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Absolvenți ai Laurianului: ANDREI IRIMIA

Andrei Irimia, Ph.D. is a neuroscientist and biophysicist in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles. A native of Fălticeni, Romania, he spent most of his childhood and adolescence in the city of Botoşani, where he pursued intensive coursework in modern and classical European languages both in elementary and secondary school, as well as at August T. Laurian National College between 1996-1998. In 1997 he won the first prize in the Romanian National Olympiad of English Language and Literature and his accomplishments were recognized by the Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Romania. In 1998 he was selected by contest from among over 800 competitors across the country for a full academic scholarship to complete his high school education in the United States at a private institution, where his achievements were formally commended by an award from US President William Jefferson Clinton. In 2002, he obtained his undergraduate degree summa cum laude with highest honors in computer science, mathematics and French literature at Lipscomb University as a salutatorian of his class, with a thesis on the calculation of energy levels and transition probabilities in atomic isoelectronic sequences.


Dr. Irimia’s academic record of accomplishment includes 71 distinct honors, awards and achievements. He has co-authored 35 peer-reviewed journal publications, 8 conference proceeding articles, 15 research abstracts, 40 presentations and invited lectures, 2 patentable inventions and one scientific book chapter. His research has received over 280 citations and has been featured in 12 press releases of local, national or international coverage. He is an active reviewer for 15 scientific journals and a member of 8 prominent professional and scientific societies. He is fluent in 6 European languages and, aside from his scientific interests, he has maintained throughout the years a steady output of publications on the liberal arts, including articles on literary topics, philosophy and art criticism, poetry translations, as well as his own poetry. His artistic output includes paintings, drawings and sketches that are part of private collections throughout the United States. He resides in West Hollywood, California.

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