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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 has been a Professor since Sept. of 1990,  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 integration of hands on and applied learning elements to enhance teaching and learning in STEM. She has experience with embedded system design, data communication and networking , as well as renewable energy generation systems.

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. Shehas completed 50 credits towards her doctoral degree at Stony Brook University. She is currently a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) with the New York State Education Department.

In addition to teaching, she is currently the 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), was the Chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Long Island Section (2017), She was recognized by the New York State Society Of Professional Engineers Suffolk County Chapter for excellence in leadership and performance as a professional engineer in education(2015), is the recipient of IEEE-LI’s Athanasios Papoulis Outstanding Educator Award (2017),is the IEEE’s Region1 Board of Governors (BoG) with the position of Educational Activities Committee chair (2018) and is Farmingdale State College's representative for Long Island Regional Advisory Council on Higher Education (LIRACHE), is the chair of the USGBC's "Drive Electric Long Island" steering committee, a member of the Workforce development subcommittee of American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), a member of the offshore wind wildlife & permitting of AWEA's subcommittee, and a member of PSEG Long Island's Environmental Advisory Committee.


  • 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


  • 2017- PI  on "Use of the Renewable Energy Lab (Lucas-Nuelle) simulations of Renewable Energy Generation to foster Student learning in Energy, Sustainability and Environment class (ENV101)". This project was funded by SUNY's  Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG) . Funding amount $10,000.
  • 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.