Dr. Maria Bostenaru

Dr. Dipl.-Ing. M. Bostenaru Dan graduated in architecture, specialisation in urbanism, at the Universität Karlsruhe/Germany. Within the project "Preservation of historically relevant constructions" she did a building survey in Poland and was employed as research assistant for "Strong earthquakes", both CRC at the Universität Karlsruhe. With a DFG scholarship in the GK “Natural Disasters” in Karlsruhe and a Marie Curie Training Site 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", 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". Since 2008 she is employed as researcher at the "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism, permanent position. There she was involved in CNCSIS project "Arts, Urban Communities, Mobilisation" and in a Union of Romanian architects co-funded project: Tzigara-Samurcas archive. She is project member at the "World Housing Encyclopedia" since 2001, editorial board member 2003-2006, did consulting in a CNMP project lead by the University of Bucharest "Multihazard and vulnerability in the seismic context of Bucharest city" and is employed in a CNCS project at the same on "Spatial and temporar patterns of vulnerability" as well as co-teaching the course "Risks" at the "Ion Mincu" University. She is MC member at the COST actions "Semantic enrichment of 3D city models for sustainable urban development" and "The EU in the new complex geography of economic systems: models, tools and policy evaluation" and steering committee member of the ESF "Network for Digital Methods in Arts and Humanities". She had Canadian Centre of Architecture support grant.


20th century architecture, historic concrete, natural azards, project management, seismic retrofit of historic buildings, housing buildings, multicriteria decision, citizen participation, survey techniques, project management, building economics, GIS, 3D multimedia, fluency in more European languages