Our goal is simple: to help you create Science Waves in society.

We want your audiences to cheer for you — to understand, appreciate and ultimately support your work.

To achieve that, we design and execute powerful communication strategies for science and technology.

We diligently navigate from high-level strategic planning to practical implementation of day-to-day communication tools to help you achieve your objectives, with as little effort from your side as possible.

We bring a perfect mix of commercial PR industry practices, science quality standards and an in-depth understanding of how science and technology are produced.

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Our Purpose

Through powerful science and technology communication, we help you:

  • build a stronger reputation
  • amplify the impact of your research and technology results
  • gain continued public support by communicating the societal benefits of your work
  • attract talent and cultivate the spirit of science in the following generations

Our communication always is: Accurate | Efficient | Reliable | Engaging


Communication strategies | Branding | Media relations | Digital and Social media management | Science writing |  Stakeholders management | Communication WP management | Events & campaigns |  Marketing tools | Advertising | Websites | Internal communication | Crisis communication | 

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Our team brings together professionals from around the world of Public Relations, Outreach, Astronomy, Physics, Space Engineering, Graphics, Digital and more to create the exact mix of skills you need. 

Screenshot 2021-08-14 at 20.55.20Science Wave was founded by Oana Sandu, a science and technology communication expert with over 12 years of experience. Her passion for science communication led her to quit a Jr. Manager position in a leading PR agency to follow her dream as an intern at the European Southern Observatory (ESO), turned freelancer and then years later company founder.

She has coordinated award-winning outreach and communication campaigns for research organisations around the globe. She loves a good challenge, which is why strategic consultancy, brand strategy and crisis communication are her favourite areas of communication. “Everything is achievable if your PR research is done right” is one of her beliefs.

Besides leading the company, Oana serves the community by volunteering for the International Astronomical Union, currently being the President of the Communicating Astronomy with the Public Commission C2.


We have worked with intergovernmental organisations, research institutes, space agencies, technology companies, individual researchers and non-profits. Our clients are based in Europe, US or are international.

Brands that have trusted us include the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Centre for Medium-Ranged Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), to name just a few.

Our strongest presence is in the astronomy and space field, but we have expanded to other research areas as well.

A good PR professional can adapt to diverse industries and works efficiently in tandem with the client’s experts. When you have the strategy and skills, there is no show stopper. Only exciting challenges“, Oana Sandu, Science Wave founder.

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It has been a real pleasure to work with Oana Sandu and her team. They are innovative, creative and always ahead of the curve in the very dynamic and rapid changing landscape of social media. They have played a significant role in making ESA/Hubble the success it is today.

Antonella Nota, ESA HST Project Scientist
STScI ESA Office Head, USA

I am very impressed with Science Wave under Oana Sandu’s leadership. We’ve collaborated on projects at ESO, ESA/Hubble and the IAU. Mrs. Sandu is extremely diligent, efficient, hard-working and systematic, she has both strategic thinking and a strong focus on the deliverables. She is methodical, can keep a large number of balls in the air and is able to lead workflows and processes or to set up new ones as needed. She has strong marketing and promotion skills, which is crucial to science communication, and a strong sense of the needs of new generations.

Lars Lindberg Christensen, NSF’s NOIRLab Head of Communications, Education & Engagement, USA
former Head of the ESO education and Public Outreach Department, Germany

Join us

We are always looking for talented people to join our team. We are a driven, enthusiastic bunch of people, working in a friendly and flexible environment, spread out across several countries. If you are a scientist or engineer with an interest in communication, a communicator with an interest in science or technology or a professional in audiovisual or written arts (including translations), please send us a maximum two-page long resumé and we will contact you as soon as we can.


You’re one email away from starting a science wave: start @ science-wave.com or fill out this form.