Nicolae Victor Zamfir
Nicolae-Victor Zamfir graduated University of Bucharest in 1976 and in 1979 he started working as Research Scientist at the National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering Bucharest, Romania. Between 1990 and 2004 he worked in scientific research at University of Cologne in Germany, Brookhaven National Laboratory and Yale University in the USA. His research activity has spanned on a wide range of topics in nuclear structure physics.
He is co-author of more than 300 articles in scientific journals having more than 6000 citations and more than 200 invited lectures and contributions to various international conferences. He was Co-organizer of 14 Conferences, Workshops or Summer Schools in Nuclear Physics and member of the ‘Advisory Committee’ for 35 international conferences. In 2004 he has been appointed Director General of the “Horia Hulubei” National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering and in 2010 he took over also the management of the Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) Project.
As member of various European advisory committees in physics, such as Nuclear Physics European Committee (NuPECC) of the European Science Foundation, ESFRI Committee and Council of the European Physical Society, Dr. Zamfir was involved in shaping the European research policy. Strengthening the national and European research infrastructure network was one of the primary goals of Dr. Zamfir through his entire activity. He represented Romania at JINR-Dubna, FAIR-Darmstadt and CERN-Geneva. He is Member of the Romanian Academy and Officer of Legion d’Honeur France.