Diana Cursaru studied Petroleum Processing and Petrochemistry at the Petroleum-Gas University of Ploieşti (Romania) between 1995-2000. In 2006, she received a PhD degree in chemical engineering at the Technische Universität Clausthal (Germany). Diana Cursaru is currently professor in the Petroleum Processing and Environmental Protection Department at the Petroleum-Gas University of Ploieşti and PhD coordinator. Her research interests were focused on biodiesel and biofuels, lubricating oils, mesoporous materials for catalytic studies and nanomaterials. Prof. Cursaru has authored and co-authored more than 45 ISI scientific papers.