Razvan was born and educated in a small city and attended the Civil Engineering course in North-East Romania. He completed a Master’s degree with distinction in Structural Engineering at The University of Manchester and obtained a Ph.D. scholarship funded by U.S. Air Force to investigate the damage and fracture mechanics of carbon fibre reinforced composites mainly used in the aerospace industry. He is currently a full-time research associate in fracture mechanics and high temperature modelling of composites, working on the structural and fire performance resistances of a new reusable steel-concrete floor system.
He admires many engineering software packages and programming languages, and believes that having the right object-oriented mindset and support for practical experiences, we can substantiate the current state of knowledge. He attended many specialised conferences in the U.K. and abroad in U.S.A, China and Europe, published a book chapter and a few scientific articles. While at University of Manchester, he joined most of the active technical groups working on X-ray imaging, Cyber Security & Data sciences and Numerical Modelling. During his Ph.D. he was invited by The Royal Society in a prestigious national research meeting.
Over the years, he also witnessed many other technical talks, participated in certain entrepreneurial workshops, was part of hackathons and technical trainings. He was involved in two small consultancy engineering projects featuring material structural optimisations and ballistic bullet impact simulations.