Constantin M. Apostoaia

Constantin M. Apostoaia

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering


Purdue University Calumet
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Potter 300
2200 169th Street Hammond, IN 46323-2094

Phone: 219-989-2268

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  • BS, University of Brasov, Romania, 1976
  • PhD, “Transilvania” University of Brasov, Romania, 1999

Areas of Instruction

  • Electric Machines and Drives
  • Power Systems
  • Advanced Controls of Electric Drives

Research Interests

  • Electric Machines and Drives Modeling and Control
  • Electric Power Quality
  • Wind Turbine Energy Conversion Systems
  • Electromagnetic Devices and Electromechanical Equipment Design

Representative Publications

Apostoaia, C.M., “Co-Simulation Platform for AC Drives Control Systems”, WASET 2012- ICEMDS International Conference on Electric Machines and Drive Systems, Paris, France, November 28-29, 2012

Apostoaia, C.M., “Integration of Electric Machines and Drives Simulation Platforms for Power Systems Programs”,JMAG Users Conference 2012, Detroit, MI, October16th, 2012

Wilson, C,,Kozel, D., Apostoaia, C.M.,, “Educational Tools for Wind Energy Programs”, 2012 Annual ASEE Illinois – Indiana Section Conference, March 17, 2012, Valparaiso University, IN

Gray, D.L, Zhang, Ziang, Apostoaia, C.M., Xu Chang, “A Neural Network based Approach for the Detection of Faults in the Brushless Excitation of a Synchronous Motor”, 2009 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, June 7-9, 2009, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada (2nd paper award of the Conference)

Gray, D.L, Szekely, Z.,Apostoaia, C.M., “Real-Time Observer for the Vector Control of an Induction Motor Drive”, 2009 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, June 7-9, 2009, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Apostoaia, C.M., Gray, D.L.and Pierson, E.S., “Experiential-Based Curriculum to Increase Retention and Graduation”, 2008 Annual ASEE IL/IN Section Conference, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, April 3-5, 2008, Terre Haute, IN, USA

Apostoaia, C.M., Szekely, Z., and Gray, D.L., “Feedback Signals Estimation of an Induction Machine Drive”, 12thWSEAS  International Conference on SYSTEMS, pp.53-58, ISBN: 978-960-6766-83-1, ISSN: 1790-2769, July 22-24, 2008, Heraklion, Greece

Apostoaia, C.M., Kozel, D.and Gray, D.L., “Simulation of a Wind Energy Conversion Embedded System”, Proceedings of 2007 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, pp. 164-169, May 17-20, 2007, Chicago, IL

Apostoaia, C.M., and Scutaru, Gh., “A Dynamic Model of a Wind Turbine System”,Proceedings of the 10th International Conference OPTIM’06, “Transilvania” University of Brasov, Romania, Brasov, May 18-19, 2006, vol. 2, pp. 261-266

Apostoaia, C., Moraru, S.A., Sisak Fr., Craciun, A.V.: Command Chanels Decoupling Circuit of an Embedded Vector Oriented Control System”, in Proceedings of the ELECTRONICS ET’2000 Conference, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, September 20-22, 2000, Section Electronic Systems in Measurement and Control

Apostoaia, C., Moraru, S.A., Sisak Fr.: Optimization of a Standard Induction Motor Speed Control Using the Field Weakening Technique”, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Electrical Machines ICEM 2000, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo Finland, August 28-30, 2000, vol. II, pp. 669 – 672

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