Nasser Alaraje

A. Nasser Alaraje


  • Professor, School of Technology
  • Program Chair, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ohio State University, 2005
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1996
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 1990


Nasser Alaraje is a professor and program chair of electrical engineering technology in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. Prior to his faculty appointment at the University, he was employed by Lucent Technologies as a hardware design engineer, from 1997 to 2002, and by vLogix as chief hardware design engineer, from 2002 to 2004.

In 2009, Alaraje was awarded the Golden Jubilee by the College of Engineering at Assiut University, in Egypt. He has served as an ABET/IEEE-TAC evaluator for electrical engineering technology and computer engineering technology programs. He also developed two certificate programs at Michigan Tech: a FANUC Robotics Industrial Certificate Program—Certified Education Robot Training (CERT)—and a graduate certificate in test engineering in partnership with industry.

Research Interests


  • Digital logic design and embedded systems
  • Field-Programmable Logic Array (FPGA) architecture and design
  • Hardware description language
  • Processor architecture
  • Engineering technology education


Teaching Interests

  • Circuits
  • Data communications
  • Digital systems/microprocessor basics
  • Digital electronics
  • Digital design and modeling with VHDL
  • Microcomputer interfacing
  • FPGA design