesis of new heteroaromatic compounds using tioorganic electrophilic alternative coupling partners in the Sonogashira reaction. During her PhD she has also performed two research internships at the University of Orleans, L’Institut de Chimie Organique et Aanalitique – ICOA, within Prof. Guillaumet group, who has a vast expertise in the design, synthesis and analysis of bioactive compounds through metal-catalysed cross-coupling reactions. Dr. Anca Paun is an assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, Faculty of Chemistry and she is currently studying other…

Dr. Anamaria Hanganu graduated as chemical engineer in 2008 and obtained a Master degree in “Drugs and cosmetics” in 2010 at University “Politehnica” of Bucharest. She received her PhD degree in Chemistry from University “Politehnica” of Bucharest in 2011 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Eng. Sorin Roșca. Her PhD thesis focused on wines and grape seed oils authentication using spectroscopic (especially NMR spectroscopy) and chemometric methods. Dr. Anamaria Hanganu is currently senior researcher III at Centre of Organic Chemistry “Costin D. Nenitescu”, Romanian Academy and she works in the NMR spectroscopy laboratory.

Miss Adela Dobre received her Bachelor’s degree (2019) from the University of Bucharest. The B.Sc. thesis was performed under the supervision of Asist. Dr. Anca Păun. The subject consisted in the synthesis of new pyrene-based-disubstituted-1,3,4-oxadiazoles, through a synthetic strategy that involved synthesis of bromophenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazole precursors and the Sonogashira cross-coupling with alkynes, under palladium and copper catalysts. Currently, she is a M.Sc. student under the supervision of Lectr. Dr. Mihaela Matache and Asist. Dr. Anca Păun, performing cross-coupling reactions on thione-based-1,3,4-oxadiazoles. This work continued after experimental results obtained due to a research internship that Adela performed during January-March 2020 at ICOA, Orléans, France, under the supervision of Dr. Franck Suzenet and Dr. Marie-Aude Hiebel.

Miss Codruța C. Bădescu-Singureanu received her Bachelor’s degree (2019) from the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest. The BSc thesis was performed under the supervision of Lect. Dr. Codruța Popescu, Lect. Dr. Mihaela Matache and Asist. Dr. Anca Păun, in the Department of Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Catalysis, in the field of organic chemistry, by synthesis of novel fluorescent hydroxy-bis-2,5-disubstituted-1,3,4-oxadiazoles. She is currently working for her Master’s degree under the same supervision, the research subject of her thesis being the synthesis of new peptide-based probes for enzyme profiling. In 2021, Miss Badescu enrolled in a PhD at University of Orleans, France.

Cătălin Anghel received his BSc degree from Universty of Bucharest in 2015, under the suppervision of Acad. Marius Andruh and Lect. Dr. Mihaela Matache, for the synthesis of novel 1,3,4-oxadizoles with applications in coordinative chemistry. The MSc thesis, defended at the University of Bucharest in 2017, was prepared also prepared under the suppervision of Acad. Marius Andruh and Lect. Dr. Mihaela Matache, during which he continued the development of new 1,3,4-oxadiazoles, as well as the characterization of their photoluminescent properties. He  is currently enrolled in a joint PhD at the University Babes-Bolyai under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ion Grosu, and at the University of Bucharest under the supervision of Acad. Marius Andruh, and his thesis topics focus on the synthesis of molecular machines and also of new organic materials for organic solar cells.

Miss Nicoleta Sandu received her Bachelor’s degree (2020) from the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest. The BSc thesis was performed under the supervision of Dr. Mihaela Matache. The subject consisted in the synthesis of new carboxylic acids can be used to form new MOFs. Currently, she is a M.Sc. student under the same supervision, the main research subject of her thesis involving also organic synthesis of various building blocks useful for construction of new materials and has joined the team in 2022.