Faculty Directory

Levent Acar
Associate Professor
220 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-6478
Fax: 573-341-6671
acar@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Intelligent control of functional systems
  • Neural networks applied to control
  • Hierarchical design and control of large-scale systems
  • Optimal and suboptimal control for interconnected systems
  • Distributed computational methods of optimal control strategies

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Daryl Beetner
Professor and Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
139 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4503
Fax: 573-341-4532
daryl@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Electromagnetic immunity and emissions
  • Electromagnetic modeling
  • IC design and modeling
  • Detection and neutralization of electronic triggers used in explosives
  • Engineering education

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Egemen Çetînkaya

Assistant Professor
132 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409
Phone: 573-341-6887
Fax: 573-341-4532
cetinkayae@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Design and analysis of resilient and dependable networks
  • Development and simulation of network architectures and protocols
  • Graph-theoretic approaches for modelling complex networks
  • Graph algorithms
  • Wireless and mobile networks

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Minsu Choi
Associate Professor
134 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4524
Fax: 573-341-4532
choim@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Computer architecture & VLSI
  • Embedded systems
  • Fault tolerance
  • Testing
  • Quality assurance

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Mariesa Louise Crow
F. Finley Distinguished Professor
233 Emerson Co.Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone:573-341-6305 (office)
573-368-7531 (mobile)
E-mail: crow@mst.edu or mariesa.crow@gmail.com

Areas of Interest

  • Computer-aided analysis of power systems dynamics and security analysis
  • Voltage stability
  • Computational algorithms for analyzing stressed, non-linear, non-continuous systems
  • Power-electronic applications in bulk power systems (FACTS)
  • Parameter estimation

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Mihail T. Cutitaru
Assistant Teaching Professor
128 Emerson Electric Company Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-6101
Fax: 573-341-4532
cutitarum@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Low-power computer architectures
  • Adiabatic computing
  • Reversible computing
  • VLSI design
  • Secure computing

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Kristen M. Donnell
Assistant Professor
216 Emerson Electric Company Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-6229
Fax: 573-341-6671
kmdgfd@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Embedded sensors
  • Modulated antennas/scatterers
  • Microwave/millimeter wave engineering
  • Microwave material characterization
  • Terahertz methodologies

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James L. Drewniak
Curators' Professor
114 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
and 4000 Enterprise Drive
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4969
Fax: 573-341-4532
drewniak@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Investigation of coupling physics and numerical modeling for electromagnetic compatibility in printed and integrated circuits
  • Power electronics and electric machinery
  • Electromagnetic packaging effects and signal integrity
  • MEMS
  • Numerical electromagnetic analysis

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Rohit Dua
Associate Teaching Professor

301 S. 16th Street
Rolla, MO  65409-0040
Office phone: 1-417-837-2315
rdua@mst.edu
MSU Cooperative Engineering Faculty

  Areas of Interest

  • Smart embedded sensing systems
  • Artificial neural networks
  • Optoelectronic sensors
  • Biomedical and energy engineering applications
  • Engineering education

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Kelvin T. Erickson
Professor
221 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4757
Fax: 573-341-6671
kte@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • manufacturing automation
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • plantwide process control
  • model based predictive control
  • system identification

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Jun Fan
Associate Professor and Director for the Missouri S&T Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility
120 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
and 4000 Enterprise Drive
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-6069
Fax: 573-341-4532
jfan@mst.edu

Research Interests

  • Intra-system electromagnetic interference
  • Radio-frequency interference
  • Issues for mixed digital/RF systems
  • Signal and power integrity for high-speed digital circuits

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Mehdi Ferdowsi
Professor
234 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4552
Fax: 573-341-6671
ferdowsi@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Modeling, analysis, design, and control of power electronic converters
  • Integrated power converters and their industrial applications
  • Digital control of power electronic converters and motor drives
  • Adjustable speed drives
  • Brushless DC (BLDC) and switched reluctance motor (SRM) drives

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Ian Ferguson
Professor
141 Emerson Hall
Rolla, MO 65409
Phone:573-341-6633 (office)
573-201-0078 (Cell)
ianf@mst.edu

Areas of interest

  • Expertise in III-Nitrides (GaN, InN and AlN), ZnO, InSb, InAs and other materials
  • LEDS for illumination and solid state lighting
  • Solar cells, and other detectors (UV, Neutron)
  • Spintronics
  • Entrepreneurship

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Jie Huang
Assistant Professor

214 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4836
Fax: 573-341-6671
jieh@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Fiber optic sensors
  • Novel photonic/microwave micro/nano materials, structures, devices and sensors
  • Ultrafast laser machining, processing and characterization of micro/nano structures, materials and devices
  • Sensors and Instrumentation for applications in harsh environments
  • Microwave-photonic sensing, imaging and spectroscopy

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Jhi-Young Joo
Assistant Professor
235 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4733
Fax: 573-341-6671
joojh@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Power system engineering
  • Demand response
  • Electricity markets
  • Integration of renewable and distributed resources in the power grid

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Amardeep Kaur
Assistant Teaching Professor
219 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4983
ak3kf@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Engineering education
  • Electrical and electronic circuits
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Smart sensor systems
  • Instrumentation

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Victor Khilkevich
Research Associate Professor, EMC Laboratory
4000 Enterprise Dr
Rolla, MO, 65401
(573)-341-4394
khilkevichv@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Signal processing
  • Electromagnetic simulation
  • Time-domain measurement of network parameters
  • Measurement and processing of random signal and fields
  • EMI source and coupling path identification

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Chang-Soo Kim
Professor
111 Straumanis-James Hall (Materials Research Center)
Rolla, Mo 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4529
Fax: 573-341-4532
ckim@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Solid-state devices
  • Micro/nanofabrication
  • Sensor engineering
  • Nanotechnology applications
  • Biological microdevices and systems

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Jonathan W. Kimball
Associate Professor
230 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4232
Fax: 573-341-6671
kimballjw@mst.edu

 Research Interests

  • Energy harvesting
  • Switched-capacitor converters
  • Microgrids
  • Digital and nonlinear control methods for power converters

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Kurt Kosbar
Associate Professor
227 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4894
Fax: 573-341-6671
kosbar@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Statistical communication theory
  • Spread spectrum systems
  • Computer-aided design of communication systems
  • Stochastic process theory
  • Digital signal processing

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Randy H. Moss
Professor
226 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4518
Fax: 573-341-6671
rhm@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Machine vision systems including medical and industrial applications
  • Pattern recognition and image processing

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Theresa Odun-Ayo
Associate Teaching Professor

Missouri State University
Cooperative Engineering Program
901 S. National, PCTR 2002
Springfield, MO 65897
Office phone: 417-837-2315
Office fax: 417-837-2324

Areas of Interest

  • Engineering Education
  • Hybrid systems, Smart grid
  • Voltage stability
  • Renewable energy sources

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David Johannes Pommerenke
Professor

118 Emerson Electric Co. Hall and Hypoint, 4000 Enterprise Drive
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4531
Fax: 573-341-4532
davidjp@mst.edu

 Research Interests

  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Electronics
  • Instrumentation and measurement techniques
  • Electrostatic discharge
  • Sensors and high-voltage systems

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Jagannathan Sarangapani
William A. Rutledge - Emerson Electric Co.
Distinguished Professor in Electrical Engineering

222 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-6775
Fax: 573-341-6671
sarangap@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Systems and control
  • Neural network control
  • Event triggered control/cyber-physical systems
  • Resilience/prognostics
  • Autonomous systems/robotics

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Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani
Associate Professor

135 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-7505
Fax: 573-341-4532
sedighs@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Critical infrastructure protection
  • Simulation and analytical modeling of complex networked systems
  • System and information assurance
  • Networked systems for remote structural health monitoring

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Pourya Shamsi
Assistant Professor

232 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-7696
Fax: 573-341-6671
shamsip@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Smart-grids
  • Stability assessment in micro-grids
  • Energy management
  • Switching power converters
  • VHF/UHF dc-dc converters

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Bijaya Shrestha
Associate Teaching Professor

215 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-6068
Fax: 573-341-6671
shrestha@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Photon transport in semiconductors
  • Statistical physics
  • Monte Carlo techniques
  • Neutral particle transport algorithm development
  • Neutronics and photonics

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Joe Stanley
Associate Professor

127 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-6896
Fax: 573-341-6671
stanleyr@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Image and signal processing
  • Computational intelligence
  • Data fusion
  • Automation
  • Bioinformatics

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Theresa A. Swift
Associate Teaching Professor

217 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4540
Fax: 573-341-6671
thswift@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Smart sensor systems
  • Engineering education and pre-college education

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Steve E. Watkins
Professor and Associate Chair for EE Undergraduate Studies

121 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-6321
Fax: 573-341-4532
watkins@mst.edu

Research and Teaching Interest

  • Smart sensor systems
  • Fiber optics
  • Imaging
  • Engineering education and pre-college education

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Cheng-Hsiao Wu
Professor

122 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4677
Fax:  573-341-4532
chw@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Quantum computing and cellular automata
  • Quantum resistor network theory
  • Mesoscopic devices and molecular electronics
  • Optical/wave computing
  • Simulation of amorphous silicon thin-film transistors and solar cells

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Donald C. Wunsch II
Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering

131 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4521
Fax:  573-341-4532
dwunsch@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Clustering
  • Neural networks
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Approximate dynamic programming
  • Adaptive dynamic programming

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Chengshan Xiao
Professor

229 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4539
Fax: 573-341-6671
xiaoc@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Multi-user and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communications under finite alphabet constraints
  • Secure communications
  • Information theory
  • Idea-proof hardware implementation for wireless communications and underwater acoustic communications

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Maciej J. Zawodniok
Associate Professor

133 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4361
Fax: 573-341-4532
mjzx9c@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Wireless ad-hoc networks
  • Passive FRID systems
  • Energy-efficient protocols
  • RF based localization

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Yahong Rosa Zheng
Professor

225 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-6632
Fax: 573-341-4532
zhengyr@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Array signal processin
  • Detection and estimation
  • Real-time signal processing using MCU, DSP and FPGA
  • Wireless communications and hardware implementation
  • Underwater acoustic or Magneto-Inductive (MI) communications

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Dr. Reza Zoughi
Schlumberger Distinguished Professor

224 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0040
Phone: 573-341-4656
Fax: 573-341-4532
zoughi@mst.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Electromagnetics
  • Antenna design
  • Microwave engineering
  • Microwave and millimeter wave nondestructive testing
  • Material characterization

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