Faculty Directory

Levent Acar
Dr. Levent Acar

Associate Professor

Research Interests

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.

Daryl Beetner
Dr. Daryl Beetner

Professor and Chair of ECE

Research Interests

Electromagnetic immunity and emissions; electromagnetic modeling; IC design and modeling; detection and neutralization of electronic triggers used in explosives; engineering education.

Rui Bo
Dr. Rui Bo

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Computation; optimization and economics in power system operation and planning; high-performance computing and its application in power systems; electricity market simulation; evaluation and design.

Minsu Choi
Dr. Minsu Choi

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Computer architecture & VLSI; embedded systems; fault tolerance; testing; quality assurance.

Mariesa Crow
Dr. Mariesa Crow

F. Finley Distinguished Professor

Research Interests

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.

Kristen Donnell
Dr. Kristen Donnell

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Embedded sensors; modulated antennas/scatterers; microwave/millimeter wave engineering; microwave material characterization; terahertz methodologies.

James Drewniak
Dr. James Drewniak

Curators' Professor

Research Interests

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.

Rohit Dua
Dr. Rohit Dua

Associate Teaching Professor
Missouri State University | Cooperative Engineering Program

Research Interests

Smart embedded sensing systems; artificial neural networks; optoelectronic sensors; biomedical and energy engineering applications; engineering education.

Kelvin Erickson
Dr. Kelvin Erickson

Curator's Distinguished Professor

Research Interests

Manufacturing automation; programmable logic controllers (PLCs); plantwide process control; model-based predictive control; system identification.

Jun Fan
Dr. Jun Fan

Cynthia Tang Endowed Professor and Director for the Missouri S&T Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility

Research Interests

Intra-system electromagnetic interference; radio-frequency interference; mixed digital/RF systems; signal and power integrity for high-speed digital circuits.

Mehdi Ferdowsi
Dr. Mehdi Ferdowsi

Professor and Associate Chair for EE

Research Interests

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.

Ian Ferguson
Dr. Ian Ferguson

Professor

Research Interests

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.

Tayeb Ghasr
Dr. Mohammad Tayeb Ghasr Al Qaseer

Associate Research Professor

Research Interests

Millimeter-wave real-time 3D imaging, RF circuits, antennas, material evaluation, and nondestructive testing

Jie Huang
Dr. Jie Huang

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

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.

Ali Hurson
Dr. Ali Hurson

Professor

Research Interests

Parallel and distributed systems; databases; mobile-databases; pervasive and mobile computing.

Chulsoon Hwang
Dr. Chulsoon Hwang

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

High-speed serial link; power distribution networks; 3D-IC integration through-silicon via; automotive electromagnetic compatibility; intra-system electromagnetic interference.

Amardeep Kaur
Dr. Amardeep Kaur

Assistant Teaching Professor

Research Interests

Engineering education; electrical and electronic circuits; semiconductor devices; smart sensor systems; instrumentation.

Victor Khilkevich
Dr. Victor Khilkevich

Associate Research Professor

Research Interests

Signal processing, microwave structures design and analysis, electromagnetic simulation, signal integrity, time-domain measurement of network parameters, near-field scanning, electromagnetic field transformation, measurement and processing of random signal and fields, EMI mitigation techniques, EMI source and coupling path identification

Chang-Soo Kim
Dr. Chang-Soo Kim

Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Research Interests

Solid-state devices; micro/nanofabrication; sensor engineering; nanotechnology applications; biological microdevices and systems.

Jonathan Kimball
Dr. Jonathan Kimball

Professor

Research Interests

Energy harvesting; switched-capacitor converters; microgrids; digital and nonlinear control methods for power converters.

Kurt Kosbar
Dr. Kurt Kosbar

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Statistical communication theory; spread spectrum systems; computer-aided design of communication systems; stochastic process theory; digital signal processing.

Tayo Obafemi Ajayi
Dr. Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi

Assistant Professor
Missouri State University | Cooperative Engineering Program

Research Interests

Machine learning; intelligent systems; data analytics; bioinformatics.

Theresa Odun-Ayo
Dr. Theresa Odun-Ayo

Assistant Teaching Professor
Missouri State University | Cooperative Engineering Program

Research Interests

Engineering education; hybrid systems; smart grid; voltage stability; renewable energy sources.

Dr. Jagannathan Sarangapani

William A. Rutledge - Emerson Electric Co. Distinguished Professor

Research Interests

Systems and control; neural network control; event-triggered control/cyber-physical systems; resilience/prognostics; autonomous systems/robotics.

Dr. Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani

Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Distance

Research Interests

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.

Pourya Shamsi
Dr. Pourya Shamsi

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Smart-grids; stability assessment in micro-grids; energy management; switching power converters; VHF/UHF dc-dc converters.

Bijaya Shrestha
Dr. Bijaya Shrestha

Associate Teaching Professor

Research Interests

Photon transport in semiconductors; statistical physics; Monte Carlo techniques; neutral particle transport algorithm development; neutronics and photonics.

Joe Stanley
Dr. Joe Stanley

Professor and Associate Chair for CpE

Research Interests

Image and signal processing; computational intelligence; data fusion; automation; bioinformatics.

Theresa Swift
Dr. Theresa Swift

Associate Teaching Professor

Research Interests

Smart sensor systems; engineering education and pre-college education.

Steve Watkins
Dr. Steve Watkins

Professor

Research Interests

Smart sensor systems; fiber optics; imaging; engineering education and pre-college education.

Robert Woodley
Dr. Robert Woodley

Assistant Teaching Professor/Advising and Recruiting Specialist

Research Interests

Computational intelligence; embedded systems; digital logic; control systems.

Cheng-Hsiao Wu
Dr. Cheng-Hsiao Wu

Professor

Research Interests

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.

Donald Wunsch II
Dr. Donald Wunsch II

Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Clustering; neural networks; reinforcement learning; approximate dynamic programming; adaptive dynamic programming.

Maciej Zawodniok
Dr. Maciej Zawodniok

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Wireless sensor networks; wireless ad-hoc networks; passive FRID systems; energy-efficient protocols; RF-based localization.

Jiangfan Zhang
Dr. Jiangfan Zhang

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Statistical signal processing; Internet of Things; sensor network systems; cybersecurity.

Reza Zoughi
Dr. Reza Zoughi

Schlumberger Distinguished Professor

Research Interests

Electromagnetics; antenna design; microwave engineering; microwave and millimeter wave nondestructive testing; material characterization.