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Member type
Steering board member


Aura MIHAI is a Professor at the Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi/Romania, with a PhD degree in Structures, Processes and Technology for Leather Products. She is member of the academic board in her university (University's Senate).

Aura Mihai has made significant contributions to the field of footwear education, by publishing eight books and many scientific papers. Her latest publications are focused on footwear design and development, e-learning, rapid prototyping, simulation, and modelling (

Within the faculty, she coordinates the research laboratory in Footwear Design and Prototyping. She managed 14 national and international research and educational projects. For the period of 2019-2021, she manages as coordinator an Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance titled SCILED - Footwear in the 21 century (

She is expert/evaluator for research grants within the framework of national and EU research programmes. As Steering Board member of the European light industries innovation and technology (ELIIT) project she evaluated the research proposals in the framework of the 2nd call.