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Isaac Flory

  • Isaac Flory
  • Associate Professor
  • Engineering Technology
  • 102 Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-6560
  • iflory@odu.edu
  • Dr. Flory received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech in 1984 at which time he joined the Lighting Division of Hubbell Incorporated as a product development engineer. During his 17 year tenure with Hubbell Incorporated he was promoted to positions including Chief Electrical Engineer and Manager of Electrical Engineering. He has extensive experience in product development, testing and failure analysis, and has served on several committees involved in the creation of standards for the domestic lighting industry. He has been awarded 25 United States Patents and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dr. Flory is currently an Associate Professor of Engineering Technology at Old Dominion University where he was the recipient of the 2007 Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology Excellence in Teaching Award. He performs research in the areas of energy conversion, energy conservation, and alternative energy sources, and since joining Old Dominion University he has been the principal or co-principal investigator on research programs totaling over $470,000. He has published in both technical and educational journals as well as a number of refereed conference proceedings. He teaches engineering technology courses in power systems, energy conversion, circuit analysis, analog and digital electronics, and technical analysis. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1993 and 2008 respectively.
  • Education

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2008
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1993
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1984
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Professional Engineer
    Sponsoring Organization: Commonwealth of Virginia
    Date Obtained: 1995-06-13
  • Expertise

    Engineering
    Lighting Technology, Power Electronics, Alternative Energy Systems, Power Generation, and Distribution, The Patent Process
  • 2011: Excellence in Learning Award, Engineering Technology Department
  • 2007: Excellence in Teaching Award, Frank Batten College of Engineering & Technology
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Intelligent High Efficiency Street Lighting
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Tech
    Date: June 1, 2010 - June 30, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Flory IV, I. L.
    Virginis Energy & Environmental Netwook (VEEN)- Energy Solutions Incentive
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
    Date: September 1, 2007 - August 31, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Flory Iv, I. L.; Roberston, J.
    Biomass, Feasibility and Support of Biomass and Waste-to-Energy Projects in Virginia Administered by the Virginia Energy and Environmental Network
    Date: September 1, 2006 - August 31, 2008
    Investigators:Flory Iv, I. L.; Considine, C.; Robertson, J.
    Virginia Energy and Environmental Network Continuation
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
    Date: January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Flory Iv, I. L.; Dean, A. W.
    Sponsoring Organization: Center for Innovative Technology, Battery Powered Backpack Sprayer for Solo Inc.
    Date: March 21, 2005 - April 21, 2005
    Investigators:Flory Iv, I. L.
    Sponsoring Organization: Childseat Safety Device for Hazel Smith / Center for Innovative Technology
    Date: March 17, 2005 - April 15, 2005
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Flory Iv, I. L.