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Dr. Mihaela Radu, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

Dr. Mihaela Radu

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
 Lupton Hall Room 246J


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
M.S. in Electrical Engineering (Dipl. Eng.)
Polytechnic Institute of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Specialization: Electronics and Telecommunications


Joined FSC in 2012

Areas of Research and Teaching Expertise:

Research interests: 
-fault tolerant systems;  reliability assessment of electronic systems; testing and testability of digital systems; digital design using  programmable logic devices
-new educational  methods  teaching analog and digital electronics emphasizing “hands-on” experiences and Project-Based-Learning (PBL)

Teaching expertise:
Electrical Circuits; Analog and Digital Electronics;  Digital Design;  Testing of Digital Systems; Design of Fault Tolerant Systems; Reliability

Dr. Mihaela Radu received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca in 2000 and the M. Eng. degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Before joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology at Farmingdale State College Dr. Radu was a faculty member of the Applied Electronics Department at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, In and R@D engineer for the Institute of Scientific Research for Automation and Telecommunications, Bucharest.

Over the past fifteen years she taught several undergraduate and graduate courses such as Electrical Circuits, Electronic Device Modeling, Digital Design, Design of Fault Tolerant Systems, Testing of Digital Systems, etc. Her current research interest includes Reliability and Fault Tolerance of Electronic Systems, Testing and Testability of Digital Systems, Programmable Logic Devices. She is interested to promote in her courses new educational methods emphasizing “hands-on” experiences and project-based-learning. She has over sixty five publications in peer reviewed conference and journals and she was PI, Co-PI or member of several multidisciplinary research grants, sponsored by the European Union Tempus Program, NSF, academia and industry. She is member of IEEE and ASEE societies and Chair of Women in Engineering Affinity Group for IEEE Long Island section. She is research associate and Public Seminar Coordinator for the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center at Farmingdale State College.