Barbu Marius Catalin, born …, in the city of …, Romania. Graduated from the University of Brasov (currently – Transilvania University of Brasov, Faculty of Wood Engineering, with BSc in Industrial Wood Processing, in the city of Brașov, Romania (1992), PhD studies in Wood Science and Technology at the same university (1995), and at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences – BOKU (1997), in the city of Vienna, Austria, with PhD in Wood Science and Technology (1997). Double career at the University of Brasov and Austrian wood processing industry (1994-2006, and R&D Head 2001-2006), concerning the studies of design of wood panels, development and implementation of prototypes, optimization of the manufacturing processes, and reduction of the environment impact for the wood panels industry, leading projects on different levels from lab to industrial scale including the first production runs and patent applications. Professor for the Faculty of Wood Engineering at the Transilvania University of Brasov, in the city of Brașov, Romania (2002-present, Habilitate, 2017), Professor for the Dept. for Forest Products Technology and Timber Construction, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, in the town of Kuchl, Hallein district of Salzburg state, Austria (2011-present), Extraordinary Professor for the Department of Forest and Wood Science, Faculty of AgriScience, Stellenbosch University, in the city of Stellenbosch, Western Cape province, South Africa (2014-present), Adjunct Professor at the Center for Renewable Carbon, Institute of Agriculture, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in the city of Knoxville, the state of Tennessee, the United States (2014), Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Agriculture, Shizuoka University, in the city of Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan (2009, 2012), Visiting Professor for the Center of Economics of the Forestry and Wood Industry, Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Universität Hamburg, in the city of Hamburg, Germany (2006-2011). PhD supervisor for the Department of Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, in the city of Brno, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic (2018-present). Teaching in five languages (English, French, German, Italian, Romanian (native) as invited or visiting professor at the main established European universities, providing courses in wood science and technology. Research interests in wood science and technology. Author and co-author of more than 120 scientific publications.
Papers in Google Scholar – 116
Total Google Scholar citations – 542
Google Scholar Hirsh index – 12
Papers in Scopus – 43
Total Scopus citations – 191; Scopus Hirsh index – 8
Total Web of Science Core Collection citations – 60
Web of Science Core Collection Hirsh index – 5