Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology
Department:Computing and Technology
Areas of Expertise: Computing and technology
Marcian is an active professional in industrial electronics, focusing on electronic systems modelling and the design of digital controllers for power converter systems, using VHDL and FPGAs.
Marcian’s research is focused on digital controllers for power electronics. With 23 years of academic experience, he has published one research monograph, one text book and more than 130 peer-reviewed papers (three with awards). He has delivered six international tutorials on FPGA Design for Power Electronics Control, oordinated a European FP6 renewable energy project consortium, supervised nine research degrees and examined 16.
General Chair of 5 IEEE conferences, Marcian is also founder and past Chairman of the 'Electronic Systems on Chip' Technical Committee of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, and Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics/Informatics.
Marcian is a member of our Digital Electronics Research Area which forms part of our Informatics, Computing and Electronics Research Group.
Modules taught: Digital Systems and Power Control, Power Conversion Systems
Monmasson, E. and Cirstea, M.N., 2013. Industrial Control Applications of FPGAs. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 9(3), editorial review, DOI: 10.1109/TII.2013.2270011.
Sutikno, T, Nik Idris, N. R., Jidin, A. and Cirstea, M.N., 2013. An improved FPGA Implementation of Direct Torque Control for Induction Machines. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 9(3), DOI: 10.1109/TII.2012.2222420.
Barote, L., Marinescu, C. and Cirstea, M.N., 2013. Control Structure for Single Phase Stand-Alone Wind Based Energy Sources. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 60(2), ISSN: 0278-0046, DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2012.2206346.
Tisan, A. and Cirstea, M.N., 2012. SOM Neural Network Design - a New Simulink Library Based Approach Targeting FPGA Implementation. Journal of Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, ISSN: 0378-4754.
Alecsa, B., Cirstea, M.N. and Onea, A., 2012. Simulink Modeling and Design of an Efficient Hardware-constrained FPGA-based PMSM Speed Controller. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 8(3), DOI: 10.1109/TII.2012.2193891.
Monmasson, E., Idkhajine, L., Cirstea, M.N., Bahri, I., Tisan, A. and Naouar, W., 2011. FPGAs in Industrial Control Applications. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 7(2), pp.224-244, ISSN 1551-3203, DOI: 10.1109/TII.2011.2123908.
Dinu, A., Cirstea, M.N. and Cirstea, S.E., 2010. Direct Neural Networks Hardware Implementation Algorithm. IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, 57(5), pp.1845-1848, ISSN: 0278-0046. DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2009.2033097.
Cirstea M.N., 2010. Sustainable Renewable Energy for Europe. Projects magazine, British Publishers Ltd, April 2010, pp.78-80, ISSN 2040-7335.
Darvill, J., Tisan, A. and Cirstea, M.N., 2014. A Novel PSIM and Matlab Co-Simulation Approach to Particle Swarm Optimization Tuning of PID Controllers, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Optimisation of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM 2014), Brasov, Romania, 22-24 May 2014, pp.784-789.