Diana M. Cocârță
Diana M. Cocârță is currently an Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB) having served previously as senior researcher (2007-2012) and lecturer (2012-2018) at the Faculty of Energy Engineering from UPB. She received her B.S. in Environmental Engineering and M.S. in Energy Generation Environmental Impact from UPB (in 2003 and 2004, respectively), while her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from University of Trento (UNITN), Italy and in Energy Engineering from University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (Honors: Magna Cum Laude) in 2007. (PhD thesis: “Public Health Impact from Waste-to-Energy Plants”)D. M. Cocârță was a doctoral fellow at University of Trento, Italy, from 2003-2007. She habilitated in 2020 (Habilitation Thesis: “Energy, Environment and Health”).
Professor Cocârță is member in Scientific Committee of different national and international conferences and workshops. Her scientific activity includes more than 90 publications in conferences, national journals, IDB and ISI indexed journals; she has (co-) authored 11 books. Professor Cocârță managed as principal investigator 7 national and international projects and she developed 3 environmental informatics’ tools and registered it at the Romanian Copyright Office (ORDA). She is also the co-author of two patent requests.
Her research interests include environmental impact assessment, risk-based approach for the management of contaminated sites, remediation technologies, air pollution and waste management.
Lăcrămioara Diana ROBESCU
She received the integrated MSc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest in 1991 and the PhD. degree in Energy Engineering from the same university in 2000 (PhD thesis: Theoretical and experimental contributions to oxygenation in biological wastewater treatment processes). She habilitated in 2016 (Habilitation thesis: Modeling and Simulation of Energy and Environmental processes).
In 1993 she joined University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest as a university assistant and she is currently full professor and the dean of the Faculty of Energy Engineering. She served previously as vice-dean (2012-2016) and as chair of Department of Hydraulics, Hydraulic Machinery and Environmental Engineering (2016 – 2020). She has appointed head of university’s Department for Quality Management in 2015 and responsible for study programmes quality assurance (2018-2020).
Her research interests focus on water and wastewater treatment, wastewater reuse, energy and resources recovery from wastewater, water supply, carbon and water footprint, multiphase fluid dynamics and hydraulic machinery.
She has been awarded more than € 1 million euros in 38 competitive research external grants, managing 16 of them as project manager or partner project manager.
She has participated in 15 national and international projects for institutional development for improving quality assurance, students’ skills, master and doctoral studies, and adult education in the framework of Sectorial Operational Programme – Development of Human Resources (POS DRU), Leonardo da Vinci, Tempus and Erasmus + being expert in 13 projects and project manager in 2 projects.
She was member in Scientific Committees of different national and international conferences and workshops. Her scientific and academic activity includes 10 technical books, 8 textbooks for students, three patents as well as more than 120 publications in national and international conference proceedings and journals.
Marius Daniel Bontoş
Marius Daniel BONTOȘ is currently a Lecturer of Environmental Engineering at University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB) having served previously as researcher (2010-2012) at the Faculty of Energy Engineering from UPB.
He graduated (B.Eng.) in 2005 from the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB), Faculty of Energy Engineering, with specialization in Environmental Engineering in Energy. In 2006 he received his MSc on “Impact of energy production and use on the environment”. Also, in 2011, he obtained the PhD degree in Energy Engineering. After PhD, he continued his post-doctoral studies (2013-2015) on the use of modern technologies for data acquisition, processing, simulation, and visualization in the field of Environment, Energy and Electrochemistry.
His expertise and research areas include Environmental Informatics, Health Impact Assessment of Air Pollution, Geographic Information Systems, Database Management Systems and SCADA Systems.
He is member in Scientific Committee of different national and international conferences and workshops, co-author of more than 2 books and 19 scientific papers indexed in Web of Science and other scientific databases, member in 10 national/ international projects and co-author of one national patent.