Dr. Alaraje is a Professor and Program Chair of Electrical Engineering Technology in the School of Technology at Michigan Tech. Prior to his faculty appointment, he was employed by Lucent Technologies as a hardware design engineer, from 1997- 2002, and by vLogix as chief hardware design engineer, from 2002-2004. Dr. Alaraje’s research interests focus on processor architecture, System-on-Chip design methodology, Field-Programmable Logic Array (FPGA) architecture and design methodology, Engineering Technology Education, and hardware description language modeling. Dr. Alaraje is a 2013-2014 Fulbright scholarship recipient at Qatar University, where he taught courses on Embedded Systems. Additionally, Dr. Alaraje is a recipient of an NSF award for a digital logic design curriculum revision in collaboration with the College of Lake County in Illinois, and a NSF award in collaboration with the University of New Mexico, Drake State Technical College, and Chandler-Gilbert Community College. The award focused on expanding outreach activities to increase the awareness of potential college students about career opportunities in electronics technologies. Dr. Alaraje is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), a member of the ASEE Electrical and Computer Engineering Division, a member of the ASEE Engineering Technology Division, a senior member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Department Heads Association (ECETDHA).
Aleksandr Sergeyev is currently a
Professor in the Electrical Engineering
Technology program in the
School of Technology at Michigan Technological
University. Dr. Aleksandr
Sergeyev earned his bachelor degree in
Electrical Engineering at Moscow University
of Electronics and Automation in
1995. He obtained the Master degree
in Physics from Michigan Technological
University in 2004 and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering
from Michigan Technological University in 2007.
Dr. Aleksandr Sergeyev’s research interests include high
energy laser propagation through the turbulent atmosphere,
developing advanced control algorithms for wavefront sensing
and mitigating effects of the turbulent atmosphere, digital
inline holography, digital signal processing, and laser spectroscopy. Dr. Sergeyev is a member of ASEE, IEEE, SPIE and is actively involved in promoting engineering education.
Bassam Matar started his career at Glendale Community College (GCC) teaching engineering, electronics and semiconductor classes. Through his eleven years teaching at GCC, Bassam developed a variety of courses in these fields. He served on several committees, such as budget, computer technology, advanced technology partnership and industry advisory. Also, he served as assistant chair for the last five years before transferring to Gilbert-Chandler Community College (GCCC). He implemented GCCC’s engineering program in Fall 2001 and is responsible for its success. He has served as a PI or Co-PI on seven NSF-funded grants. Mr. Matar is also a lecturer faculty for the Electrical Engineering Department at Arizona State University. Bassam Matar, has taught for more than 27 years. Mr. Matar received the following awards:(Summer 1999) Motorola Educator of the Year award; (Spring 2000) National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development award; (Fall 2009) Gilbert Community Excellence Awards; (Spring 2010) Electronic Engineering Times (EE Times)-- Educator of the Year Award. Mr. Matar is a member of Engineering Articulation Task Force, and the American Association of Engineering Education. Mr. Matar has been teaching for the past 28 years.
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