Professor Maria Dinescu is the Group Leader of “Photonic Processing of Advanced Materials” at National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics in Magurele (Bucharest), Romania. She has a national and international reputation in laser materials processing: thin films and heterostructures deposition and characterization, soft material processing, laser patterning and printing. Her research is also focused on sensors, ferroelectric materials, multiferroics, multifunctional oxides and oxynitrides, photocatalysis. She coordinated the research group in six international projects and in more than 30 national projects. She is Editor of six books and author of nine chapters published in books. She is editor of Applied Surface Science