ECE Tenure-Track Faculty 

James Becker
Associate Professor

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan
Areas of expertise: Microwave and Millimeter Wave Electronics Applications 
535 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-5988
jbecker@ece.montana.edu

Dickensheets
Professor

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Areas of expertise: Optical Microscopy and Tissue Imaging, Silicon Micromachining and Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS), Miniature Imaging and Spectroscopy Instruments
530 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-7874
davidd@ee.montana.edu

Gao
Associate Professor

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University
Areas of expertise: Electric Motor Drive, Power Electronics, Electric Vehicle, Renewable Energy
635 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-5973
hgao@ece.montana.edu

Kaiser
Associate Professor

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Areas of expertise: Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Inertial Sensors and Fiberoptic Systems 
531 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-7276
tjkaiser@ee.montana.edu

Dr. Anja Kunze
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Microsystems and Microelectronics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of expertise: Neuroengineering, Microfluidics, Micro- and Nanofabrication, Organs/Lab-on-a-chip
509 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-7172
kunze email

lameres
Associate Professor

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado-Boulder
Areas of expertise: High Speed Digital Design, Programmable Logic, Interconnect Systems, Microprocessor & Microcontroller Based Systems
533 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-5987
lameres@ece.montana.edu

Maher
Professor and Department Head 

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana
Areas of expertise: Digital Signal Processing, Audio Engineering, and Acoustics
610 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-2505
rmaher@ece.montana.edu

Wataru Nakagawa
Associate Professor

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering (Applied Physics), Univ. of California, San Diego
Areas of expertise: optical nanostructures, photonics, nanoscale optics, computational electromagnetics
529 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-5956
wataru.nakagawa@ece.montana.edu

Neda Nategh
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Areas of expertise: statistical signal processing; Image processing and computer vision; Statistical learning and machine learning; Computational neuroscience and vision science
637 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-5971
neda.nategh@ece.montana.edu

Nehrir
Professor

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Oregon State University
Areas of expertise: Electric Power Systems, Alternative Energy (Fuel Cell, Photovoltaic, Microturbine, Wind) Power Generation, Distributed Generation
626 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-4980
hnehrir@ece.montana.edu

repasky
Professor

Ph.D. Physics, Montana State University
Areas of expertise: Laser research and development, Laser Remote Sensing, Electro-optics, Feedback and Control, Optical Technology Development for Communications
537 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-6082
repasky@ece.montana.edu

Ioannis (John) Roudas

Professor
Gilhousen Telecommunications Chair

Ph.D. Optical Communications, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications
Areas of expertise: Optical Communications; Photonics; Computational Electromagnetics
619 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-5960
ioannis.roudas@montana.edu

JShaw
Professor

Ph.D. Optical Sciences, University of Arizona
Areas of expertise: Remote Sensing and Optical Systems
518 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-7261
jshaw@ece.montana.edu

SShaw
Professor

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Areas of expertise: Fuel Cells, Signals and Systems
532 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-5982
sshaw@ece.montana.edu

Snider
Associate Professor
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University 
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Areas of expertise: Signal Processing, Speech Recognition, Real-Time Systems, Auditory and Visual Neuroscience
538 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-1645
rosss@ece.montana.edu

ECE Staff

Allison Banfield

Allison Banfield

Computer Support

629 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-7915
abanfield@ece.montana.edu

Nancy Carrasco

Nancy Carrasco

ECE Accounting 
613 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-2506
nancyc@ece.montana.edu
Muriel Holmquist

Muriel Holmquist

ECE Office Manager 
614 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-2501
murielh@ece.montana.edu
Brent Olson

Brent Olson

622 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-5984
brento@ece.montana.edu
Elizabeth Welsh

Elizabeth Speakman

Administrative Assistant to the Department Head

610 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-2505
elizabeth.speakman@montana.edu

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty, Research Faculty, and Professional Staff

David Arathorn

David Arathorn

Research Assistant Professor

Areas of expertise: computer engineering, map-seeking circuits
536 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-5989

Phil Himmer

Phil Himmer

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Montana State University 
Areas of expertise: Microfabrication, Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), micro optics
515 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-7178
philh@montana.edu
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Benjamin C.H. Huang 

Microfluidics and Lithography Specialist

MS Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University
Areas of expertise:  Microfabrication for Microfluidics, Droplet-based Microfluidics, Nano/Micro-scale biomaterial, Cellular Optical Biosensing
111 Barnard Hall, +1 406-994-3112
chunghsuan.huang@montana.edu

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Jason Hundhausen

MS Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
111 Barnard Hall, +1 406-994-3112
Larimer
Instructor, and Deputy Director, Montana Space Grant Consortium
MS Electrical Engineering, Montana State University
Areas of expertise: Embedded Systems, Computer Engineering
417 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-6085
rlarimercoe.montana.edu
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Paul Nugent

Instructor

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Montana State University
630 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-6942

Olson

Instructor

BS Electrical Engineering, Montana State University
Areas of expertise: Communications, Communications Electronics, Active and Passive Microwave Circuits
631 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-5967
andyo@ece.montana.edu
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Raymond Weber

Instructor
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Montana State University
536 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-5989

Emeritus Faculty

Cady
Professor Emeritus 

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Canterbury, NZ
Areas of expertise: Microcomputers, Image Processing, Electro-Optic Systems

Gerez

Victor Gerez

Professor Emeritus 

Ph.D. Engineering, University of California-Berkeley
Areas of expertise: Power Systems, Energy Conversion, Alternate Energy, Wind Generators

Bruce McLeod, Ph.D.

Bruce McLeod

Professor Emeritus 

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado-Boulder
Areas of expertise: Electromagnetic Fields in Biological Materials

Peterson

James Peterson

Professor Emeritus and Retired Department Head

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University
Areas of expertise: Digital Filtering, Signal Processing, Estimation and Control

Don Pierre

Don Pierre

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Areas of expertise: Control Systems 

Wolff
Professor Emeritus, Gilhousen Telecommunications Chair (retired)

Ph.D. Physics, Columbia University
Research Areas: Optical Networks, Packet switching, Wireless systems, Satellite Communications, Ad hoc Networks, Telematics
509 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-7172
rwolff@ece.montana.edu