Dr Sofia I. PascuDr Sofia I. Pascu MRSC


1996 B.Sc. in Chemistry, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
1997 M.Sc. in Organometallic Chemistry, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (Supervisors: Professor Luminita Silaghi-Dumitrescu and Dr Bryan Sowerby (Nottingham University)
2001 Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (Supervisor: Professor Ionel Haiduc, Romanian Academy President)
2004 D.Phil. in Transition Metals Inorganic Chemistry, Balliol College, Oxford (Supervisor: Professor Malcolm L.H. Green FRS)
2006 M.A.(Oxon), St Anne's College, Oxford


Sofia Pascu is a specialist in nanotechnology, inorganic and organic chemistry synthesis and spectroscopy of advanced molecular materials, functional molecules and supramolecular assemblies for applications in molecular probes, recognition and sensing, including medicinal chemistry and applications of metals in medicine and nanomedicine.


1 Sept.2014-30 Aug. 2019 ERC Consolidator Grantee (O2SENSE programme, funded by the European Comission, ERC competition 2013).
2007-date Royal Society University Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Bath and Reader in Inorganic Chemistry (1 Dec. 2013-Date).
2005-2007 Royal Society University Research Fellow, Chemistry Research Laboratory, University of Oxford
2003-05 EPSRC Research Associate in Supramolecular and Structural Chemistry, Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge, with Professors Jeremy K.M. Sanders FRS and Andrew Holmes FRS
2004-05 Nat.Sci. Course Supervisor in Inorganic Chemistry, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge
2002-03 EPSRC Research Associate in Transition Metal Catalysis and Inorganic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford, with Professor Malcolm L.H. Green FRS
2001-03 Stipendiary Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
1998-2001 Junior Demonstrator, Inorganic Chemistry Practical Course, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford


2005-2007 Drapers' Company Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship, St Anne's College, Oxford
1998-2002 Devorguilla Scholarship, Balliol College, Oxford
1997-1998 British Chevening Scholarship, St Catherine's College, Oxford
1994 ROMLISS Scholarship, University of Nottingham


Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Member of the American Chemical Society
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA
Member of the British Crystallographic Association