Musat Crihalmeanu

Assistant Professor of Electronics Engineering Technology
410 ET
B.S. Technical University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
M.S. West Virginia University

I have a BS in EE from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, EU, in 1984, and a MSEE (Master Degree) from West Virginia University, in Electrical Engineering, with emphasis on Electronics and Photonics. I received my MSEE on December 2003.

I obtained my PE (professional engineer) Certification (2009). I had several jobs as an Electrical Engineer, some worth mentioning are: R&D Engineer for HSC Industrial, from 2006 - 2010, and Doddridge Controls, from 2010 to 2013. Before coming to Academia, I worked as a Contractor for HSC Industrial, LLC.

Some interests of mine are Robotics, Solar, PLCs and in general hardware and software related to electronic instrumentation.

What do you like best about teaching at Fairmont State: 

I like teaching at FSU because I have 30 years of engineering experience that I am sharing with my students. I am trying to help them understand the (sometimes) hard but very beautiful concepts related to Electronics! I am teaching in the Engineering Department, I have great colleagues, I have great conditions to prepare my courses, lectures and labs, and people all over the Campus are trying to make my life and student’s lives easier. I like also the fact that FSU is smaller than other universities, thus the student – professor ratio is rewarding. I am able to get a lot of feedback from students and give them feedback. I have a bunch of ideas to improve the Electronics Curriculum, and I hope that together with my colleague, Professor McLaughlin, we will attract more students to the program.