I’m Dan Dimitriu
Dan was born in Bucharest, Romania. After defecting to the refugee camp in Traiskirchen, Austria, Dan arrived in the United States in 1982. One month after his arrival, Dan started teaching engineering as a lecturer at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. 1989, Dan returned to NDSU to finish his Ph. D. degree in engineering, graduating in 1993. That year, Dan came to San Antonio to work as a senior design engineer for Kinetic Concepts, Inc., a medical equipment company. In 2001, Dan decided that it was time for a career change, and he became the Engineering Program Coordinator at San Antonio College. During his tenure there, among other accomplishments, he received the 2015 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math, and Engineering Mentoring and published two books to help readers improve their spatial visualization skills. As for hobbies, Dan enjoys traveling, movies, reading, and creating challenging educational materials such as books and games.
North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, USA, Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering
Academy of Economic Sciences, Bucharest, Romania, Master’s Degree in Business Administration - Major in International Economic Relations
Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Popular School of Arts, Bucharest, Romania, Associate’s Degree in Graphic Arts
Engineering Program Coordinator at San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas
Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio and at Our Lady of the Lake University
Vice-President of Engineering at Prism Enterprises, San Antonio, Texas
Senior Design Engineer at Kinetic Concepts Inc., San Antonio, Texas
Engineering Professor at North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota
Director of Engineering at Dynamics Industries, Barnesville, Minnesota
Dan has multiple interests. Among the strongest ones are travel, art and design, movies, space and science fiction, engineering, and education in general. As a certified SCUBA Diver I could make a direct and personal connection between technology and nature. Hobbies are mainly the games development and stamps and banknotes collecting.