Name:Vasile OPROIU


Date of birth:  September 8,  1941


Place of birth: Vulcana Pandele, Dimbovita, Romвnia


Ph. D.:    Mathematics, Universitatea Al.I.Cuza Iasi, Romania 1969.

                Ph.D. Thesis Connections compatible with G-structures and structures of  higher order, supervisor Gh. Gheorghiev  

                Diploma in Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics, Universitatea          Al.I.Cuza Iasi, Romania, 1964


                         1990- 2006 Professor, Universitatea "Al.I.Cuza", Iasi

                         1976-1990     Associate Professor, Universitatea

                                           "Al.I.Cuza", Iasi

                         1970-1976     Assistant Professor, Universitatea

                                          "Al.I.Cuza", Iasi

                         1964-1970, 2004-present- Scientific Research Worker Institute of Mathematics, Iasi Branch of the Romanian Academy.    

October 2008 - Professor Emeritus at University "Al.I.Cuza" Iasi                  

Teaching: Geometry for 1-st year, Differential  Geometry for 2-nd year,  Differential Geometry for 3-rd year, Relativity Theory, Complex Manifolds,  Faculty of Mathematics, Computational Geometry of Curves and Surfaces for 1-st and 2-nd year, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Special Mathematics Applied in Economics, General Mathematics in Geology etc., at undergraduate level.

          Post graduate courses: G-structures and Integrability, Spectral Geometry of Riemannian Manifolds and Harmonic Mappings, at the  Faculty of Mathematics, Iasi, Romania. 

             Research: Scientific activity in the domain of Differential Geometry and Topology at the  Faculty of Mathematics in the University "Al.I.Cuza" Iasi, (geometric properties of some classes of G-structures, differential geometry of the tangent and cotangent bundles, harmonic mappings, nonembedding results for the Grassmannians etc.) Several young researchers carried out research projects under my guidance. Scientific collaborations with: P.Matzeu (Italy), N.Papaghiuc, C.L.Bejan, A.Neagu (Technical University of Iasi).


        Ph.D. Advisor at the Faculty of Mathematics, University “Al.I.Cuza” Iasi, with 3 Ph.D.students and 7 Ph.D. conferred degree (G.Mitric, C.Oniciuc, M.Iftime, M.Munteanu, D.Fetcu, D.Porosniuc, S.L. Druta). Referee in several Ph.D. commissions in Romania.


        Contributed papers: Over 25 papers presented at various meetings and conferences on mathematical topics held in Romania, Poland, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic.


         Director of several scientific projects within Research Grants of the CNCSIS in the Ministry of Education, Romania, during the period 1995-2007.


       Plenary lectures at several scientific meetings on Differential Geometry (among the last such meetings I should quote: Conference on Differential Geometry, Iasi, September 1995, 1-st Balkan Conference on Differential Geometry, ”Politehnica” University, Bucharest, July 1996, 3-rd Workshop on Differential Geometry and Applications, University of Sibiu, September 1997, 4-th Workshop on Differential Geometry and Applications,  University of Brasov, September 1999, 3-rd Balkan Conference on Differential Geometry, “Politehnica” University, Bucharest, August 2000).


Over 90 papers published in several  Mathematical Journals.


Author of 8 books (Treatises, Monographs, Handbooks)

Some of my scientific results have been used by several students in their work in some Ph.D. theses and by several mathematicians in their scientific works. (Over 500 citations of my papers in important mathematical journals and in some mathematical monographs)

Some of my papers are published in ISI quoted journals.


Fellowship  Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy 1972, University of Napoli.


Invited Lectures: University of Lublin, Poland, 1978

                       University of Wroclaw, Poland, 1978

                       University of Cagliari, Italy, 1985,1987, 1990, 1992,1995

                       University of Bari, Italy, 1985,1987

                       Technical University of  Berlin, 1986, 1990

           University of Freiburg, Germany, 1987             

           University of Torino 1990


Visiting Professor at University of  Cagliari, Italy, 1985,1987, 1990, 1992, 1995,  2001, University of Bari, Italy 1985, 1987.


"G.Titeica"  Prize of the  Romanian  Academy in 1976


Referee for several Mathematical Journals in Romania and the world.


Member in the Editorial Boards of: An.St.Univ. “Al.I.Cuza” Iasi, Matematica, Revue Roum. Math. Pures et Appliquees, Bucharest, Italian J. of Pure Appl. Math., Udine Italia, Balkan Journal of Geometry and Applications.


Member in the Excellence CenterMathematical Analysis and Applications” of CNCSIS Romania, director Prof. V.Barbu


Memberships: American Mathematical Society, European Mathematical Society,

Unione Matematica Italiana, Tensor Society, Societatea de Stiinte Matematice din Romвnia


Reviewer:  Mathematical Reviews, ZentralblattMATH


Biographical sketches in: Dictionarul Specialistilor, Ed. Tehnica Buc. 1996, Who’s Who in Romania, Pegassus Press, Buc.,  2002, 2000 Eminent Scientists of Today, 1-st Ed., Int. Biogr. Cent., Cambridge, Men of Achievement (1996) at International Biographical Center din Cambridge , Marquis Who’s Who in the World,  20-th, 21-st Editions, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 7-th Editions 2003-2004 (Marquis), Matematicieni romani de pretutindeni, ed. II-a, published at Editura Pamantul of University of Pitesti Romania, in 2006.