Arizona State University – Faculty
Professor, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, ASU-US
David R. Allee is a professor of electrical engineering in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University. From 2004 until 2016, Allee was also the director of research and development for backplane electronics for the Flexible Display Center where he investigated a variety of flexible electronics applications with a focus on large-area sensing arrays for radiation detection and electric and magnetic field imaging. In 2017, he became the associate director of the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering where he oversees the online program. He has received numerous teaching awards and has been a regular consultant with several semiconductor industries. He has co-authored more than 150 archival scientific publications and U.S. patents (Google Scholar, h index 26), and is a member of the National Academy of Inventors, AAS, and IEEE.
Professor and IEEE Fellow, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, ASU-US
Dr. Bertan Bakkaloglu is the On Semiconductor Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. He joined ASU-US in August 2004. Prior to ASU-US, he worked at Texas Instruments and was responsible for analog, mixed signal and RF system-on-chip development for wireless and wireline communication transceivers.
Professor Bakkaloglu is a technical committee member for IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Conference and founding chair of the IEEE Solid State Circuits Society Phoenix Chapter. His areas of expertise includes RF and mixed-signal IC design wireless and wireline communication circuits and systems broadband communication Ics and systems.
Senior Director, Global Futures Laboratory, ASU-US
Dr. Gary Dirks is senior director, Global Futures Laboratory, and director of LightWorks®, an Arizona State University initiative that capitalizes on ASU-US’s strengths in solar energy and other light-inspired research. From 2013-2019, he was the director of ASU-US’s Wrigley Institute. He is also the Julie Wrigley Chair of Sustainable Practices, professor of practice in the School of Sustainability, and distinguished sustainability scientist
Associate Professor, School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, ASU-US
Dr. Zachary Holman is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University, as well as the Director of Faculty Entrepreneurship within the Fulton Schools of Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota for his work on plasma-synthesized silicon and germanium nanocrystals, after which he spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher developing high-efficiency silicon solar cells at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. His research group at ASU-US focuses on new materials, processes, and device designs for high-efficiency silicon solar cells and silicon-based tandem solar cells. He has been named a Moore Inventor Fellow, Trustees of ASU-US Professor, Fulton Entrepreneurial Professor, and Joseph C. Palais Distinguished Faculty Scholar. He is the co-founder of two solar start-up companies (Sunflex Solar and Beyond Silicon) and an advanced materials start-up company (Swift Coat).
Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, ASU-US
Dr. Clark Miller is a Professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University and serves as the Director of the Center for Energy & Society; the Associate Director of the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes; Senior Sustainability Scientist in the Global Institute of Sustainability; Lincoln Fellow in the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics; the Energy and Society co-lead and member of the leadership team at LightWorks; Director of Sustainability at the Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies Engineering Research Center; Senior Fellow at the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems; the founding co-organizer and member of the Steering Committee of the Science and Democracy Network; and the Founder and co-organizer or Solar Tomorrows.
Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, ASU-US
Dr. Anamitra Pal joined the Arizona State University faculty as an assistant professor in August 2016. His group is pursuing research in data analytics using time-synchronized measurements, artificial intelligence (AI)-applications in power systems, energy modeling in smart grids, and critical infrastructure resilience. Pal has received the 2018 Young CRITIS Award for his valuable contributions to the field of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), the 2019 Outstanding IEEE Young Professional Award from the Phoenix Section, and the 2022 NSF CAREER Award.
Pal received his bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India, in 2008, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech, in 2012 and 2014, respectively. From 2014 to 2016, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory of the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech.
Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs and Professor, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, ASU-US
Dr. Patrick “Pat” Phelan is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and assistant dean of graduate programs at Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. He recently spent four years in Washington D.C. as the manager of the Emerging Technologies Program at the U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office. Previously, he served as the manager of the Thermal Transport Processes Program at the National Science Foundation. He researches and teaches in the area of sustainable energy, thermal transport, and energy policy.
Research Professor, Polytechnic School, ASU-US
Dr. Govindasamy “Mani” TamizhMani has been with Arizona State University since 1999. He is the director of Photovoltaic Reliability Laboratory at ASU. He teaches courses and conducts research related to solar photovoltaics (PV), fuel cells, and batteries. His current research focuses on the reliability, durability, and lifetime prediction of PV modules using indoor accelerated test data and outdoor field test data. His PV testing laboratory (ASU Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory) became a spin-off company (called TUV Rheinland PTL) in 2008.TamizhMani was a member of various professional organizations including IEEE, ASTM, IEC, ECS, and PMC.
TamizhMani’s primary research areas of interest include solar photovoltaics (PV), fuel cells, and batteries. He currently focuses on market-driven PV applied research addressing technology application issues and real-world reliability issues using actual field failure data and accelerated indoor testing data. His research projects have been funded by the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, Science Foundation Arizona, local electric utility companies, and private manufacturers/companies.