Prof. Dr. Eng. Adrian FILIPESCU
ADRIAN FILIPESCU received engineer diploma in automatic control and computers from Polytechnics University of Bucharest, Romania, in 1981 and Ph. D. degree in control systems from “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania, in 1993. Between 1981 and 1983, he has been with Computers Factory in Bucharest as engineer in computer integration and testing. Since 1983 till now, he has been with the “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati and currently is professor and Ph. D. supervisor in control systems with the Department of Automation and Electrical Engineering, having 7 finished theses, one of them in international co-supervision, in which the authors received the Ph. D. title. His research interest includes numerical calculus, linear and non-linear control, adaptive control, robotics, and mechatronics. Between 2000 and 2004, he conducted three NATO research internships in labs from Polytechnics of Torino, Italy, the National Polytechnics Institute of Grenoble, France and Institute of Systems and Robotics, University of Coimbra, Portugal. He is the author of 12 books, more than 50 articles ISI Web of Science indexed with h-index 6 and more 60 articles SCOPUS indexed with h-index 11. In 2014 and 2019 two of his papers were highly commended, receiving awards from UEFISCDI (the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development, and Innovation Funding) as part of the “Award for Research Results” competition. He has led more than 10 research projects as a director, all of them in modeling and control of robotic and mechatronic systems and contributed through them to the endowment of a research laboratory with mobile robots, wheelchair for people with disabilities, multidirectional autonomous vehicle, laboratory and industrial robotic manipulators, mechatronics lines, navigation and communication systems, PLCs, computers, etc. Since 2012 he has been a member of the Computer, Information technology and Systems engineering Commission at the National Council for the Attestation of University Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates.