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Imad Abouzahr

Dr. Imad Abouzahr Dr. Abouzahr joined the faculty in 2005.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon in 1984, and his Master’s degree (1986) and Ph.D. (1990) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from OSU.  Dr. Abouzahr worked as a Research Associate for the Engineering Energy Laboratory and a Teaching Associate at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept at OSU.  He then worked for Fluid Technologies Inc. and currently does consulting.  Some of his clients are FTI, PTI, Hollingsworth & Vose, Eaton Hydraulics, Filtertek, Frontier Electronic  Systems, and Lydall Filtration.  Dr Abouzahr is a registered professional engineer in the state of Oklahoma.


Dr. Antone Kusmanoff Dr. Kusmanoff joined the EET faculty in 2014. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Math from Southern Illinois University in 1967, a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Missouri in 1972, and he holds two Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, one from University of Missouri in 1973 and one from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1982. While in the USAF he served as an Information Systems Officer at the HQ Strategic Air Command and HQ NORAD locations and other worldwide locations. He instructed at the Air Force Institute of Technology and also developed the Information Systems Officers training program. Dr. Kusmanoff retired after over 20 years’ service as a Lt. Colonel and earned his Ph.D. at OSU in Electrical Engineering developing High Performance computing solutions to multi-source passive direction finding systems in 1989. A short list of his applied engineering work includes holding the following engineering positions: Staff Engineer a Southwest Research Institute, a VP of Operations for IT Network, and he was a Senior Principal Engineer for three major defense industry contractors; E-Systems, Raytheon and L-3 Communications. Dr. Kusmanoff was a varsity college wrestler and also an Armed Forces wresting champion multiple times. He has been married since 1968. Dr. & Mrs. Kusmanoff have three children and four grandchildren (with more grandchildren on the way).

Ellis Nuckolls

Professor Ellis Nuckolls Professor Nuckolls graduated from OSU with a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering in 1984. Before coming back to OSU in 1989, Professor Nuckolls worked for Conoco, DuPont, and Westinghouse. In addition to teaching and consulting, Professor Nuckolls also spends a great deal of time advising students and working with the IEEE student organization. He is a registered professional engineer and his hobbies include amateur ham radio and baseball (go Braves!).

Brian Norton

Professor Brian Norton Brian Norton received his Bachelor's Degree from OSU in Electronics and Computer Technology in 1991. He has worked as an engineer for various government projects for a number of years. In 1998 Mr. Norton earned his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University. He teaches classes for the department as an assistant professor. Mr. Norton also taught EET for 3 years in a junior college in Pendleton Oregon. He has been married to his wife Sherri since 1982 and they have a son.

Avimanyu Sahoo

Dr. Avimanyu Sahoo Avimanyu Sahoo is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineeting Technology and Adjunct Assistant Professir in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University. He earned the Ph.D. degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla) in July 2015 and the Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi (IIT-V) in 2011.

Areas of Interest

  • Event-triggered control
  • Neural network control
  • Optimal control and Adaptive dynamic programming
  • Nonlinear adaptive control
  • Diagnostic and prognostics

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Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Thomas Bertenshaw was Dept. Head for the Electrical Engineering Technology Department. He is retired from the Air Force and came to OSU in 1985 and received his Ed.D. from OSU in 1992. Dr. Bertenshaw is a registered professional engineer.

Dr. Larry Jones, an OSU alumnus, became a member of the EET faculty in 1980. During his tenure, he spent two years teaching at the OSU branch in Japan. He was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Member award for Technology. He published two textbooks that were adopted to our curriculum, and was faculty advisor for the student organization SEET, which he helped change to the professionally affiliated IEEE. Since retiring in 1997, Dr. Jones has become a world traveler and has designed the Japanese garden at OBGA on the OSU campus, where he volunteers.

Professor Samuel Kraemer came to OSU in 1971, while still in the Army, to work on and receive his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering. He returned to OSU in 1978, teaching in the EET department until his retirement in 1998. During that time he wrote, published and presented several papers and did independent consulting work for major industry. Even though retired, Sam donates a few hours a week as a tutor in Algebra, Geometry and Physics at the Stillwater Alternative School. Professor Kraemer is also a registered professional engineer.

Dr. Jack Cartinhour began his career at OSU in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering where he received his Ph.D. in 1987. In 1992, he left ECEN and came to EET where he is a Professor. Dr. Cartinhour has written and published a book, Digital Signal Processing: An Overview of Basic Principles, published by Prentice Hall, that is used in our curriculum. Dr. Cartinhour is a registered professional engineer and likes to spend his extra time with amateur radio (call sign N5DY).


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