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June 1, 2010

Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Promoted

Dr. Adam Filios
Dr. Adam Filios, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, has been named director of Farmingdale State College's Solar Energy Center. Dr. Filios joined the faculty in 2006.

A Selden resident, Dr. Filios received his PhD in electrical engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he also received his MSE in electrical engineering. Dr. Filios holds a BS in physics from University of Athens in Greece.

"Dr. Filios will continue the important work of the Solar Energy Center with dedication and vision, and I am pleased he has agreed to take on this responsibility to further the legacy of the center.  At Farmingdale State College, we have been attentive to the needs of the environment since our founding in 1912.   As we say, "Green Then. Green Now," said President W. Hubert Keen.

The Solar Energy Center is the site of the first utility scale photovoltaic demonstration project in the northeastern United States. Under Dr. Filios' leadership, the center will continue to provide energy to the campus and offer students unique research opportunities in the growing renewable energy industry.

Farmingdale State is a nationally recognized leader in energy and alternative energy research. In addition to research being conducted at the Solar Energy Center, the College's Institute for Research and Technology Transfer is developing a small-scale hydrogen-solar powered model home and tests and evaluates various grades of bio-fuels for powering small and large vehicles. As a partner in the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at Stony Brook, Farmingdale is instrumental in developing alternative and renewable sources of energy. The college is creating a Green Building Institute as well as developing a Smart Grid energy efficiency effort with LIPA.