Renewables Energy, Photovoltaics, Wind Turbines, Microgrids, Power Electronics, Power Systems
Ioan-Viorel Banu received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Power Engineering from the „Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacau, Bacau, Romania, in 2009 and 2011, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Power Engineering from the „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Iasi, Romania, in 2015.
He joined the Department of Power Engineering and Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, „Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacau, Bacau, Romania, in October 2021, where, currently, he is a Lecturer. His research interests include power engineering, power electronics, renewable energy, photovoltaics, wind turbines, microgrids, modeling of photovoltaic arrays, power converters for photovoltaic systems, maximum power point tracking algorithms for photovoltaic systems, anti-islanding detection methods in grid-connected photovoltaic systems, and integration of photovoltaic sources into the electric power grid.
Dr. Banu has been an IEEE member since 2014. He has served as a reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, IET Renewable Power Generation, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, IET Power Electronics, High Voltage, and Energy Conversion and Management.