Mihail D. Barboiu was born in Paşcani, Roumania in 1968. In 1993 he became Assistant Professor of Chemistry at University “Politehnica” in Bucharest. He received his PhD in 1998 from University of Montpellier 2 before spending 2 years as Associate Professor at College de France, with Professor Jean-Marie Lehn at the Supramolecular Chemistry Laboratory, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg. Since 2001, he has been CNRS Research Fellow and EURYI Group Leader at the Institut Européen des Membranes in Montpellier, France. His research on hybrid supramolecular membrane materials began in 1994 with the development of molecular recognition based-membranes. Subsequently, basic working principles of self-organized membranes are developed, in order to design functional biomimetic hybrid membrane materials. Finally, the constitutional self-adaptation of the membrane material, producing a specific response in the presence of its solute represents a nice example of the dynamic adaptative membranes where a solute induces the upregulation of (prepares itself) its own selective membrane. Author of more than 140 papers and 18 reviews and book chapters, Dr. Barboiu has received in 2004 the EURYI Award in Chemistry.