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Research Overview

The Electronics program engages in funded applied research projects with an emphasis on enhancing undergraduate education. It is through the exposure to "real-world" projects that students are prepared to be immediately productive in their careers. The faculty has three primary areas of applied research:

  • RFID/Sensor Lab  securely links the physical plant and its operational environment to the information technology and business environment allowing customers to dynamically aggregate, analyze and act upon data and adjust operations in response to changes in their business environment. The main purpose of the lab is to design systems that will utilize the integration of remote sensors, RFID, GPS and wireless technology for Environmental, Security and Tracking, Biomedical, Asset and People Location, Process Control Automation and Structural monitoring.
  • Intelligent Sensor Networks - Through the effort of the Mobile Integrated Solutions Laboratory, the faculty are currently developing distributed sensor networks for applications including homeland security, agriculture, and inventory management.
  • Semiconductor Testing - Collaborations with industrial partners including Texas Instruments, Freescale Semiconductor, and National Instruments has resulted in research and academic emphasis in the area of semiconductor testing. Two named laboratories have been established to support ongoing projects in test optimization and semiconductor device characterization.
  • Entrepreneurship - The most recent initiative within the programs involves the promotion of entrepreneurial activities in the Brazos Valley region and the State of Texas. The Mobile Integrated Solutions Laboratory has partnered with local entities to provide entrepreneurial education and opportunities to undergraduate students preparing to leave Texas A&M University.

Labs

Virtual Instrumentation and Mixed-Signal Test Lab

Dr. Rainer Fink

The Virtual Instrumentation and Mixed-Signal Test Lab was established within the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution to support the development of computer-based instrumentation solutions for real-world test and measurement problems. The lab is currently working on applications in a variety of areas including medical imaging, mixed-signal integrated circuit testing, and law enforcement. 

Control and Optimization Lab

Dr. Wei Zhan

The Control and Optimization Lab is equipped for advanced research work in the areas of modeling and simulation for dynamic systems, optimization, fault detection, software and hardware development for real-time control systems, robust design, and quality control.

RFID Oil & Gas Consortium

Dr. Ben Zoghi

The Purpose of the RFID/Sensor Lab is to design systems and sensor networks integrating remote sensors (Environmental, Security and Tracking, Biomedical, Asset and People location, Process Control Automation, and Structure) monitoring, RFID, GPS, and wireless technology.


Our Faculty

B. Michael Aucoin

  • Senior Lecturer, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
B. Michael Aucoin

John Bosshard

  • Lecturer, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
John Bosshard

Walter Buchanan

  • Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
Walter Buchanan

Shane Dickson

  • Lecturer, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
Shane Dickson

Rainer Fink

  • Associate Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
Rainer Fink

Ana Goulart

  • Associate Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
Ana Goulart

Byul Hur

  • Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
Byul Hur

Jeonghee Kim

  • Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution and Electrical & Computer Engineering,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
  • Corrie & Jim Furber '64 Faculty Fellow
Jeonghee Kim

Matthew Leonard

  • Lecturer, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
Matthew Leonard

Thomas Munns

  • Senior Lecturer, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
Thomas Munns

Jay Porter

  • Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
  • Associate Dean for Engineering, Texas A&M University Galveston
  • Office: 124 Powell Marine Engineering Complex | Texas A&M Galveston Campus
  • Phone: 409-740-4555
  • Email: jporter@tamu.edu
Jay Porter

Logan Porter

  • Instructional Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology, Program Coordinator
Logan Porter

Yasuko Sakurai

  • Lecturer, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
Yasuko Sakurai

Nripendra N Sarker

  • Senior Lecturer, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
Nripendra N Sarker

Pat Wallace

  • Lecturer, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
Pat Wallace

Mike Willey

  • Lecturer, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
Mike Willey

Wei Zhan

  • Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
Wei Zhan

Behbood B. Zoghi

  • Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
  • Program Director, Master of Engineering Technical Management
  • Victor H. Thompson Professor
  • Office: FERM 012
  • Phone: 979-845-5966 (ESET) 979-458-5083 (METM)
  • Email: zoghi@tamu.edu
Behbood B. Zoghi