- Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Technology, College of Technology and Innovation
Dr. Macia worked as a development engineer for Honeywell (then AiResearch) from 1975 to 1981, in the fluidics group. In 1981 he left AiResearch and co-founded a small company to develop a medical fluidic device that provided oxygen in an intermittent mode to emphysema patients. In 1983, he formed Control Systems Innovation, Inc., in which he continues to have a significant ownership interest, and uses it as a vehicle for his consulting activities. He is inventor/co-inventor of several devices related to fluid control and holds 3 patents.
In 1990 he joined Arizona State University's Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology Department. He has served as the Associate Chair. He has been active in university governance, serving as a senator and also as a secretary. He is involved with local middle and high schools. He is active in ASME and ASEE. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (Mechanical) in the State of Arizona.
On the personal side, he was born in Cuba, where he lived until his 14th birthday. He is married to Donna, and they have five children. He enjoys swimming, racquetball, hiking, and horseback riding. He is also involved in his local church by contributing to the process of building small-group communities within the larger church hierarchy.
- PhD, Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, 1988
- MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, 1975
- BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, 1974
Patterson, M., N. F. Macia and A. M. Kannan. 2015. Hybrid microgrid model based on solar photovoltaic battery fuel cell sysem for intermittent load applications. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion 30(1):359-366. DOI: 10.1109/TEC.2014.2352554. (link )