Constantin Apostoaia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Introduction

Dr. Constantin Apostoaia is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He teaches a variety of electrical engineering design courses.

Research Overview

Dr. Apostoaia’s research focuses on the areas of electric motor drives controls, and computational electromagnetics applied to low frequency electromagnetic devices design. His work has been presented and published in reputed international conferences proceedings. Recent advancements in his research involve inductive power transfer systems for charging electric vehicles, and magnetically levitated systems.

What engineers can do? “They always stay attuned and well informed on a professional level throughout their careers, so that they can promote the latest technologies for the betterment of humanity”

Teaching Focus

As one of the Hammond faculty founders of the Power and Energy Systems concentration program in the ECE department, his teaching experience has spun a wide variety of subject related areas. His core teaching focus is Electric Machines and Drives, Electromagnetics, and Electric Power Systems. He also is teaching courses in electric circuit analysis, as well as engineering design at the freshman and senior levels, and taught courses in dynamic physical systems, control systems, and system and signal analysis.

Why I became an engineer…

Two of my passions are applied mathematics and physics—and being an engineer gives me the chance to use both of them to discover optimized solutions for large-scale, highly complex, interactive systems.

What engineers can do to make a difference…

They should always stay attuned and well informed on a professional level throughout their careers, so that they can promote the latest technologies for the betterment of humanity.

Constantin Apostoaia

Contact

(219) 989-2268

apostoai@pnw.edu

Office Location:

Hammond Campus, POTT 300

Education

  • Ph.D., “Transilvania” University of Brasov, Romania, 1999
  • BS, University of Brasov, Romania, 1976

Areas of Expertise

  • Advanced Electric Drives Co-Simulation and Control
  • Computational Electromagnetics / FEA
  • Electrical Power Engineering

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Best Poster Award for A Dynamic Inductive Power Transfer System, first author paper presented at ICRERA 2019, 8th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, Brasov, Romania.
  • First Place Team senior design project, Fall 2019, faculty advisor.