Petrovanu Magda (born: 27th December 1923, Iaşi; deceased: 22nd August 2008, Iaşi) – chemist, university professor and Romanian inventor. Together with Professor I. Zugrăvescu, she is founder of the field of “ciclimoniu-ilide”.

She attended primary school in Iasi at the Notre Dame de Sion College and she was a student at the Faculty of Sciences, Department of Physics and Chemistry, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi. She graduated in 1946 as valedictorian, with the Magna Cum Laude degree. She took her doctoral degree in Chemistry in 1954, under the supervision of Professor C.V. Gheorghiu. She had a prodigious academic career, which began with her position as a teaching assistant (in 1946, Department of Organic Chemistry) and ended with that of professor (beginning with 1969, the same department). In 1971 she became Doctor of Science.

She was a visiting professor at various European universities, in Belgium, France and Germany and member of some national and international physics and chemistry societies. She was granted numerous national and international awards, such as Excellent Professor (1980, Romanian Academy), Professor Emeritus (1998, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi), Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (decree of 22nd August 1977, State Secretariat of the Universities of France).

She published over 200 scientific papers, 50 invention patents and her works have been quoted in prestigious journals and monographs.