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Professor Viorel MITRE, PhD – DEANDSC_0601

Fruit growing, Pomology,


Date and place of birth: 24.02.1958, Bicaz, Maramureș

I. Education:
University studies: Graduate of the Agronomic Institute “Dr. P. Groza” Cluj–Napoca, Horticultural and Agricultural Faculty, Horticultural Specialization 1984.
PhD studies: 1998, PhD in Agriculture, Plant Physiology specialization,University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, PhD director, Prof. PhD. Tiberiu Suciu
Areas of specialization:
  • 1995 December, United Kingdom, Lincoln, Leicester, Horticultural Research Station, East Malling, U.K.;
  • Visiting professor at Universidad de Extremadura, Escuela de ingenierias agraris, Spania, March, 2006;
  • Visiting and teaching mobility at Agricultural University Of Athens European Programmes Office – Greece, 17-21 June, 2013;
  • Exchange of experience  at Agricultural Academy Sofia – Institue of Agriculture Kyustendil, 21-24 June 2013;
  • Visiting and teaching mobility Akdeniz University, Antalya-Turkey, 02-07.09.2014;
  • Internship training “Regional Engagement and Doctoral Education”, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France, 22-23.01.2015.

II. Academic experience:
  • 2008-up to now: Horticulture and Landscap Design Departament, Professor, Fruit growing and Pomology;
  • 2001–2008: Senior Lecturer, Horticulture Departament, Fruit Growing;
  • 1995-2001: Lecturer, Horticulture Departament, Fruit Growing;
  • 1990-1995: Assistant Professor, Horticulture Departament, Fruit Growing;
  • since 2009 PhD supervisor in Horticultural domain, Fruit Growing specialization.

III. Research domains of interest: Fruit growing, Pomology, Plant physiology, Plant protection
Professional affiliations:
  • 2009, Society of Horticultural and Forestry from Transylvania – President
  • 1995, Romanian Society of Horticulturist – President of subsidiary Cluj;
  • 2005, International Society for Horticultural Science, member;
  • 1990, Rose Friends Society, member;
  • 1992, Romanian Society of Tissue Culture, member;
  • 1994, Romanian Plant Protection Association, member.
Significant achievements:
Books recognized by CNCSIS publish houses- 7
Number of papers in which I participated as author/coauthor-121; as first author – 50
The most important papers:
1. BADIU, F.H. ARION, I.C. MURESAN, R. LILE, MITRE, 2015, Evaluation of Economic Efficiency of Apple Orchard Investments, Sustainability 7(8):10521-10533 (IF 0.942).
2. Mugurel I. JITEA, Viorel MITRE, Liviu HOLONEC, Radu E. SESTRAS, Faculty of Horticulture Cluj-Napoca: Celebrating 35 Years of Horticulture Higher Education, Notulae Botanicae 41(1):1-11 Print ISSN 0255-965X; Electronic 1842-4309, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (IF 0.59).
3. MITRE, I. MITRE, A.F. SESTRAŞ, R.E. SESTRAŞ, 2010, New products against apple scab and powdery mildew attack in organic apple production. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 38 (3):234-238 (IF 0.463).
Research grants: 2006-2008, director grant CNCSIS 824, 1990-2011 as member in 8 research grants.

IV. Other mentions:
Administrative positions:
  • 2008-2010, Head of Department – I Horticulture and Forestry;
  • 2008 Member of the Council of Horticulture Faculty;
  • 2010-2012, Director of Department – I Horticulture and Landscaping;
  • 2012-2016 – Vice dean for didactic activity of Horticulture Faculty;
  • 2014-2016, Director of Doctoral School of UASMV;
  • 2016 – Member of Senate of USAMV Cluj-Napoca.
  • Patent no. 123140 – Foliar fertilizer composition based on nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and process for producing;
  • Patent no. 123139 – Calcium based foliar fertilizer composition and process for producing.
  • Diploma of Excellence and Gold medal – International salon of inventions – PRO INVENT, VIII Edition, 2010, Cluj-Napoca, for Group of inventions;
  • Diploma of Excellence and Gold medal – International salon of inventions – PRO INVENT, X Edition, 2012, Cluj-Napoca, for Group of inventions;
  • “Ion Haşeganu” Award for ‘Fruit growing’ book, Granted by ASAS, Bucureşti – 2013;
  • Diploma and medal for ‘Contribution for affirming Romanian horticulture, Granted by ASAS – 2013.
PhD coordinator:
  • PhD Coordinator in Horticulture domain from 2009, Specializaton: Fruit growing and Pomology;
Member of analysis committee for appeals against decisions of the National Council for Attesting Titles, Diplomas and Certificates  – Ministry of Education – Romania.

June, 2016

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