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Mircea Sandulescu, Member of the Romanian Academy

Mircea Sandulescu
University Professor of Geology

Member of the Romanian Academy

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Born: October 16, 1933, Sibiu, Sibiu County

One son


  • 1956 - Graduated in Engineering Geologists at the Faculty of Geology, Institute of Oil and Gas, Bucharest
  • 1968 - Special training in  in Structural Geology at Sorbonne, Paris, France
  • 1972 - PhD (Doctor Engineer) at the Institute of Oil, Gas and Geology, Bucharest


  • 1966-1974 - researcher, Geological Institute of Bucharest
  • 1966-1974 - head of department, Geological Institute of Bucharest
  • 1966-1970 - scientific secretary of the Geological Institute of Romania
  • 1970-1995 - head of the Geological Maps Department of the Geological Institute
  • Since 1994 - Professor at the Bucharest University

Scientific Activity

The most important part of the scientific activity was developed in the Geological Institute of Romania, but also at the University and in some international scientific organizations

Basic researches

  • tectonic structure of the Alpine folded belts of Central and South East Europe deep structure of the Romanian Carpathians and their Foreland, the paleogeographic-palinspastic evolution of the Carpathian-Balkan Area and the Black Sea basin during the Permian, Mesozoic and Cenozoic
  • stratigraphy of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic formations of the East Carpathians
  • compared analyses of the orogenic folded belts, using field researches in Carpathians, Alps, Dinarides, Balkan, Caucasus, Tian Shan, Tibet and Himalayas, Tsing Ling Mts., Betic Chains and Morrocco Rif, were realized

Titles & Memberships

  • Member of the Romanian Academy (since 1991)
  • Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (since 1991)
  • Member of the European Academy (since 1992)
  • Vice-President of the Societe Geologique de France (1972)
  • Honorary Fellow (Associe Etranger) of the Societe Geologique de France (since 1977)
  • Honorary Fellow of the Geological Society of America (since 1985)
  • Member of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association
  • President of the Section of Geonomic Sciences of the Romanian Academy (since 1995)

Member of the Editorial Boards of the "Tectonic Map of Europe", "Tectonic Map of the World" and "Tectonic Map of the Carpathian-Balkan Regions" - contributed to large parts of these international studies

Active participant at different international programs:

  • International Geological Correlation Programme
  • Lithosphere Programme
  • Pancardi Programme
  • Tethys and Peri-Tethys programmes

Visiting Professor

  • Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, France (in 1972, 1991 and 1998)
  • Université of Caen, France (1975)
  • Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France (1993)

Publications (selective)

  • Carpathians and Foreland, 1966
  • Division Systems Plisses, 1969
  • Geotectonics of Romania, 1984
  • Northern Margin Thetys, 1988, 1990
  • Tertiary History of Carpathians, 1986
  • For a larger list of publications click here!


  • "Grigorie Cobalcescu" Award of the Romanian Academy (1962)
  • "Prestwich" Award of the Societe Geologique de France (1995)


  • gardening, theatre, jogging


  • Mircea Sandulescu, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, 1 Balcescu blvd., sect. 5, Bucharest, Romania, tel: +40-1-314.3508/132, fax: +40-1-211.3120, E-mail: mirceasan@geo.edu.ro 

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