Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry
Phone: (580) 327-8559
Fax: (580) 327-8556
Office: Science Building 100-A
Dr. Cornelia Mihai was born in Bucharest, Romania. She holds a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering (Technology of Organic Compounds) from Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania, a M.S. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. Degree in Medicinal Chemistry from University of Illinois at Chicago.
She taught undergraduate-level classes (General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics) and Medicinal Chemistry graduate-level classes for more than 4 years at University of Illinois at Chicago.
Prior coming to NWOSU, she was working as Research Associate at Albany Molecular Research, Inc., as Research Scientist at Integrated DNA Technologies in Coralville, Iowa and as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Iowa, Iowa City.
She has more than 10 years research experience and a proven record in Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Biocatalysis, and Mechanistic and Synthetic Enzymology. She loves Organic and Medicinal Chemistry and she hopes to convey her passion to her new students at NWOSU.
At NWOSU, she will teach General and Organic Chemistry. When not teaching, Dr. Mihai enjoys good books and movies and Classical and New Age music.