Prof. Oana Gingu studied the Mechanical Engineering at the University of Craiova (UCV), Romania and graduated as licensed engineer in 1991. In 2000 she defended her Ph.D. thesis at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, under the supervision of Prof. Radu Orban, in the field of Materials Science and Engineering. She got specialization in “Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies” (2005, CNRS, France) and “Nanocomposite ceramic materials” (2009, CSIC, Spain). Since 2016 she is coordinating the scientific research department at UCV, connected with Romanian Office for Science and Technology (Brussels). She published more than 100 scientific papers in well-known journals.