Prof. Dr. Eng. Tudor Prisecaru is Vice Rector of University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB). He obtained the title of Doctor in Engineering sciences in 1991 at UPB. He is currently President of the National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, since January 2015, and Invited Professor at Ecole de Mines de Nantes, France since 2008. Starting in 1984 he has worked at University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Classic and Nuclear Thermomechanical Equipment Department, where he is Professor since 2001. Between March 2012 and May 2012 he was Vice-Rector at UPB (voluntary interruption of activity for a limited period of time). He also served as Secretary of State at the Ministry of National Education, January 2013 – January 2015. He participated in the elaboration of more than 40 research development and innovation projects, in the mentioned areas, and has been project director for 16 research projects. From 2001 to May 2012 he held the position of Director at the Thermal Research Center.