Famous Scientists from Romania

List of notable or famous scientists from Romania, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in Romania and even some popular scientists who immigrated to Romania. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Romanian scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from Romania is included when available.

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This historic scientists from Romania list can help answer the questions "Who are some Romanian scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from Romania?" These prominent scientists of Romania may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Romanian scientists.

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  • Adrian Bejan is a Romanian-American professor who has made contributions to modern thermodynamics and developed what he calls the constructal law. He is J. A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University and author of the 2016 book The Physics of Life: The Evolution of Everything.
    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Galați, Sud-Est, Romania
  • Aurel Vlaicu
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    Aurel Vlaicu (Romanian pronunciation: [a.uˈrel ˈvlajku] (listen); 19 November 1882 – 13 September 1913) was a Romanian engineer, inventor, airplane constructor and early pilot.
    • Age: Dec. at 30 (1882-1913)
    • Birthplace: Geoagiu, Romania
  • Constantin Ion Parhon (Romanian pronunciation: [konstanˈtin iˈon parˈhon] (listen); 15 October 1874 – 9 August 1969) was a Romanian neuropsychiatrist, endocrinologist and politician. He was the first head of state of Communist Romania from 1947 to 1952. Parhon was President of the Physicians and Naturalists Society in Iași, hospital director, professor, and director of medical institutes.
    • Age: Dec. at 94 (1874-1969)
    • Birthplace: Câmpulung, Romania
  • Daniel David

    Daniel David (born 23 November 1972) is a Romanian academic. He is "Aaron T. Beck" professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca. He was the head of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the Babeş-Bolyai University between 2007 and 2012. Daniel David is also an adjunct professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and is the head of the Research Program at Albert Ellis Institute in New York. He was born in Satu Mare.
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Satu Mare, Romania
  • George Constantinescu
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    George "Gogu" Constantinescu (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈd͡ʒe̯ord͡ʒe konstantiˈnesku] (listen), first name's diminutive is Gogu, last name also Constantinesco; 4 October 1881 – 11 December 1965) was a Romanian scientist, engineer and inventor. During his career, he registered over 130 inventions. He is the creator of the theory of sonics, a new branch of continuum mechanics, in which he described the transmission of mechanical energy through vibrations. Born in Craiova in "the Doctor's House" near the Mihai Bravu Gardens, he was influenced by his father George, born in 1844 (a professor of mathematics and engineering science, specialized in mathematics at the Sorbonne University). Gogu Constantinescu settled in the United Kingdom in 1912. He was an honorary member of the Romanian Academy.
    • Age: Dec. at 84 (1881-1965)
    • Birthplace: Craiova, Sud-Vest, Romania
  • Gheorghe Marinescu
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    Gheorghe Marinescu (Romanian: [ˈɡe̯orɡe mariˈnesku]; 28 February 1863 – 15 May 1938) was a Romanian neurologist, founder of the Romanian School of Neurology.
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1863-1938)
    • Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania