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Mihail Barboiu received his PhD in 1998 from the University of Montpellier before spending 2 years as post-doctoral researcher with Prof. Jean-Marie LEHN at the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg. He is CNRS Research Leader at the Institut Europeen des Membranes in Montpellier and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry. A major focus of his research is Dynamic Constitutional Chemistry toward Dynamic Interactive Systems: adaptive biomimetic membranes, delivery devices etc. Author of more than 200 scientific publications, 3 books and 18 chapters and 250 invited conferences and lectures, Dr Barboiu has received in 2004 the EURYI Award in Chemistry and in 2015 the RSC Surfaces and Interfaces Award for the development of artificial water channels.


203 Total Journal Publications, 18 Books and chapters, 6 Edited Books/special issues


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Professional Experience:

Université POLITEHNICA de Bucarest, Romania, B.E. (Hons) 1993

Université Montpellier II, France, M.S. ; Ph.D. 1995-1998

Université Montpellier II, France, Hab. Ph.D. 2004



2013-present: Visiting Professor at the School of Chem. & Chem. Eng. at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

2001-present: Senior CNRS Scientist: Institut Européen des Membranes de Montpellier, France.

2007-2012: Associate Professor University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest.

1999-2001: Assistant Professor, Collège de France, ISIS-ULP, Strasbourg (Prof. J-M LEHN)

1993-1998: Assistant Professor: University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest. (Prof. Constantin LUCA)

1993-1998 Head of Supramolecular Chemistry Department Research Centre for Macromolecular Materials and Membranes of Bucharest, Romania.


Honors and Awards:

1. Royal Society of Chemistry, RSC Surfaces and Interfaces Award 2015.

2. Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

3. Titre de reconnaissance pour les travaux en 2015 en Chimie Société Chimique de France -2015.

2. European Young Investigator Award 2004, European Science Foundation and EUROHORCs

3. Academic Merit Prize- Romanian Academy, Bucharest, 2008

4. "Costin D. Nenitescu" Medal and Honour Award of Romanian Chemical Society, 2007

5. Hybrid Materials and Application -HYMAP Mid-Carrer Award 2014

6. Fellowship of Pole Europeen Universitaire de Montpellier 1998-1999

7. Bronze medal – XIXth International Chemistry Olympiad, Vészprem- Hungary, 1987

8. Gold Medal – Ist Balkan Chemistry Olympiad - Bucharest, Roumania, 1987.


Selected publications:

1. M. Barboiu, Y. Le Duc, A. Gilles, P.-A. Cazade, M. Michau, Y.-M. Legrand, A. van der Lee, B. Coasne, P. Parvizi, T. Fyles. An artificial primitive mimic of Gramicidin-A channel, Nature Comm. 2014, 5, 4142.

2. M. Barboiu and A. Gilles, From natural to bio-assisted and biomimetic artificial water channel systems. Acc. Chem. Res. 2013, 46, 2814–2823. doi: 10.1021/ar400025e.

3. Y.M. Legrand, A. van der Lee, M. Barboiu, Single–crystal X-ray structure of 1,3-dimethyl-cyclobutadiene by confinement in a crystalline matrix, Science, 2010,329, 299-302.

4. Y. Le Duc, M. Michau, A. Gilles, V. Gence, Y.-M. Legrand, A. van der Lee, S. Tingry, M. Barboiu, Imidazole I-quartet water and proton dipolar channels, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50(48), 11366-11372.

5. M. Barboiu, Dynamic Interactive Systems - Dynamic selection in hybrid organic-inorganic constitutional networks, Feature Article, Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 7466-7476.


Peer review publications – 235 (Papers 185, Proceedings 28; Books and Chapters 18, Patents 4)

Lectures/communications - 322 (Invited Lectures 125, Invited Seminars 50, Comms 87, Posters 61)


Synergistic Activities:

1. Constitutional Dynamic Chemistry, Topics in Current Chemistry, M Barboiu Editor, Springer Verlag, 2012. ISBN103642283438; ISBN13 9783642283437,

2. Special Issue of Israel J. Chem. 2013,53(1-2), Constitutional Dynamic Systems

3. Systems Membranes- complex roadmaps toward functional devices and coupled processes, Mihail Barboiu Editor, 2010, PRINTECH ED, Bucharest Romania, ISBN 978-606-521-526-9.

4. Coordination of a Special Issue of Journal of Membrane Science 2008, edited by Elsevier: "From simple molecules to complex membrane systems: bringing the molecular information to membranes and the converse"



Selected publications