The Faculty of Petroleum Refining and Petrochemistry is a school of higher education that combines tradition with the challenges of the present. The specialists trained on the benches of this school respond to a wide range of fields, from those who ensure the energy security of the country, to those who ensure the sustainability of this security.

The academic programmes of the faculty cover training at all three levels of Bologna cycle, enabling training of qualified engineers, able to solve problems from petroleum refining industry, and researchers trained to increase the level of knowledge.

The faculty witnessed the transformations that took place in the Romanian society starting with 1948 until nowadays, being inevitably part of them. Thus, it contributed to the rise and affirmation worldwide of the Romanian crude oil refining and petrochemistry. The specialists trained at this high education school contributed to an overwhelming extent to the construction and development of the oil refining industry all over the world. Through them, many of the people who built their careers in this faculty are still a reference in the field.

The era of technology, the revolution of digitalization and consequently, the climate changes, influenced the structure of the faculty, imposing development of new curricula to meet the new requirements.

Living in a world where language barrier is becoming insignificant, the Faculty of Petroleum Refining and Petrochemistry has tried to meet this challenge as well. Thus, new academic programmes in English, have been set up and we hope to “open” the doors to the candidates from Romania or abroad who want to study in a language that will prepare them for the future job, in refineries, where the common language is English.

With some of the programmes at the beginning, others mature, the faculty staff wants to maintain a high level of education and to offer to society graduates able to contribute to its sustainable development.


Dean Message

The Faculty of Petroleum Refining and Petrochemistry is one of the university’s oldest faculties and represents one of the elite schools of Romanian higher education, aimed to instruct specialists meant to solve a pressing problem for the national economy representing energy security, but also a social problem, respective environmental protection, in order to increase the quality of life and sustainable development.

The faculty has well-trained and dedicated teaching staff that combines the experience of famous professors with the ambition and enthusiasm of young professors, many of them trained at prestigious universities abroad.

The students of the faculty have multiple possibilities to enlarge their knowledge, being beneficiary of scholarships, practical training or internships programmes, in Romania or abroad. Graduates of our faculty who have worked or are working in companies in the refining and petrochemical industry, research and design institute, educational institutions, governmental and non-governmental entities in the country and abroad, proudly recognized membership in this elite group. of petroleum and gas engineers in Romania whose reputation has surpassed the borders of our country.

Maintaining excellence in research is one of the priorities of the faculty, scientific research being focused on national, European and international projects and programmes but also in the fields related to petroleum industry, petrochemical activities and environmental protection.

All these are important reasons why we would like to invite you to join us and study to the Faculty of Petroleum Refining and Petrochemistry.



The Petroleum-Gas Institute from Bucharest, established in 1948, included in its structure The Faculty of Crude Oil Refining, later on named The Faculty of Technology and Chemistry of Oil and Gases. Since 1975, this faculty was transferred to the Institute of Petroleum and Gas Ploieşti (later on named University of Ploieşti and, currently, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploieşti). Starting with the academic year 1990-1991, The Faculty of Technology and Chemistry of Oil and Gas changed its name to the Faculty of Petroleum Refining and Petrochemistry.

The Faculty has benefited from the didactic, scientific and organizational contribution of some eminent professors, deeply devoted to the creation and development of the Romanian academic school of petroleum. A major contribution to the support and development of the Faculty was made by academician G.C. Suciu, prof. V.I. Robu, prof. V. Vântu, prof. S. Raşeev, prof. M. Bogdan, prof. C. Creangă, prof. R.C. Ţunescu, prof. I. Precup, prof. D. Săndulescu, prof. C. Ionescu, etc.

Since its establishment, more than 6600 specialists, of which over 670 graduates originating from 66 countries on all continents, have been trained in the Faculty of Petroleum Refining and Petrochemistry. Graduates of the faculty have been working in the refining and petrochemical industry, various sectors of petroleum processing industry, research and design institutes, environmental engineering in industry, design and application hardware and software resources specific to the chemical industry, in education, governmental and non- governmental entities in Romania or abroad.

All the graduates of the faculty proudly acknowledge their membership in this elite group of engineers in petroleum processing, whose reputation has exceeded the borders of our country. Among their achievements we can mention: the designing, constructing and operating refineries in Romania and abroad (India, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Albania, Algeria, Iraq, Egypt, Poland, etc.). Many graduates work abroad, a fact which illustrates a good training and its international recognition.

The total number of postgraduates of the Faculty of Petroleum Refining and Petrochemistry is 452, of which 243 are foreign citizens. A number of 133 specialists (80 Romanians and 53 foreigners) obtained the title of doctor of engineering. 175 specialists from abroad graduated the UNESCO postgraduate international course, organized within the Faculty of Petroleum Refining and Petrochemistry.

The foreign citizens who have graduated the academic programmes of the Faculty of Petroleum Refining and Petrochemistry originate from Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Czechoslovakia, Chile, China, Chad, Cyprus, Columbia, Congo, Korea, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Filipinas, Gabon, Ghana, Germania, Greece, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, India, Indonesia, Jordanian, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Marroc, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Russia, Senegal, Syria, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Turkey, Togo, Tunisia, Hungary, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zaire.

The diplomas awarded have been and are recognized worldwide. Since 1997, the Faculty of Petroleum Refining and Petrochemistry has been included in the FEANI index (Federation Europeene D’Associations Nationales D’Ingenieurs), which allows graduates to obtain the title of European Engineer EUR-ING based on the conditions imposed by FEANI.

Faculty board


Assoc. Prof. PhD. Eng. Daniela Popovici
Phone: +40 244 576211 / int.317
Fax +40 244 575847


Assist.Prof. PhD. Eng. Negoiță Loredana Irena
Phone: +40 244 573171 / int.291
Fax +40 244 575847

Audience Schedule:

From Monday to Thursday, 13:00 - 15:00



Chief Secretary Maria Nedelcu

Secretary Elena Gîlcă

Phone: +40-244-576211 Fax +40-244-575 847

Mobile: +40 725 351 817

Faculty Council

Prof.PhD. Eng. Bolocan Ion

Prof.PhD. Eng. Roşca Paul

Assoc. Prof. PhD. Eng. Bogatu Irina Liana

Assoc. Prof. PhD. Chem. Mihai Sonia

Assoc. Prof. PhD. Eng. Neagu Mihaela

Assoc. Prof. PhD. Eng. Oprescu Elena Emilia

Assoc. Prof. PhD. Eng. Popovici Daniela Roxana

Assistant Prof. PhD. Eng. Borcea Anca Florentina

Assistant Prof. PhD. Chem. Budeanu Maria Magdalena

Assistant Prof. PhD. Chem. Călin Cătălina

Assistant Prof. PhD. Eng. Dușescu Vasile Cristina Maria

Assistant Prof. PhD. Chem. Manta Ana - Maria

Assistant Prof. PhD. Eng. Movileanu Daniela Luminița

Assistant Prof. PhD. Eng. Negoiţă Loredana Irena

Assistant Prof. PhD. Eng. Nicolae Marilena

Assistant Prof. PhD. Eng. Popa Maria

Drăgan Iustinian Ionuț - Student 2nd year, PPP

Petcu Mircea Constantin - Student 2nd year, PPP

Stan Robert Cristian Mihai - Student 3rd year, IPM

Sima Petronela Gabriela - Student 4th year, IPM

Grigore Lucian - Master student 1st year, TAPP

Micu Iuliana -  PhD student

Academic programmes

Bachelor - Chemical Engineering
4 years

  • Petroleum Processing and Petrochemistry (Ro and EN)
  • Chemical and Biochemical Processes Informatics (Ro)
  • Safety and Food Control (Ro)

Bachelor - Environmental Engineering
4 years

  • Environmental Engineering and Protection in Industry (Ro)

Master - Chemical Engineering
1.5 years

  • Computer Aided Chemical Engineering Applied in Refineries and Petrochemistry (Ro)
  • Advanced Technologies for Petroleum Processing (Ro)
  • Chemical Engineering for Refineries and Petrochemistry (EN)

Master - Environmental Engineering
1.5/2 years

  • Advanced Technologies in Environmental Protection Engineering (Ro)-1.5 years
  • Monitoring of Environmental Agents and Products Quality (Ro)- 2 years


Chemical Engineering