Smooth road Prof. univ. dr. Constantin Udriște!


It is with deep regret that the Romanian Academy of Scientists announces the passing away on the evening of May 6, 2023, of the eminent scientist, emeritus university professor, PhD in mathematics Constantin Udriște, President of the Section of Geonomic Sciences of the Romanian Academy of Scientists.

           The luminous personality of  Professor and Scientist Constantin Udriște will remain forever in the memory of those who knew him, and his achievements in the field of mathematics will remain a reference for all those who dedicate themselves to this science and beyond.

           Gifted with a remarkable creative intelligence and a great talent for mathematics, with tenacity and hard work, with a character  honest,  demanding with oneself and collaborators, valued  students and the world  academic circles at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest and in scientific circles both in the country and abroad.

         He has been teaching and researching for over 55 years in the renowned Polytechnic of Bucharest, where he started as an assistant and completed all university degrees, sharing his love for mathematics with thousands of future engineers.

         Constantin Udriște has initiated and developed original topics in Differential Geometry; Optimizations and Convexity on Riemannian manifolds; Magnetic Dynamical Systems: Geometric Dynamics and Multitemporal Optimal Control, with scientific impact in Romania and abroad.

Constantin Udriște was the founder and first Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, previously  The Professor was elected by his colleagues as Head of the Department of Mathematics.

In recognition of his scientific merits, Professor Dr. Constantin Udriște was elected Full Member of the Academy of Scientists – President of the Section of Geonomic Sciences; Corresponding Member of the Peloritanian Academy of Messina; President and Founder of the Balkan Society of Geometers.

The distinguished professor was a leading mathematician in the Romanian school of geometry and optimization. His mathematical work includes 57 books, of which 14 monographs published in prestigious publishing houses in the country and abroad (10 in English, 5 in Romanian), plus hundreds of articles, textbooks, scientific communications, studies and projects.

Constantin Udriște was honoured with two Romanian Academy Awards: “Dragomir Hurmuzescu” Prize for “Group of papers on the conversion of solar energy into thermal energy and the efficiency of solar energy capture in solar power plants” (1985) and “Stefan Hepites” Prize for “Geobiodynamics and Roegen Type Economy” (2010), as well as numerous honorary diplomas and medals.

He lived his private life in modesty and love, together with his wife – a reputed geologist – Aneta Udriște, with whom they raised their two remarkable sons: Dan and Sorin and enjoyed their four grandchildren: Andrei, Raluca, Victor and Mari.

The prodigious activity and vast work of Professor Constantin Udriște cannot fit into a few words, but the light of his life will continue to shine on the altar of science.

The Presidium and the Scientific Council of the Romanian Academy of Scientists pay a sad tribute to the life and work of CONSTANTIN UDRIȘTE, his name and achievements will forever remain inscribed in the annals of the Academy, and his memory will remain alive in our hearts.

My sincere condolences to the bereaved family!
Smooth sailing among the stars, beloved and cherished colleague!