DUCA Gheorghe, President of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova
Born on February 29, 1952, in the village of Copaceni, Sîngerei Rayon, Republic of Moldova.
1969-1974 State University of Moldova, Faculty of Chemistry
1996-1979 Post-graduate studies, State University of Moldova, Physical Chemistry Department.
1985-1986 Post-doctoral studies, Institute of Chemical Physics, Academy of Sciences of Russia.
1989-1990 Course in te field of environmental engineering at the University “La Sapienza", Rome, Italy.
1993 Training course “Ecological Management" at EERO, Holland.
1996 Training course “Environmental Impact Assessment" at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
2000 Training course “Environmental Education” at the University of California, Riverside, U.S.A.
2000 Program Management training, CRDF& National Science Foundation, Vest Virginia, U.S.A.
2001 Water and Waste Analysis course, American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, U.S.A.
1983 Laureate of the State Prize for Youth in the field of Science and Technology of Moldova.
1995 Laureate of the State Prize for Science, Technology and Production of the Republic of Moldova.
1996 Honorable title „Om emerit in stiinta"(“Honored Person in Science”).
1997 Member of the American Chemical Society, Environmental Department.
1999 Member of the Central European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
1999 Member of the International Academy of Informatics.
1999 Member of the Pedagogical Academy of Russia.
2000 Doctor Honoris Causa, „Gh.Asachi” University, Iasi, Romania.
2000 Laureate of the State Prize for Science, Technology and Production of the Republic of Moldova.
2003 Medal for Inventions of Belgium.
2004 “Commander’s Cross of Honour Order” issued by Government of Poland.
2005 “Scientist of Year” – Joint Prize of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova and the Bank of Economy
2005 Medail d’Or pour les eminents services rendus a la cause du Progres. ICEPEC, Bruxelles.
1988-1992 Head of the Physical Chemistry Department, State University of Moldova.
1991-1998 Director of the Research Center of Ecological and Applied Chemistry, State University of Moldova
1992-1998 Head of the Industrial and Ecological Chemistry Department, State University of Moldova. 1992-1995 Dean of the Faculty of Ecology, International University of Moldova.
1992-2006 President of the Republican Committee for awarding prizes to young researchers in the field of science and technology
1994-2006 President of the Scientific Specialized Council for the nomination of the Doctor of Science degree.
1998-2001 Chairman of the Commission for Culture, Science, Education, and Mass-media of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova.
2000-2006 Honorable President of the Moldovan Research and Development Association of the Republic of Moldova (MRDA).
2001-2004 Minister of Ecology, Construction and Territory Development of the Republic of Moldova.
Since 2004 President of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova
Author of more than 36 monographs and manuals, 82 patents, 350 research papers in the area of physical chemistry, ecological chemistry and chemical technology.
Disciples of the Ecological Chemistry School
Ten doctoral students have defended their doctoral theses and six post-doctoral students are preparing their doctoral theses in the field of physical chemistry and environment protection.