Cullen School of Engineering

Location

Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
N308 Engineering Building 1
Houston, Texas 77004-4005
Phone: 713-743-4400
Fax: 713-743-4444
Department: ece [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] edu
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Faculty

Crisan, O.

Professor

N 308 Engineering Building 1

Houston, Texas 77204-4005

Tel: 713-743-4400 | Fax: 713-743-4444

Email: ocrisan [at] uh [dot] edu

Education

  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Timisoara, Romania
  • Dr. Sc., in Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Timisoara, Romania

Professional Experience

1960-1984

Assistant Professor, Lecturer Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Timisoara, Romania

1971, 1973 spring semesters

Visiting Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

1984-1986

Visiting Professor, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

1986-

Professor, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

1991 summer

Electrical Engineer, Aerospace Technology, Electrical Systems, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas


Classes

Courses Taught at UH

  • ECE 2300 - Circuit Analysis
  • ECE 4113 - Energy Conversion Laboratory
  • ECE 5127/6127 - Power Transmission and Distribution Laboratory
  • ECE 5377/6377 - Power Transmission and Distribution
  • ECE 5380/6380 - Power Electronics and Electric Drives
  • ECE 6378 - Power System Analysis
  • ECE 6379 - Advanced Power System Analysis
  • ECE 7381 - Power System Control and Stability

Courses Taught at Other Institutions

  • - Electrical Power Plants and Networks
  • - Direct Current Power Transmission
  • - Power System Optimization
  • - Theory and Control of Synchronous Machines

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Houston, Cullen College of Engineering, 2001-2002
  • W.T. Kittinger Teaching Excellence Award, University of Houston, Cullen College of Engineering, 2009
  • Outstanding Student Branch Counselor Award, IEEE Region 5, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010
  • Life Senior Member, IEEE, 2009 -
  • Member, IEEE Power Engineering Society, 1973 -
  • Member, Conference Internationale des Grande Reseaux Electrique (CIGRE), 1976 - 1981, 1997 -

Editorial Boards

  • "Electric Power Components And Systems", Taylor & Francis Publishing Corporation, Member, 1987 -


Research

Research Interests

  • Ovidiu Crisan's main research and academic focus is in Power Systems Components modeling, Power Systems Operation and Control. Presently, he is concentrated in Voltage Stability/Voltage Collapse research, with direct application to the Electric Utilities.


Presentations

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • O. Crisan, and M. Liu, "Voltage Collapse Prediction Using an Improved Sensitivity Approach," Electric Power Systems Research, Vol. 28, 1994, pp. 181-190.

  • O. Crisan, and M. A. Mohtadi, "Efficient Identification of Binding Inequality Constraints in the Optimal Power Flow Newton Approach," IEE Proceedings-C, Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Vol. 139, No. 5, September 1992, pp. 365-370.

  • O. Crisan, Qin Yu, M. N. Ayub, and M Liu, "Reactance as a Function of Temperature and Frequency for HTS Bulk Samples," International Conference on Modern Aspects of Superconductivity (ICMAS-91), Proceedings, Paris, pp. 337-342, 7-8 October, 1991.


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