Dumitru Baleanu

Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Dumitru Baleanu is a professor of mathematics in the Computer Science and Mathematics Department.

Dr. Baleanu is a pioneer of the fractional variational principles and their applications in control theory. Besides, he is one of the co-authors of the seminal paper entitled “Anomalous diffusion expressed through fractional order differential operators in the Bloch-Torrey equation”, published by the Journal of Magnetic Resonance in 2008, which plays a fundamental role in diffusion-weighted MRI.

Dr. Baleanu is a co-author of more than 25 books published by Springer, Elsevier and World Scientific. His H index is 99. He is also a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Baleanu has supervised to successful completion of three PhD and 13 Master’s students at the University of Guelma, Algeria, University of Mazandaran, Iran and Çankaya University, Turkey.

Research Interests

His fields of interest include fractional dynamics and its applications, fractional differential equations and their applications, discrete mathematics, image processing, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, soliton theory, Lie symmetry, dynamic systems on time scales, computational complexity, the wavelet method and its applications, quantization of systems with constraints, the Hamilton-Jacobi formalism and geometries admitting generic and non-generic symmetries.

SDGs Research Mapping

Dr. Dumitru Baleanu conducts research relevant to the following SDGs:

Professional Appointments and Activities 

  • 2023: Chair of the International Scientific Committee of the Internal Conference on Fractional Differentiation and Its Applications (ICFDA 2023), Ajman University, UAE.
  • 2018: Chair of the International Scientific Committee of the Internal Conference on Fractional Differentiation and Its Applications (ICFDA 2018), Amman, Jordan.
  • 2012: Program Committee Chair of the 5th Fractional Differentiation and Its Applications, Hohai University, China.
  • 2008: National Organizer of the 3rd IFAC Workshop on Fractional Differentiation and its Applications, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Organizer of Symposia of Fractional Derivatives and Their Applications, Technical Committee on Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics, USA, MESA (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016)

Selected Publications

  • Rahman, Mati & El-Shorbagy, M. & Alrabaiah, Hussam & Baleanu, Dumitru & De la Sen, Manuel. (2023). Investigating a new conservative 4-dimensional chaotic system. Results in Physics. 53. 106969. 10.1016/j.rinp.2023.106969.
  • Madhukalya, B. & Das, R. & Hosseini, Kamyar & Baleanu, D. & Salahshour, Soheil. (2023). Ion-Acoustic Solitons in Magnetized Plasma Under Weak Relativistic Effects on the Electrons. International Journal of Applied and Computational Mathematics. 9. 10.1007/s40819-023-01579-3.
  • Odibat, Zaid & Baleanu, Dumitru. (2023). A new fractional derivative operator with generalized cardinal sine kernel: Numerical simulation. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation. 212. 224-233. 10.1016/j.matcom.2023.04.033.
  • Shiri, Babak & Baleanu, Dumitru. (2023). All linear fractional derivatives with power functions’ convolution kernel and interpolation properties. Chaos, Solitons & Fractals. 170. 113399. 10.1016/j.chaos.2023.113399.
  • Heydari, Mohammad Hossein & Razzaghi, Mohsen & Baleanu, Dumitru. (2022). Orthonormal piecewise Vieta-Lucas functions for the numerical solution of the one- and two-dimensional piecewise fractional Galilei invariant advection-diffusion equations. Journal of Advanced Research. 49. 10.1016/j.jare.2022.10.002.


  • 2023: C.S. HSU Award given by the Nonlinear Science and Complexity Conference Series for distinguished scholars in Nonlinear Dynamics and Control
  • 2020: Best Research Award given by the ITSR Foundation Award 2020 (organized by THE Institute of Technical and Scientific Research, India) and presented online on September 13th, 2020.
  • 2020: Distinguished Researcher Award given by the Jaipur Mathematical Society and presented during the 3rd International Conference on Mathematical Modelling, Applied Analysis and Computation (ICMMAAC-20),7-9 August 2020 at JECRC University, Jaipur, India.
  • 2019: Award for 20 years of successful scientific activity in the field of fractional calculus and its applications given by Istanbul Gelisim University, Turkey
  • 2019: Obada Prize. The Obada-Prize recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. It aims to foster universal values of excellence, creativity, justice, democracy, and progress and to promote the scientific, technological and humanistic achievements that advance and improve our world.
  • 2018: ICFDA2018 Award: Innovation in Fractional Calculus. This award is granted to inventors of new patents that address major problems and have a great perspective by use of fractional calculus in real-world applications.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Institute of Atomic Physics, Romania.
  • MSc, University of Bucharest, Romania.
  • BS, University of Craiova, Romania.