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Mircea Cristian DUDESCU

Dates 15/04/1997 to 01/08/2001, 01/09/2003 to 02/03/2005, 01/12/2006 - present
Position held Professor (2013 -present); Associate Professor (2007-2013); Lecturer (2004-2007); Assistant (1999-2004); Junior Assistant (1997-1999)
Main activities and responsibilities Teaching activities: courses and seminars in Strength of Materials & Finite Element Method 
Research:  Analysis of strain/stress state in machine parts, application of experimental  techniques, optical methods of engineering analysis, FEM studies
Name and address of employer TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CLUJ-NAPOCA, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering; B-dul Muncii 103-105, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Type of business or sector Higher education
Work experience
Dates 6/08/2001 to 05/08/2003
Position held EU Research Assistant  / Marie-Curie Fellow (FP5)
Main activities and responsibilities Improving strain/stress calculation module for a speckle interferometry (ESPI) measuring system, connection with the Finite Element Method, applications of the speckle interferometry technique
Name and address of employer ETTEMEYER AG, Germany (actually DANTEC DYNAMICS GmbH), Nersinger Str. 12-16,
D-89275 Elchingen, Germany
Type of business or sector Optical Measurement Systems, Strain/stress analysis services
Dates 03/03/2005 to 30/09/2005 and 01/10/2005 - 30/11/2006
Position held Experienced researcher (German Research Foundation project) &
Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Main activities and responsibilities Development of a measurement system based on Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry,
Investigation into Non-linear Springback for High Strength Steel Sheets by ESPI, Teaching activities - lab works in laser interferometry.
Name and address of employer CHEMNITZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, Straße der Nationen 62, D-09107, Germany
Type of business or sector Higher education

Dates 01/10/2007 - 15/10/2010 - part time
Position held Team leader computational engineering
Main activities and responsibilities Office coordination, recruiting, FE simulation projects for automotive industry
Name and address of employer ARRK RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SRL, Cluj-Napoca,
brunch office of
P+Z Engineering GmbH, München, Germany
Type of business or sector Engineering services for the product development process. CAE simulations

Dates 01/10/1996 - 30/03/1997
Position held Designer Engineer
Main activities and responsibilities Implementation of the Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD), design of different machine parts and assemblies for the paper machine
Name and address of employer SOMES SA, Dej, Romania
Type of business or sector Pulp and Paper Mill Company
Education and training
Dates 1996 - 2001  
Title of qualification awarded PhD (Dr.Eng.)
Name and type of organisation Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Specialization Mechanical Engineering: Strength of Materials, Elasticity and Plasticity
Thesis title: Study of the flexible shells of revolution with application at metallic bellows.  Adviser: Ioan Pastrav

Dates 1995 - 1996
Title of qualification awarded Master Degree
Specialization Advanced Methods in Engineering and Management of Quality Assurance
Name and type of organisation Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dates 1990 - 1995
Title of qualification awarded Mechanical Engineer
Specialization Fine Mechanics  (first of my class)
Name and type of organisation Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Personal skills and competences
Mother tongue Romanian
Language skills English      B2 - independent user
German     B2 - independent user    Zertifikat Deutsch, Goethe Institut Dresden
Technical skills and competences Strength of materials, elasticity and plasticity // Experimental mechanics //  Optical methods of engineering analysis // Finite Element Method (Ansys, Algor, Nastran, Abaqus, Ansa) // Material testing // Programming in MATLAB for technical calculations
Computer skills & competences Matlab, AutoCAD, Common Vision Blox - image processing software, Visual C++,             Microsoft Office
Organisational / managerial skills Competencies developed through teaching & research activities:
- Member in the Council of the Mechanical Engineering Faculty  of TUCN (2008 - till present)
- Member CNATDCU (The National Council for Attestation of University Titles, Diplomas and Certificates) - Commission “Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics (2011-2012) & (2016-2020)
- Dean of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering from TUCN (2016-) / Vice dean (2012-2016)
- Coordinator and member in international and national research projects
-Member in organizing committee of national and international symposiums & workshops
Competencies acquired in industry:
- Leadership - coordinator of the brunch office of German company P+Z Engineering GmbH (2007-2010)
- Recruiting and employees evaluations
- Coordination of industrial projects
Professional Groups Member of Romanian Association for Stress Analysis (ARTENS) since 1998
// Vice-president of the ARTENS Branch Cluj since 2011.
Organizations Member of General Association of Romanian Engineers (AGIR), since 1997.
Member of the Humboldt Club Transilvania since 2006.

Dates 2015  
Title of qualification awarded Habilitation
Name and type of organisation Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Specialization Mechanical Engineering.
Thesis title:
Optical methods in experimental mechanics of solids.

Curriculum Vitae
First name / Surname DUDESCU Mircea Cristian
Address(es) B-dul Muncii 103-105, Cluj-Napoca, 400287 Romania
Telephone w. +40 264 401663 / 401661
Date and place of birth 09.11.1971, Dej, Cluj county
Marital status Married, 1 child
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