Dr. Mihail Lucian Birsa is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2000) from the same University. He completed his MSc (1996) and B Sc (1995) in Organic Chemistry, "Al. I. Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania. From 2000 to 2002, he was a postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Professor Samuel Braverman at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He published numerous articles in international and national journals. In 2003 he was selected as a member of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, working with Professor Henning Hopf in TU Braunschweig - Germany. Since then numerous return fellowships were granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.