Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Octavian Thor Pleter


Octavian Thor Pleter

  • Graduated the National College ”Gh. Lazăr” Bucharest (1980) and the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of the University Politehnica of Bucharest, specialization Aircraft, major in Avionics (1986)
  • MBA of the University of Manchester (2002)
  • Multidisciplinary scientific researcher, with a wide scope of research in aerospace engineering
  • Associate professor, responsible for the new programs of studies Air Navigation and Air Transport Engineering (since 2009)
  • “Cum Laude” PhD in engineering sciences, in the field of aerospace engineering, with 20 years of experience in multidisciplinary optimizations in ATM and air navigation
  • Author of important developments in TBO based on 4D flight trajectories and trajectory prediction
  • Coordinator of multidisciplinary research projects (impact of volcanic ash on aircraft, calculation of the MH370 flight trajectory)
  • “Richey” Medal 2017 awarded by the Royal Institute of Navigation in London for the best scientific paper of the year published in Journal of Navigation, Cambridge University Press
  • “Elie Carafoli” medal for outstanding contributions to the Romanian aerospace engineering education (2000)
  • Aloft Group Award 2011 for excellence in aerospace engineering education
  • Manager of 8 scientific research programs and of 5 successful business start-ups, a 2nd PhD in economic sciences, specialization management
  • Author of 9 books and 40 scientific papers
  • Expert in aeronautical safety
  • Keynote speaker in a number of international conferences and conventions
  • Dean 2016-2020 of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
  • NCP for Romania of the European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN)
  • Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, Senior Member AIAA