Prof. dr. Radu E. SESTRAȘRadu E. SESTRAS

Plant breeding and experimental techniques

rsestras@usamvcluj.ro; rsestras@gmail.com


Date and place of birth: 03 June 1961, Hida, Sălaj, Romania.

I. Education: University studies: 1981-1985, Agronomic Institute Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, specialization Agriculture. Post-university courses, Agronomic Institute Cluj-Napoca, univ. year 1987-1988. PhD studies: PhD in agronomy (1997), specialization “Genetics and plant breeding”. University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (UASVM) Cluj-Napoca, 1990-1997.

II. Academic experience: Didactic degree: Professor, PhD; PhD Coordinator in ‘Horticulture’ domain. Teaching: Plant breeding (horticulture, forestry, biotechnology); Experimental technique; Biological basis of seeds production; Biodiversity and bio-conservation.

III. Research domains of interest: Plant breeding, especially pome trees breeding; trees breeding, biodiversity.

IV. Member of professional societies and associations: ASAS – associate member, 2010; Romanian Friends of Roses Association, 1990 (founder member) 1990; Horticulture and Forestry Society from Transylvania – SHST, Honorific president – 2009; Eucarpia – member, 2003; ISHS – member, 2005; La Società di Medicina e Scienze Naturali dell’ Universita di Parma, Italy, 2005 (Honorary Member – elected).

V. Significant achievements: Books and scientific papers: Over 250 scientific papers, mostly in plant breeding indexed by international academic databases; 15 books (books, courses, chapters). Research grants: director, responsible and/or member in over 30 grants. Brevets: 21 new cultivars. Principal author or co-author of 12 cultivars of pear and 9 of apple, create at Fruit Research Station Cluj and homologated by ISTIS. Administrative positions: vice dean (2004-2008) and dean (2008-2012; 2012-2016) of Faculty of Horticulture Cluj-Napoca; Director of Department I Horticulture and Landscape (2016-present); General Editor – Editura AcademicPres (2000-2012). Expert evaluator: Expert evaluator National Council of Scientific Research in Higher Education (RNE), expert CEEX, ARACIS – C9, CNATDCU member (2011-2016) of ‘Engineering of vegetal and animal resources’ Commission. Editorial activity:  Bulletin of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca (Bulletin UASVM). Series Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Science and Biotechnologies, Veterinary Medicine (General Editor, 2000-2012); editor of 772 proceedings article indexed ISI WoS; Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca (ISI Plant Sciences, Editor-in-Chief, http://notulaebotanicae.ro/); Notulae Scientia Biologicae (Founder, Editor-in-Chief, http://notulaebiologicae.ro/); Știința agricolă (member);  South-Western Journal of Horticulture, Biology and Environment (member); Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry (editorial board member); Frontiers in Plant Science (Review Editor) etc.

VI. Other mentions: Scientific IDs (link-uri): ResearcherID: C-1563-2012; ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3073-1616; Scopus Author ID: 6504161494; Google Scholar / Academic: Radu E. SESTRAS.

Personal web page – http://www.sestras.ro.


June 2016                                                                                                 

Professor Radu E. SESTRAȘ, PhD