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Dr. Regan Zane

EVR Facility Director
USTAR Endowed Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
regan.zane@usu.edu

Dr. Regan Zane

EVR Facility Director
USTAR Endowed Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
regan.zane@usu.edu

Regan Zane is a USTAR Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Utah State University in Logan, UT. Prior to joining USU, Dr. Zane was a faculty member at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Colorado Power Electronics Center, CoPEC, 2001 to present, where he continues to hold a faculty appointment. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 1999. His research programs in power electronics span a wide range of applications and power levels for high efficiency, high power density DC-DC, DC-AC, and AC-DC power conversion with common emphases on system and converter level modeling, application of advanced digital control techniques, distributed, modular power converter systems and custom power management IC design. He has received the 2006 Inventor of the Year, 2006 Provost Faculty Achievement, 2008 John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Teaching, and the 2011 Holland Teaching Awards from the University of Colorado. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and patents and currently serves as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Letters, and as the Publicity Chair for the IEEE Power Electronics Society.

Dr. Zeljko Pantic

EVR Facility Associate Director
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
zeljko.pantic@usu.edu

Dr. Zeljko Pantic

EVR Facility Associate Directory
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
zeljko.pantic@usu.edu

Zeljko Pantic received his B.Sc. degree from the School of Electrical Engineering, Belgrade University Serbia in 1998. In 2001, he joined the group for Power Converters and Motor Drives as a teaching and research assistant for motor drive and electric vehicle related courses, where he served for several years as a co-instructor. He received a M.Sc. degree from the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade in 2007. In 2009, Dr. Pantic became a Research Assistant at the NSF-funded Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a Ph.D. student at NC State, Dr. Pantic researched the emerging topic of wireless inductive power transfer (WIPT). Particularly important is his invention of a system for active bi-directional receiver tuning, which eliminates one of the major WIPT limitations. After his graduation in 2013 he had shortly worked at North Carolina State University as a postdoctoral scholar before joining ECE Department at Utah State University as an Assistant Professor. His primary areas of interest are systems for wireless inductive power transfer, power electronics, electric and hybrid electric vehicles, and motor drives.

Dr. Paul J. Barr

Utah Transportation Center Director
Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
paul.barr@usu.edu

Dr. Paul J. Barr

Utah Transportation Center Director
Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
paul.barr@usu.edu

Dr. Barr currently serves as the Associate Department Head for Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Utah Transportation Center for the Utah State University College of engineering. Dr. Barr received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington in 2000, following his completion of a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University in 1995.

Dr. Thidapat (Tam) Chantem

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
tam.chantem@usu.edu

Dr. Thidapat (Tam) Chantem

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
tam.chantem@usu.edu

Professor Chantem is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Utah State University. In May of 2011, she was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Chantem’s dissertation topic was on "Real-Time System Design Under Physical and Resource Constraints". She received a Master's degree from Notre Dame in May 2008 where she worked on "Generalized Elastic Scheduling for Real-Time Systems" and also received a double Bachelor's degree from Iowa State University in May 2005.

Dr. David M. Christensen

Research Development Director
Commercial Enterprises
david.christensen@usu.edu

Dr. David M. Christensen

Research Development Director
Commercial Enterprises
david.christensen@usu.edu

Dr. Christensen focuses his academic and entrepreneurial experience on the practice and production of effective professional communication, specifically securing research funding. This synergy is uniquely suited to fostering a culture of excellent grantsmanship, generally, and succeeding in development of competitive, interdisciplinary, and inter-institutional grant proposals in leading edge research areas. He facilitates research development with Utah State University’s USTAR endowed and affiliate professors/researchers for programs ranging from single investigator to multi-institutional with a specific focus on technology development with potential for translation to the marketplace.

Dr. Ryan M. Gerdes

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
ryan.gerdes@usu.edu

Dr. Ryan M. Gerdes

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
ryan.gerdes@usu.edu

Ryan M. Gerdes received the B.S. degree in Computer Engineering in 2004, the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2006, the M.S. In Electrical Engineering in 2006, and the PhD. in 2011, all from Iowa State University. He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Utah State University. His research interests include signal and data authentication, pattern recognition, hardware and device security, computer and network security, transportation security, engineering education, and applied electromagnetics.

Dr. Marvin W. Halling

Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
marv.halling@usu.edu

Dr. Marvin W. Halling

Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
marv.halling@usu.edu

Marv Halling is an Associate Professor and Division Head of Structural Engineering within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He teaches undergraduate and graduate design and analysis courses. He is very active in Earthquake Engineering and has been involved in several post earthquake reconnaissance investigations. He is currently working in the areas of structural health monitoring and damage detection. He is a member of the ASCE seismic Effects Committee as well as the Structual Health Monitoring Committee. Marv is also involved with the design communities in the area and holds PE’s in the states of California and Utah.

Dr. Rose Qingyang Hu

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
rose.hu@usu.edu

Dr. Rose Qingyang Hu

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
rose.hu@usu.edu

Rose Qingyang Hu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to joining Utah State University, she held various industry and academia positions. She was an Assistant Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Mississippi State University during 2002-2004. During 1998-2002 and during 2004-2010, she held several management and Senior research positions in telecommunication industry. Her current research interests include interference management, cooperative communications, cognitive radio, mobility, security, QoS and green networking in wireless networks. She has a number of publications and patents in these areas.

Dr. Douglas K. Lemon

Associate Vice President for Innovation Campus & Development
Commercial Enterprises
doug.lemon@usu.edu

Dr. Douglas K. Lemon

Associate Vice President for Innovation Campus & Development
Commercial Enterprises
doug.lemon@usu.edu

Dr. Lemon currently serves as Associate Vice President for Innovation Campus and Development in the Commercial Enterprises Office at Utah State University. Dr. Lemon holds a Ph.D. and bachelor’s degree in physics from Utah State University. Dr. Lemon has served previously in a variety of positions. He is a former president of the USU Research Foundation, director of USU’s Space Dynamics Laboratory, and scientist, program manager, and senior executive with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (US Department of Energy).

Dr. Marc Maguire

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
marcus.maguire@usu.edu

Dr. Marc Maguire

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
marcus.maguire@usu.edu

Dr. Maguire currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University. Dr. Maguire served as a research associate for the Department of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech University, following his position as a Graduate Research Assistant at that institution. Dr. Maguire is an active member of the Precast Concrete Institute and has worked on the development of a K-12 outreach program to expose students to structural engineering.

Dr. Aaron L. Olsen

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences
aaron.olsen@usu.edu

Dr. Aaron L. Olsen

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Animal, Dairy & Veterinary Sciences
aaron.olsen@usu.edu

Dr. Olsen's primary responsibilities lie with directing the activities of the Laboratory Animal Research Center and all aspects of laboratory animal care on the USU campus. These responsibilities include regulatory compliance, veterinary care for research animals, and consultation and veterinary support for USU researchers. Dr. Olsen's contribution to EVR research focuses on using animal tissue models to inform safety standards for wireless power transfer. In 2011 Dr. Olsen completed all requirements for board certification in laboratory animal medicine and was named a Diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DACLAM). Dr. Olsen is a member of the Utah Multidisciplinary Arrhythmia Consortium (UMAC), a USTAR research team. He is also currently teaching Veterinary Microanatomy and a portion of Veterinary Physiology in the USU School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Jason C. Quinn

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
jason.quinn@usu.edu

Dr. Jason C. Quinn

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
jason.quinn@usu.edu

Jason Quinn is an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Utah State University. His education and research have always been centered on energy, with current work focused on system evaluation of electric transportation, spider silk, microalgae biofuels, and fission power systems. Research efforts are dedicated to the development of engineering system models validated through experimentation and leveraged for techno-economic feasibility, life cycle assessment, and resource demand of emerging technologies. Results from modeling work are used to focus research and development efforts to high impact areas. Jason completed a master's degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in nuclear engineering and engineering physics, and a PhD at Colorado State University.