Dr. Radu F. Babiceanu

Helping Students Find Solutions

As an engineer, Dr. Radu F. Babiceanu breaks down a very complex problem into small pieces and solves the problem then puts together a final step-by-step solution in such a way that everyone can follow and understand. As a teacher, his modus operandi is the same.

“Students always praise him to me and say how they enjoy spending time with him discussing the problems they are solving together,” said Dr. Seshadri Mohan, Chair of the Department of Systems Engineering.

“Dr. Babiceanu is an excellent professor who teaches his students how to think critically and do research. He is providing the backbone to systems engineering education.”

An assistant professor in systems engineering who came to UA Little Rock in 2006, Babiceanu regularly teaches freshmen core systems engineering courses, giving students the “epiphany” of the system engineering field – how a product or system comes together from concept to operation. He also serves as the graduate coordinator.

“I consider Dr. Babiceanu to be one of the best professors in the systems engineering program,” said Oleksandr Babenko, an electrical engineer at Molex HPC in Maumelle who earned B.S. and M.S. degrees at UA Little Rock. “He has clearly showed his commitment to the learning process by showing genuine interest in student performance. I do not recall a single time when he was not available to answer questions or provide guidance with projects and assignments. I have learned a lot in his classes and applied a lot of concepts and theories in my professional career.”

Babiceanu earned a B.S. degree in manufacturing engineering at Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania, in 1993 and an M.S. degree in mechanical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering at the University of Toledo in 2000. He earned a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2005.

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