Faculty and Staff



Sanjukta Bhanja, PhD - Professor, Executive Associate Dean

Office: ENB 376 | Lab: ENB 349A | 813-974-4755 | Email 


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University of South Florida (2002)

Dr. Bhanja's research is in nano-computing using Beyond-CMOS Emerging Technologies: modeling, fabrication, characterization and design automation harnessing unique properties of the nano-devices. Her recent work focuses on nano-magnetic logic, spin-couple computing, organic spintronics, straintronics, resistive logic/memory in creating unique computing paradigm. The target application domains are futuristic programmable magnetic grids for Computer Vision applications, data-centric embedded/ secured computing, Graphical Probabilistic Models for Stochastic High Performance Computing and next generation memories.

Dean Robert Bishop

Robert H. Bishop, PhD, PE - Professor and Dean

Office: ENB 105L | 813-974-3780 | Email


Rice University (1990)

Dr. Bishop is a specialist in the area of systems theory, guidance and control of aerospace vehicles, and navigation and estimation theory with applications across a broad range of global challenges. His current research interests are in the area of advanced navigation algorithm development with fast-to-flight characteristics, integrated navigation and guidance for planetary precision landing, small satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles. Dr. Bishop was selected twice as a Faculty Fellow of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and as a Welliver Fellow of the Boeing Company.

Alexandro Castellano

Alexandro Castellanos, PhD - Associate Professor of Instruction

Office: ENB 379D | 813-974-1025 | Email


University of South Florida (2006)

Dr. Castellanos's research interests lie in the area of cyber physical systems, embedded systems, Internet of things (IoT) and control theory for industrial applications in the areas of Mechatronics and Industrial Automation.


Morris Chang, PhD - Professor

Office: ENB 255 | 813-974-4894 | Email


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North Carolina State University (1993)

Dr. Chang's research interests are in the broad area of computer and wireless networking systems, with recent emphasis on cybersecurity: Attribution, Program Analysis for cybersecurity and privacy-preserving Internet Computation; Energy-aware mobile and cloud systems; Energy-efficient wireless networks.


Kwang-Cheng Chen, PhD - Professor, Fellow - IEEE

Office: ENB 245 | 813-974-1023 | Email 


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University of Maryland, College Park (1989)

Dr. Chen's research interests lie in information communication technology essential to digital society, particularly in large networks and computations. Specific interests include large communication networks: Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems and Edge Computing, 5G Mobile Communications and Beyond, Ad Hoc Sensor Networking, In-Network Computations and Approximate Computing, Cognitive Radio Networks, Secure Communications and Resilient Networks; Large Information Networks: Social Networks, Big Data Analytics, Multi-Agent Systems and Collective Behavior, Fusion and Decision on Heterogeneous/ Multimodal Data, Biochemical Reaction Networks and Applications to Synthetic Biology and Systems Biology, Decision under Uncertainty, and Cybersecurity and Privacy

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Larry Dunleavy, PhD - Professor

Office: ENB 364 | 813-974-2574 | Email 


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University of Michigan (1988)

Dr. Dunleavy's research interests are related to microwave and millimeter-wave device, circuit and system design, characterization and modeling.

Lingling Fan

Lingling Fan, PhD, PE - Professor

Office: ENB 372 | 813-974-2031 | Email


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West Virginia University (2001)

Dr. Fan's research is focused on renewable energy source grid integration, modeling and control of energy systems, large-scale power system planning and operation.

Christos Ferekides

Christos Ferekides, PhD - Department Chair, Professor

Office: ENB 379B | 813-974-4818 | Email


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University of South Florida (1991)

Dr. Ferekides' research interests include thin-film electronic materials and devices for optoelectronic applications; thin film depositions and properties; device fabrication and characterization.

Nasir Ghani

Nasir Ghani, PhD - Professor, Dir. MS Cybersecurity, Academic Research Dir. Cyber Florida

Office: ENB 374 | 813-974-4772 | Email


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University of Waterloo, Canada (1997)

Dr. Ghani is involved in a wide range of research activities in the areas of cybersecurity, networking, disaster recovery, cloud computing, and cyber-physical systems (integrated power grids). In addition, his research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Department of Energy, Qatar Foundation, Department of Education, and Sprint-Nextel Corporation. He also received the NSF CAREER Award in 2005 for his work on multi-domain networking as well as the UNM Lawton-Ellis Award in 2011 for excellence in research, teaching, and outreach.

Drew Hoff

Drew Hoff, PhD - Professor, Graduate Program Dir.

Office: ENB 248 | LAB: ENB 111 | 813-974-4958 | Email


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Penn State University (1988)

Dr. Hoff's research interests include: Afterglow chemical processing of materials for electronics, sensor, and MEMS applications; Oxide formation on Si & SiC, Diamond processing, Surface Conditioning, Noncontact Corona Kelvin Metrology of electronic materials; Dielectrics, SiC, Corona Ion-Assisted delivery of drugs and DNA to Skin and Tissue, Noncontact voltage and corona characterization of cells and tissue, Contamination monitoring and control in IC Manufacturing, Microsystem and MEMS fabrication, Integrated Circuit manufacturing and in-line testing, and Workforce development and training for technology professionals.

Chung Seop Jeong

Chung Seop Jeong, PhD - Associate Professor of Instruction

Office: ENB 253 | 813-974-6415 | Email 


Marquette University (2007)

Dr. Jeong's research interests lie in the area of control systems with specialty in designing resilient, robust, optimal, and adaptive observers and controllers for linear, nonlinear, stochastic, and chaotic systems.


Zhuo Lu, PhD - Associate Professor

Office: ENB 347 | 813-974-8259 | Email


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North Carolina State University (2013) 

Dr. Lu's research interests broadly include network science, cyber security, data analytics, wireless and mobile communication networking, and cyber-physical systems.

Zhixion Miao

Zhixin Miao, PhD, PE - Professor

Office: ENB 370 | 813-974-4237 | Email


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West Virginia University (2002)

Dr. Miao's research interests include smart grid automation, electric power system modeling and simulation, microgrid technologies to integrate renewable energy and energy storage, and power market.

Wilfrido A. Moreno

Wilfrido A. Moreno, PhD - Professor

Office: ENB 254 | 813-974-4775 | Email


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University of South Florida (1993)

Dr. Moreno's research interests are: Energy, Power Electronics and Controls Option Supervisor- Primary areas of interest include System integration for industrial applications in the areas of Industrial Controls & Instrumentation, Robotics, Digital Signal Processing, Reconfigurable Architectures, Analog-Digital Mixed Signal Design & Synthesis, Communications and Biomedical Engineering. Other areas of current interest are the use of Lasers in developing new methods and techniques for electronic circuitry interconnects and test validation of VLSI fault tolerant designs, Laser Restructuring for quick prototyping of electronic circuits; laser machining and Multimedia & Instructional Technologies Solutions for Engineering Education including Distance Learning.

Gokhan Mumcu

Gokhan Mumcu, PhD - Professor

Office: ENB 362 | 813-974-8178 | Email


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The Ohio State University, (2008) 

Dr. Mumcu's research is focused on electromagnetic theory, computational electromagnetics, THz imaging systems, metamaterials and their applications to small directive radiators and printed miniature antennas.

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Mia (Mahshid) Naeini, PhD - Assistant Professor

Office: ENB 244A | 813-974-1597 | Email


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University of New Mexico (2014)

Dr. Naeini's research interests lie in the area of network science, stochastic processes, system modeling, network mining, network analytics, machine learning, and prediction models with applications in communication networks, cyber-physical-human systems with particular emphasis on smart grids, and their reliability, security and performance evaluation.


Ashwin B. Parthasarathy, PhD - Associate Professor

Office Location: ENB 257 | 813-974-7407 | Email


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The University of Texas at Austin (2010)

Dr. Parthasarathy's research interests are in the development of novel biomedical instrumentation and imaging techniques with optics, and the clinical translation of these medial devices for applications that include bedside diagnoses/monitoring of brain injuries (e.g., strokes, traumatic brain injury), intraoperative imaging, and critical care monitoring. The ultimate goal of Dr. Parthasarathy's research is utilize these custom clinical biomedical devices and directly measure tissue physiology at the bedside, thereby developing non-invasive biomarkers of disease, bedside disease models, and thus personalized optimization of treatment.

Stephen E. Saddow

Stephen E. Saddow, PhD - Professor

Office: ENB 243 | 813-974-4773 | Email


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University of Maryland at College Park (1993)

Dr. Saddow's research interests are to develop wide-bandgap silicon carbide semiconductor materials for Bio, Nano and MEMS applications His ultimate research objective is to develop smart implants and sensors for biomedical and harsh environment applications. Prof. Saddow was jointly appointed in 2009 to the college of medicine where he is working to develop 3C-SiC based devices for insertion into the nervous system. The goal is the realization of brain-machine-interface (BMI) devices based on SiC. His group has demonstrated the biocompatibility of SiC with neural cells, both in-vitro and in-vivo, and has demonstrated the biocompatibility of epitaxial graphene on SiC.

Ravi Sankar

Ravi Sankar, PhD, PE - Professor

Office: ENB 373 | 813-974-4769 | Email


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Penn State University (1985)

Dr. Sankar's main research interests are in the multidisciplinary areas of wireless communications, networking, signal processing and its applications. In particular, in the communications and networking area, his research interests are on the resource and mobility managements of wireless cellular, ad-hoc, and sensor networks, energy-efficient protocol design and cross-layer optimization. In the signal processing area, emphasis is on all aspects of processing from feature extraction, coding, and recognition to machine learning applied to speech, biomedical and other signals and in integrating intelligent techniques including the use of neural networks and fuzzy logic in the simulation, modeling, and design of high performance and robust systems. His current focus is on the use of wearable sensors and technologies for advancing health care.

Rudy Schlaf

Rudy Schlaf, PhD - Professor

Office: IDRB 202F | 813-974-8463 | Email


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Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany (1995)

Dr. Schlaf's main research interests currently span the following areas: Spray based deposition of macro-molecular thin films and interfaces, photoemission spectroscopy on organic semiconductor/bio-materials interfaces, work function measurements, directed assembly of macromolecular materials, biosensors, thin film photovoltaics, and electronic structure and growth phenomena of atomic layer deposition thin films.

Arash Takshi

Arash Takshi, PhD - Associate Professor,

Office: ENC 2502 | Phone: 813-974-1121 | Email


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University of British Columbia (2007)

Dr. Takshi's primary research interest research is in the field of renewable energy. In particular, he is interested in the research on bio/organic solar cells. He believes that employing new materials can push the limits in solar cells, beyond what silicon technology can offer. Furthermore, using emerging materials, new devices with special features can be developed to address some of the existing challenges in the application of renewable energy.

Sylvia Thomas

Sylvia Thomas, PhD - Professor, Interim VP for Research & Innovation, President & CEO USF Research Foundation, Inc.

Office: ENB 368 | 813-974-4011 | Email


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Howard University (1999)

Dr. Thomas' research and teaching endeavors are in the areas of Advanced Materials for applications in alternative energy sources, sustainable environments, and bio-applications for nano-electro mechanical system (NEMS) devices – nanowires and nanoparticles. Her research explores the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) growth nucleation, film characterization, and device fabrication of III-V and II-IV materials, such as AlN and SiC. Her research is interdisciplinary in nature and fosters collaborations with Chemical and Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Public Health, Medicine, and the Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Research Center (NNRC).

Ismail Uysal

Ismail Uysal, PhD - Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Dir.

Office: ENB 366 | 813-974-8823 | Email


University of Florida (2008)

Dr. Uysal's research interests include applications of wireless and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies for cold chain, pharmaceuticals and healthcare; as well as sensory data analysis, algorithm design and machine learning for different Internet-of-Things (IoT) ecosystems.


Stavros Vakalis, PhD - Assistant Professor

Office: ENB 361 | Email



Michigan State University (2022)

Dr. Vakalis' research interests lie in the area of applied electromagnetics with an emphasis on wireless millimeter-wave systems, millimeter-wave imaging, radar, sensing, signal processing, and communications. 


Jing Wang, PhD - Professor

Office: ENB 378 | 813-974-6011 | Email


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University of Michigan (2006)

Dr. Wang's research interests include nano/microfabrication, nanomaterials, RF MEMS devices, on-chip power generation, microfluidics, MEMS transducers, RF integrated circuit, wide bandgap materials, polymer nanocomposite and responsive polymers.


Yasin Yilmaz, PhD - Associate Professor

Office: ENB 251 | 813-974-4788 | Email


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Columbia University, 2014

Dr. Yilmaz's research interests are in the broad area of machine learning with applications in computer vision, cybersecurity, IoT, wireless communications, energy systems, transportation systems, socioeconomic systems, and environmental systems.  

Emeritus Faculty Courtesy Faculty Adjunct Faculty*
  • Kenneth Buckle
  • Richard Gitlin iWinlab
    Distinguised University Professor, Emeritus
    Member, National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 
    Fellow: NAI, AAAS, IEEE, and Bell Labs
  • Arthur David Snider
  • Thomas Wade
  • Lee Stefanakos
  • Yoganand (Yoga) Balaguranathan
  • Prasanta Kumar Biswas
  • Anna Pyayt
  • Ghulam Rasool
  • Ehsan Sheybani
  • Pei-yuan Wu
  • Kaiqi Xiong
  • Michael Celestin
  • James Culver
  • Timothy Fawcett
  • Jorge Galvis
  • Joel Howell

*May not be scheduled to teach every semester