Master in Metallurgical Engineering, Politehnica, Bucharest, Romania, 1965. Doctor of Science, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1976.
Researcher Electroputere, Craiova, Romania, 1965-1968, Research Metallurgical Institute, Bucharest, 1968-1970. Assistant professor Politehnica, 1970-1972, associate professor, 1976-1990, professor, since 1990, vice dean materials science and engineering, 1982-1989, dean materials science and engineering, 1990, vice rector, 1990-1992. Researcher Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1972-1976, associate professor, 1991-1996.
Professor The Swedish School Mining and Metallurgical, Filipstad, Sweden, 1996-2004, professor Dalarna University, since 2004.
Married Cecilia Rodica Mitrofan, October 21, 1967. Children: Liviu Catalin, Dan Cristian.