Faculty and Staff Directory

Ashok K. Ambardar

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

906-487-2532
akambard@mtu.edu
EERC 826

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Signal processing
  • Medical imaging

Glen E. Archer

Principal Lecturer and Associate Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty Advisor, Blue Marble Security Enterprise

Faculty Advisor, Robotic Systems Enterprise

Areas of Interest

  • Image processing
  • Undergraduate EE labs
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Electronic warfare
  • Information operations
Joan Becker

Joan Becker

ECE Graduate Program Coordinator

906-487-1995
jepastor@mtu.edu
EERC 117

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Assists ECE graduate students with Department and Graduate School requirements and procedures
  • Coordinates new ECE graduate student orientation (fall and spring)

Paul L. Bergstrom

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Micro-electromechanical systems
  • Micromachining materials and process technologies
  • Inertial pressure
  • Nanoscaled technologies enabling banoelectronic devices
  • Technologies for the monolithic integration of sensors and actuators with electronics

Guna Bharati

Teaching Assistant

grbharati@mtu.edu
Rm. 619-4 EERC

Area of Interest

  • Power system modeling and optimization
  • Smart grid operations
  • Energy management systems
  • Power system RTS

Nupur Bihari

Teaching Assistant

nbihari@mtu.edu
Rm. 632 EERC

Area of Interest

  • Semiconductor device design
  • Fabrication and testing
  • Device physics
  • Material characterization and quantum mechanics

Leonard J. Bohmann

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Electric power systems analysis
  • Utility applications of power electronics (HVDC, SVC, FACTS)
  • Power system dynamics
  • Power quality
  • Power system transients
  • Computer analysis and simulation of power systems

Jeremy P. Bos

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

906-487-3161
jpbos@mtu.edu
EERC 623

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Atmospheric optics
  • Statistical optics
  • Quantum optics
  • Image and Signal Processing
  • Autonomous vehicles and vehicular networks
  • Industrial automation and controls
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Derek Brewer

Teaching Assistant

dsbrewer@mtu.edu
Rm. 502-15 EERC

Michael Brisenso

Teaching Assistant

mjbrisen@mtu.edu
Rm. 631A EERC

Areas of Interest

  • Optics
  • Photonics
  • Communications

Duane J. Bucheger

Professor of Practice, Electrical and Computer Engineering

906-487-0024
djbucheg@mtu.edu
EERC 731

Areas of Interest

  • Signal processing
  • Power electronics

Jeffrey B. Burl

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

906-487-2919
burl@mtu.edu
EERC 710

Areas of Interest

  • Control systems
  • Development of a low cost collision avoidance system for general aviation (FAA)
  • Intelligent control of automotive manufacturing systems (GM)
  • Adaptive optics (AFOSR)
  • Reentry body control (SSP)
  • Image motion analysis and image based tracking systems (AFOSR)
  • Control theory: extended H estimation; uncertainty reduction in µ-synthesis (SSP)
  • Astronomy/observatory upgrades (fun)

Chong Cao

Teaching Assistant

chongcao@mtu.edu
Rm. 502B MEEM

Areas of Interest

  • Plug-in electric vehicle smart charging
  • Vehicle to grid / grid to vehicle integration

Bo Chen

Dave House Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering

906-487-3537
bochen@mtu.edu
MEEM 824

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechatronics and embedded systems
  • Agent Technology
  • Monitoring and control networks
  • Hybrid electric vehicles
  • Smart grid

Research Interests

  • Modeling and control of hybrid electric vehicles
  • EV-smart grid integration
  • Distributed monitoring and control
  • Battery control for HEV and energy storage systems
  • IC engine management systems
  • Sensor information fusion

Christopher (Kit) Cischke

Senior Lecturer

Faculty Advisor, Wireless Communication Enterprise

Areas of Interest

  • Parallel computing and UPC
  • Engineering education
Judy Donahue

Judy Donahue

ECE Undergraduate Advisor

906-487-2232
eceadvise@mtu.edu
EERC 131

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Provides academic advising for undergraduates
  • First-year and transfer student orientation
  • Meets with prospective students and their families
  • Coordinates Fall Open House and Preview Day events (for ECE)
  • Serves on UPC and Diversity committees within ECE
Dustin Drumm

Dustin Drumm

Teaching Assistant

dmdrumm@mtu.edu
Rm. 626 EERC

Area of Interest

  • Power
  • Controls

Amir Farshad

Teaching Assistant

farshad@mtu.edu
Rm. 618 EERC

Areas of Interest

  • Power Electronics
  • Microgrid
  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Systems
  • Smart grid

Zhuo Feng

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

906-487-3116
zhuofeng@mtu.edu
EERC 513

Areas of Interest

  • Parallel CAD algorithms on heterogeneous manycore computing platforms
  • Modeling, analysis and verification of large-scale power delivery networks (PDNs)
  • 3D integrated circuit thermal modeling and analysis
  • Statistical VLSI modeling, statistical static timing analysis (SSTA)

Daniel R. Fuhrmann

Department Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dave House Professor in Computer Engineering

906-487-2550
fuhrmann@mtu.edu
EERC 118

Areas of Interest

  • Signal processing

Lucia Gauchia

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Richard and Elizabeth Henes Assistant Professor of Energy Storage Systems

906-487-3382
gauchia@mtu.edu
EERC 612

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Energy storage testing, modeling and simulation at system level
  • Holistic integration of energy storage to grid applications and electric vehicles

Anindya Ghoshroy

Teaching Assistant

aghoshro@mtu.edu
Rm. 822 EERC

Areas of Interest

  • Electromagnetism
  • Quantum mechanical effects
  • Metamaterials
  • Plasmonics

Durdu Guney

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Metamaterials and Plasmonics
  • Solar Cells
  • Quantum Computing, Communications and Cryptography
  • Photonic Bandgap Materials and Fibers
  • Acoustic Bandgap Materials
Trever Hassell

Trever Hassell

Academic Advisor

Instructor

906-487-2240
tjhassel@mtu.edu
EERC 131

Areas of Interest

  • Power Electronics Systems
  • Electric Drives and Machinery
  • Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems
  • Microgrids
Timothy Havens
"The realization that you can't predict the future--and mold it--could only come as a shock to an academic."
—David Harsanyi

Timothy Havens

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Associate Professor, Computer Science

William and Gloria Jackson Associate Professor

906-487-3115
thavens@mtu.edu
EERC 504

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Sensor and Data Fusion
  • Heterogeneous Data Mining
  • Explosive Hazard Detection
Lisa Rouleau

Lisa Hitch

Business Manager & Technical Communications Specialist

906-487-2627
ljhitch@mtu.edu
EERC Rm 235

Specialties

  • Executive assistant to the chair
  • Oversees Department finances
  • Coordinates Department communications and marketing including publications and website
  • Assists faculty with research proposals and project account administration
  • Coordinates and oversees faculty and staff searches, reappointments, and promotion and tenure processes
  • Assists with new faculty and staff orientation
  • Space Coordinator for department

Shiyan Hu

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Associate Director, Michigan Tech Institute of Computing and Cybersystems

Director, Center for Cyber-Physical Systems

Areas of Interest

  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Smart Home and Smart Energy Systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Embedded System Design
  • Computer Aided Design for VLSI/Nano/Bio Circuits
Mohsen Jamalabdollahi

Mohsen Jamalabdollahi

Teaching Assistant

mjamalab@mtu.edu
Rm. 821 EERC

Areas of Interest

  • Design and implementation of physical layer
  • Digital signal processing
  • Wireless sensor network
  • Convex optimization

Saeid Jamilan

Teaching Assistant

sjamilan@mtu.edu
Rm. 812 EERC (inside 811)

Area of Interest

  • Applied Electromagnetics
  • Antennas and Propagation
  • Metamaterials
  • Photonic Band Gap Structures
Michele L. Kamppinen

Michele L. Kamppinen

Staff Assistant

906-487-2550
mlkamppi@mtu.edu
EERC 121

Specialties

  • Assists w/department event planning
  • Schedules student appointments w/undergraduate advisor
  • Processes reimbursement requests
  • Coordinates textbook orders
Chito Kendrick

Chito Kendrick

Director of the Microfabrication Facility

Research Assistant Professor

Cell: 814-308-4255
cekendri@mtu.edu
Room 436 M&M Building

Khalid Khan

Teaching Assistant

kkhan@mtu.edu
Rm. 617 EERC

Areas of Interest

  • Energy Storage Systems
  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Control Systems

Roger M. Kieckhafer

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

906-487-2866
rmkieckh@mtu.edu
EERC 713

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Areas of Interest:

  • Computer Engineering

John A. Kolacz

Research Associate

906-487-2264
jakolacz@mtu.edu
EERC SB13

Specialties

  • Maintains ECE and SoT laboratories and laboratory equipment
  • Supports Senior Design and Enterprise projects
  • Provides training to students and faculty in machine shop practice and operation, including safety orientation
  • Metal, wood and plastic fabrication
  • Welding

Anand K. Kulkarni

Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering

906-487-2773
akkulkar@mtu.edu
EERC 824

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Electronic materials
  • A study of electrical, optical, chemical, and structural characteristics of indium-tin-oxide (ITO) deposited on glass and polymer substrates
  • Characterization of diamond thin films grown on silicon substrates by hot filament chemical vapor deposition technique
  • Electrical and structural characteristics of chromium thin films deposited on glass and alumina substrates
  • Reliability of solder joints used in leadless surface mount devices
  • Development of thin film ferroelectric memory devices
  • Schottky and ohmic contacts to GaAs

Jing (Lucas) Liu

Teaching Assistant

jingliu@mtu.edu
Rm. 502-2 EERC

Areas of Interest

  • Communication
  • Machine Learning
  • Cyber Physical System

John T. Lukowski

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty Advisor, Automotive Computing Enterprise

Co-Coordinator, Hybrid Electric Vehicle Enterprise

906-487-2545
jtlukows@mtu.edu
EERC 233

Areas of Interest

  • Power
  • Energy
  • Factory automation
  • Robotics

Aref Majdara

Teaching Assistant

amajdara@mtu.edu
Rm. 502-16 EERC

Areas of Interest

  • Analysis of Big Data
  • Parallel Processing
  • Digital Design

Christopher T. Middlebrook

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

906-487-1622
ctmiddle@mtu.edu
EERC 628

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Infrared detectors
  • Optics
  • Photonics
  • Radiometry

Bruce A. Mork

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dennis Wiitanen Professor of Electric Power Systems

906-487-2857
bamork@mtu.edu
EERC 614

Areas of Interest

  • Smart Grid
  • Power system protection
  • Computer simulation
  • Transients in electrical power systems
  • Nonlinear dynamics and chaos theory
  • Magnetic materials and saturation of transformers
  • Power quality
  • Renewable energy, wind energy, solar energy
  • Photovoltaics

Saeid Nooshabadi

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor, Computer Science

906-487-4336
saeid@mtu.edu
EERC 512, Rekhi 212

Area of Expertise (CS)

  • High-performance computer architecture
  • Embedded systems
  • Design of multimedia systems
  • High-performance and low power computing systems
  • Information-processing systems
  • Embedded electronic systems

Areas of Interest (ECE)

  • VLSI information and multimedia processing
  • SoC design
  • Complex embedded electronic systems
  • Very Large Scale Intergradations (VLSI)
  • Digital architectures
  • Computer engineering

Siranee Nuchitprasitchai

Teaching Assistant

snuchitp@mtu.edu
Rm. 502-20 EERC

Areas of Interest

  • Image processing
  • Computer vision

Aurenice M. Oliveira

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty Advisor, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

906-487-2494
oliveira@mtu.edu
EERC 712

Research Interests

  • Vehicular Communications
  • Hybrid Communications and Networking
  • Application of Monte Carlo methods to communications systems
  • Modeling of optical-fiber communications systems
  • RF/Wireless Communications

Teaching Interests

  • Digital, Analog, and Wireless Communications
  • Probability and Stochastic Processes
  • Industrial Communications Protocols
  • In-Vehicle Communications
  • Electronics

Sumit Paudyal

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

906-487-2186
sumitp@mtu.edu
EERC 611

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Widea-area Control and Protection, Synchrophasor applications in Smart Grid
  • Power System Real-time Simulation, Hardware prototyping using FPGA
  • Communication and Signal Processing in Smart Grid
  • Energy Hub, Distributed Energy Resources, Demand Response, and Demand Dispatch
  • Power System Modeling and Optimization
  • Energy Market

Joshua M. Pearce

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty Advisor, Open Source Hardware Enterprise

Areas of Interest

  • Photovoltaic Materials and Electronic Device Physics of Solar Photovoltaic Cells: Gallium nitride (GaN) and indium gallium nitride (InGaN), Hydrogenated amorphous and nanocrystalline silicon (a-Si:H, nc-Si:H)
  • Applied Sustainability and Green Engineering: Solar energy, Sustainable development, Open Source Appropriate Technology, and Energy Policy
  • Open-source 3-D printing, RepRap (self-replicating rapid prototyper), recyclebot (waste plastic recycling to 3-D filament, low-cost metal 3-D printing, distributed manufacturing, ethical filament

Warren F. Perger

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Theoretical atomic physics
  • Electrophysics
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Amir Rezaei

Teaching Assistant

arezaei@mtu.edu
Rm. 716 EERC

Michael C. Roggemann

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

906-487-2164
mroggema@mtu.edu
EERC 503

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Optics
  • Image reconstruction and processing
  • Pattern recognition
  • Adaptive and atmospheric optics
Chuck Sannes

Chuck Sannes

Laboratory Supervisor

906-487-2134
cesannes@mtu.edu
EERC 727

Specialties

  • Lab maintenance
  • Lab equipment calibration
  • Circuit board fabrication
  • Senior Design/Enterprise support
  • Research support
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Masoud Sarabi

Teaching Assistant

msarabi@mtu.edu
Rm. 502-1 EERC

Timothy J. Schulz

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

906-487-2754
schulz@mtu.edu
EERC 505

Areas of Interest

  • Statistical signal processing

George Semouchkin

Part-time Instructor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

906-487-2053
gbsemouc@mtu.edu
EERC 717

Areas of Interest

  • Optics
  • Photonics
  • Signal and image processing

Elena Semouchkina

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Adjunct Professor, Physics

906-487-2869
esemouch@mtu.edu
EERC 711

Areas of Interest

  • Computational electromagnetic analysis
  • Computer-aided design and development of microwave and photonic devices
  • Dielectric metamaterials and photonic crystals
  • Electromagnetic cloaking
  • High-contrast materials integration
  • Materials and device characterization at microwaves

Martha E. Sloan

Professor Emerita, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Computer security
  • Computer networks
Mark Sloat

Mark Sloat

Research Associate

906-487-2134
mesloat@mtu.edu
EERC 725

Specialties

  • Safety Liaison for ECE Department
  • Maintain and repair laboratory equipment in undergraduate and research labs
  • Printed circuit board fabrication for undergraduate and research programs
  • Assist students with electrical/electronic design in senior design and enterprise programs

Min Song

David House Professor and Chair, Computer Science

Director, Institute of Computing and Cybersystems

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Wireless Networking
  • Sensor Networks
  • Network Security
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Mobile Computing

Chee-Wooi Ten

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

906-487-0397
ten@mtu.edu
EERC 613

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Power Infrastructure Cybersecurity and Protection
  • Resilience Assessment of Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies
  • Future Control Center Framework
  • SCADA/EMS/DMS Applications
  • Power Systems Engineering

Amir Torabi

Teaching Assistant

atorabi@mtu.edu
Rm. 818 EERC

Areas of Interest

  • Signal processing for wireless communications and multimedia systems
  • Wireless transceiver design

Zhaohui Wang

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

906-487-2054
zhaohuiw@mtu.edu
EERC 506

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Communications
  • Signal processing
  • Communication networks
  • Network security
  • Emphasis on underwater acoustic applications

Wayne W. Weaver

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dave House Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Power electronics systems
  • Microgrids
  • Non-linear and game theoretic controls
  • Distributed energy resources
  • Electric drives and machinery

Dennis O. Wiitanen

Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering

906-487-2847
wiitanen@mtu.edu
EERC 234

Areas of Interest

  • Electric power systems

Zhiyuan Yang

Teaching Assistant

yzhiyuan@mtu.edu
Rm. 619-3 EERC

Areas of Interest

  • Power Grid Cybersecurity
  • Combinatorics
  • Electronics Circuit
Sakineh Yazdanparast

Sakineh Yazdanparast

Teaching Assistant

syazdanp@mtu.edu
Rm. 821 EERC

Areas of Interest

  • Optimization
  • Graph theory
  • Machine learning

Jaya Yellajosula

Teaching Assistant

jyellajo@mtu.edu
Rm. 619-5 EERC

Areas of Interest

  • Wide area measurement, control and protection
  • Communication protocol development between PMU and IED
  • Real-time simulation
  • Non-linear dynamics and chaos

Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Wireless localization systems
  • Wireless power transfer
  • Channel modeling
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Antenna and beamforming

Bin Zhou

Teaching Assistant

binz@mtu.edu
Rm. 716 EERC

Areas of Interest

  • Motion controls
  • Hardware in the Loop calibration and validation
  • Powertrain management of Hybrid Electric Vehicle
  • Optimization of Hybrid Electric Vehicle power split
  • Battery aging estimization and optimization