Smooth sailing Prof. emeritus Gheorghe Câmpeanu!

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– Gheorghe CÂMPEANU –
Full Member, Professor Emeritus Dr. chemical engineer
1 October 1936, Balta, Gorj County – 25 July 2023, Bucharest, Romania

It is with deep regret that the Academy of Romanian Scientists announces the death of Professor Emeritus dr. eng. GHEORGHE CÂMPEANU, full member of the AOSR, a remarkable scientific personality who served the University of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest for over 60 years. He was active at the Faculty of Biotechnology as professor, PhD supervisor, dean, member of the Faculty Council and Senate of the University, school creator and president of the Center of Excellence of Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology – BIOTEHNOL.

Professor Câmpeanu obtained his PhD in science – organic chemistry at the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest in 1976 and has carried out internships in Belgium, France, England, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Spain, Egypt, etc., specializing in industrial, agricultural and medical-veterinary biotechnologies.

PhD supervisor [a îndrumat peste 70 de doctoranzi] Gheorghe Câmpeanu has carried out fundamental and applied research in the field of biotechnologies, in university and postgraduate education, has presented over 200 scientific papers at international events and has had numerous papers published in ISI journals.

Professor Gheorghe Câmpeanu was project manager in collaborative projects with the People’s Republic of China in the field of biotechnology and horticulture. He has coordinated over 35 national and international research contracts: MCT, BIOTECH, CNFIS, CNCSIS, ANSTI, World Bank, Tempus, PNCDI, CEEX, Partnership and Phare Projects and has been appointed Expert Evaluator for national research programmes – BIRD, CNCSIS, CNFIS, MEN. Member of editorial boards and reviewer of an international journal [Romanian Biotechnological Letters], he has published numerous books and treatises [16] and a significant number of articles [peste 270]; in foreign literature he has published works in scientific publishing houses in France, England, Russia, etc.

Affiliations: full member of the Academy of Romanian Scientists, member of scientific and professional organizations such as E.S.N.A., S.E.T.A.C., New York Academy of Sciences, American Chemical Society; member of the Advisory Board of Section 7 Biotechnologies of the Ministry of Education, member of the Romanian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, member of the Romanian Society of Chemistry.

Professor Emeritus Dr. Eng. Gheorghe Câmpeanu holds 2 patents in collaboration, concerning the composition of plastic materials and was awarded the first prize for centres of excellence 2002 in Romania, the first prize at the International Exhibition of Inventions, Scientific Research and New Technologies Inventica 2006 – 10th edition, Bucharest, first prize at Nagrada Arca Zagreb, June 2007, gold medal at the International Exhibition of Inventions and New Technologies Inventica 2007, Bucharest, gold medal with mention at the The Belgian and International Trade Fair for Technological Innovation, Brussels.

With sorrow, the Academy of Romanian Scientists sends its condolences to the bereaved family!

God rest his soul!

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