Dr. Valeria HARABAGIU obtained her PhD degree in chemistry at “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University, Iasi Romania in 1992. She leaded the Inorganic Polymer Department of “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry and presently holds the position of Director of the same research institution. For periods of time she held research positions at CEMEF, Sophia Antipolis and Universite d’Evry Val d’Essone, France, or at Centre for Carbon and Polymeric Materials, Zabrze, Poland. As a result, joint projects were developed on block copolymers, selective modification of cyclodextrin, reductive coupling applied to the synthesis of polysilanes or on biomaterials. She coordinated 14 Romanian and 7 European projects
Her research interests include silicon-based (co)polymers, conjugated polymers, polymeric (nano)materials for high-tech application, drug delivery systems, supramolecular chemistry; she published one book, more than 230 papers/book chapters, 3 patents and organized several scientific events, including EPNOE International Polysaccharide Conference, French-Romanian Bilateral Symposium, Frontiers in Macromolecular and Supramolecular Science.
· “Nicolae Teclu” Award of the Romanian Academy (1994)
· Prize of the Romanian Agency for Scientific Research for involvement in EC-FP6 financed projects (2006)
· “Gheorghe Spacu” Medal of the Romanian Chemical Society for contributions to the development of chemistry (2009)
· Cristofor Simionescu Award of the Romanian International Chapter of ACS for excellence in macromolecular chemistry (2017)