Faculty & Staff

The Electrical Engineering faculty are dedicated to refining the ever-changing body of knowledge specified by basic engineering principles and modern high-technology developments. The support staff is likewise dedicated to providing student assistance as well as technical support of the faculty. The Electrical Engineering faculty is primarily tenured and tenure-track full-time professors. Additional academic and curricular support is provided by emeritus faculty members and high-quality lecturers.

The focus of Cal Poly Electrical Engineering faculty members is two-fold. First, faculty members combine their considerable industrial and research experience with current projects to offer students an educational experience based in a modern context. The varied faculty interests are evident by the number and quality of projects they develop and supervise. Second, faculty members are dedicated to on-going improvements to the Electrical Engineering curriculum commensurate with technological advancements and to convey current engineering knowledge and practice.


Spring 2019 Faculty Office Hours (PDF)

Faculty Interest List


Samuel O. Agbo Professor 20-310 805-756-1528
William L. Ahlgren Associate Professor 20-213 805-756-2309
Dean Y. Arakaki Associate Professor 20-302 805-756-2625
Bridget Benson Associate Professor 20-309 805-756-5738
David B. Braun Professor 20-304 805-756-1464
Joseph Callenes-Sloan Assistant Professor 20-314 805-756-5607
Andrew Danowitz Assistant Professor 20-306 805-756-2756
Fred W. DePiero Professor (Leave Fall 19) 20-316 805-756-2917
Dennis Derickson Department Chair 20-200 805-756-7584
Dale Dolan Professor 20-205 805-756-2495
Ben Hawkins Assistant Professor 41A-219 805-756-6203
Xiaomin Jin Professor 20-315 805-756-7046
Albert Liddicoat Professor - Currently assigned as Associate Vice Provost 01-314 805-756-5217
Art MacCarley Professor 20-214 805-756-2317
James Mealy Professor 20-300 805-756-2300
Ahmad Nafisi Professor 20-317 805-756-1514
John Y. Oliver Professor 20-215 805-756-5434
Wayne Pilkington Associate Professor 20-204 805-756-5431
Majid Poshtan Associate Professor 20-301 805-756-2763
Vladimir Prodanov Associate Professor 20-308 805-756-5393
John A. Saghri Professor 20-312 805-756-1462
Ali O. Shaban Professor 20-305 805-756-2918
Lynne Slivovsky Professor, Director of CPE Program 20-313 805-756-5383
Tina Smilkstein Associate Professor 20-318 805-756-2497
Taufik Professor, Director of Electric Power Institute 20-203 805-756-2318
Xiao-Hua (Helen) Yu Professor 20-311 805-756-2441
Jane Zhang Professor, Associate Dept. Chair, Graduate Coordinator 20-307 805-756-7528


Kurt Behpour Lecturer 20-118A prefer email
Charles Bland Lecturer 20A-303 805-756-1195
Nazeih Botros Lecturer 20-117 805-756-2404
Mostafa Chinichian Lecturer 20A-208 805-756-2149
Ali Dehghan Banadaki Lecturer 20A-316 805-756-2377
Steve Dunton Lecturer 20-118A prefer email
Paul Hummel Lecturer 20-117 805-756-5618
Amin Malekmohammadi Lecturer 20-117 805-756-6329
Dan Malone Lecturer 20-118A 805-756-1329
David McDonald Lecturer 20-118A 805-756-2781
Clay McKell Lecturer 20A-207 805-756-5689
Rich Murray Lecturer 20-118A 805-756-2781
Maxwell Muscarella Lecturer 116-215 805-756-2254
Gary Perks Lecturer 20A-319 805-756-1463
John Planck Lecturer 20-118A 805-756-2781
Asit Rairkar Lecturer 116-215
David Retz Lecturer 20-131 805-756-2781
Joe Sparks Lecturer 20-118A prefer e-mail
Hiren Trada Lecturer 20A-303 Prefer email
Siddharth Vyas Lecturer 20-117 805-756-6331 (prefer email)
Michael Wilson Lecturer 20-117 805-756-6341 Prefer email

Teaching Associates

Spencer Chang Graduate Teaching Associate 20-121 805-756-2781
Matthew Rochford Graduate Teaching Associate 20-121 805-756-2781

Faculty Emeritus

Jerome R. Breitenbach Professor Emeritus
Michael M. Cirovic Professor Emeritus
Samir Datta Professor Emeritus
Saul Goldberg Professor Emeritus
Gary Granneman Professor Emeritus
James G. Harris Professor Emeritus
Martin E. Kaliski Professor Emeritus 20-118A 805-756-2781
Wayne McMorran Professor Emeritus
Shien-yi Meng Professor Emeritus
Mahmood Nahvi Professor Emeritus 20-118A 805-756-2781
Richard Sandige Professor Emeritus
Cheng Sun Professor Emeritus 20-316 805-756-2781
Shyama C. Tandon Professor Emeritus
Gustav Wassel Professor Emeritus
Donley Winger Professor Emeritus
Michael T. Wollman Professor Emeritus
Chuan Yeh Professor Emeritus


Jaime Carmo Equipment Technician 20-106 805-756-2647
Yvonne Lynch Administrative Coordinator 20-200 805-756-2782
Robert Randle Network Analyst 20-106 805-756-2550
Lani Woods Administrative Analyst 20-200 805-756-6320