Date / Place of birth: March 17, 1953 / Caracal, Olt, Romania.

 

Education

PhD degree: 1999 - Dr.-Eng. (PhD) in Automatic Control Systems (System Engineering), Faculty of Automation and Computers, Politehnica University Timisoara (UPT), Romania.

Specializations: 2008 - invited researcher in Sensorless Control of Synchronous Motors, University of Bologna, Italy (1 month);

2007 - invited researcher in Sensorless Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors, Aalborg University, Denmark (2 weeks);

1994-2002 (18 months) - Automatic Testing for Avionics: British Airways Avionic Engineering, Cardiff, UK (11 months); ELBIT Systems, Haifa, Israel (2 months); Olympic Airways, Athens, Greece (2 months); RADA Electronics, Israel (3 months).

Postgraduate: 1995 - Certificates in Automatic Testing (3), Software Engineering fur Kommunications- und AutomatisierungsSysteme SEKAS GmbH, Munchen, Germany;

1989 - Diploma in Digital Control of Industrial Processes, Politehnica University Timisoara, Romania.

University: 1977- Dipl.-Eng. (M.Sc.) degree in Applied Electronics, 97%, Electrotechnical Faculty, Politehnica University Timisoara, Romania.

High School: 1972 - Diploma of Baccalaureate, Physics major (Prof. Alfred Schussler class), National College no.10, Timisoara, Romania.

 

Appointments/Affiliations

1984 - present at Politehnica University Timisoara (UPT), Romania, Dept. Automation and Applied Informatics

- Director of the UPT Doctoral School of Engineering Studies (2012-2017);

- Manager of the UPT doctoral scholarships: 3 POSDRU strategic grants, 1 POSDRU postdoc grant (2008-2013);

- Scientific Secretary of the Faculty of Automation and Computers (2008-2012);

- Doctoral (Ph.D.) Supervisor in Automation (System Engineering), OMECT 5658/12.12.2005;

- Full Professor (2004-); Researcher;

- Associate Professor, 2000-2004; - Lecturer, 1991-2000; - Teaching Assistant, 1984-1991.

1993-2002: member of the Directorial Board, part-time Researcher, TIMTEH Electronics SRL Company, Timisoara, Romania.

1977-1984: R&D Team Leader in Electronic Equipment Design, Electrotimis Company, Timisoara, Romania.

 

Membership

- National Council for Attesting of University Titles, Diplomas and Certificates (CNATDCU), Commission of Computers, Information Technology and System Engineering, member, OMEN 3991/06.06.2017 (2017-2020) and OMEC 4621/23.06.2020 (2020-2024).

- National University Research Council (CNCSIS), Commission of Engineering Sciences, member, 2009-2011; member in Group of Experts, 2006-2008; Expert Evaluator, 2004-.

- IFAC Technical Committee TC 4.2 Mechatronic Systems, International Federation of Automatic Control, 2003-.

- IFAC Technical Committee TC 8.1 Control in Agriculture, International Federation of Automatic Control, 2016-2018.

- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - IEEE (M'03, SM'05): Industry Applications Society, 2003-; Robotics and Automation Society, 2003-2014; Communications Society, 2005, 2009; Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2006, 2009-2013; Power Electronics Society, 2015-; Industrial Electronics Society, 2018-; IEEE Smart Grid Community, 2020-; IEEE Transportation Electrification Community, 2020-; IEEE Member, 2003-; elected IEEE Senior Member, 2005-.

- Romanian Society of Control Engineering and Technical Informatics (SRAIT), 1993-.

- Robotics Society of Romania (SRR), 1998-.

- International Association of Engineers (IAENG), 2012-.

- International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA), 2004-.

- New York Academy of Sciences, 2003.

- General Association of the Engineers in Romania (AGIR), 2003.

 

Committee member of international conferences, Session chairman (>130)

- Global Conference on Manufacture and Industrial Engineering (GCMIE 2021), Brussels, Belgium (), Organizing Committee member.

- 7th International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (ICCAR 2021), Singapore (IEEE, Scopus20, WoS8), Technical Program Committee member.

- 4th International Conference on Robotics Systems and Automation Engineering (RSAE 2021), Paris, France (Scopus.), Technical Program Committee member.

- International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications (ICARA 2021), Prague, Czech Rep. (Scopus.), Technical Program Committee member.

- 6th International Conference on Automation, Control and Robotics Engineering (CACRE 2021), Dalian, China (Scopus.), International Technical Committee member.

- International Joint Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (JCCAR 2021), Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (Scopus.), Technical Committee member.

- 7th International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Control and Robotics (EECR 2021), Xiamen, China (WoS9, Scopus9), Technical Committees member.

- 5th International Conference on Mechanical, System and Control Engineering (ICMSC 2021), Kazan, Russian Fed. (Scopus, WoS7), International Committee member.

- 3rd International Conference on Energy, Power, Environment and Computer Application (ICEPECA 2021), Xiamen, China (Scopus), Technical Program Committees member.

- International Workshop on Environmental Science and Renewable Energy Engineering (ESREE 2021), Beijing, China (Scopus.), Technical Program Committees member.

- IEEE 7th International Conference on Control Science and Systems Engineering (ICCSSE 2021), Qingdao, China (IEEE20), Technical Committee member.

- 3rd International Conference on Control and Robot Technology (ICCRT 2021), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Scopus.), Technical Committees member.

- 4th International Conference on Robot Systems and Applications (ICRSA 2021), Chengdu, China (Scopus20), Technical Committee member-

- 3rd World Conference on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (Robotics-2021), Saint Petersburg, Russia, Organizer Committee member

- International Symposium on Intelligent Robotics and Systems (ISoIRS 2021), Hangzhou, China (Scopus.), Technical Committee member.

- 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Robotics and Autonomous Systems (APCRAS 2021), Hangzhou, China (Scopus.), Technical Committee member.

- 2nd International Workshop on Field Robotics (IWoFR 2021), Hangzhou, China (Scopus.), Technical Committee member.

- 3rd International Conference on Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE 2021), Shanghai, China, Technical Program Committee member.

- International Conference on Computer Applications Technology (CCAT 2021), Qingdao, China (Scopus.), Technical Committee member.

- 7th International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (AME 2021), Dubai, UAE, Program Committee member.

 

- 6th International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (ICCAR 2020), Singapore (IEEE20, Scopus20, WoS8), Program Chair.

- 8th International Conference on Control, Mechatronics and Automation (ICCMA 2020), Moscow, Russia (IEEE9, Scopus9, WoS9), Publicity Committee Chair.

- 3rd International Conference on Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation (ICMRA 2020), Shangai, China (WoS8, IEEE8, Scopus8), Publicity Chair.

- 4th International Conference on Automation, Control and Robots (ICACR 2020), Rome, Italy (WoS8), Technical Committee member.

- 6th International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Control and Robotics (EECR 2020), Xiamen, China (WoS9), Technical Committees member.

- International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications (ICARA 2020), Prague, Czech Rep. (Scopus5, IEEE5, EI Compendex), Technical Committee member-.

- 3rd International Conference on Robotics Systems and Automation Engineering (RSAE 2020), Paris, France, Technical Committee member.

- 3nd International Conference on Control and Robot Technology (ICCRT 2020), Lijiang, China, Technical Committee member.

- 4th International Conference on Mechanical, System and Control Engineering (ICMSC 2020), Kazan, Russian Fed. (WoS7, IEEE7, Scopus7), International Committee member.

- 6th International Conference on Control Science and Systems Engineering (ICCSSE 2020), Beijing, China (IEEE20, WoS8, Scopus9), Technical Committee member.

- 2nd International Conference on Advanced Control, Automation and Artificial Intelligence (ACAAI 2020), Wuhan, China (WoS8), International Scientific Committees member.

- 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Control and Computing (ICICC 2020), Xiamen, China, Technical Committee member.

- International Symposium on Intelligent Robotics and Systems (ISoIRS 2020), Nagoya, Japan, Technical Committee member.

- Asia-Pacific Conference on Robotics and Autonomous Systems (APCRAS 2020), Nagoya, Japan, Technical Committee member.

- 43rd International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP 2020), Milan, Italy (IEEE20, Scopus9, WoS9), Technical Program Committee member.

- 18th International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ 2020), Granada, Spain (Scopus9), International Scientific Committee member.

- 9th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA 2020), Glasgow, UK (WoS8, IEEE9, Scopus9), International Advisory Board member.

- 4th International Conference on Renewable Energy and Environment (ICREE 2020), London, UK (WoS7), Technical Committee member.

- 8th IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid (icSmartGrid 2020), Paris, France (WoS8, IEEE20, Scopus9), International Advisory Board member.

- 3rd International Conference on Energy and Power Engineering (EPE 2020), Shanghai, China (WoS8), Technical Program Committee member.

- 2nd International Conference on Energy, Power, Environment and Computer Application (ICEPECA 2020), Beijing, China (WoS9), Technical Program Committee member.

- 3nd International Conference on Advanced Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (AMEE 2020), Chongqing, China (WoS8), Technical Committee member.

- International Workshop on Field Robotics (IWoFR 2020), Nagoya, Japan, Technical Committee member.

- 2nd International Workshop on Design Automation (IWoDA 2020), Beijing, China, Technical Committee member.

- 2nd International Conference on Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering (CMAAE 2020), Beijing, China, Technical Committee member.

- 4th International Conference on Trends in Mechanical Engineering (MECE 2020), Dubai, UAE, Program Committee member.

- 8th International Symposium on Project Management (ISPM 2020), Beijing, China (Scopus9, EI Compendex), Technical Program Committee member.

- 11th International Conference on Construction and Project Management (ICCPM 2020), Macau, China, Technical Committee member.

- 14-5th IEEE International Symposium on Applied Computational Intelligence and Informatics (SACI 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009), Timisoara, Romania (IEEE, WoS/2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018), Steering Committee/ Technical Program Committee /International Advisory Board member, Session Co-Chairman.

 

- 6th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture (AgriControl 2019), Sydney, Australia (IFAC), International Program Committee member.

- 3rd International Conference on Automation, Control and Robots (ICACR 2019), Prague, Czech Rep. (WoS8, EI Compendex), Technical Committee member.

- International Joint Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (JCCAR 2019), Prague, Czech Rep., Technical Committee member.

- 2nd International Conference on Robotics, Control and Automation Engineering (RCAE 2019), Lanzhou, China (EI Compendex), Technical Committee member.

- 2nd International Conference on Control and Robot Technology (ICCRT 2019), Phuket, Thailand, Technical Committee member.

- 5th International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Control and Robotics (EECR 2019), Guangzhou, China (WoS9), Technical Committees member.

- International Conference on Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (EDPE 2019), High Tatras, Slovakia (WoS9), Program and Steering Committee (Technical Program Committee) member.

- 17th International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ 2019), Tenerife, Spain (Scopus9), International Scientific Committee member.

- 8th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA 2019), Brasov, Romania (WoS8, Scopus9, IEEE9), International Advisory Board member.

- 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy and Environment (ICREE 2019), Dublin, Ireland (WoS7), Technical Committee member.

- International Conference on Renewable Energy (ICREN 2019), Paris, France (WoS9), Scientific Committee member.

- 7th IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid (icSmartGrid 2019), Newcastle, Australia (WoS8, Scopus9, IEEE9), International Advisory Board member.

- 2nd International Conference on Advanced Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (AMEE 2019), Lanzhou, China (EI Compendex, WoS8), Technical Committee member.

- 3rd International Conference on Biological Information and Biomedical Engineering (BIBE 2019), Hangzhou, China (IEEE9), Technical Program Committee member.

- International Workshop on Design Automation (IWoDA 2019), Jeju Island, Korea, Technical Program Committee member.

 

- 7th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA 2018), Paris, France (WoS8), International Advisory Board member.

- 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energy and Environment (ICREE 2018), Vienna, Austria (WoS7), Technical Committee member.

- International Conference on Renewable Energy (ICREN 2018), Barcelona, Spain, Scientific Committee member.

- International Conference on Smart Grid, Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering (SGREE 2018), Hong Kong, International Technical Committee member.

- 6th IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid (icSmartGrid 2018), Nagasaki, Japan (WoS8), International Advisory Board member.

- International Symposium on Hydrogen Energy and Energy Technologies (HEET 2018), Nagoya, Japan (WoS8), Technical Program Committees member.

- 2nd International Conference on Energy Economics and Energy Policy (ICEEEP 2018), Barcelona, Spain (IET), Technical Committees member.

- 2nd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Automation (ICEEA 2018), Chengdu, China (WoS6, Compendex.), International Scientific Committees member.

- International Conference on Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation (ICMRA 2018), Hefei, China (WoS8), Technical Committee member.

- International Conference on Robotics, Control and Automation Engineering (RCAE 2018), Beijing, China (Compendex.), Technical Committee member.

- International Symposium on Robotics & Automation Engineering (ISRAE 2018), Shanghai, China (Compendex), International Scientific Committee member.

- International Conference on Sciences of Electronics, Technologies of Information and Telecommunications (SETIT 2018), Genova, Italy; Hammamet, Tunisia (WoS8), Scientific Committee member.

- International Conference on Power, Energy and Intelligent Materials (PEIM 2018), Wuzhen, China, International Technical Committees member.

 

- 6th International Conf. on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA 2017), San Diego, CA, USA (WoS7), Int. Advisory Board member

- International Conference on Renewable Energy and Environment (ICREE 2017), Toronto, Canada (WoS7), Technical Committee member.

- International Conference on Computer Engineering and Information System (CEIS 2017), Xiamen, China (EI Compendex.), Int. Committee member.

- International Conference on Service Science, Technology and Engineering (SSTE 2017), Suzhou, China (EI Compendex, WoS6), Technical Committee member.

- 5th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA 2016), Birmingham, UK (WoS6), Int. Advisory Board member

- 7th International Conference on Sciences of Electronics, Technologies of Information and Telecommunications (SETIT 2016), Hammamet, Tunisia (IEEE6, Scopus6), Scientific Committee member.

- 4th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Application (ICRERA 2015), Palermo, Italy (WoS), Int. Advisory Board member.

- International Conference on Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (EDPE 2015), High Tatras, Slovakia (WoS), Program and Steering Committee member.

- Aegean Conference Electrical Machines and Power Electronics & International Conference on Optimization of Electrical & Electronic Equipment & International Symposium on Advanced Electromechanical Motion Systems (ACEMP-OPTIM-Electromotion 2015), Side, Turkey (WoS), Session Co-Chairman.

- International Conference on Electrical, Automation and Mechanical Engineering (EAME 2015), Phuket, Thailand (WoS), International Scientific Committee member.

- International Conference on Control, Automation and Artificial Intelligence (CAAI 2015), Phuket, Thailand (WoS), Int. Scientific Committee member.

- 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Application (ICRERA 2014), Milwaukee, WI, USA (WoS), International Advisory Board member.

- International Conference on Control Engineering and Automation (ICCEA 2014), Chongqing, China (WoS), Technical Program Committee member.

- 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA 2013), Madrid, Spain (WoS), International Advisory Board member.

- 4th IEEE International Conference on Power Engineering Energy and Electrical Drives (POWERENG 2013), Istanbul, Turkey (IEEE), International Advisory Board member.

- 13-7th International Conf. on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment: OPTIM 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, Brasov, Romania, (WoS 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012; IEEE), member: Local Technical Committee (2004-2008); International Steering Committee (2002-2010); Session Co-Chairman (2000-)

- International Conf. on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA 2012), Nagasaki, Japan, (WoS), International Advisory Board member.

- 2nd International Conf. on Information Science and Technology (ICIST 2012), Wuhan, China (IEEE), Program Committee member.

- 3rd International Conf. on Information Technology Convergence and Services (ITCS 2012), Gwangju, Korea, Program Committee member.

- IEEE Africon 2011, Livingstone, Zambia, (WoS), Technical Reviewers member.

- 17th International Conf. on Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (EDPE 2011), High Tatras, Slovakia, International Program Committee member.

- 2nd International Conf. on Information Technology Convergence and Services (ITCS 2010), Cebu, Philippines, (IEEE), Program Committee member.

- IEEE International Joint Conferences on Computational Cybernetics and Technical Informatics (ICCC-CONTI 2010), Timisoara, Romania, (IEEE), Organizing Committee Chair.

- 8-5th International Conf. on Technical Informatics: CONTI 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, Timisoara, Romania, Program Co-Chair; member: Editorial Board; Local Organizing Committee; Sessions Chairman.

- 2nd IFAC Symposium on Telematics Applications (TA 2010), Timisoara, Romania (Science Direct), National Organizing Committee member.

- IEEE Africon 2009, Nairobi, Kenya, (WoS), International Technical Programme Committee member.

- IEEE International Conf. on Computer as a Tool (EUROCON 2007), Warsaw, Poland, (WoS), International Scientific Committee member.

- 10th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conf., (EPE-PEMC 2002), Cavtat and Dubrovnik, Croatia, International Steering Committee member.

 

Academic reviewer

WoS journals (26)

- IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, ISSN: 0278-0046, USA, Q1, IF: 7.515/19, 2004-.

- IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, ISSN: 1551-3203, USA, Q1, IF: 9.112/19, 2011-.

- IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, ISSN: 0093-9994, USA, Q1, IF: 3.488/19, 2010-.

- IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, ISSN: 0885-8969, USA, Q1, IF: 4.501/19, 2006-.

- IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, ISSN: 0885-8993, USA, Q1, IF: 6.373/19, 2007-.

- IEEE Access, e-ISSN: 2169-3536, USA, Q1, IF: 3.745/19, 2018-.

- IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, ISSN: 1063-6536, USA, Q1, IF: 5.371/18, 2016.

- Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, ISSN: 2168-6777, IEEE, USA, Q1, IF: 5.312/19, 2018-.

- ISA Transactions - The Journal of Automation, ISSN: 0019-0578, USA, Q1, IF: 4.305/19, 2005, 2016, 2020.

- IET Electric Power Applications, ISSN: 1751-8660, UK, Q2, IF: 2.834/19, 2009-.

- IET Power Electronics, ISSN 1755-4535, UK, Q2, IF: 2.834/19, 2018-.

- IET Generation Transmission & Distribution, ISSN: 1751-8687, UK, Q2, IF: 2.862/19, 2018-.

- IET Signal Processing, ISSN 1751-9675 / 1751-9683, UK, Q3, IF: 1.692/19, 2019-.

- Electronics Letters, ISSN: 0013-5194, IET, UK, Q3, IF: 1.316/19, 2018-.

- Sensors, ISSN: 1424-8220, Switzerland, Q1, IF: 3.275/19, 2017.

- Measurement, ISSN: 0263-2241, IMEKO, Elsevier, Q2, IF: 3.364/19, 2018-.

- Energies, ISSN: 1996-1073, Switzerland, Q3, IF: 2.702/19, 2018-.

- Electronics, ISSN: 2079-9292, Switzerland, Q3, IF: 2.412/19, 2019-.

- Mathematical Problems in Engineering, ISSN: 1024-123X, UK, Q3, IF: 1.009/19, 2017-.

- Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, Springer, ISSN: 2095-9184, Q4, IF: 1.604/19, 2016.

- Automatika - Journal for Control, Measurement, Electronics, Computing and Communications, ISSN: 0005-1144, Croatia, Q4, IF: 0.764/19, 2013-.

- COMPEL -International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, ISSN:0332-1649, UK, Q4, IF: 0.590/19, 2005

- International Journal of Renewable Energy Research (IJRER), e-ISSN: 1309-0127, WoS-ESCI, 2019-.

- IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, ISSN: 0885-8950, USA, Q1, IF: 6.074/19, 2006-2008, 2018.

- IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, ISSN: 0885-8977, USA, Q1, IF: 3.681/19, 2008.

- Revue Roumaine des Sciences Techniques - Serie Electrotechnique and Energetique, ISSN: 0035-4066, Romania, Q4, IF: 0.760/19, 2009.

- Advances in Power Electronics, ISSN: 2090-181X, e-ISSN: 2090-1828, 2017-.

- Australian Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (AJEEE), ISSN: 1448-837X, 2013-.

- Serbian Journal of Electrical Engineering, ISSN: 1451-4869, eISSN: 2217-7183, 2018.

Referred International conferences (60)

- International Aegean Conference on Electrical Machines and Power Electronics (ACEMP 2019) & International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM 2019), Istanbul, Turkey (WoS., IEEE.).

- International Conference on Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (EDPE 2019), High Tatras, Slovakia (WoS., IEEE.).

- 42nd International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP 2019), Budapest, Hungary, (WoS., IEEE).

- 2nd International Conference on Mechanical, Electric and Industrial Engineering (MEIE 2019), Hangzhou, China (EI/Scoups.).

- 2nd International Conference on Robotics, Control and Automation Engineering (RCAE 2019), Lanzhou, China (Scopus-, EI Compendex).

- 18th IEEE International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conf. (PEMC 2018), Budapest, Hungary (WoS).

- 41st International Conf. on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP 2018), Athens, Greece (WoS).

- International Conference on Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation (ICMRA 2018), Hefei, China (WoS).

- International Conf. on Renewable Energy (ICREN 2018), Barcelona, Spain (Scopus).

- 21st International Conf. on System Theory, Control and Computing (ICSTCC 2017), Sinaia, Romania (WoS).

- 12th IEEE International Conf. on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS 2017), Hawaii, USA (WoS).

- 17th IEEE International Conf. on Power Electronics and Motion Control (PEMC 2016), Varna, Bulgaria (WoS).

- 20th International Conf. on System Theory, Control and Computing (ICSTCC 2016), Sinaia, Romania (IEEE).

- 24th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2015), Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (WoS).

- 11th IEEE International Conf. on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS 2015), Sydney, Australia (WoS).

- 2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition Asia (ECCE Asia Downunder 2013), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (WoS).

- 7th International Conf. on Intelligent Systems and Control (ISCO 2013), Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India (WoS).

- 13-7th Int. Conf. on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM 2012-2000), Brasov, Romania (WoS).

- 21st IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2012), Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China (WoS).

- 20th International Conf. on Electrical Machines (ICEM 2012), Marseille, France (IEEE).

- 2012 IEEE International Conf. on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2012), Kos Island, Greece (WoS).

- 3rd IEEE International Conf. on Sustainable Energy Technologies (ICSET 2012), Kathmandu, Nepal (IEEE).

- 16th International Conf. on System Theory, Control and Computing (ICSTCC 2012), Sinaia, Romania (IEEE).

- 37th Annual Conf. of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Soc. (IECON 2011), Melbourne, Australia (WoS).

- 9th IEEE International Conf. on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (IEEE-PEDS 2011), Singapore (IEEE).

- 17th International Conf. on Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (EDPE 2011), High Tatras, Slovakia.

- 36th Annual Conf. of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Soc. (IECON 2010), Phoenix, AZ, USA (WoS).

- 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2010), Bari, Italy (WoS).

- 2nd Int. Conf. on Information Technology Convergence and Services (ITCS 2010), Cebu, Philippines (IEEE).

- 9th IEEE Int. Conf. on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA 2010), Washington, D.C., USA (IEEE).

- IFAC Workshop on Intelligent Control Systems (WICS 2010), Sinaia, Romania.

- 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2009), Seoul, Korea (WoS).

- 2009 IEEE International Conf. on Mechatronics (ICM 2009), Malaga, Spain (WoS).

- 2nd International Conf. on Human System Interaction (HSI 2009), Catania, Italy (WoS).

- 2009 IEEE International Conf. on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2009), Victoria, Australia (WoS).

- 34th Annual Conf. of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Soc. (IECON 2008), Orlando, Fl., USA (WoS).

- 2008 IEEE International Conf. on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2008), Chengdu, China (WoS).

- 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2008), Seattle, Washington, USA (WoS).

- 2007 IEEE International Conf. on Computer as a Tool (EUROCON 2007), Warsaw, Poland (WoS).

- 8th IEEE AFRICON 2007, Windhoek, Namibia (WoS).

- IFAC Modelling and Design of Distributed Control Systems in Agriculture (AgriControl 2007), Osijek, Croatia.

- 32nd Annual Conf. of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2006), Paris, France (WoS).

- 2006 IEEE International Conf. on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2006), Bombay, India (WoS).

- 16th IFAC World Congress (TCs: 2.1 Control Design, 4.1 Components and Instruments, 4.2 Mechatronic Systems, 6.3. Power Plants and Power Systems), Prague, Czech Rep., 2005.

- Intelligent Systems at the Service of Mankind (book), Eds.: W. Elmenreich, J.T. Machado, I.J. Rudas, vol.2, Ubooks Publisher, Germany, 2005.

- 5th International Conf. on Technology and Automation (ICTA 2005), Thessaloniki, Greece.

- 13th International Conf. on Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (EDPE 2005), Dubrovnik, Croatia.

- International Conf.: OPTIM '12, 10, 08, 06, 04, 02; EPE-PEMC 2002; member of International Advisory Board

- IEEE International Joint Conferences on Computational Cybernetics and Technical Informatics (ICCC-CONTI 2010)- Organizing Committee Chair;

- International Conf. on Technical Informatics: CONTI '08, 06 - Topic chair, Local Organizer Committee member, 04 - Former Chairman, 02, 00, 98, 96,

Editorial boards (8)

- Energies, ISSN: 1996-1073, (WoS, IF=2.702/19, Q2), Editorial Board member, 2019-.

- Automation, ISSN: 2673-4052, Editorial Board member, 2020-.

- International Journal of Renewable Energy Research (IJRER), e-ISSN: 1309-0127, (WoS, IF= 0.426/2016); Editorial Board member, 2011-.

- International Journal of Engineering Technologies (IJET), ISSN: 2149-0104, e-ISSN: 2149-5262, Editorial Board member, 2015-.

- International Journal of Engineering Science and Application (IJESA), ISSN: 2548-1185, e-ISSN: 2587-2176, Editorial Board member, 2017-.

- International Journal of Smart Grid, ijSmartGrid, e-ISSN: 2602-439X, Editorial Board member, 2017.

- International Journal of Economics and Statistics, ISSN: 2309-0685, North Atlantic University Union, (Scopus, 2014-), Associate Editor, 2013-.

- Scientific Bulletin of the Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania, Transactions on Automatic Control and Computer Science, ISSN: 1224-600X, Editorial Secretary (2008-2015); Editorial Board (2002-2015); Advisory Board (1997-2015) member.

 

Published work (see selected papers)

- Ph.D. Thesis: Contributions in Control Systems for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Drives (in Romanian), Faculty of Automation and Computers, Politehnica University Timisoara, Romania, Feb. 1999.

- 2 monographs in Advanced control of electrical drives;

- 2 book chapters in amazon.com.

- 5 textbooks.

- more than 90 papers in international journals and conferences

(82 indexed: 20 Web of Science - WoS Clarivate Analytics (ISI), 36 WoS Proceedings, 26 IEEE Xplore/INSPEC/Scopus/Springer)

- Cumulative WoS Science Citation Index (SCI) impact factor (IF/2018) of my 18 papers: total IF = 69.8; average IF = 3.88.

- ResearcherID - A Global Community where Researchers Connect: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-4386-2011 (h-indexWoS = 15).

- more than 60 contracts and grants.

- 1 Romanian patent.

- 19 countries of participation at international conferences organized by/ or in cooperation with IEEE, IET(IEE), EPE, IMEKO in: Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Rep., Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Rep., Suisse, Turkey, Ukraine, USA.

 

Honours & Awards, recipient of:

- "Tudor Tănăsescu" Award of the Romanian Academy for Advanced automation, Science and Information Technology section, 2016.

- 2016 Highly Cited Researchers by Thomson Reuters - nominated.

- IEEE Senior Member degree, 2005.

- 11 awards and honorable mentions from scientific papers at national or local conferences, 1981-87.

 

Citations (see citations)

- more than 2000 independent citations of my papers from indexed papers (without auto-citations): 628 WoS (ISI) journals, 487 WoS (ISI) Proc, 398 IEEE Xplore/INSPEC/Compendex/Scopus/Springer, 203 others DBs, 53 books/book chapters, 70 US/EU patents, 155 PhD/MS thesis abroad.

- 74 of my papers (65 refereed: 19 WoS, 30 WoS Proc, 16 IEEE Xplore/INSPEC) are cited in refereed international publications.

- my Hirsch index (author impact) from: Web of Science hWoS=15; Scopus hSc=17; Scholar Google hSG = 21;

- Cumulative SCI impact factor (IF/2019) of independent citations of my papers: total IF > 2200; average IF = 4.3.

- Cumulative Science Citation Index (SCI) impact factor (IF/2019) of my 20 papers: total IF = 74.54; average IF = 3.73.

- citations by authors from 76 countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Rep., Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kerala, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA.

- citations including authors from 167 universities (33.4% in Top 500 World Universities, http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU2020.html

 

1-100, 30

University of Cambridge, 1209, UK, www.cam.ac.uk

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1861, USA, http://web.mit.edu/

Columbia University, 1754, New York, USA, http://www.columbia.edu

University of Oxford, 1096, UK, www.ox.ac.uk

Paris-Saclay University, 1150, France, www.universite-paris-saclay.fr

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, 1855, Switzerland, www.ethz.ch/en.html

The University of Tokyo, 1877, Japan, www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en

Tsinghua University, 1911, Beijing, China, www.tsinghua.edu.cn

University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1848, USA, www.wisc.edu

The University of Melbourne, 1853, Australia, www.unimelb.edu.au

University of British Columbia, 1915, Vancouver, Canada, www.ubc.ca

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 1851, USA, https://twin-cities.umn.edu

University of Colorado at Boulder, 1876, USA, www.colorado.edu/

Technical University Munich (TUM), 1868, Germany, www.tum.de

Zhejiang University, 1897, Hangzhou, China, www.zju.edu.cn

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1896, China, en.sjtu.edu.cn

University of Bristol, 1876, UK, www.bris.ac.uk

University of Paris-Sud (Paris 11), 1971, France, www.u-psud.fr/en

Ghent University, 1817, Belgium, www.UGent.be

The University of New South Wales (UNSW), 1949, Sydney, Australia, www.unsw.edu.au

University of Sydney, 1850, Australia, http://sydney.edu.au

Purdue University - West Lafayette, Indiana, 1869, USA, www.purdue.edu

National University of Singapore (NUS), 1905, Singapore, www.nus.edu.sg

Nagoya University, 1871, Japan, www.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), 1853, Switzerland, www.epfl.ch

The University of Western Australia, 1911, Perth, Australia, www.uwa.edu.au

Nanyang Technological University (NTU), 1981, Singapore, www.ntu.edu.sg

University of Pittsburgh, 1787, USA, www.pitt.edu

McMaster University, 1887, Hamilton, ON, Canada, www.mcmaster.ca

Universite Grenoble Alpes (2016), 1970, Grenoble, France; Joseph Fourier University (Grenoble 1), www.ujf-grenoble.fr/?language=en

 

101-150, 17

Central South University (CSU), 2000, Changsha, China, en.csu.edu.cn

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), 1885, Atlanta, USA, www.gatech.edu

Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), 1920, China, www.hit.edu.cn

Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), 1953, Wuhan, Hubei, China, www.hust.edu.cn

Michigan State University, 1855, USA, www.msu.edu

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), 1968, Alesund, Norway, www.ntnu.edu

Seoul National University (SNU), 1946, Korea, www.useoul.edu

Southeast University, 1902, Nanjing, China, www.seu.edu.cn/english

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), 1963, China-Hong Kong, www.cuhk.edu.hk

The University of Sheffield, 1897, UK, www.shef.ac.uk

Universite libre de Bruxelles (ULB), 1834, Belgium, www.ulb.ac.be

University of Alberta, 1908, Canada, www.ualberta.ca

University of Liverpool, 1881, UK, www.liv.ac.uk

University of Nottingham, 1881, UK, www.nottingham.ac.uk

University of Sao Paulo, 1934, Brazil, www5.usp.br

University of Warwick, 1965, UK, www2.warwick.ac.uk/

Xian Jiaotong University, 1896, China, en.xjtu.edu.cn/

 

151-200, 17

Beihang University, 1952, China, ev.buaa.edu.cn

Cardiff University, 1883, UK, www.cardiff.ac.uk

Hokkaido University, 1876, Sapporo, Japan, www.oia.hokudai.ac.jp

Jilin University, 1946, Changchun, China, www.jlu.edu.cn

Osaka University, 1724, Japan, www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/

Sapienza University of Rome, 1303, Italy, www.uniroma1.it

Shandong University, 1901, China, www.en.sdu.edu.cn

South China University of Technology (SCUT), 1952, Guangzhou, China, en.scut.edu.cn

Technical University of Denmark (DTU), 1829, Copenhagen, Denmark, www.dtu.dk

Texas A&M University - College Station, 1876, USA, www.tamu.edu

The University of Hong Kong, 1911, China, www.hku.hk

Tianjin University, 1895, China, www.tju.edu.cn/english

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 1956, Chengdu, China, www.uestc.edu.cn

University of Exeter, 1922, UK, www.exeter.ac.uk/

University of Lisbon, 1288, Portugal, www.ulisboa.pt

University of Sussex, 1961, UK, www.sussex.ac.uk

Wuhan University, 1893, China, en.whu.edu.cn/

 

201-300, 37

Beijing Institute of Technology, 1940, China, www.bit.edu.cn

City University of Hong Kong, 1984, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.cityu.edu.hk

Curtin University, 1966, Perth, Australia, www.curtin.edu.au

Dalian University of Technology, 1949, Dalian, China, wwwold.dlut.edu.cn/en/

Hanyang University, 1939, Seoul, Korea, www.hanyang.ac.kr

Hunan University, 1926, China, www-en.hnu.edu.cn/

Iowa State University, 1858, Ames, Iowa, USA, www.iastate.edu

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 1825, Germany, www.kit.edu/english

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 1971, Daejeon, Korea, www.kaist.edu

Korea University, 1905, Seoul, Korea, www.korea.edu

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 1827, Stockholm, Sweden, www.kth.se/en

Newcastle University, 1834, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, www.ncl.ac.uk

North Carolina State University (NCSU), 1887, Raleigh, USA, www.ncsu.edu

Northwestern Polytechnical University, 1938, Xi'an, China, http://en.nwpu.edu.cn/

Queen Mary University of London, 1887, UK, www.qmul.ac.uk/

RWTH Aachen University, 1870, Germany, www.rwth-aachen.de

Shenzhen University, 1983, China, www.szu.edu.cn/

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), 1398, Suwon, Korea, www.skku.edu/eng

Swinburne University of Technology, 1992, Victoria, Australia, www.swinburne.edu.au/

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), 1937, Kowloon, China-Hong Kong, www.polyu.edu.hk

The University of Auckland, 1883, New Zealand, www.auckland.ac.nz/en.html

Tongji University, 1907, Shanghai, China, www.tongji.edu.cn/english

University of Aberdeen, 1495, Scotland, UK, www.abdn.ac.uk

University of Bologna (UNIBO), 1088, Italy, www.eng.unibo.it

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), 1742, Germany, www.fau.eu

University of Lorraine, 1970, France, www.uhp-nancy.fr/

University of Miami, 1925, Coral Gables, Florida, USA, www.miami.edu

University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL), 1869, USA, www.unl.edu

University of Padua, 1222, Padova, Italy, www.unipd.it

University of Science and Technology Beijing, 1952, China, www.ustb.edu.cn

University of Technology Sydney (UTS), 1870, Australia, www.uts.edu.au

University of Tennessee, 1794, Knoxville, USA, www.utk.edu

University of Turin, 1404, Torino, Italy, www.unito.it/

University of York, 1963, Heslington, UK, www.york.ac.uk/

University of Wollongong (UOW), 1951, Australia, www.uow.edu.au

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), 1838, Richmond, VA, USA, www.vcu.edu

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), 1872, Blacksburg, USA, www.vt.edu

 

301-400, 35

Aalborg University, 1974, Denmark, www.en.aau.dk

Chalmers University of Technology, 1829, Gothenburg, Sweden, www.chalmers.se/en

China Agricultural University, 1905, Beijing, China, www.cau.edu.cn

Chongqing University, 1929, Chongqing, China, http://english.cqu.edu.cn/

Jiangsu University, 1902, Zhenjiang, China, www.ujs.edu.cn/

Kyung Hee University, 1949, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea, www.khu.ac.kr/eng/

Kyungpook National University, 1946, Daegu, Korea, www.knu.ac.kr/

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1952, China, www.nuaa.edu.cn/

Nanjing University of Science and Technology, 1953, China, english.njust.edu.cn/

National Cheng Kung University, 1931, Tainan, Taiwan, web.ncku.edu.tw/bin/home.php?Lang=en

Northeastern University, 1923, Shenyang, China, www.neu.edu.cn/version2006/files/english_index.htm

Pohang University of Science and Technology, 1986, Namgu, Korea, www.postech.edu

Polytechnic University of Valencia, 1968, Spain, www.upv.es/index-en

Queensland University of Technology, 1989, Brisbane, Australia, www.qut.edu.au

RMIT University, 1887, Melbourne, Australia, www.rmit.edu.au

Shanghai University, 1922, China, www.shu.edu.cn/

Simon Fraser University, 1963, British Columbia, Canada, www.sfu.ca

Temple University, 1884, Philadelphia, USA, www.temple.edu

The University of Texas at Dallas, 1961, USA, www.utdallas.edu

University College Dublin (UCD), 1854, Ireland, www.ucd.ie/

University of Antwerp, 2003, Belgium, www.uantwerp.be

University of Florence (UniFI), 1321 Italy, www.unifi.it

University of Kentucky, 1865, Lexington, USA, www.uky.edu

University of Leicester, 1921, UK, www.le.ac.uk

University of Malaya, 1905, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, www.um.edu.my

University of Porto, 1911, Italy, sigarra.up.pt/up/en

University of Toulouse, 2007, France, www.univ-toulouse.fr/

University of South Carolina, Columbia, 1801, USA, www.sc.edu/

University of the Basque Country, 1980, Eibar, Spain, www.ehu.es

University of Tehran, 1934, Iran, www.ut.ac.ir/en

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), 1834, Belgium, www.vub.ac.be/en

Washington State University - Pullman, 1890, USA, www.wsu.edu

Western Sydney University, 1989, Australia, www.westernsydney.edu.au

Wuhan University of Technology, 1948, China, www.whut.edu.cn/

Zhengzhou University, 1956, China, www.zzu.edu.cn/

 

401-500, 30

Aalto University, 2010, Espoo, Finland, www.aalto.fi/en

Beijing Jiaotong University, 1896, China, www.bjtu.edu.cn

Beijing University of Technology, 1960, China, www.bjut.edu.cn

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), 1964, Beer-Sheva, Israel, www.bgu.ac.il

Cairo University, 1908, Giza, Egypt, cu.edu.eg/

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), 1956, Netherlands, www.tue.nl/en

Federal University of Minas Gerais, 1927, Brazil, www.ufmg.br

Florida International University, 1972, Miami, FL, USA www.fiu.edu/

Fuzhou University, 1958, China, www.fzu.edu.cn/

Hefei University of Technology, 1945, China, www.hfut.edu.cn

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, 1963, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, www.kfupm.edu.sa

Nanchang University, 1921, Jiangxi, China, www.ncu.edu.cn/

National Chiao Tung University, 1958, Hsinchu City, Taiwan, www.nctu.edu.tw/

Pusan National University (PNU), 1946, Busan, Korea, www.pusan.ac.kr

Qingdao University, 1909, China, www.qdu.edu.cn/

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1824, Troy, NY, USA, www.rpi.edu

San Diego State University, 1897, USA, www.sdsu.edu

Stellenbosch University, 1903, Stellenbosch, South Africa, www.sun.ac.za/english

Texas Tech University, 1923, Lubbock, TX, USA, www.texastech.edu

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, 2007, Ulsan, Korea, www.unist.ac.kr

University College Cork, 1845, Cork, Ireland, www.ucc.ie

University of Bari, 1924, Italy, www.uniba.it

University of Belgrade, 1808, Serbia, www.bg.ac.rs/en/

University of Catania, 1434, Italy, www.unict.it

University of Chile, 1842, Santiago de Chile, Chile, www.uchile.cl/english

University of Oviedo, 1608, Spain, www.uniovi.es

University of Pavia, 1361, Italy, www.unipv.it

University of Seville, 1505, Spain, www.us.es

University of Twente, 1961, Enschede, The Netherlands, www.utwente.nl

University of Zagreb, 1699, Croatia, www.unizg.hr/homepage/

 

(501-600, 24)

Chang Gung University, 1967, Taiwan, www.cgu.edu.tw/index.php?Lang=zh-tw

Chonbuk National University, 1947, Korea, www.jbnu.ac.kr/eng/

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), 1909, Bangalore, India, www.iisc.ernet.in

Jiangnan University, 1958, Wuxi, China, www.jiangnan.edu.cn/

Loughborough University, 1909, UK, www.lboro.ac.uk/

Nanjing Normal University, 1902, Jiangsu, China, www.nnu.edu.cn/

National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), 1936, Guadalajara, Zapopan, Mexico, www.ipn.mx

National University of Defense Technology, 1953, Changsha, China, www.nudt.edu.cn

North China Electric Power University, 1958, Beijing, China, www.ncepu.edu.cn

Sharif University of Technology, 1965, Tehran, Iran, www.sharif.edu

Saarland University, 1948, Saarbrucken, Germany, www.uni-saarland.de

University of Tampere, 1925, Finland, www.uta.fi

University of Aveiro, 1973, Portugal, www.ua.pt

University of Coimbra, 1290, Portugal, www.uc.pt

University of Genoa, 1481, Italy, www.unige.it

University of Ljubljana, 1595, Slovenia, www.uni-lj.si/

University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 1957, NV, USA, www.unlv.edu/

University of Palermo, 1779, Italy, www.unipa.it

University of Parma, 962, Italy, www.unipr.it/

University of Tampere, 1925, Finland, www.uta.fi

University of Ulsan, 1970, Korea, ulsan.ac.kr

University of Vigo, 1989, Spain, www.uvigo.gal/

University of Wyoming, 1886, Laramie, WY, USA, www.uwyo.edu

University Rovira i Virgili, 1991, Tarragona, Spain, www.urv.cat

Yeungnam University, 1967, Gyeongsan, Korea, www.yu.ac.kr/

Zhejiang University of Technology, 1953, Hangzhou, China, www.zjut.edu.cn/

 

Listed in:

- Contemporary Who's Who of Professionals, American Biographical Institute, USA, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007;

- Who's Who in the World, Marquis Who's Who, USA, 2006, 2007;

- International Who's Who of Professional Management, Who's Who Historical Society, USA, 2003, 2012.

 

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Languages: English, French, Romanian.

Civil status: married with Luminita (Costin); twin children (b. 1981): Viviana-Ruxandra, Codrin-Razvan.

Hobbies: mountain trips, swimming, travels.