Born on February 24, 1969 in Baia-Mare, Romania
Married with Valeria Pop, two children (Maria Cristina and Simon Iuliu)
Languages: Romanian (mother's), Dutch, English, German

Since 2024: Editorial Board Member, Networks and Heterogeneous Media
Since 2023: Editorial Board Member, Applied Mathematics Letters
Since 2022: Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Sciences, Hasselt University
Since 2020: Vice-Chair, Doctoral School Sciences and Technology, Hasselt University
Since 2020: Chair, InterPore Benelux national chapter
Since 2015: Associate Editor, Computational Geosciences
Since 2011: Editorial Board, Journal of Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory (former Revue d'Analyse Numérique et de Théorie de l'Approximation)

2017-2018: Program Director, SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Activity Group on Geosciences
2016-2018: Member, InterPore Honors and Awards Committee
2013-2014: Vice-Chair, SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Activity Group on Geosciences
2010-2015: Coordinator, Industrial and Applied Mathematics master programme (TU/e)
2006-2014: Editorial Board, Creative Mathematics
2001-2003: Editorial Board, Bul. Stiint. Univ. Baia-Mare Ser. B

Awards, fellowships 
2023: Mercator Fellow, SFB 1313, University of Stuttgart
2022: InterPore National Chapter Award (I was Chair of the chapter in 2022)
2021: InterPore Rosette
2015: InterPore Procter & Gamble Award for Porous Media Research
2012: J. Tinsley Oden Visiting Fellow (Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin)
2011: Best Master Teacher of the Department of Mathematics and nominated for the Educational Prize of the Eindhoven University of Technology in the category “Master”    
2009: SimTech Senior Fellow (University of Stuttgart)
1993-1995: DAAD Fellow

Grants (running, or recently closed)
2018-2026: Upscaling of pore-scale processes involving microstructural evolution (with R. Helmig and C. Rohde), project C02 of the CRC 1313: Interface-Driven Multi-Field Processes in Porous Media – Flow, Transport and Deformation (University of Stuttgart) (co-Investigator)
2017-2022: VisioFlow: Developing models for two-phase flow through geological porous media based on visualization experiments, 200 k€ (applicant, PI)
2016-2020: DynScale: Reactive flow and transport models in complex media with evolving interfaces at the micro scaleOdysseus programme, Group I 
2015-2019: PoroFlow: Non-equilibrium models for flow in heterogeneous porous media, Shell-NWO/FOM CSER PhD-programma, PhD researcher, 266 k€ (applicant, PI)
2012-2014: NeqFlow: a mathematical and numerical investigation of nonequilibrium effects in porous media flows, NWO-NDNS+ grant, postdoctoral researcher, 100 k€ (applicant, PI)
2007-2015: NUPUS: Non-linearities and upscaling in porous media, International Research Training Group NUPUS, DFG-NWO-RCN, amount 2.15M€: 1.8M€ (Stuttgart) + 350k€ (Utrecht, Eindhoven, Delft, Wageningen), more than 20 Ph D and MSc students, and postdoctoral researchers (co-PI, vice-spokesman)
(an updated list of UHasselt projects can be found here)

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
International Society for Porous Media (Interpore)
Belgian Mathematical Society

1983-1987: Gheorghe Sincai" College, Baia-Mare, Romania
1988-1992: Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 
License diploma in Informatics (highest distinction, 10/10)
1993-1998: Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg, Germany
1998: Ph'D degree in Mathematics, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 
Thesis: Regularization Methods in the Numerical Analysis of Some Degenerate Parabolic Equations, 
Advisors: Prof. Dr. Gh. Coman (Cluj-Napoca), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. W. Jäger (Heidelberg)

"Babes-Bolyai" University (UBB)Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
1992-2002: Ass. Prof. (tenured), Numerical and Statistical Calculus chair
"Ruprecht-Karls" UniversityInterdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), Heidelberg, Germany
1993-1996: Research fellow (DAAD, supervised by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. W. Jäger)
1996-1998: Researcher (SFB 359, supervised by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. W. Jäger)
Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
2000 (5 months): Researcher (postdoc, MAS 1.2)
North University of Baia Mare (UBM)Faculty of Sciences, Romania 
2002-2004: Ass. Prof. (on leave), Computer Science and Applied Mathematics chair
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,The Netherlands 
2000-2004: Researcher (postdoc supervised by Prof. Dr. C.J. van Duijn, Applied Analysis group)
2004-2015: Ass./Assoc. Prof.
University of BergenFaculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Dept of Mathematics, Norway
2012-2020: Professor II "Computational and Applied Mathematics" (secondary appointment), Porous Media Group
Hasselt University, Faculty of Sciences, Discipline group Mathematics and statistics, Belgium
2016-present: Professor 

Transart  SRL, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
1998-2000: software analyst, project manager