Dr. Eng. Cristina Paul studied Industrial Chemistry and Environmental Engineering at the University Politehnica Timisoara, Romania. In 2004 she joined the biocatalysis research group of Prof. Francisc Péter at University Politehnica Timisoara, Faculty of Industrial Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. Graduated from the Politehnica University Timisoara with an MS in Fine Organic Synthesis, Semisynthesis and Natural Products in 2005 and received her PhD in Chemistry in 2009 at the same institution. Her research interests include: biocatalysis, biotransformation, biomaterials, enzyme immobilization, sol-gel entrapment, green chemistry, enzymatic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass, nanomaterials, magnetic nanoparticles, process optimization, experimental design.