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Professor Dan Mateescu has a Ph. D. Degree in Aerodynamics, and a Honorary Doctorate :
Doctor Honoris Causa ("for outstanding contributions in Aerodynamics") received in 1995.

PRESENT POSITION (at McGill University since 1982/83)

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Previous coordination position: Director of Aerospace Program (1995-2009)


Award and Commemorative Medal - Carafoli , 2001.
Fellow - Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, since 2000 ( Associate Fellow - since 1982).
Member of the American-Romanian Academy of Arts and Science – since 1999.
Associate Fellow - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, since 1995.
Honorary Member of the Scientific Council – Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Flight Dynamics, 1995.
Erskine Fellow and Erskine Award – University of Canterbury, 1993.
Visiting Scientist Award - National Academy of Science, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. – 1968/69.
Scientific Prize Aurel Vlaicu of the Academy of Sciences – 1968 (“for a group of studies on supersonic aerodynamics”).

Recent Editorial Activity

Editor-in-Chief, The Open Aerospace Engineering Journal - since 2010.
Editorial Board Member of the Open Aerospace Engineering Journal - 2007 - 2010.
Editorial Board Member of the Open Aerospace Engineering Reviews - since 2007.
Editorial Board Member of the Open Aerospace Engineering Letters - since 2007.
Editorial Board Member of the INCAS Bulletin - National Institute for Aerospace Research "Elie Carafoli" - since 2009.
Member of the Scientific Committee of many International Conferences.


Subsonic Aerodynamics (MECH 533) - currently
High Speed Aerodynamics (MECH 537) - currently
Unsteady Aerodynamics (MECH 538) - currently
Computational Aerodynamics (MECH 539) - currently
Advanced Computational Aerodynamics (MECH 620) - currently
Fundamental of Fluid Dynamics (MECH 610)
Aeroelasticity (MECH 531)
Mechanics of Compressible Fluids (Fluid Mechanics II – MECH 430)


École Polythechnique de Montreal (in parallel with McGill)
Concordia University, Montreal (in parallel with McGill)
University "Politehnica" of Bucharest

AERONAUTICAL ACTIVITY (at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Aerospace)

Contributed to the aerodynamic design of the transonic aircraft IAR 90 as Head of High Speed Aerodynamics Division.
Coordinated and contributed to the design and the realization of the trisonic (subsonic, transonic and supersonic) wind tunnel (1.2m x 1.2m) as the Head of Trisonic Wind Tunnel.
Coordinated and contributed to the aerodynamic and flight dynamic design of several missiles as Head of Missile Aerodynamics and Flight Dynamics Group.
Contributed to the aircraft aerodynamic tests as Head of High Speed Wind Tunnel Driven by Turbojet.


Theoretical and Computational Studies on Steady and Unsteady Aerodynamics in Subsonic, Transonic and Supersonic Regimes and at Low Reynolds Numbers.
Experimental Aerodynamics in Subsonic, Transonic and Supersonic Flows.
Aeroelasticity, Fluid-Structure Interaction and Flow-Induced Vibrations.
Dynamics of Structures with Piezoelectric Sensors and Actuators Subjected to Unsteady Aerodynamics Loads, and Control of Aeroelastic Oscillations.
Atmospheric Flight for Space Missions and Aero-Gravity Assist.


The research results obtained in these areas have been presented in 2 monographs and over 260 journal and conference papers and research reports. A selected list of papers is presented in the subpage Publications.
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