Faculty and Staff
Professor Marcela Orlandea
Professor Marcela Orlandea is an engineer with over 15 years of experience in planning, scheduling and managing wide-ranging projects, conducting site investigations, managing, analyzing and reporting data as well as liaising with clients, regulatory agencies and subcontractors. She co-authored several technical papers and has experience in writing and reviewing technical reports. As a team leader, Prof. Orlandea has supported cross-functional teams working on a variety of projects involving environmental compliance (SPCC Plans, RCRA, NPDES), stormwater management, environmental due diligence, environmental site investigation and remediation, as well as contaminated sediment assessment.
Her Master in Environmental Engineering degree is from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada and her B.S. in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Building Environmental Systems (HVAC, lighting and sanitation systems) from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She is a LEED AP and a registered EIT (Engineer-in-Training) in Michigan. Her international experience from the perspective of an environmental consultant as well as a building system engineer gives her a unique appreciation of the benefits of a sustainable (LEED certified) design.
Prof. Orlandea is a member of the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) and The Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She is an active member of the Parent Teacher Association, a former coach for the Macomb Elementary Science Olympiad, and a former activity coordinator for the Girl Scouts of America. Marcela is also a volunteer for the Huron River Adopt-a-Stream Program run by the Huron River Watershed Council in Ann Arbor. Besides spending time with her family and friends she enjoys outdoor sports like skiing, biking, and hiking. She is fluent in Romanian and has working knowledge of French.