|Silviu's Web Corner|
|Date of Birth: April 14, 1964
Family status: married, one daughter
2003: PhD in Geology (Bucharest University, Faculty of Geology and Geophisics)
|Thesis title: "Quaternary paleoclimate evolutions based on speleothem studies from Banat and Mehedinti Mountains, Romania."
(in Romanian, English abstract).
Award: magna cum laude
|1997: Diploma in GIS (UNIGIS Network for Postgraduate Distance Learning in
Geographical Information Systems)
|1988: MSc in Geology (geologist engineer)
(Bucharest University, Faculty of Biology, Geography and Geology)
|Disertation's title: "Geologic and sedimentologic study of the Jurassic and Cretaceous deposits from Valea Mare - Padina Matei area (Moldova Noua, Romania), with special emphasis on coal-bearing Lower Jurassic strata and Cretaceous limestones."
1994-2003: part-time PhD. student, Bucharest University, Faculty of Geology
and Geophisics; Dept. of Structural and Regional Geology.
1995-1997: Technical University of Construction, Bucharest; postgraduate
course in GIS (organized by UNIGIS Network -- Manchester,
Huddersfield and Salford - UK; Salzburg - Austria & Amsterdam -
1988: "Karst Waters Chemistry" summer-course (3 weeks), with AG
Hoehle u. Karstforschung Grabenstetten e.V., Schelklingen,
1993-1988: Bucharest University, Faculty. of Biology, Geography and Geology,
Dept of Geological and Geophisical engineering
major in Geology of Petroleum and Sedimentary Deposits.
|Appointments - Full Time:
since 1991: assistant researcher / scientific researcher / senior scientist
"Emil Racovita" Institute of Speleology (Romanian
Academy), Dept. of Geospeleology and Karst Paleontology;
1998-2001: laboratory engineer and visiting researcher -- Bergen University,
Dept. of Geology, U-series laboratory, Bergen, Norway.
1988-1990: geologist engineer -- State Company for Geological Prospection
and Exploration "Banatul" Caransebes, MoldovaNoua, Romania.
|Appointments - Part-Time:
since 2002: consultant and translator: "National Geographic Romania".
1997-1998: database & IT consultant -- The EU Delegation in Bucharest.
1997-1998: lecturer -- The "Eudoxiu Hurmuzachi" College. Lectures
on Geography and Geology of Romania.
1996-1997: teaching assistant -- The "Spiru Haret" University in Bucharest
Faculty of Geography; lectures and seminars on "Informatics in
1994-1995: teaching assistant -- Bucharest University, Faculty of Geology
and Geophysics; seminars on "Geology of Romania".
|Other activities (in some cases including part-time jobs):
since 1992: Editorial Secretary (1992-2001) and Managing Editor (since 2001)
of the "Theoretical and Applied Karstology" journal (published by
The Romanian Academy).
since 1985: certified instructor of the Romanian School of Speleology;
discipline "Cave & Karst Survey and Mapping".
1984-1992: Associated Editor (1984-1989) and Managing Editor (1989-1992)
of the speleological magazine "Speotelex"
1984-1990: Editorial Secretary of the scientific journal "Buletin Speologic"
(published by the Romanian Federation for Alpinism & Tourism).
Norwegian (poor); German (fair); French (excellent) English (excellent); Romanian (native speaker).
Expeditions and karst regions visited:
Good knowledge of most karst regions of Romania.
Work and/or visits in caves and karst regions from Bulgaria, Germany, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Rep., Slovakia, Poland, Belgium, France, Norway, Ireland, Italy, Moldova, Iran, China, Ukraine.