Montana State University

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173780
Bozeman, MT 59717-3780

Tel: (406) 994-2505
Fax: (406) 994-5958
E-mail: ecedept@ece.montana.edu
Location: 610 Cobleigh Hall

Department Head:

Robert C. Maher

Brock J. LaMeres

Brock J. LaMeres, Ph.D., PE

Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Office:  
533 Cobleigh Hall
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717
 
Phone:  
(406) 994-5987
Fax:  
(406) 994-5958
Email:  
lameres@ece.montana.edu

Areas of Interest

 
Computer Engineering, Digital Systems, Engineering Education
   

Background: 

 

Dr. LaMeres joined the Montana State ECE faculty in July of 2006. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder in December of 2005, his MSEE from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in May of 2001, and his BSEE from Montana State University, Bozeman in December of 1998. LaMeres teaches and conducts research in the area of digital systems with particular emphasis on exploiting reprogrammable fabrics to deliver more effective computer systems. LaMeres is also studying the impact of online engineering education on student understanding.

LaMeres has published over 70 manuscripts and 2 textbooks in the area of high speed digital systems. LaMeres has also been granted 13 US patents in the area of digital signal propagation. LaMeres is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Montana and Colorado. Dr. LaMeres is a member of AESS, ASEE and serves as the faculty advisor of the student branch of IEEE at MSU.

Prior to coming to MSU, Dr. LaMeres worked as an R&D engineer for Agilent Technologies in Colorado Springs, CO from 1999 to 2006. LaMeres was a hardware design engineer in the Logic Analysis R&D lab. He designed acquisition hardware for the 16910/11/12 and 16950 Logic Analyzer systems in addition to developing a variety of probing solutions.

Recent Highlights 

 

  • 2014 MSU College of Engineering Lloyd Berg Faculty Mentorship Award.
  • 2014 Outstanding Instructor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman.
  • 2014 MSU Excellence in Online Teaching Award
  • 2013 Outstanding Instructor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman.
  • 2013 American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Pacific Northwest Section Outstanding Instructor Award
  • 2013 MSU Teaching Innovation Award
  • Faculty Advisor for MSU team that won the 2012 NASA Lunabotics Systems Engineering Paper Category (1st place, $750) and took 2nd place in the Community Outreach Category, Kennedy Space Center, FL, May 2012.
  • 2011 MSU President's Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Best Paper Award, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference American, Vancouver, B.C., June 2011. "The Montana MULE - A Case Study in Interdisciplinary Design"
  • 2010 MSU College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Faculty Advisor for MSU team that won the 2010 NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition, 1st place Mining Award and 1st place Joe Kosmo Award for Excellence, Kennedy Space Center, FL, May 2010.
  • Elevated to IEEE Senior Member, June 2009
  • 2008 MSU Alumni Association & Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence.
  • 2007 Outstanding Instructor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman.
  • Best Paper Award, "Broadband Impedance Matching for Inductive Interconnect in VLSI Packaging", IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD). Circuit Consideration in Processor Design track, 2005.
  • Best Paper Award, "Performance Modeling for Off-Chip Busses Considering Bandwidth and Cost", DesignCon-05. PCB & Package Co-Design Track, Feb 2005.

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