The REHVA Family very sadly announces the untimely passing of Professor Dr. Robert Gavriliuc, on December 1, 2022.

Born on June 20, 1959, Robert Gavriliuc graduated in 1984 at the Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest (UTCB) as mechanical engineer and got his PhD diploma in 1996. He won 2 post-doctoral scholarships at the Technical University of Karlsruhe (Germany) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA). In 2005 he became a full professor at UTCB.

He was author or co-author of 9 technical books and more than 70 scientific articles. He participated in more than 50 scientific and technical projects. He was also a reviewer and associate editor of the Energy and Buildings Journal and an EACI/EASME international assessor.

As a professor at theTechnical University for Civil Engineering from Bucharest (Faculty of Building Services Engineering), he made a remarkable contribution to the Romanian school for mechanical engineering, especially in the field of heat pumps and geothermal energy, being a prominent member of the thermodynamic academic community.

Robert Gavriliuc was president of the Romanian Geoexchange Society and active member of the Romanian Professional Associations AIIR & AGFR. He was also a member of ASHRAE and contributed substantially to EGEC activities.

Within REHVA, Robert Gavriliuc made numerous and valuable contributions, especially in the Education and Training Committee. In recognition, in 2012 Robert was granted the status of REHVA fellow and in May 2022, he received the REHVA professional award for Education.

In his private life Robert was a very devoted father and husband, and a kind and generous friend to many of us.

We express with sorrowful souls our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and AIIR’s colleagues.


REHVA President,

Dr. Catalin LUNGU

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