Department Chair

Scott Prahl

Program Directors - Klamath Falls

BS Electrical Engineering Eve Klopf
BS Renewable Energy Engineering Mason Terry

Program Directors - Portland-Metro

BS Electrical Engineering Robert Melendy
BS Electronics Engineering Technology Robert Melendy
MS Engineering Christina Crespo 
BS Renewable Energy Engineering Chitra Venugopal
MS Renewable Energy Engineering Teshome Jiru
Professor
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
Wilsonville
Wilsonville
Associate Professor
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
Wilsonville
Wilsonville
Professor
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
Wilsonville
Wilsonville
Associate Professor
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
Wilsonville
Assistant Professor
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
Wilsonville
Wilsonville
Instrument Technologist - Mechanical
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
Wilsonville
Wilsonville - Room 135
Associate Professor
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
PV2
Associate Professor
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
Wilsonville
Wilsonville
Associate Professor
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
PV2
Associate Professor
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
Wilsonville
Wilsonville
Assistant Professor
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
Professor
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
Wilsonville
Wilsonville
Professor
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
Wilsonville
Wilsonville
Associate Professor
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
Wilsonville
Wilsonville
Assistant Professor
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
PV2
Instructor
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
Wilsonville
Wilsonville
Director of OREC
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
PV2
Associate Professor
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
Wilsonville
Wilsonville
Instrument Technologist-Electrical
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
PV1
Assistant Professor
Electrical Eng & Renewable Energy
Portland Metro
PM420A

Klamath Falls


Eklas Hossain, PhD, PE, CEM, REP

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

 PV 278
 541.885.1666
 

Eve Klopf

Eve Klopf, PhD, Associate Professor

 PV 260
 541.885.1666
 

Feng Shi

Feng Shi, PhD, Assistant Professor

 PV 286
 541.885.1666
 

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Amr Metwally, PhD, Assistant Professor

 
Dr. Metwally, received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1978, the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, in 1982 and 1986, respectively. Dr. Metwally has a long international academic and research experience. He served as a Dean of Engineering twice and served as Associate Dean of Engineering for six years. His current research interests include power electronics, industrial electronics, digital electronics, renewable energy resources, power systems, electric drives, computer-based controllers, and artificial intelligence. He has over 100 publications in refereed journals and conferences. Dr. Metwally funded research activities included several international projects. The total research amounts of his projects are more than $50 million. Dr. Metwally supervised and graduated many Master and Doctoral students. Dr. Metwally was granted many educational and research awards. He served as reviewer for many national and international funding schemes, FP7, TEMPUS, RDI, IMC and STDF.

Mason Terry

Mason Terry, Associate Professor

 PV290
 

Oleksandr Dobzhanskyi

Oleksandr Dobzhanskyi, Assistant Professor

 

Portland-Metro and Online


Mateo Aboy

Mateo Aboy, PhD, SJD, PE/CEng, Professor

 Online
Prof. Mateo Aboy's multidisciplinary background includes a combination of engineering, law, and management experience. He is a tenured full Professor at Oregon Tech teaching digital signal processing, engineering programming, electronics, and research methods & innovation (Research, Intellectual Property, Innovation). Prof. Aboy holds degrees in electrical & computer engineering (BSEE, MSECE, MPhil, PhD), law (LLB, JD/SJD), and international management (MBA), as well as professional registrations as a Professional Chartered Engineer (CEng, EU/ES COIT), Certified Licensing Professional (CLP), Patent Practitioner licensed to practice in patent cases before the United States Patent Office (USPTO), Fellow of Information Privacy (FIT, IAPP), Certified Privacy Information Professional (CIPP/E), Certified Privacy Manager (CIPM), Lead Implementer of Information Security Management Systems-ISMS (ISO 27001), Lead Auditor of Medical Device Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485), Lead Implementer of Privacy Information Management Systems - PIMS (ISO 27701), and Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO). He holds a research appointment as a Principal Research Scholar (PRA) at University of Cambridge and Visiting Scholar/Fellow at Harvard University (PMAI, PFC). Prof. Aboy research ranges from biomedical signal processing (BSP) and R&D of novel medical devices/technologies to evidence-based IP studies of precision medicine and information age inventions (biomarkers, diagnostics, and algorithm/AI-based inventions), medical device regulation (AI/ML SaMD), FDA/EMA biomarker qualification, information security, and data privacy law. 
 

Hope Corsair

Hope Corsair, PhD, Associate Professor

 WILSON 414
 

Prof. Cristina Crespo

Cristina Crespo, PhD, Professor

Online
 

Dr. Cristina Crespo’s academic and professional background combines science and engineering (BS in Electrical Engineering and Physics, MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, MPhil and PhD in Telecommunications Engineering), management (Stanford SCPM), and patent law (USPTO). Her professional experience includes work as an electronics engineer in the semiconductor industry, as well as a patent agent prosecuting patent cases before the USPTO, with a focus on medical device and computer-implemented inventions. She joined the Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy (EERE) department at Oregon Tech in 2009, where she is a tenured Professor. Her areas of teaching include physics, circuits, and electronics, and she currently serves as the program director for the MS Engineering. She also holds an appointment as a research scholar at the LML Centre of the University of Cambridge. Her current research focuses on innovation and intellectual property of information-age inventions, including computer-implemented inventions and biotechnology.

Allan Douglas

Allan Douglas, Associate Professor

 WILSON 415
 503.218.1126
 

Teshome Jiru

Teshome Edae Jiru, PhD, Associate Professor

 WILSON 417
 503.218.1126
 

Slobodan Petrovic

Slobodan Petrovic, PhD, Professor

 WILSON 423
 503.218.1126
 

Dr. Robert F. Melendy

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

 WILSON 411
 
B.S. 1992, M.S. 1994 (Mechanical Engineering) Oregon State University; M.S. 1998 (Electrical Engineering) Oregon State University; Ph.D. 2008 (Mathematics) Oregon State University. Dr. Melendy’s teaching responsibilities include control systems engineering (classical and modern methods applied to continuous and discrete time control systems), dynamic system simulation, motion control of mechanisms and robotics, autonomous systems, and instrumentation. He is the program director of the Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and Control Engineering dual major at Oregon Tech. His scholarship involves the construction and evaluation of mathematical models for molecular physiology, with a focus on cell membrane excitability and the bioimpedance characteristics of ion channels. The purpose is to simplify, yet advance, current understanding of the mechanism by which electrical impulses propagate along the axonal path of a neuron. His research forms an interdisciplinary connection between biophysical phenomena and the engineering of an artificial neuron. Dr. Melendy is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of Eta Kappa Nu (the international honor society for electrical engineers), and Sigma Xi (the scientific research honor society). He was recently inducted into Pi Tau Sigma (the International Honor Society for Mechanical Engineers) as an honorary member for his achievements in teaching, scholarship, and public service.
 

Scott Prahl

Scott Prahl, PhD, Professor, Dept. Chair

 WILSON 412
 503.218.1126
 

Dr. Scott Prahl’s academic and professional background combines science and engineering (BS in Applied Physics from Caltech and PhD in biomedical engineering from the UT Austin).  His professional experience includes 20 years developing new technologies and devices in biomedical optics.  He joined Oregon Tech in 2012 where is now a tenured Professor. His areas of teaching include circuits and optical engineering.  Dr. Prahl currently serves as the program director of the dual major in optical engineering. His current research interests include differential interference microscopy, seeing through fog, fiber-based instrumentation to measure optical properties of tissues, and optical spectroscopy.

 

Aaron Scher

Aaron Scher, PhD, Associate Professor

 WILSON 416
 
Dr. Aaron Scher holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His background is in RF/wireless systems, applied electromagnetics, and wireless power transfer. As a graduate student he worked at Lockheed Martin Corporation in Dallas, TX and Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, TX. After earning his Ph.D. he joined Space Systems/Loral in Palo Alto, CA and designed microwave waveguide filters and multiplexers for communication satellites. In 2012, he joined the Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy (EERE) Department at The Oregon Institute of Technology’s Portland-Metro campus. Dr. Scher is focused on engineering education and engaging undergraduate students in research. In 2020 he participated in the Higher Education Research Experience (HERE) program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to conduct research on wireless charging of electric vehicles as a visiting faculty member in the ORNL Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Group. Dr. Scher is an amateur radio enthusiast and a member of IEEE and ASEE.

Chitra Venugopal

Chitra Venugopal, PhD, Assistant Professor

 WILSON 418
 503.218.1126
 

Technical Support


Richard Ellis

Richard Ellis, Instrument Technologist - Mechanical

 WILSON 253
 503.218.1126
Background: US Army Veteran (cannoneer, aviation crew chief, vertical construction engineer)
Schedule an Appointment with Richard Ellis
 

Conrad Veen

Conrad Veen, Instrument Technologist-Electrical

 PV 150b
 541.885.1666
Background: United States Marine Corps Veteran (aviation electronics technician)
 

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Renewable Energy Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Electronics Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.