Daniel FODOREAN, PhD Eng.

Associate Professor at Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

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Current Position

Associate Professor / Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (TUCN), Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE)

Department of Electrical Machines and Drives (DEMD)

Business Address

28 Memorandumului, Cluj-Napoca, 400114, Cluj, ROMANIA

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Degrees and Diplomas



Habilitation Degree (PhD Supervisor), in Electrical Engineering.


Postdoctoral project, at TUCN, with the project title: Optimal energy management for light electric vehicles.


Mutual PhD cooperation, between TUCN and UTBM. Title of the thesis (public presentation in French, 12/07/2005, at Belfort): “Conception et réalisation d’une machine synchrone à double excitation : Application à l’entraînement direct”.


Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, at the TUCN.


Engineer in Electrotechnics, at TUCN, FEE.

Academia Work Experience


2007-2009 (2013)

Associate Professor at Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), Belfort-FRANCE


Lecturer, at TUCN, Cluj-Romania


Assistant Lecturer at TUCN, Cluj-ROMANIA

2003-2004, 2005-2006

Teaching-research assistant at UTBM, Belfort-FRANCE

2001-2003, 2004-2005

Teaching-research assistant at TUCN, Cluj-ROMANIA

Industry Work Experience


January 2014, January 2015 and February 2016

Research activity within the frame of Demotest-EV project (IAPP EU project type), at Siemens Industry Software (previously LMS NV company) from Leuven, Belgium.

October 2014 and September 2015

Research activity within the frame of EmdaLoop-project (IAPP EU project type) at Brose Gmbh, Wurzburg, Germany.



March 2015

dSpace training: Real-Time solution implementation with Next Generation ControlDesk, Wurzburg, Germany

June 2013

dSPace trainings: FPGA basics and FPGA advances in electrical drives, Paderborn, Germany

November 2011

Sensorless control of permanent magnet synchronous machines, Aalborg University, Denmark.

Personal skills and competences



Romanian (native), English (independent user), French (independent user)

Technical skills and competences

- Design, numerical modeling and optimization of electrical machines (PMs and hybrid excited synchronous machines, with different rotor configuration, DC motors, induction cage motor, transformer, switched reluctance).

- Design and construction of power static converters (ac/dc, dc/dc, dc/ac).

- Control of electrical machine (scalar, vector control – DTC, FOC –, opened and closed loop control techniques).

- Programing in C & assembly language of uControllers (dsPIC) and DSP (TMS320).

- RCP and HiL testing of power train in electric and hybrid electric vehicles – working on dSPACE platforms (1104, 1103 1006, MicroLab).

- Structural analysis with TestLab solutions (accelerometers, impact hammer etc.)

Organizational skills and competences

- Elected member in the bureau of Electrical Engineering Department at UTBM (2008-2009)

- Elected member in the DEMD-TUCN bureau (2015-…)

Special Session Conference Organizer

Special Session co-chair for IEEE AQTR 2016 (Real Time Solutions for Transport Applications).

Special Session co-chair for IEEE VPPC 2015 (Design optimization and optimal energy management of Ultracapacitor/battery system for transportation Applications).

Special Session co-chair for IEEE Acemp-Optim-Electromotion 2015 (Energy Management Strategies for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications).

Editorial activity

- Scientific Secretary at the International Journal on Electrical Engineering and Transportation (IJEET), www.ijeet.org, (2007-2010).

- Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (since 2008), IEEE Transactions Vehicular Technology (2009), IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications (2014).

Published books/articles

6 books or book chapters (3 in English, 2 of these in international edition), 12 ISI Web of Science journal articles, 10 other indexed journal-articles, 59 articles in international conferences, 2 patents + 1 patent proposal

Research Projects

6 as project manager (2 with companies from Switzerland), more than 10 as team member (4 FP7 projects)


1 University awards & 3 awards at international patent congress.


IEEE Member since 2007, and member of 7 specific IEEE Societies.