Dr. Codruta Jaliu is a professor at the Product Design and Environment Faculty of the Transilvania University of Brasov, acting also as a PhD supervisor in Mechanical Engineering field. Her research interests include mechanical and mechatronic systems design in general, design of wind turbines and small hydropower plants. She is an author of over 160 papers published in mainstream journals, international publishing houses or international conference proceedings and a holder of 5 patents. She is editor of Series I. Engineering Sciences of the Bulletin of Transilvania University of Brasov, member of the ARoTMM - the Roumanian branch of the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science IFToMM and reviewer for several journals. Dr. Jaliu is a coordinator of the Industrial Design bachelor program, guiding the students throughout each phase of the program, providing them administrative support and updating the curriculum according to the employers’ needs.