Associate Professor


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SHORT biography

Born in 1977, at Cluj-Napoca, Daniel FODOREAN is Associate Professor at the Electrical Machines and Drives Department, from Electrical Engineering Faculty of Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (TUCN). He obtained the Banchelor and Master degrees in 2001 and 2002, respectively, at TUCN. He had his public defense of the PhD report in 2005, at the French university Universite de Technologie de Belfort Montbeliard (UTBM). At UTBM, Daniel FODOREAN also worked as Assistant (2004, 2006) and Associate Professor (2007-2009). He was involved in research activity at Siemens Industry Software company, from Leuven-Belgium (3 months), and at Brose company, from Wuerzburg-Germany (2 months). He was also trained in Real-time operation of electrical machines and drives based on dPSACE platforms (3 courses, at Paderborn and Wuerzburg, Germany) and in Sensorless control of permanent magnet synchronous machines (Aalborg University, from Danemarca).


The Lecture on Simulation of Electromechanical Systems, for students from the forth year, concerns the elaboration of simulation models for power sources, static converters, electrical machines and their use in an assembled system. The simulations are employed in Matlab/Simulink. The Lecture on Electrical Machines, for students in the sencod year, concerns the study of the operation principals of electrical machines, classical and special ones, their supply and use in specific applications.


    - optimal design, modeling and analysis of electrical machines;

    - design/construction of frequency static converters (ac/dc, dc/ac, dc/dc);

    - control of electrical machines, based on scalar and vector control (FOC, DTC), sensored or sensorless;

    - microcontrollers (dsPIC) and digital signal processors (TMS320) programming;

    - RCP (Rapide Control Prototyping) and HiL (Hardware in the Loop) concept implementation for real time analysis of electromechanical systems (based on dSPACE platforms);

    - electric energy management based on hybrid sources (ultracapacitors and batteries);

    - study of magnetic gears for electric vehicle and wind power applications.


    - manager for research projects: 6 (two industrial/international projects);

    - invited professor at Universite de Haute-Alsace (Mulhouse, France) in April 2013, Mai 2014 & Mai 2016, and at Universite de Havre (France) in June 2016;

    - invited speaker at "IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Series - European Prospects on Transportation Electrification-Infrastructure and Powertrain", event organized under IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, Belfort, France, 23rd of October 2014;

    - reviewer for IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology / Industrial Electronics / Industry Applications;

    - H index (Thomson Reuters): 6.


    - 5 books or book chapters (two in English);

    - 12 ISI journal articles;

    - more than 60 articles in journal or conference proceedings, scientifically indexed;

    - one patent.


Teaching and auxiliary staff