Dr. Mancas graduated Summa cum Laude from the Military Navy College in Constanta, Romania. After attending the faculty of Cybernetics from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Dr. Mancas transferred to University of Central Florida, and graduated with a dual B.Sc. in Mathematics/Aerospace Engineering, and a Ph. D. in Mathematical Sciences from the Department Mathematics. The Ph.D. dissertation topic was “Dissipative solitons in the cubic-quintic complex Ginzburg-Landau equation: Bifurcations and Spatiotemporal Structure”, for which Dr. Mancas received the UCF Outstanding Dissertation Award. Currently, Dr. Mancas is a tenured full Professor, and a researcher, in the Department of Mathematics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. The main research areas of interest are: finding analytical solutions to nonlinear evolution equations, and numerical simulations of nonlinear dissipative systems, such nonlinear Schrödinger equation with applications to quantum mechanics and biomathematics. Dr. Mancas is using techniques involving complex analysis and elliptic functions with applications to water waves, soliton theory, biological systems, and cosmology/inflation for nonlinear evolution equations, as well as applying special functions to problems involving optimization of the blockchain, where elliptic functions are used for cryptography.
Dr. Mancas is the organizer of national and international conferences in mathematical physics, and as an associate editor constantly reviews research articles for many scientific journals. Dr. Mancas holds a strong record of publications with over seventy refereed articles, and is often invited to attend workshops, and give lectures in conferences.
Dr. Mancas is also a US Soccer coach, pursuing the National C license, and the Scottish FA/UEFA C license, and has been playing soccer in different leagues in Europe, as well as in Central Florida Soccer League. Dr. Mancas has experience coaching young children ages U8-U14 with AC Milan Academy, and was the Volunteer Goalkeeper Coach for Men’s Soccer team at Embry-Riddle for two years. Currently, Dr. Mancas is an Assistant Coach with Florida Kraze Krush youth competitive U11 Dragons.
Dr. Mancas enjoys coaching, reading, traveling, learning Latin, and other foreign languages. An important personal goal is to develop young children to become better pupils, and educate their bodies and minds through sports, such that they achieve their highest potential.