The leadership of Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy is congratulating Professor Cornel Panait on the occasion of his 70th anniversary. Prof. Panait was born on March 25, 1951. He graduated from “Mircea Batran” high school in Constanta in 1970 and received a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Polytechnic University in Bucharest in 1975.
Professor Panait’s academic career began in 1981 as an assistant in electrical machines and mechanisms at “Mircea cel Batran” Naval Academy in Constanta. In 1990 he was one of the founders of the newly established Maritime University in Constanta, in which he began teaching electrical machines and mechanisms. In 1999 Professor Panait was awarded the degree of Doctor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Transylvania in Brasov. In 2000 he was awarded with the scientific title “Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering”, and in 2002 – with the title of “Professor” at the Maritime University of Constanta.
In 2004 he was elected Rector of the same university and since then works actively to establish business relations between Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy and the Romanian University. The two higher maritime schools are cooperating under the Erasmus+ program, exchange of teachers and educational programs, joint research projects, exchange of trainings.
In 2011, with the decision of the Academic Council of Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, Prof. Panait was awarded the honorary title “Doctor Honoris Causa of the Naval Academy”. Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy is sending to Prof. Dr. Panait very best wishes on the occasion of his birthday.