Laura-Elena Mureşan studied chemistry - physics at Babes Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania, and after graduating, joined the inorganic research group at the Raluca Ripan Institute for Research in Chemistry, Romania, following in the same time the doctoral studies. She received the PhD degree in 2005 with the thesis entitled, Rare-earth doped luminescent materials. She currently works at the same institution, as senior researcher with more than 20 years experience in material science. The main research field is focused on the synthesis and characterization of luminescent materials for different applications. The research activity is disseminated in various international journals (77 papers) and 6 patents.