Dan C. VODNAR, 34 years old, lecturer, vice-rector for research, at University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca. Dan Vodnar has been mostly involved within the fields of fermentation, immobilization of different strains using methods which are able to provide information about strains metabolites into different conditions. The research activity conducted so far resulted in the publication of a total of 38 scientific articles in representative ISI journals in the field, of which 18 were published as the main author (cumulated impact factor 65,07). Hirsh index 8 according to web of science (173 citations). More, the project leader received international recognition being awarded in 2014 with “Danubius Young Scientist Award” Vienna, Austria, for his international visibility and scientific achievements. In 2015 Dan Vodnar has been selected as semifinalist at the European Social Innovation Competition (30 semifinalists from 1408 application across Europe). Dan Vodnar is experienced in managing National projects (principal investigator of 4 innovation projects PNII and one Partnership Project PNII) and two academic grants (fermentative bioconversion, microencapsulation), one international project (JPI), scientific manager of the POC project. Dan Vodnar (http://danvodnar.objectis.net/) is the main author of 5 patents awarded with 4 Gold Medals and one bronze Medal at International Exposition of Inventors Proinvent 2013-2016. In 2014 he has been nominated in Top 100 "Romanians peoples"- Foreign Policy România for research activities. In 2015 was awarded Technology and Innovation Award, by Aspen Institute Romania and he was awarded excellence diploma at "Young Researchers in Science and Technology competition.