Prof. Elin Jensen

Elin Jensen, Ph.D.
Acting Chair

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Lisa M. Anneberg

Lisa M. Anneberg, PhD, P.E.
Associate Professor

Dr. Anneberg received the BS in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, the MS in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University, and the PhD in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University. She has previous industrial experience at General Motors, Daimler Chrysler, and US Army TACOM. She is a SME-certified Enterprise Integrator, a licensed professional engineer in Michigan, and a Certified Quality Technician. Dr. Anneberg presently chairs the Engineering Faculty Senate and serves on the University-wide Faculty Senate. She is active in the Society for Women Engineers, Michigan Society for Professional Engineers, and the American Society for Engineering Education. She is also a senior member of the IEEE and a section chair of the Trident Section of the IEEE-Southeast Michigan. She is presently working on funded educational projects at Lawrence Tech through AT&T, the Jerome Bettis Foundation, the National Football League, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Daimler Chrysler Foundation ... more

Richard Chase, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Chase received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Wayne State University in 2014.  He worked as a research engineer for U.S. Army TARDEC from 2004 to 2015 where he focused on designing embedded systems for next generation vehicles. His research interests are embedded systems, spherical and micro robotics, and fun, futuristic devices.

Michael J. Cloud

Michael J. Cloud, PhD
Associate Professor

Dr. Cloud received the PhD in electrical engineering from Michigan State University. He has been an Associate Professor since 1992. Dr. Cloud received a Sears Foundation award for teaching excellence in 1991. He has coauthored over a dozen books on mathematical engineering ... more
Kun Hua

Kun Hua
Assistant Professor

Kun Hua received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China in 1999 and 2004 respectively; and the Ph.D. degree in computer and electronic engineering from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA in 2008. From 2009 to 2010, he has been with the department of Computer and Electronics Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was a postdoctoral research associate and instructor. His research interests include wireless communications, wireless sensor network, digital signal processing and embedded system design ... more

Nabih Jaber

Nabih Jaber 
Assistant Professor

Nabih Jaber received his B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc and PhD degrees all in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Windsor in 2006, 2009 and 2012 respectively. From January 2012 to June 2012, he held a Research Fellow position at Wireless Communications and Information Processing (WiCIP) Lab, where he also held the position of Lab Manager.  He has many years of hands on experience in his research area topic and he always strives to give back to society.  In addition to designing wireless systems' protocols and prototypes, some of he’s main contributions include sharing his ideas via journal papers, conferences and teaching ... more

Richard Johnston

Richard R. Johnston, PhD, P.E.
Professor Emeritus

Dr. Johnston received the BSEE (Magna cum Laude), the MSEE, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University. Dr. Johnston is Director of the Graduate Program in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His interests include power systems, power electronics, and numerical methods ... more

Philip D. Olivier, PhD, P.E.

Philip D. Olivier received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and MS in Mathematics from Texas Tech University, and his BS in Physics from Loyola University (New Orleans). He has taught a wide range of electrical engineering courses at Texas Tech, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, The University of Texas at San Antonio, and most recently at Mercer University in Macon, GA. He is the author of over 70 papers and reports in the areas of control engineering, electricity and magnetism (TEMPEST analysis), robotics, and other areas. His current research interests include application of Laguerre functions to various control engineering problems and robotics. His leisure activities include watching his beloved New Orleans Saints beat up on the Atlanta Falcons, and cooking cajun/creole food ... more


Lewis N. Walker

Lewis N. Walker served as chancellor of Lawrence Technological University from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012, following six years as president. He continues to serve as a professor of electrical engineering.
Walker joined Lawrence Tech in 1994 as provost, the University’s chief academic officer. In 2003 he was appointed to the additional role of executive vice president, adding oversight of student services and business activities. ... more

Hussein Dourra

Hussein Dourra, PhD

Hussein Dourra has over 28 years of industrial experience and over 20 years of teaching experience. A member of the PowerTrain Product Team, he holds more than 25 US patents in system control and has more than 10 technical publications. Dr. Dourra received the PhD in Engineering and the MBA from Wayne State University. Besides teaching at LTU, he has taught at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Oakland University. He is a member of the SAE Transaxle Standards Committee ... more
 Ronald C. Foster

Ronald C. Foster

Mr. Foster received the MS in Systems Engineering from Oakland University and the BS in Electrical Engineering from Oakland University ... more

Bridget A. Renehan

Bridget A. Renehan

Bridget Renehan has been teaching various engineering courses as an adjunct instructor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Lawrence Technological University since 1988. She has also served as an engineering advisor. She earned her BSEE ('84) and MSEE ('86) from the University of Michigan. Ms. Renehan has been an engineer in the automotive industry since 1984, working for Ford, Visteon, and currently Autoliv Electronics America. She is married and has 3 children.


Benjamin Sweet

Mr. Sweet has been an adjunct faculty member at LTU since 1994. In that time he has taught for the departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Math & Computer Science, Technology, and Continuing Education. His primary focus is Embedded Systems and Control Systems (ECE) and Software Engineering (MCS). He is passionate about teaching real-world skills to his primary customers – the students.

Mr. Sweet has been engaged in the industry of developing real-time embedded software/systems for automotive and industrial applications since 1987. He currently holds the position of Staff Software Engineer in the Research and Advanced Development group for Vehicle Audio and Infotainment Systems at Panasonic Automotive Systems, Farmington Hills, MI.  In this role he is involved in defining software product-line architecture and developing software to meet the evolving needs for advanced audio and infotainment products. He is interested in learning and applying contemporary product development and improvement methodologies, and disseminating that knowledge to his colleagues and students.

He holds a M.S. in Electronic and Computer Control System from Wayne State University (1993), and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University (1987).

As CEO of TEKNOWLEDGE, LLC, he enjoys writing informative works that are pleasant to read, and delivering practical short courses to meet the technical education needs of his clients.

Nicholas J. Zorka

Nicholas J. Zorka, PhD

Dr Nicholas G. Zorka is an entrepreneur who specializes in the field of artificial intelligence - fuzzy logic. His PhD dissertation was titled "Adaptive Fuzzy Cluster Tracking Techniques with Radar Applications". Dr Zorka's work in adaptive fuzzy logic with the use of sensors such as radar, far IR, and cameras, led to the development of key invention disclosures for which Ford Motor received US patents in the field of automotive safety applications. While working in Ford's Scientific Research Laboratories, Dr Zorka also developed new patentable concepts in emission controls, resulting in huge vehicle savings and the meeting of new automotive emissions standards.

Dr Zorka has published technical papers for the ASME and IEEE, and for internal consumption at Ford in the areas of emission controls, automotive safety, and mechanical design. He has presented his finding at prestigious technical conferences in Austria and Italy, as well as in the USA.

Dr Zorka started NICA-Engineering, a consulting business, in 2006. He now specializes in artificial intelligence controls and computational fluid dynamics. As a consultant, he has worked on computational fluid dynamics in the generation of wind power. His company has submitted proposals to the US Army for unmanned ground vehicle applications. Dr Zorka's academic background covers both mechanical and electrical engineering. His four college degrees include a bachelors in mechanical engineering, a masters in engineering mechanics, a masters in electronics and computer control, and a PhD in systems engineering.


Reka S. Dobbins

Reka S. Dobbins
Administrative Assistant