Engineer diplomate, Polytechnic University, Bucharest, Romania, 1976. D Engineering, Polytechnic University, Bucharest, Romania, 1999. Graduate, National Defense College, Bucharest, 1999.
Diplomate engineer Aviation Factory I.A.R., Brasov, 1976—1977. Candidate cosmonaut Cosmonaut Training Center Yuri Gagarin, Star City, Russia, 1978—1981. Chief inspector for aero-space activities Military Aviation Command, Bucharest, 1981—1990.
Cief, deputy minister of transportation Department of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transportation, 1990—1991. Chief inspector for airspace activities Air Force Staff, 1991—1998. President Romanian Space Agency, since 1998.
Co-leader project of reorganisation of the higher education and research institutions in Romania World Bank, Bucharest, 1992—1993. Associate professor Polytechnic University, Bucharest, 1984—1989. Vice-president European Institute for Risk, Security and Communication Management Foundation, Bucharest.
Associate professor Academy of Economic Studies, International Relations Faculty, Bucharest, since 2000. Permanent representative sessions of the United Nations Association of Space Explorers, Vienna, 1993, member executive committee, Houston, 1995—2001. Air fleet general Romanian Air Force, 2000.
Master: National Grand Lodge of Romania. Member: Association of Space Explorers, International Aeronautic Federation, Astronaut. Commission of Romanian Academy, Romanian Aeronautical Federation, International Astronautic Academy (correspondent), American-Romanian Academy for Science and Arts (honorary), Hermann Oberth - Wernher von Braun German Rocket Society (honorary), Rotary Club, York Rite.
Married Crina Ursu; children: Radu-Cãtãlin, Ovidiu-Daniel.