Irina Fierascu is a scientific researcher (CS1) at INCDCP-ICECHIM Bucharest with competences in analytical chemistry (different modern analytical techniques), nanomaterials – obtaining and characterization, nanotechnology, materials science, archaeometry, superior use of natural resources (obtaining and using natural extracts), photosynthesized nanomaterials, environmental protection, etc. Her PhD is in Material Engineering, and she has followed postdoctoral programs in Industrial Biotechnology and Environmental Engineering. She is author/co-author of several papers published in prestigious ISI journals (more than 70), in the field of natural extracts, nanomaterials and photosynthesized metallic nanoparticles (especially gold and silver nanoparticles), author/co-author of 8 books/chapter in books. She has experience in managing projects with topics of international relevance: application of nanomaterials in different fields: environment, agriculture or conservation/restoration of cultural heritage artifacts. She has won different awards, from government institutions or other prestigious institutions in the field.