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Maria Bostenaru Dan

" Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Romania

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Born: 1974

Interests: earthquake engineering, architecture, modernism, mobility, management, costs estimation, conservation

Dipl.-Ing. M. Bostenaru Dan obtained an engineering degree in architecture, specialisation in urbanism, from the Universität Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1999. She was involved, with the Collaborative Research Centre 315 "Preservation of historically relevant constructions" in a building survey in Poland and employed as research assistant at the CRC 461 "Strong earthquakes", both at the Universität Karlsruhe. With a DFG scholarship in the Research Training Group “Natural Disasters” in Karlsruhe and a Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellowship in Pavia, Italy, research was done on "Applicability and economic efficiency of seismic retrofit measures on existing buildings". She was experienced researcher on the project "Preservation of historic reinforced concrete housing buildings across Europe" (CA’REDIVIVUS), a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship in Pavia. She returned to Romania with a Marie Curie Reintegration Grant on "The innovation in the plan of the current floor: Zoning in blocks of flats for the middle class in the first half of the 20th century" (PIANO). Since 2008 she is also employed as researcher at the "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism, permanent position. There she was involved in CNCSIS funded research on "Arts, Urban Communities, Mobilisation - The social reinsertion of the artistic and architectural project" and in a Union of Romanian architects co-funded project: Tzigara-Samurcas archive. She keeps doing earthquake engineering in a CNMP project lead by the University of Bucharest: "Multihazard and vulnerability in the seismic context of Bucharest city" (since 2007) and the "World Housing Encyclopedia" (since 2001, editorial board member 2003-2006) and co-teaching the course "Risks" at the Urbanism Department, the "Ion Mincu" University (since 2009). She is MC member at the COST action TU0801 "Semantic enrichment of 3D city models for sustainable urban development". She is awarded a support grant of the Canadian Centre of Architecture.

Selected publications:
• Maria Bostenaru Dan, Richard Prikryl, Akos Török. Materials, Technologies and Practice in Historic Heritage Structures. Springer, 2009.


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