Mihaela Florea received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Bucharest in 1997 and from the same university she received the Master degree in 1999. The PhD was done under the supervision of Professor Paul Grange in the field of Catalysis at the Universite Catolique de Louvain la Neuve, Belgium and she graduated in 2003 with Suma Cum Laude. In February 2004, she joined the group of Catalysis at the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bucharest where she began her research on heterogenous catalysis, especially on catalytic selective oxidation. From 2018 she is Senior Researcher at the National Institute of Materials Physics. Her current research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of sustainable catalytic materials for selective oxidation and energy applications. She is the author of >75 publications in the field of heterogeneous catalysis and green chemistry, with a Hirsh factor of 19.