Meet the EERE Faculty

Department Chair

H. J. Corsair

Program Directors - Klamath Falls

BS Electrical Engineering Eve Klopf
BS Renewable Energy Engineering Mason Terry

Program Directors - Portland-Metro

BS Electrical Engineering Aaron Scher
BS Electronics Engineering Technology Aaron Scher
MS Engineering Mateo Aboy 
BS Renewable Energy Engineering Claudia Torres Garibay
MS Renewable Energy Engineering Teshome Jiru

EREE Faculty

Klamath Falls

Eklas Hossain, PhD, PE, CEM, REP

Eklas Hossain, PhD, PE, CEM, REP, Assistant Professor

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Expertise Area: Micro-grid, Smart-grid, Power electronic, Power System, Energy Storage Systems, Renewable energy sources & its integration, Mechatronics System, and Advanced Control System
Education: BS Electrical & Electronics Engineering (2006), Khulna University of Engineering & Technology; MS Mechatronics Engineering (2010), International Islamic University Malaysia; PhD Control System & Renewable Energy (2016), University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

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Eve Klopf, PhD

Eve Klopf, PhD, Associate Professor

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Expertise Area: Electromagnetics, Microwave Systems, Speech Processing
Education: B.S. Electrical Engineering (2002), Texas A&M University; M.S. Electrical Engineering (2008), Colorado State University; Ph.D. Electrical Engineering (2011), Colorado State University

Feng Shi

Feng Shi, PhD, Assistant Professor

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Expertise Area: Solar Energy
Education: B.S. Physics (1985), Northwest Normal University (China); M.S. Solar Engineering (1991), Yunnan Normal University (China); M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering (2002), University of Rochester; Ph.D. Physics (2008), University of Toledo.

Mason Terry

Mason Terry, Associate Professor


Expertise Area: Photovoltaics, Semiconductor Devices, Flexible Printed Electronics, Renewable Energy
Education: B.S. Electronics Engineering Technology (1999), OIT; M.S. Electrical Engineering (2002), University of Washington; Ph.D. Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (2007), University of New South Wales.

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Oleksandr Dobzhanskyi

Oleksandr Dobzhanskyi, Assistant Professor

Expertise Area: electric power generation, distribution and protection; electrical machinery; hybrid electric vehicles; wind and ocean wave energy conversion systems.
Education: Dr. Dobzhanskyi received his Bachelor Degree of Electrical Engineering from Kiev National University (Ukraine). He holds Master’s and PhD degrees of Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University (USA).


Mateo Aboy

Mateo Aboy, PhD, Professor


Expertise Area: Signal Processing
Education: B.S. Electrical Engineering and Physics (2002), M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering (2004), Portland State University; Dipl. Ing. Telecommunications Engineering (2003), M.Phil Telecommunications Engineering (2004), Ph.D. Electrical Engineering (2005), ETSIT University of Vigo (Spain); Exec. Cert. Technical Management & Leadership (2007), Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Prof. Cert. Sustainable Energy Conversion & Storage (2009), Stanford University; M.B.A. International Business (2011), University of London.
Licenses and Certifications: Registered US Patent Agent, USPTO (2009); Registered Professional Engineer, EU (2003); Certified Licensing Professional (CLP)

Hope Corsair, PhD

Hope Corsair, PhD, Associate Professor


Expertise Area: Energy and Market Modeling
Education: B.S. Fundamental Sciences, Mechanical Engineering Concentration and German Minor (1996), Lehigh University; M.S. Civil Engineering, Renewable Energy/Building Systems (2005), University of Colorado, Boulder; M.S. Geography and Environmental Engineering (2010), Ph.D. Geography and Environmental Engineering (2014); The Johns Hopkins University.
Licenses and Certifications: EIT, Georgia (2001)

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Cristina Crespo

Cristina Crespo, Professor

Expertise Area: Analog/Mixed-Signal Electronics & IC Test
Education: B.S. Electrical Engineering and Physics (2002), M.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering (2004), Portland State University; M. Phil. Electrical Engineering (2009), Ph.D. Electrical Engineering (2010), ETSIT University of Vigo.
Licenses and Certificates: Registered US Patent Agent, USPTO (2011)
Allan Douglas

Allan Douglas, Associate Professor

Expertise Area: Digital Electronics and Embedded Systems
Education: B.S. Electrical Engineering (1991), Oregon State University; M.S. Electrical Engineering (1993), Oregon State University
Teshome Edae Jiru

Teshome Edae Jiru, PhD, Associate Professor


Expertise Area: Building Energy Simulation, HVAC, Passive Systems, Solar-Thermal Systems, Thermo-Fluids, CFD
Education: BSc Chemical Engineering (1995), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia); MS Biosystems Engineering (2001), Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium); PhD Building Engineering (2006), Concordia University (Canada).

Slobodan Petrovic

Slobodan Petrovic, PhD, Professor


Expertise Area: Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, Hydrogen economy, Climate change, Solar photovoltaics, Fuel cells, Batteries, Applied Electrochemistry, Corrosion, Catalysis, Nanotechnology, MEMS fabrication and packaging, Semiconductors, and Chemical Sensors
Education: B.S. Physical Chemistry (1979), University of Belgrade; Ph.D. Chemistry (1984), Technical University of Dresden.

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Robert F. Melendy, Ph.D.

Robert F. Melendy, Ph.D., Associate Professor


Expertise Area: Control System Engineering, Dynamic System Simulation, Data Acquisition and Energy Systems Instrumentation, Microelectronic Devices and Circuits, Biophysical Modeling (electromagnetic field phenomena in axon membranes), Mathematical Modeling, Engineering Education.
Education: B.S. 1992, M.S. 1994 (Mechanical Engineering); M.S. 1998 (Electrical Engineering); Ph.D. 2008 (Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education); Oregon State University.


Scott Prahl

Scott Prahl, PhD, Professor


Expertise Area: Optical Engineering, Lasers, Biomedical Engineering
Education: BS Applied Physics (1982), California Institute of Technology; PhD Biomedical Engineering (1988), University of Texas, Austin.

Aaron Scher

Aaron Scher, PhD, Associate Professor


Expertise Area: RF and Microwave Systems
Education: BS Electrical Engineering (2003), MS Electrical Engineering (2005), Texas A&M University; PhD Electrical Engineering (2008), University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Claudia Torres Garibay

Claudia Torres Garibay, PhD, Associate Professor


Expertise Area: Materials Science
Education: B.S. Electrical and Industrial Engineering (1996), Chihuahua Technological Institute; M.S. Materials Science (2000), Advanced Materials Research Center (CIMAV); Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering (2007), University of Texas at Austin.

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Chitra Venugopal

Chitra Venugopal, PhD, Assistant Professor


Expertise Area: Power Electronics, Machine Drives, Power Systems, Smart Grid, Renewable Energy, Control Systems
Education: B.E. Electronics and Communication Engineering (1996), M.E. Power Electronics and Drives (2001), Bharathidasan University, Ph.D. Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2013), Sastra University

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Technical Support

Richard Ellis

Richard Ellis, Instrument Technologist - Mechanical

Background: US Army Veteran (cannoneer, aviation crew chief, vertical construction engineer)
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Conrad Veen

Conrad Veen, Instrument Technologist-Electrical

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Background: United States Marine Corps Veteran (aviation electronics technician)
Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) and the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET,