Ehemalige Professoren/innen

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ioan David


Lebenslauf (englisch, Kurzdarstellung)

Early Academic Career

Dipl. Ing. in civil engineering 1963; Diploma in mathematics 1972; Dr. (PhD) degree 1973. In 1976-77 he performs a post-doctoral research program as “Alexander von Humboldt” fellow at the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, publishing the research results in Technical rapport Nr. 19, 1977 of the Hydraulic and Hydrology Department, Technical University Darmstadt (equivalent habilitation).
Teaching activity at universities

  • University Politehnica Timisoara (UPT), Romania: assistant professor, associate professor (1964-1989) and since 1990 full professor (Hydraulic, Hydrotechnical arrangements, Groundwater modelling, Numerical Methods in civil engineering) and PhD scientific supervisor in Civil engineering
  • Technical University Darmstadt, Institute for Numerical Methods und Informatics in Civil Engineering, Germany (1993-2005), visiting professor (Numerical fluid mechanics, Modelling of flow and transport processes in groundwater)
  • University of Applied Science, Giessen, Germany (2016 presently) visiting professor (Hydraulic, Engineering mathematic and currently Renewable Energy – Waterpower and Wind power)
Summarized achievements in research and technic

  • Elaboration of about 200 scientific papers as author/co-author published in Journals and Proceedings of International Conferences (e.g., Journals of the Romanian Academy, French Academy, Russian Academy) and Proceedings of numerous International Conferences (Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Romania, UK, USA etc.). Several examples to subject of publications: Extension of standard integral representations for solutions of groundwater flow and transport processes using Analytical Element Method (AEM) and Boundary Element Method (BEM). The obtained results were applied in conception and implementation of complex groundwater recharge/discharge systems (e.g., Groundwater recovery/recharges systems in ”Hessisches Ried” Germany).
  • Author/co-author of of 16 university textbooks and books some of them like Hydraulic (VolI+II) 1984 first ed. and 1990 second ed. Politehnica Timisoara Romania; Groundwater Hydraulic, Springer-Vieweg, 1998, Germany; Mathematical-Numerical Modelling of Technical Systems, Couvillier-Göttingen, 2005, Germany; Basics for modelling of flood runoff using advanced Hydroinformatics tools, (2015), IGI Global, USA.
  • Coordination of laboratory experimental research programs for sizing of various hydrotechnical arrangement in frame of over 60 implemented water engineering projects in Romania and Germany.
  • Coordination of International Cooperation Projects (among others): TEMPUS Joint European Project “Environmental Sound River Basin Development”, (TU. Delft, TU Karlsruhe, TU Wien, TU Budapest, TU. Timisoara), (1991-1993); LEONARDO DA VINCI EU-Project “Development of knowledge centres for flood risk management using advanced Hydroinformatics tools” (Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic) (2012-2013).
Memberships and activities in professional and scientific organizations

  • American Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences (ARA) vice president (2005-2009) and general secretary (2009-2013)
  • External corporation of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) (2006)
  • Consulting engineer of “Ingenieurkammer Hessen” (IngKH) Germany (2005)
  • Dean of the Faculty of Water Engineering (UPT) (1990-2004) and Scientific secretary of the University Polytehnica Timisoara Senate (1989-1993)
  • Editor in Chief of Transactions on Hydrotechnics, Scientific Bulletin of University Politehnica of Timisoara
Academic distinctions (among others)

Diploma awarded of the German Foundation „Alexander von Humboldt“ for scientific research (1992), Academic title of Honorary Professor of the Technical University Darmstadt Germany (1999), Title of Excellence of the Foundation “Polytehnica” (2010), Academic title Emeritus professor of the University „Politehnica“ of Timisoara (2015); Marquis Who‘s Who (2006-2007) and Hübners Who’s Who (2007), Honorary member of the Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (2019)
List of Publications (wird in neuem Tab geöffnet) (Download, PDF)