Curriculum Vitae: Prof. Dorel BANABIC


  1. Personal data
  2. Academic degrees
  3. Professional background
  4. Member in the scientific committees
  5. Evaluator
  6. Member in PhD juries
  7. Other memberships
  8. Awards

Personal data

Date and place of birth October 3rd 1956, Ciceu-Giurgeşti, Bistriţa Nasaud County
Marital status Married, 1 child
Home address Ioan Rus street, 23/B1 Floresti, Cluj County, Romania
Phone +40-264-401733
Mobile Phone +40-744-704006
Fax +40-264-415603

Academic degrees

1993 Ph. D. Thesis at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
  • Title: Research on the thin sheet metal formability
  • Advisers: Prof. Ioan DRAGAN and Prof. Z. MARCINIAK
June 1980 Mechanical Eng. Diploma, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Nov.
June 1975 Baccalaureate, "Andrei Muresanu" Secondary School, Dej

Professional background

2015 to present day President of the Technical Sciences Section of the Romanian Academy
2015 to present day Fellow of the Romanian Academy
2009 to 2015 Corresponding Member of the Romanian Academy
2012 to present day Fellow of the Romanian Academy for Technical Sciences
2005 to 2012 Corresponding Member of the Romanian Academy for Technical Sciences
2005 to 2014 Associate Member of CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering Research)
2014 to present day Fellow of CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering Research)
2014 to present day Director of the Graduate School on Engineering and Management belong the Technical University of Cluj Napoca
2010 to 2012 Vice-President of the Romanian National Council for Academic Titles, Diploma and Attestations
2006 to 2014 Member of the Romanian Presidency Commission for Analyzing the Politics in Education and Research
2005 to 2012 Member of the Research Council belongs the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research (CNCSIS)
2000 to present day Director of the Research Center in Sheet Metal Forming (CERTETA), belong the Technical University of Cluj Napoca
2012 to present day President of the European Scientific Association for Material Forming (ESAFORM)
2008 to 2012 Vice-president of the Board of Directors of the ESAFORM
2000 to 2008 Secretary of the Board of Directors of the ESAFORM
2000 to present day Member of the Board of Directors of the European Scientific Association for Material Forming (ESAFORM)
1998 to present day Member of the European Scientific Association for Material Forming (ESAFORM)
2000-2005 Half time position at the Institute of Metal Forming Technologies, Stuttgart University
1996-1997 Humboldt grant at the Institute of Metal Forming Technologies, Stuttgart University
1996 to present day Professor at the Tech. Univ. Cluj-Napoca, Dept. Mech. Technology
1994-1996 Reader at the Tech. Univ. Cluj-Napoca, Dept. Mech. Technology
1990-1994 Lecturer at the Tech. Univ. of Cluj-Napoca, Dept. of Mech. Technology
1984-1990 Assistant Professor at the Tech. Univ. Cluj-Napoca, Dept.of Mech. Technology

Member in the Scientific Committees of the following conferences (more representative)

International Conf. and Workshop on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Forming Processes
  • NUMISHEET 1999, Besancon, France
  • NUMISHEET 2002, Seoul, Korea
  • NUMISHEET 2005, Detroit, USA
  • NUMISHEET 2008, Interlaken, Switzerland
  • NUMISHEET 2011, Seoul, Korea
  • NUMISHEET 2014, Melbourne, Australia
  • NUMISHEET 2016, Bristol, UK
International Conference in Numerical Methods in Industrial Forming Processes
  • NUMIFORM 2007, Porto, Portugal
  • NUMIFORM 2010, Pohang, Korea
  • NUMIFORM 2013, Shenyang, China
  • NUMIFORM 2016, Troyes, France
International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming
  • ESAFORM 2001, Liege, Belgium
  • ESAFORM 2002, Krakow, Poland
  • ESAFORM 2003, Salerno, Italy
  • ESAFORM 2004, Trondheim, Norway
  • ESAFORM 2005, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • ESAFORM 2006, Glasgow, UK
  • ESAFORM 2007, Zaragoza, Spain
  • ESAFORM 2008, Lyon, France
  • ESAFORM 2009, Twente, Netherland
  • ESAFORM 2010, Brescia, Italy
  • ESAFORM 2011, Belfast, UK
  • ESAFORM 2012, Erlangen, Germany
  • ESAFORM 2013, Aveiro, Portugal
  • ESAFORM 2014, Espoo, Finland
  • ESAFORM 2015, Graz, Austria
  • ESAFORM 2016, Nantes, France
International Conference on Technology of Plasticity
  • ICTP 2007, Gyeongju-Corea de Sud
  • ICTP 2011, Aachen, Germany
  • ICTP 2014, Nagoya, Japan
  • ICTP 2016, Cambridge,UK
International Conference on Tribology in Manufacturing Processes
  • ICTMP 2010, Nisa, France
International Conference on Sheet Metal, SHEMET
  • Shemet 2007, Palermo, Italy
  • Shemet 2009, Birmingham, UK
  • Shemet 2011, Leuven, Belgium
  • Shemet 2013, Belfast, UK
  • Shemet 2013, Belfast, UK
  • Shemet 2015, Erlangen, Germany
  • Shemet 2017, Palermo, Italy
10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Engineering Plasticity and Its Applications
  • AEPA2010, Wuhan, China
  • AEPA 2012, Singapore
  • AEPA 2014, Taiwan
International Deep Drawing Research Group-IDDRG
  • IDDRG 2012, Bombay, India
  • IDDRG 2013, Zurich, Switzerland
  • IDDRG 2014, Paris, France
  • IDDRG 2015, Shanghai, China
  • IDDRG 2016, Linz, Austria
Metal Forming
  • Metal Forming 2014, Palermo, Italy
  • Metal Forming 2017, Krakow, Poland
6th European Mechanics of Materials Conference
  • EUROMECH-MECAMAT 2002, Liege, Belgium
International Conference in Industrial Tools
  • ICIT 1999, Maribor, Slovenia
  • ICIT 2001, Maribor, Slovenia
International Conference and Exhibition on Design and Production of Machines and Dies/Molds
  • DieMold 2009, Kusadasi
  • DieMold 2011, Ankara
  • DieMold 2013, Antalya, Turkey
  • DieMold 2015, Izmir, Turkey
International Conference in Advanced Materials and Mechanical Eng.
  • AMME 1998, Gliwice, Poland
  • AMME 1999, Gliwice, Poland
  • AMME 2000, Gliwice, Poland
  • AMME 2001, Gliwice, Poland
  • AMME 2002, Gliwice, Poland
  • AMME 2003, Gliwice, Poland
  • AMME 2005, Gliwice, Poland
  • AMME 2006, Gliwice, Poland
Int. Conf. in Machines and Technologies of Mat.
  • MTeM 2001, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • MTeM 2003, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • MTeM 2005, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • MTeM 2007, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • MTeM 2009, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • MTeM 2011, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • MTeM 2013, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • MTeM 2015, Cluj Napoca, Romania
International Conference on Materials and Manufacturing Technologies
  • MATEHN 2006, Cluj Napoca, Romania
Chairman of the International Conf. in Metal Forming
  • Cluj Napoca, 2000
Chairman of the ESAFORM (European Scientific Association for Material Forming) Conference
  • Cluj Napoca, April 2005

Evaluator of the following Research Agencies

Romanian National Research Agency
The Research Council of Norway
National Research Council Canada
Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes
Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Belgium
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), The Netherlands
New Eurasia Foundation, Russia
National Science Centre (NCN), Poland

Member in the PhD juries in the following universities (more representatives)

2002 University Franche-Comte, Besancon, France (PhD Advisor Prof. J. C. Gelin);
2002 University of Technology, Compiegne, France (PhD Advisor Prof. J. L. Batoz);
2002 IIT Bombay, India (PhD Advisor Prof. Narashimhan)
2002 Bharathidasan University, India (PhD Advisor Prof. Dr. R. Ponalagusamy)
2004 University of Porto, Portugal (PhD Advisors, Prof. A.Barata da Rocha and Prof. J. Gracio)
2007 IIT Bombay, India (PhD Advisor Prof. Narashimhan)
2007 IIT Bombay, India (PhD Advisor Prof. Date)
2008 IIT Bombay, India (PhD Advisor Prof. Date)
2009 IIT Bombay, India(PhD Advisor Prof. Narashimhan)
2010 NTNU Trondheim (PhD Adviser Prof. Torgeir Welo)
2011 ENSAM Metz (PhD Adviser Prof. Tudor Balan)
2012 IFU, University of Stuttgart (PhD Adviser Prof. M. Liewald)
2013 Twente University (PhD Adviser Prof. Ton van den Boogaart)
2014 NTNU Trondheim (PhD Adviser Prof. Aase Reyes)
2014 NITT Tiruchirappalli (PhD Adviser Prof. R. Narayanasamy)
2015 IIT Bombay (PhD Adviser Prof. R. Narashima)
2016 Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (PhD Adviser Dr. B. Mollaei Darian and Prof. S. A. Sadough Vanini)

Other memberships

Member in the Supervisor Board of the Research Centre in Materials Sciences and Biomaterials, Technical University of Gliwice, Poland
Member in the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering (IJCMSSE), Gliwice, Poland
Member in the Editorial Board of the Computed Method in Materials Science (CMMS), Krakow, Poland
Member in the Editorial Board of the Journal of Production Processes and Systems, Miskolc, Hungary
Member in the Editorial Board of the Journal Manufacturing Review, Hermes, France
Associate Editor of the International Journal of Forming Processes, Hermes, Paris
Associate Editor of the International Journal of Material Forming, Springer
Associate Editor of the ESAFORM Bookseries on Material Forming, Springer
Editor-in-Chief of the ESAFORM Bulletin
Topical Editor of the Proceedings of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest
Editor-in-Chief of the Romanian Journal of Technical Sciences - Applied Mechanics, Journal of the Romanian Academy

Awards

2002 "Traian Vuia" Prize of the Romanian Academy
(highest scientific prize in Romania)
2006 "Leonardo da Vinci" Award of the EU Commission
(Best Practices supporting European cooperation in Vocational Education & Training)
2015 "Lee Hsun" Award of the Institute of Metal Research Shenyang of the Chinese Science Academy