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Marjaneh Issapour, Professor of Electrical & Computer Tech

Marjaneh Issapour

Electrical & Computer Tech
 Lupton Hall, Room 246F
 Tues.- Thurs. 12:00-2:00 pm


BSEE, Stony Brook University, May 1985
MSEE, Columbia University, May 1986
Post Graduate Studies at Stony Brook University

Recipient of Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence in Teaching Service – Spring 2007 Licensed Professional Engineer practicing in New York State (P.E.) 
Cisco Certified Network Engineer (CCNA)
Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI)
Certified NetWare Administrator (CNA)



Professor Marjaneh Issapour is a renewable energy expert and Professional Engineer in the New York State who has been a leading academic in sustainability and solar power for over 20 years. She has been a Professor for over 27 years at Farmingdale State College, where she teaches courses in the Department of Electrical Engineering Technology and designed the networking laboratory, as well as developed the Computer Applications course. She received the "Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching Service" in 2007.

Prior to teaching, Professor Issapour was an independent contractor for NEC America Inc. where she designed and implemented new technologies in networking operating systems. She is a licensed Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA Certified Cisco Academy Instructor (CCAI), and Certified NetWare Administrator (CNA). Her research focuses on Solar and Photo Voltaic Systems, including aiding in the development of Hybrid PV systems, which increase PV efficiency.

In 2012 and 2013, Professor Issapour co-chaired the International Energy and Sustainability Conference. She has also written many publications on the topic of renewable energy sources and energy conservation for these conferences and journals, including the American Institute of Physics. Her honors include the R.W Chasman award for Women in Science from the Brookhaven National Laboratory, the New Faculty Development Award from Farmingdale State, and Outstanding Achievement and Dedication Award from Stony Brook University.

In addition to teaching, she is currently the Program Director of the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center at Farmingdale State College, which offers courses for professionals in the local industry. Professor Issapour is also a member of the Manufacturing and Technology Resource Consortium (MTRC) Advisory Board, Farmingdale State College's representative at Engineering Joint Commission of Long Island (EJCLI), is the Chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Long Island Section (2017) and is Farmingdale State College's representative for Long Island Regional Advisory Council on Higher Education (LIRACHE).


  • Issapour(2012): Book review on “Teaching Intercultural Rhetoric and Technical Communication: Theories, Curriculum, Pedagogies and Practices “. This review was published in the Journal of “Educational Technology Systems” Volume 40, Number1- 2011-2012,Baywood Publishing Company Inc.

  • Issapour (2011): A Statistical Model for Energy Intensity, The International Symposium on Models and Modeling Methodologies in Science and Engineering (MMMse 2011) at the 2nd. International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics (IMCIC 2011), was held in Orlando, USA, on March 27th - 30th, 2011.

  • Issapour, Dathatri, Elgun (2007): Importance of Energy Conservation in a typical school building; a Study, Renewable Energy Symposium at Frostburg University, Sept. 2007

  • Dathatri, Issapour, Elgun (2007): Developing an infrastructure of trained professionals; a

    case study of Farmingdale State College’s Solar Energy Center’s experience, Renewable

    Energy Symposium at Frostburg University, Sept. 2007

  • Elgun, Issapour, Dathatri (2007): Large Scale Renewable Energy Systems, A global

    Overview, Renewable Energy Symposium at Frostburg University, Sept. 2007

  • Dathatri, Elgun, Issapour (2006): Educating and building for tomorrow , ASEE

    conference, Jan 2006 

  • Betz, Dathatri, Elgun, Issapour (2005): A forecasting Tool for Future Course Development: A case study using Industry sponsored Workshops to assess need, CIEC conference, Feb 2005

  • Betz, Dathatri, Elgun, Issapour (2005): A New Approach to Educate for Emerging Technologies through Inter-disciplinary Projects , CIEC conference, Feb 2005

  • Issapour (2000): Integrating Mathematics and Other Disciplines, ASEE Conference, April 2000


  • 2011- 2015, Co-PI on a collaborative “Smart Grid Demonstration project” grant to the Department of Energy (DOE) for $12,000,000.00 partnered by Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), National Grid and Stony Brook University.
  • 2009-2010, Obtained $1,000,000.00 worth of equipment donation from local Long Island Companies for School of Engineering Technology.
  • 2005-2006, DOE grant for $15,000.00This grant was used to support the Solar Energy Center’s workshops and seminars.
  • 2004-2005, DOE grant for $38,500. This grant was used to support the Solar Energy Center’s workshops and seminars.
  • 2003-2004, DOE grant for $35,000. This grant was used to support the Solar Energy Center’s workshops and seminars.
  • 2002-2003, DOE grant for $50,000. This grant was used to support the Solar Energy Center’s workshops and seminars.
  • 2002- 2003, Co-PI on a KeySpan Foundation Award for $6,000.00. This grant was used to fund the Solar Seminars for Middle School and High School students on Long Island.
  • 2001-2002, Co-PI on a DOE grant for $50,000. This grant was used to support the Solar Energy Center’s workshops and seminars.
  • 1997, $58,350.00 grant from Microsoft in the form of software licenses, to provide instructional material on the WEB.