The doctoral studies in the field of Chemistry are carried out within the Doctoral School of Chemistry, which is part of the Institute of Doctoral Studies and operates at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering within Babeș-Bolyai University. The doctoral studies in the field of Chemistry at our university (currently Babeș-Bolyai) have a long tradition, being linked to the establishment of the Romanian university in the capital of Transylvania and is the result of the attraction to Cluj of some of the personalities in the field of chemistry of that time, professors Adriano Ostrogovich, Dan Rădulescu, and Gheorghe Spacu, who inaugurated the doctoral studies in the field of Chemistry at the University of Cluj. Other important names joined the group of doctoral supervisors in the field of Chemistry, such as Ion Tănăsescu, Raluca Ripan, Maria Ionescu, Constantin Macarovici, Sorin Mager (see P.T. Frangopol, Istoria Chimiei Romanești. The Romanian Academy Publishing House, 2018).

The mission of the Doctoral School of Chemistry is to train highly qualified human resources (PhD holders) in chemistry, anchored in the most powerful areas of economic interest in the field. Apart from providing the necessary knowledge, one of the constant concerns of the Doctoral School of Chemistry is to ensure the conditions for the creation of the necessary skills and abilities, the development of creativity and decision-making power of doctoral students so that, upon the completion of their theses, they can solve the real problems that they might be faced with either in economic activities or in research activities.
This mission is ensured by the quality of the human resources in the Doctoral School of Chemistry, the educational and research programmes offered, the material resources, the academic framework, and the funding of research activities.

The Doctoral School of Chemistry currently has eleven (11) active members [who are full members and have not reached the age of retirement (65 years) or are in extension of their employment contract as full members]. Of these, nine (9) are full professors at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering [Cimpoiu Claudia Valentina, Frențiu Tiberiu, Grosu Ion, Nemeș Gabriela Nicoleta, Paizs Csaba, Silvestru Anca Daniela, Silvestru Cristian Sorin, Silaghi-Dumitrescu Radu Lucian, and Toșa Monica Ioana]. Two doctoral supervisors are from the Technical University of Cluj (Jäntschi Lorentz and Rada Simona). Emeritus professors from the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (retired) [Irimie Florin Dan, Silaghi-Dumitrescu Luminița, Sârbu Costel, Mureșan Liana Maria] continue their activity of supervising their doctoral students who have not yet defended their thesis. Eight of the Doctoral School of Chemistry doctoral supervisors from the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (Cimpoiu Claudia Valentina, Frențiu Tiberiu, Grosu Ion, Nemeș Gabriela Nicoleta, Silvestru Anca Daniela, Silvestru Cristian Sorin, Silaghi-Dumitrescu Radu Lucian, and Toșa Monica Ioana) are members of the Department of Chemistry, and one is a member of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, the Hungarian line of study (Paizs Csaba). Cristian Silvestru is a member of the Romanian Academy, while Ion Grosu is a corresponding member of the Romanian Academy.

The main areas of Chemistry are covered by active doctoral supervisors. The field of inorganic, organometallic and supramolecular organometallic chemistry is covered by Silvestru Cristian Sorin, Silvestru Anca Daniela, Nemeș Gabriela Nicoleta, and Rada Simona; the fields of organic synthesis, organic supramolecular chemistry and stereochemistry are covered in the group coordinated by Professor Ion Grosu, while biochemistry and biochemical technologies are covered by Paizs Csaba and Tosa Monica Ioana. Mr Silaghi-Dumitrescu Radu Lucian focuses on inorganic biochemistry and, together with Jäntschi Lorentz, he also coordinates students in computational chemistry. Analytical chemistry is a field supervised by Frentiu Tiberiu (including instrumental analysis) and Claudia Cimpoiu Valentina.

The PhD students of SDC have access to high performance equipments [NMR spectroscopy: 300, 400 and 600 MHz Bruker spectrometers; Mass spectrometry: GC-MS (Shimadzu), LC-MS (Agilent) and Orbitrap (Thermo); X-ray diffractometry: Smart Apex Bruker; Microscopy: STM and AFM, (JEOL) (for additional information see Infrastructure)], chemical databases (Reaxys and Cambridge Structure Database), main chemistry journals, and they are involved in the national and international research grants coordinated by their scientific advisors.

SDC Council
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The presentation of the Doctoral Schools of Babeș-Bolyai University can be found at this link .


Provisions of the Doctoral School of Chemistry

Annex to the Statute of the Doctoral School of Chemistry (SDC)

CNADCTU minimal standards required and mandatory for habilitation in Chemistry

Methodology for the election of the members of the Council of the Doctoral School of Chemistry

CNADTCU and SDC requirements for the award of the doctoral degree and of the distinctions satisfactory, good, very good and excellent

Regulation on granting or withdrawing membership of the Doctoral School of Chemistry

Regulations for the appointment and functioning of the Appeal Commission