Dr. Irina Cârlescu holds a Ph.D. degree (2005) in Organic Chemistry from 'Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Romania. She has also completed post-doctoral studies at ”Politehnica” University of Timișoara and 'Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Romania. In 2009 she became an Assistant Professor and since 2016 is Associate Professor. Teaching activity covers organic chemistry, biochemistry and research strategy courses. Dr. Cârlescu was involved in research projects sponsored by the Ministry of Research and Innovation, Romania and she is the co-author of one book as well as the co-author of scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. She was a reviewer for Medicinal Chemistry Research and Applied Sciences. Area of research interest: synthesis and characterization of liquid crystals with applications in optoelectronics, synthesis of azo-materials for biological applications, synthesis of glycoconjugates drug released, ferrocene derivatives.