Prof. Dr. Eng. Viorel Nicolae MÎNZU


V. Mînzu is Vice-Chair of IFAC Technical Committee 5.2 and member of IEEE, Control Systems Society, and Steering Committee of the Romanian Society for Control Engineering and Technical Informatics (SRAIT).

He received a BE degree in Computer Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania in June 1981, a PhD degree in Automation Systems from the University of Galati Romania in December 1993, an MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Automation from University Franche-Comté, France in May 1995. He also received a Doctor Honoris Causa degree from Le Havre University, France, in July 2009.

Between 1995-1998, he was associate professor within Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et des Microtechniques, Besancon, France. Currently, he is a Professor within the Control and Electrical Engineering Department, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Romania, teaching Automation Systems and Optimal Control Techniques.

His research interest has regarded the dynamic systems' modelling, control-loop implementation, assembly system design. Lately, his research activity concerns the multiagent system, optimization using metaheuristics, optimal control problems using computational intelligence.

He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Control Engineering and Applied Informatics and Topics Board Editor of the Automation journal (publisher mdpi).