Graduate in Geological Engineering, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania, 1985. Graduate in Economics, Academy Economic Studies, Bucharest, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy in Geology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi, Romania.
Geology engineer ARGES Prospecting and Exploration Enterprise, Pitesti, Romania, 1985—1987. Research scientist Geological Institute Romania, Bucharest, 1987—1996, senior research scientist, 1996—1999. Geology advisor National Agency for Mineral Resources, Romania, since 1999.
Postdoctoral fellow University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, since 2004. Sergeant Romanian Military, 1985-1986.
Member of Mineralogical Association Romania, International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of Earth's Interior.