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A new recognition of professional merits for UPT teachers

A new recognition of professional merits for UPT teachers

Prof. em. eng. Radu Băncilă, PhD

26 July 2019






A new recognition of the professional merits for the teachers of Politehnica University Timisoara! In a solemn ceremony held in Bucharest at the Academy of Technical Sciences of Romania, teachers Radu Băncilă and Ion David, from the Faculty of Civil Engineering within UPT, they were awarded diplomas of Honorary Member ASTR, in recognition of the remarkable activity in the field of science and technology.

Prof. em. eng. Radu Băncilă, PhD, is a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute of Timișoara, Faculty of Civil Engineering, promotion 1967. In 1981 he became doctor engineer and from 1992 university professor in the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of CMMC. In 1997 he became a doctoral supervisor, and in 2012 he received the title of emeritus professor of Politehnica University Timisoara.

In 1991, Professor Radu Băncilă initiated the study of civil engineering in German - the first non-German study in Romania with teaching in German. Professor Băncilă contributed to the conclusion of a partnership contract, in 1993, between Politehnica University Timisoara and the Technical University of Munich, and the section was included in the program of promotion of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD. Professor Radu Băncilă, the former head of the Civil Engineering section with teaching in German at Politehnica University Timisoara, has been involved for many years in higher education in Romania, teaching in German.

In 2012, Professor Băncilă received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, "Cross of Merit Class I" from the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Romania, Andreas von Mettenheim.

He is a member or founding member of a number of international associations of caliber in the field of construction, has 110 scientific papers published in prestigious international journals, 10 specialty books published, 4 in English and 2 in German.

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