Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cristian POPESCU

Associate Professor Dr. Cristian POPESCU

University of Pitesti, ROMANIA


Position: Associate Professor, Dr., Department of Applied Sciences and Environment Engineering, University of Piteşti, Romania.

Education: Engineer, PhD diploma, Master Degree in Management, Bachelor in Law, Erasmus Student Scholarships (Belgium, Ghent University, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering)

Areas of research include Agriculture, Horticulture, Agri-Environment, Agricultural and Environmental Policies.

  • Director of Research Projects financed by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research;
  • Manager of project financed with European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development under the Common Agricultural Policy of European Union;
  • Member in international research project: European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme
  • Member of many research projects and educational projects related to agricultural engineering and environmental protection;
  • Staff Mobility for Teaching: Turkey, Portugal, Czech Republic, Egypt
  • Traineeship: Hungary, Latvia, Spain.
  • Member of editorial scientific board, Executive Editor, Regional Editor, Associate Editor for international journals (some indexed in Web of Science, Core collection)
  • Chairperson: International Symposium Current Trends in Natural Sciences
  • Keynote speaker and Invited professor for conferences and webinars
  • Member in prestigious national/international professional associations (over time): ESNA – European Society for New Methods in Agricultural Research, ISHS – International Society for Horticultural Sciences, Romanian Association of Pteridology, Romanian National Society of Soil Science, Romanian Society of Phytosociology, International Association for Agricultural Sustainability;
  • Reviewer for ISI Web of Science Clarivate Analytics journals and conferences;
  • Attending of many workshops and conferences related to environment: ESNA conferences, OIV Congress, ISHS conferences, International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference SGEM, etc.
  • Keynote speaker and Invited professor for international conferences and webinars
  • Awards offered by Education and Research Ministry for published articles in 2015 and 2018;
  • Cited in prestigious ISI Web of Science Clarivate Analytics journals.
  • Promoter and responsible for bilateral Erasmus Agreements in agricultural sciences, horticulture and environment with European Partners


Main publications:

  • more than 50 articles in journals indexed in international databases
  • articles in ISI Web of Science Clarivate Analytics journals / ISI Web of Science Conference Proceedings
  • articles in international/national symposium proceedings
  • 9 books: unique author for 3 books, co-authors for 6 books


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