Marius-Ioan PISO
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MIP_CVAffiliation and official address:

Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), President and Chief Executive Officer
21-25 Mendeleev str., 010362 Bucharest, Romania

Date and place of birth: 07 January 1954
Nationality: Romanian
Telephone/Fax/E-mail: Tel: +40-21-3168722, +40-722-360123, Fax: +40-21-3128804, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Education (degrees, dates, universities)

  • 1998-1999 Graduate, National Defence College, Romania (global security and disaster management)
  • 1999 – Senior Scientist 1st degree (Research Professor), Institute of Atomic Physics, Bucharest
  • 1990-1994 Doctor in Physics, University “Al.I. Cuza” Iasi (theoretical physics and astrophysics)
  • 1977-1982 Diploma in Physics, University “Babes-Bolyai” Cluj (nuclear physics and astrophysics)

Career/Employment (employers, positions and dates)

  • 2004 President and Chief Executive Officer, Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)
  • 1995-2004 Chief Executive Officer, Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)
  • 2005 – p Director of the National Security RTD programme
  • 2001 – p Director of the National Aerospace RTD Programme
  • 1988 – 1999 Advisor to the Minister for Research and Technology, Romania
  • 1988- p Head of Laboratory and Research Professor (1999 -), Institute of Space Science, Bucharest
  • 1982 – 1998 Research scientist, Institute for Electrical Engineering Bucharest, Inertial Sensors Division

Specialization (specify)

(i) main field

Space science and technology: Magnetic nano-fluids science and applications for inertial sensors

(ii) other fields

Global security, space technology for risk management, science management and policy, astrophysics and general relativity, knowledge management.

(iii) current research interest

security research, global monitoring, satellite formation flying, inertial guidance, knowledge management

Honours, Awards, Fellowships, Membership of Professional Societies

  • Member of the International Astronautical Academy (2004) (IAF – Paris), Member Board of Trustees (2007)
  • Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (2005) (EASA – Salzburg)
  • ICSU – COSPAR Committee on Space Research, member and National secretary (1994 – p)
  • European Astrobiology Association (EANA), member of the Executive Board (2002, 2004)
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), member (2000), American Mathematical Society, member (1998), EUROSCIENCE, member (2001), EURISY, member of the Board (2003)
  • Executive Head of the Inter-Ministerial Group on Security Research, Romania (2004 -)
  • Member of the National Council for the Attestation of Academic Titles, Diplomas and Certificates (2006 -)
  • Member of the Board of NATO RTO Space Technology Advisory Group (2005-)
  • National representative for the NATO Science Committee (2004 -)
  • European Security Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF), member (2007)
  • European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures. Member WG4 (2007)
  • Expert and representative, European Commission RTD FP6 AEROSPACE Committee (2001 – p), FP7 SPACE Committee (2006-), SECURITY RESEARCH Committee (2006 -)
  • Member of the National Advisory Board for Science and Technology (1998-2001)
  • National Defence Foundation (Romania), member (2001)
  • United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), representative and head of the delegation of Romania (1994-2008)
  • European Space Agency, National representative of Romania (1998 – p)
  • Rotary International, District 2241, member (1997 - , president RC Bucharest 2006-2007)
  • Knight and Officer of the Distinguished Service Order, Romania (2003, 2008)

Publications - Number of papers in refereed journals: 24 publications and 19 patents, Number of published communications to scientific meetings: 110 communication, - Books: 2)
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