(Superintendent (Rector) Rear Adm. Prof. Ph.D. Vergil Chitac
Rear Adm. Prof. Ph.D. Vergil Chitac was born in 1962 in Istrian County, Constanta, Romania. He was a student at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of vessels of the State University of Galati, Southeast Romania (1981-1986) and a PhD student at the same university (1992-1999). In 1999 he earned a Doctoral degree in Technical Sciences branch, specialization hydromechanical Naval and ship structures with rough sea sentence ship behaviour in multibody.
His academic career began as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Technology and the Institute of Marine Ship “Mircea cel Batran” (1986-1990). In 2003-2004 he is Dean of the Merchant Marine Faculty and in the period 2004-2010 – Vice Rector of the Romanian Naval Academy “Mircea cel Batran”. From 2010 Prof. Vergil Chitac has been the Rector (Commander) of the Naval Academy “Mircea cel Batran”.
The scientific work of Prof. Vergil Chitac includes a long list of specialized books, papers, manuals, university courses and articles published in national and international professional journals and magazines. He has participated in a number of research projects as a manager and a member of a team. His research activities include 6 patents for innovation. Prof. Vergil Chitac is a member of the Editorial Board of the IMO Conventions as well as STCW 95.
On 09.01.2015 Rear Adm. Prof. Ph.D. Vergil Chitac was awarded the title of Honorary Professor at Nikola Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy by the Academic Council.