International Conference ”Students for Students” - ICSFS XVIIth edition - 2020

Dear young researchers,
Due to growing concerns over the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2),the Minister of Internal Affairs passed a military ordinance on Saturday evening, with several restrictions and recommendations in force. Among the new measures, there is the one banning the entrance of foreign citizens and stateless people on Romania’s territory. The well-being of attendees, partners and staff is the number one priority and therefore

the organizing committee of the 17th ICSFS has decided that rescheduling the event is the only responsible course of action at this time.

Now the event will take place in 2021 and an official announcement will be made as soon as new dates are available.
This decision was made after consulting with the staff and partners, to whom the organizing committee would like to express gratitude for their understanding, patience, and continued support.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to greeting you next time. If you have any questions please contact us at
While it is disappointing to reschedule, we encourage everyone to follow the guidance of the World Health Organization and local public health officials, and look forward to seeing you at upcoming events.
Best regards,
the organizing committee.

Welcome to ICSFS 2020

The International Conference ”Students for Students” is designed for undergraduate and master’s students in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering. It is hosted by the Chemistry Students Organization with the help of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the Babeș-Bolyai University and the Romanian Chemical Society, Cluj-Napoca branch.
The XVIIth edition will take place between the 6th and the 10th of May 2020.

About ICSFS 2020

The conference is structured into 3 main sections: Posters, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The participants can present their work as posters or as oral presentations. For guidelines, please see section „General Information”.
The official language of the event is English, consequently, all presentations will be held in English.
The scientific committee comprises of distinguished professors from the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Cluj-Napoca. They are going to evaluate the participants’ research papers by taking into consideration their scientific relevance, originality and the knowledge level on the subject matter of the participants. After this evaluation, they are going to award prizes for each section. Moreover, each year, The Romanian Chemical Society has awarded special prizes.
Furthermore, in this edition, the professors and the postgraduates of our faculty are going to present the research projects they are working on, in order to show to their younger fellow researchers that research is vital in improving the quality of life.
The organizing committee is keen to offer the participants a complete experience in Cluj-Napoca by carefully blending academic, social and cultural activities. The participants will have the chance not only to meet fellow young chemists from many European Universities but also to learn from more experienced researchers.

First time in Cluj

ICSFS 17th edition will be held at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, located on 11, Arany Janos str.
Public Transport (general information)
Passengers need a valid ticket to travel on the city public transport system. The ticket must be stamped as soon as you get on a bus or tram. You can find public city transport routes, ticket prices and timetables here.
By Tram
The nearest tram station is Splaiul Independenței, in front of the Hungarian Opera and can be reached via lines 101 and 102. Guests who will be accommodated at Hotel Universitas can take the tram from Plopilor 1 Station.
By Bus
The nearest bus station are Parcul Central I and Agronomia II. From there walk across the park. The Faculty is on the right side.
By Foot
The quickest way to reach the venue from the B. P. Haşdeu Campus is by foot. All our guests will be attended by an organizer during the programme hours.
Information about flights and tickets, from/to Cluj-Napoca airport can be found on their website

  • ICSFS 2020 - conference important dates

  • Registration and info
  • 1st of April

    Registration deadline

    1st April 2020

    In order to complete registration process please fill both the Registration form and Abstract. Please send your abstract to the following address:
    The deadline to submit your abstract is April the 6th.
  • 6th of April

    Abstract submission

    In order to submit your abstract, please download and complete the template then e-mail it to the address:
    Please read carefully the guidelines, before prepare your abstracts.
  • 6th of January - 1st of April

    Conference fee

    6th of January – 29th of February 2020
    **early bird tickets:
    - 30 € for Babeș-Bolyai University students
    – 40 € for Romanian students (including Rep. of Moldavia)
    - 40 € for foreign students

    1st of March – 1st of April 2020
    - 30 € for Babeș-Bolyai University Students
    – 50 € for Romanian students (including Rep. of Moldavia)
    - 50 € for foreign students

    The accompanying person (if any) will have to cover the accommodation costs separately.
    Conference Package Price includes 5 nights of accommodation in students’ dormitories (5 students rooms), lunch&dinner, conference materials, coffee breaks, a cocktail dinner.
    You will need to confirm your attendance at the conference until 6th April by paying the registration fee in the following account.

    Banca Transilvania – Sucursala Napoca
    Cont: C13RONCRT0P80339901
    IBAN: RO85BTRLRONCRT0P80339901
  • 6-10 May 2020

    Conference duration

    The XVIIth edition will take place between the 6th and the 10th of May 2020.
  • Program of ICSFS 2020 To be announced

    The program is subject to modification at any time, with or without notice.
    We kindly invite you to check the program on a regular basis.
  • Invited speakers (list to be updated)
  • Prof. Dr. Masaichi Saito Department of Chemistry, Saitama University, Japan

  • Prof. Dr. Eng. Călin Cristian Cormoș Department of Chemical Engineering, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania

  • Prof. Dr. Eng. Mircea Dărăbanțu, H.D.R. Department of Chemistry, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania

  • Book of abstracts
  • 6-10 May

    Book of abstracts To be announced

    The Book of Abstracts contains all the abstracts both from oral presentations and posters presented at ICSFS 2020

Who are we?

The Chemistry Students’ Organization Cluj-Napoca is a non-governmental organization with a rich activity background, being founded in 1991 by a group of ambitious students from the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in Cluj-Napoca. The organization was founded to uphold and promote the interests of students from the faculty, its activities reaching out from scientific, cultural or social domains all the way to professional evolution of the students.
The backbone of the organization is the Board of Directors, formed of the Directors of the departments, the Secretary, the Auditor, the Vice-President and the President. They oversee the entire management and well being of the organization. Each year new members are being recruited and assigned to one of the four departments of their choice: Academic Activities, Human Resources, Media&PR and Finances.
Over the years the organization has continuously extended its activities. At the present time we are upholding annually over 8 projects, a landmark in the history of our development being the conception of the Students for Students Conference which had its first edition in the year 2003. At that time it started as internal project addressed to the students of the faculty of chemistry, but over the years it evolved reaching the status of international conference with participants from all across the world, hosting in the year 2019 the 16th edition.
As volunteering is the form of activity, the driving force for the involvement of the members is their own desire to improve the quality of experiences for both themselves and for fellow students and future generations. The organization upholds these ideas and promotes activities which intend to bring students in the foreground of the university life.
If you want to find more about us, regarding ICSFS, feel free to visit our facebook page, or contact us.


  • Organizing Committee
  • Izabella MOLNAR Coordinator and active member of the Human Resources department of the Chemistry Students’ Organization

  • Vlad-Mihai COTFAS Coordinator and manager of the Academic Activities department of the Chemistry Students’ Organization

  • Diana-Maria MUNTEANU Co-coordinator and active member of the Academic Activities department of the Chemistry Students’ Organization

  • Adrian MATEAȘ Co-coordinator and active member of the Finances department of the Chemistry Students’ Organization

  • Each year, more than 60% of the OSC members are involved in the organization of the project. Furthermore, the organizing committee has always had the kind support of the professors of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering:

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gabriela-Nicoleta NEMEȘ Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Babeș-Bolyai University

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Réka BARABÁS Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Babeș-Bolyai University

  • Lect. Dr. Eng. Julieta Daniela CHELARU Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Babeș-Bolyai University

  • Prof. Dr. Cristian SILVESTRU head of the Chemistry Department of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Babeș-Bolyai University and member of the Romanian Academy

  • Prof. Dr. Eng. Graziella Liana TURDEAN head of the Chemical Engineering Department of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Babeș-Bolyai University

  • Lect. Dr. Gabriella Stefánia SZABÓ head of the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Hungarian Department of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Babeș-Bolyai University

Photo gallery

Photo gallery of places in Cluj and past ICSFS event.


Contact us

For any inquieries, do not hesitate to send an email at

Our Location

11 Arany Janos Street,

RO-400028, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Contact persons:

Izabella MOLNAR
Whatsapp: +40744222281

Vlad-Mihai COTFAS
Whatsapp: +40751403202