Prof. Dr. Ion Grosu

Department of Chemistry
Room 152

Mailing Address:
Babes-Bolyai University
Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
11 Arany Janos
400028 Cluj-Napoca

Phone: +40 264 593833
Fax: +40 264 590818
E-mail: igrosu (at)

ResearcherID: B-8088-2011

Professor Grosu Ion was born in 1955 in Cluj -Napoca, Romania. For 10 years he was a high school teacher (1980 - 1990) and he started his academic carrier by taking his PhD (1994) in Organic Chemistry with thesis entitled "Contributions to the conformational analysis of 1,3-dioxane derivatives" at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca. He held consequently the Lecturer position (1990-1995), Associate Professor position (1995-1997) and since 1997 he is Professor.
Synthesis and conformational analysis of saturated heterocyclic compounds represented a research direction successfully approached for 1,3-dioxanes and 1,3-oxathianes structures. The main research direction of the group refers now to the innovative domain of Supramolecular Chemistry. In one side he is interested in the synthesis, structural analysis and "host-guest" systems of new coronands, cryptands, cyclophanes and molecular "cages" and on the other side we investigate supramolecular self-assembled architectures based on H-bonds or hydrophobic contacts. In addition, a recent interest was shown for the research in the fields of adaptative chemistry, MOFs and COFs. The numerous international collaborations of the group (France, Canada, Spain, Germany) increased the level of the scientific research in the group. These collaborations encouraged the exchange of the students between the laboratories. He published 4 books and more than 140 articles and participated with oral presentations at International Conferences, being invited to many conferences (Wurzburg, Rouen, Caen, Montreal, Barcelona, Lille, Heidelberg, Berlin).
He is advising many Ph.D. students and is referee for J. Org. Chem. and Org. Lett. J. Het. Chem., Australian J. Chem., Rev. Roum. Chim., Central Eur. J. Chem. and member of the Romanian Chemical Society and American Chemical Society. His stages abroad maintained the international colaboration.
He was distincted with C. D. Nenitzescu Prize of the Romanian Academy given for the original research works in the "Conformational Analysis of Saturated Heterocycles" (1994, coauthors Prof. Sorin Mager, Dr. Mihai Horn, Dr. Dalila Kovacs) and Annual Prize for the best book published by a professor of Babes-Bolyai University abroad (1999) obtained with the book "Resonance Magnétique Nucléaire Appliquée à l'Analyse Structurale des Composés Organiques".