Constantin Rasinariu Appointed New Physics Chair
Constantin Rasinariu, PhD, will become chair of the Department of Physics effective July 1. Rasinariu comes to Loyola after serving as dean of Graduate Studies at Columbia College Chicago where he spent the last 18 years as a professor and an administrator.
“Constantin is a well-qualified academic and physicist,” said Thomas J. Regan, S.J., and PhD, dean of the Graduate School and the College of Arts and Sciences. “He has great experience in administration and working with faculty, and will help solidify our reputation in the field of physics both regionally and nationally.”
As a theoretical physicist and educator, Rasinariu has been widely published in peer-reviewed journals and has authored and edited several college textbooks. He is currently co-authoring Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction with, Jeffry V. Mallow, physics professor emeritus and outgoing chair and professor, Asim Gangopadhyaya.
During his time as chair of Columbia’s department of Science and Mathematics, the department launched its first two majors, a BA in Art and Materials Conservation and a BS in Computational & Applied Mathematics.
Rasinariu holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as degrees in Physics from the West University of Timișoara and Electronics from the Technical University of Timișoara.