Prof. Robert Gavriliuc, board member, European Geothermal Council
Professor Robert Gavriliuc is currently working at the Department of Thermodynamics and Thermal Equipment within the Faculty of Building Services Engineering Bucharest (Romania). He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (1996 - expertise in absorption refrigeration machines and heat pumps), and a MSc in Building Services Engineering (1984). He was responsible for several national research projects and partner in several other international research partners as well. He is a PhD supervisor, a certified expert in Thermal Engineering and also a certified Energy Auditor for buildings and buildings’ equipment.
He is member of several national and international scientific and technical associations, such as: Romanian Geoexchange Society (president since 2012), Romanian Association of Building Services Engineers (Education Committee), ASHRAE (2009 – president of the ASHRAE Danube Chapter), EGEC (board member since 2016).
He is also member of the Technical Committee on Energy Performance of Buildings and of the Commission for the Technical Experts’ Certification within the Romanian Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works. Professor Gavriliuc has evaluated the proposals submitted within the Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Program, domain “energy” (2013, 2014). He also served as evaluator within the FP7 Program (2012, 2013) and Horizon 2020 Program (2015).
His research interests are: energy efficiency, RES, geothermal energy, heat pump systems, absorption systems, thermo-acoustics.
Geothermal Energy Use in the Balkan Countries - Present Status and Future Perspectives
The paper presents some statistical data about the Balkan countries with regard to both shallow and deep geothermal energy use. Several financing possibilities for such projects are also covered. EGEC experience gathered in numerous past and present projects can serve as important knowledge source for the further development of the geothermal sector in South East Europe, and also for a common European approach adapted to this region.