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Our talented faculty members excel in many areas, including automation, robotics, optoelectronics, lasers, computer graphics, telecommunications and product development. They have an average of seven years of industry experience each in addition to an in-depth knowledge of their fields – a rarity in academia.
Funding for their research efforts comes from sources such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Small Business Administration, the Golden Leaf Foundation and Verizon.
Through the Center for Rapid Product Realization, an EDA-designated university center, our faculty members serve as innovative, “can-do” partners for technical assistance and technology transfer for government, business and industry officials to enable economic growth and job creation.
Browse the links below to meet our team.
|Bob Adams||Ph.D., Associate Professor, EE & ECET Program Director|
|Aaron Ball||Ed.D., Professor|
|Albert Chang||Ph.D., Associate Professor|
|Jim Coffin||Visiting Assistant Professor|
|Jerry Denton||M.S., Electronics Applications Engineer|
|Chip Ferguson||Ed.D., Associate Professor, Associate Dean|
|Patrick Gardner||Ph.D., Endowed Professor, Director of the Rapid Center|
|Yeqin Huang||Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor|
|Sean June||Ph.D., Assistant Professor|
|Bora Karayaka||Ph.D., Assistant Professor|
|Sudhir Kaul||Ph.D., Assistant Professor|
|Wes Stone||Ph.D., Interim Department Head, Associate Professor, ET Program Director|
|Martin Tanaka||Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Director|
|Peter Tay||Ph.D., Associate Professor|
|Amber Thompson||Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Distance Learning Program Coordinator|
|Yanjun Yan||Ph.D., Assistant Professor|
|Bill Yang||Ph.D., Associate Professor|
|Paul Yanik||Ph.D., Assistant Professor|
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The Kimmel School is a college-level unit of Western Carolina University with offices and labs located in the Belk Building and Center for Applied Technologies on the WCU campus in Cullowhee, N.C.
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