Marjaneh Issapour

Areas of Expertise:

  • Solar Energy
  • Networking Technologies

Marjaneh Issapour has expertise in solar energy and networking technologies and has devoted most of her research to applications related to alternative energy sources, specifically Solar and Photo Voltaic systems. She has worked on the development of Hybrid PV systems for increased efficiency.

She has been a professor at Farmingdale State since 1990 and was promoted to full professor in 2007, the same year she won the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. Professor Issapour teaches technical courses including Basic Electronics, Introduction to Instrumentation, Digital Electronics Laboratory and Microprocessor Design in the Department of Electrical Engineering Technology. She designed and set up the networking laboratory at Farmingdale State, using Cisco networking equipment. In addition, she developed laboratory manuals for both networking courses offered.

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 also served as a senior software engineer.

Professor Issapour earned a BE in electrical engineering with a minor in applied mathematics and statistics from Stony Brook University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She earned her MS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. Professor Issapour is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York, a Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Cisco Academy Instructor (CCAI) and a Certified NetWare Administrator (CNA).

Some of Professor Issapour's honors include the R.W Chasman award for Women in Science presented by the Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1994, the New Faculty Development Award given by Farmingdale State in 1991 and Outstanding Achievement and Dedication Award at Stony Brook University in 1985.


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