Mihaela Cibian Ph.D.Professor
areas of expertise
- Inorganic Chemistry/ Coordination Chemistry
- Photophysical and redox properties of coordination compounds
- Structure – properties relationship
- X-Ray Diffraction Crystallography – small molecules
- Molecular photocatalytic systems for carbon dioxide reduction and hydrogen production.
Mihaela Cibian obtained her PhD in Chemistry (Inorganic/ Coordination Chemistry) from Université de Montréal (2016) with the thesis “Coordination Complexes of Hydroxyamidine/ Amidine Oxide (AMOX) Ligands – Synthesis, Characterization and Investigation of Their Applications”. She continued her research career as a FRQNT postdoctoral fellow at Kyushu University in Japan (2017-2019), working on projects related to photocatalytic systems for carbon dioxide reduction and hydrogen production.
From 2019, Mihaela Cibian is Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics at l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) and a researcher at l’Institut de recherche sur l’hydrogène/ Hydrogen Research Institute (IRH/ HRI). Her fields of interest are artificial photosynthesis with focus on solar fuels and energy conversion applications for sustainable development (e.g., power-to-gas; biomass-to-fuel).
Dr. Cibian’s research program proposes the use of Smart (Chemistry) Tools and Strategies (S(C)TS) for developing molecular and/or hybrid compounds, systems, and research methods with pre-designed regeneration/ (auto)protection/ (auto)correction features. She is also interested in the application of strategic planning for an integrated research-education approach in academia.