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Dr. Dinescu received her chemistry engineering degree from Polytechnic University of Bucharest in Romania and her doctorate in computational inorganic chemistry from the University of North Texas.
After working for two years at the Idaho National Laboratory as a postdoctoral associate, Dr. Dinescu embarked on a 14-year academic journey teaching undergraduate chemistry courses. Prior to joining Penn State Wilkes-Barre in 2022, Adriana worked as assistant professor of chemistry at Wilkes University; from there she went to Centenary University where she was hired as associate professor. Throughout her academic career she has engaged a number of students in undergraduate research and has organized science demonstrations for children. She has published a total of 22 peer-reviewed articles in various chemistry journals. Although a computational chemist by training, Adriana is a strong supporter of experimental chemistry and most of her research focuses on interdisciplinary science fields. She greatly enjoys working on state-of-the-art supercomputing systems, which she has experience with through National Science Foundation grants.
Ph.D. Computational Inorganic Chemistry, University of North Texas
B.S. Chemistry Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania