It is with great sorrow that we announce that Dr. Mircea Dumitriu has passed away in his 87th year in Toronto, Canada.
Mircea was a significant personality in the domain of geology and made research and teaching his lifelong passions. He was a devoted researcher and professor in geological institutes and faculties in his native Romania and in Canada, where his work and courses were highly appreciated.
He began his career as a Principal Research Investigator at the Geological and Geophysical Institute of Romania focusing on mineral exploration, sedimentology, and geomathematics. In 1977, he immigrated with his wife and son to Canada where he continued his career at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Petro-Canada (Calgary), the Ministry of Environment (Ottawa), and the University of Toronto’s Department of Geology. He continued to be active until the end as a research associate at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute.
We grieve being separated from Mircea, a loved and respected family member and colleague, but we find consolation at the thought that he went to be with his beloved wife and son who passed away previously.