In 2016, the Ain Center was selected to host 24 professors from technical universities in Romania over three years. Funded by the Bucharest-based Romanian-American Foundation and conducted in partnership with the Fulbright Commission beginning in 2017, the Entrepreneurship Education and Networking Program immerses the professors in the University of Rochester’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, enabling them to design and implement state-of-the-art entrepreneurship education upon return to their home universities.

An International Exchange of Ideas
An Entrepreneurial Mindset

2018 Cohort

Lidia Alexa

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering (Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi)

Stefan Bodi

  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Design Engineering and Robotics (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca)

Razvan Craciunescu

  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Electronics, Telecommunication, and IT (University Politehnica of Bucharest)

Veronica Maier

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Power Systems and Management (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca)

Anca Serban

  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Management, Marketing, and Business Administration (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu)

Madalina Voican

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Law; Center for Technology Transfer (University of Craiova)

2017 Cohort

Mihai Dragomir

  • Associate Professor, Department of Design Engineering and Robotics (Technical University Cluj-Napoca)

Corina Forascu

  • Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Iasi)

Anca Nicolau

  • Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Food Science & Engineering (Dunarea de Jos University of Galati)

Alma Pentescu

  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Management (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu)

Vladimir Tanasiev

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Power Engineering (University Politehnica Bucharest)

Dragos Vintila

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (Ovidius University Constanta)

2016 Cohort

Valentin Grecu

  • Lecturer, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu)

Nelu-Eugen Popescu

  • Associate Professor, Department of Economic Sciences (Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu)

Vlad Posea

  • Lecturer, Department of Computer Science (University Politehnica Bucharest)

Alexandru Radovici

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Engineering (University Politehnica Bucharest)

Costin-Octavian Sorici

  • Lecturer, Department of Economic Sciences (Ovidius University Constanta)

Flaviu Turcu

  • Lecturer, Department of Physics (Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca)


Contact Heidi Mergenthaler, Program Manager.