Electrical and computer engineering names three emeritus faculty members

Dr. Andrew Chan, Dr. Jo Howze and Dr. Kumar Pandey, former faculty members in The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, have been named emeritus professors.

The title "Emeritus" or "Emerita" is an honor that may be conferred upon retirement. The designation may accompany any faculty rank and identifies the designee as a continuing member of the University community.

Photo of Dr. Andrew ChanChan (left), a professor in the department for 35 years, retired in the spring. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and his research interests include digital signal processing, image processing, wavelets, nonlinear optical propagation and numerical methods.

Other honors include being awarded an International Excellence Award for Faculty from Texas A&M's International Programs Office and the Halliburton Professorship from the college. Chan received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Washington and is a member of several professional societies.

Howze (right), a professor in the department for 39 years, also retired Photo of Dr. Jo Howzein the spring. He was senior associate dean of engineering academic programs for the college of engineering at the time of his retirement. Howze also headed the department from 1986 to 1992 and has been coordinator for the department's graduate and undergraduate programs and was holder of a Ford Professorship.

His research interests are in the areas of automatic controls and energy systems, including dynamical systems modeling and engineering systems design and design methodologies. Applications include hybrid vehicles, fuel cell energy systems, power electronics, semiconductor processing controls and automotive control systems.

Howze is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Sigma Xi, the national scientific research society, and a senior member of the IEEE. He holds two bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Rice University.

Photo of Dr. Kumar PandeyPandey (left), who most recently was a Cudworth Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Laboratory for Electronic Materials and Device Technology at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, was a faculty member in the department at Texas A&M from 1977 to 1997. He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, senior member of IEEE and recipient of multiple teaching and research awards.

Pandey has published more than 100 articles, is the author of three book chapters, holder of six U.S. patents and has edited two books. His research interests include electronic materials processing, growth and characterization of bulk single crystal and thin films, integrated structure devices, detectors and sensors, high temperature electronics, electro-optics, MEMS technology, microsystems and nanotechnology. He received his D.Sc in physics from the University of Cologne (Germany), his M.Sc in physics from Patna University (India) and his B.Sc with Honors in physics from Bihar University (India).