electrical engineer
Postbaccalaureate Certificate in
Electrical Engineering

Faculty

  • Robert A. Gray
    • Degree
      Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Ohio University
    • Degree
      M.S.E.E., Air Force Institute of Technology
    • Degree
      B.S.E.E., Ohio University

    Dr. Robert A. Gray is the professor-in-charge for the Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering. He teaches courses in embedded systems and systems engineering, reliability engineering, information systems, electronic navigation systems (GPS, inertial navigation, MEMs), digital systems, intelligent vehicle systems, Kalman filtering, wireless communications, electromagnetics and radar, electric circuits, and microcontrollers. Dr. Gray's research interests include applied research, embedded systems, medical devices, intelligent vehicle systems, and systems engineering.

  • Peter Idowu
    Degree
    Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, The University of Toledo

    Dr. Peter Idowu’s research interests include hardware-based microgrid test beds, MAS control of microgrids, induction motor current signature analysis, adaptive stabilizers for multimachine power systems, and power engineering education.  Dr. Idowu teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in power systems analysis and operation and control of power systems.  He manages the PPL Electric Utilities Power Lab research facility at Penn State Harrisburg.

  • David J. Miller
    • Degree
      Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Degree
      M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
    • Degree
      B.Sc. E., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Princeton University

    Dr. David J. Miller's research interests include machine learning, source coding, network security, and bioinformatics. Dr. Miller is a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Conference Board and a member of the Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP) Technical Committee; he was the chair of the committee from 2007–2009. He was general chair for the 2001 IEEE Workshop on Neural Networks for Signal Processing. From 2004–2007, he was associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 1996.

  • Aldo Morales
    • Degree
      Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo
    • Degree
      M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo
    • Degree
      B.Sc. E. E., Northern University (Now University of Tarapaca), Arica, Chile
    • Degree
      Thesis: “Discriminator for Telemetry”

    Dr. Aldo Morales' research interests include signal integrity, FPGA implementation for high-speed applications, communications, digital signal, image and video processing, wavelets, mathematical morphology and nonlinear signal processing, and neural networks. He teaches courses in digital signal processing, topics in digital signal processing, random variables and stochastic processes, wavelets, signal and systems, neural networks (undergraduate), and communications.

  • Victor P. Pasko
    Degree
    Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

    Dr. Victor P. Pasko's research interests include atmospheric electrodynamics, atmospheric acoustic-gravity waves, gas discharge phenomena, computational plasma physics, and electromagnetics. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of engineering electromagnetics, plasmas, and plasma-assisted materials processing. From 2005 to 2008, Dr. Pasko served as chair of Atmospheric and Space Electricity Focus Group of American Geophysical Union. He served as a chair of U.S. Commission of International Union of Radio Science from 2011 to 2014.

  • Mohammad-Reza Tofighi
    • Degree
      Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Electrophysics, Drexel University
    • Degree
      M.S., Electrical Engineering, Communications, Iran University of Science and Technology
    • Degree
      B.S., Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Sharif University of Technology

    Dr. Mohammad-Reza Tofighi’s research interests are in radio frequency (RF) and microwave technology. A member of Penn State Harrisburg’s electrical engineering faculty since 2004, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on RF and microwave engineering, engineering electromagnetics, antennas, communication systems, and electronics.

  • Scott van Tonningen
    • Degree
      Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado
    • Degree
      M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois
    • Degree
      B.S., Electrical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy

    Dr. Scott van Tonningen teaches courses in the areas of electrical power, control systems, optimal control, linear signals and systems, and electronics. His research interests include the areas of optimal control, numerical methods, and nonlinear systems.

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