Gheorghe Duca is President of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova. He graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry of the State University of Moldova, where he also earned his doctoral studies in chemical sciences. He later pursued his postdoctoral studies at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences. From 1988-1992, Gheorghe Duca served as Head of the Physical Chemistry Department ot the State University of Moldova, and later as Director of the Research Center of Ecological and Applied Chemistry from 1991- 1998. Throughout his career, Gheorghe Duca has authored 1,565 edited works, including 624 scientific articles, 139 patents, 42 monographs, 25 textbooks and methodical works.