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

LaMeres' Vitae



Table of Contents

  1. Education
  2. Professional Experience
  3. Teaching Experience
  4. Awards and Honors
  5. Funded Projects
  6. Publications
    1. Thesis / Dissertation
    2. Books / Manuscripts
    3. Fully Refereed Journal Articles
    4. Fully Refereed Conference Proceedings
    5. Refereed Conference Proceedings
    6. Non-Refereed Publications / Trade Journals
  7. Invited Talks
  8. Patents
  9. Consulting
  10. Service
  11. Student Advising & Supervision
  12. Professional Registration
  13. Professional Membership
  14. Honorary Memberships

  1. Education
  2. B.S. Electrical Engineering
    Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.
    December 1999, G.P.A. 3.7/4.0 (highest honors)
    Senior Project: "Fuzzy Logic Voltage Controller for Synchronous Generators"
    Thesis Advisor: M.H. Nehrir
    M.S. Electrical Engineering
    University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO.
    May 2001, G.P.A. 4.0/4.0
    Thesis Topic: "Characterization of a Printed Circuit Board Via"
    Thesis Advisor: T.S. Kalkur
    Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
    University of Colorado, Boulder.
    December 2005, G.P.A. 4.0/4.0
    Thesis Topic: "Novel Design Techniques to Reduce SSN in VLSI Packaging"
    Thesis Advisor: Sunil. P. Khatri

  3. Professional Experience
  4. 7/12-pres Associate Professor (with tenure)
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.

    7/06-6/12 Assistant Professor
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.

    1/99-7/06 Hardware Design Engineering
    Digital Validation Division
    Agilent Technologies, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO.

    8/01-12/03 Adjunct Instructor
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO.

    5/97-12/98 Research Assistant,
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.

    5/98-8/98 Test Engineer (Intern)
    Test Division
    Micron Technology, Inc., Boise, ID.

    1/96-8/96 ASIC Library Development Engineer (Intern)
    ASIC Library Group
    VeriBest, Inc., Longmont, CO.

  5. Teaching Experience
  6. 7/06 - pres Montana State University, Assistant/Associate Professor
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Bozeman, MT.
    EE 207 - Circuits II (1x)
    EE 261 - Introduction to Logic Circuits (7x)
    EE 262 - Logic Circuits Lab (3x)
    EE 367 - Logic Design (5x)
    EE 371 - uP Hardware and Software Systems (6x)
    EE 414 - Introduction to VLSI Design (5x)
    EE 461 - Digital System Design* (3x)
    EE 561 - Advanced Digital System Design* (2x)
    PHYS 591 - Intro to Lunar Robotics* (3x)
    REU Short Course - Introduction to Matlab (1x)
     
    *NOTE: New course that I developed or co-developed.

    8/01 - 12/03 University of Colorado, Adjunct Instructor
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Colorado Springs, CO.
    ECE 3420 - uP System Laboratory I (1x)
    ECE 3430 - Intro to uP Systems (2x)
    ECE 3440 - uP System Laboratory II (2x)

  7. Awards and Honors
    • 2014 MSU Excellence in Online Teaching Award
    • 2013 Outstanding Instructor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman.
    • 2013 American Society of Engineering Educatoin (ASEE), Pacific Northwest Section Outstanding Instructor Award
    • 2013 MSU Teaching Innovation Award (peer selected).
    • 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 (peer selected).
    • Best Paper Award, "The Montana MULE - A Case Study in Interdisciplinary Design", American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Multidisciplinary Engineering Division, Vancouver, B.C., June 2011.
    • 2010 MSU College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award (peer selected)
    • Faculty Advisor for MSU team that won the 2010 NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition, 1st place Mining Award ($5,000) and 1st place Joe Kosmo Award for Excellence given for overall points ($1,500/ea travel grant) Kennedy Space Center, FL, May 2010.
    • Elevated to IEEE Senior Member, June 2009.
    • Finalist, Best Paper Award, "Characterization Methodology for High Density Microwave Fixtures", DesignCon-08, Test and Measurement Track, Feb 2008.
    • 2008 MSU Alumni Association & Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence. (student selected).
    • 2007 Outstanding Instructor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman. (student selected).
    • 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.
    • Outstanding Graduate Student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, 2001.
    • MONTS Undergraduate Fellowship, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1999.
    • Montana Organization for Research in Energy Fellowship, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1999.

  8. Funded Projects
    1. Agilent Technologies, Inc., (PI), 8/06-5/07
      Building a High Speed Digital Design Lab at MSU: Equipment Donation

    2. Advanced Acoustic Concepts Inc. (AAC), (co-PI), 10/07-9/09
      Wireless Telemetry using Digital Beam Forming of Adaptive Antenna Arrays

    3. Montana Microfabrication Facility (MMF), (PI), 11/07-11/08
      User's Grant for Fabrication of a Novel Coaxial Interconnect Structure

    4. Sunstone Circuits, (PI), 1/08-5/08
      Educational Sponsorship: High Speed Signaling Effects in PCBs

    5. Montana Space Grant Consortium (MSGC): Research Initiation, (PI), 1/08-8/09
      Radiation Hardened Processor for SW Reconfigurable Wireless Communication

    6. NASA ESMD Higher Education Project / MSGC, (PI), 9/08-12/08
      Radiation Tolerant Reconfigurable Computing: Senior Capstone

    7. Montana Space Grant Consortium (MSGC), (PI), 10/08
      Travel Grant: Paper presentation at EPEP Conference (S. Harkness)

    8. NASA ESMD Higher Education Project / MSGC, (PI), 1/09-5/09
      Fault Tolerant Computing using Spatial Fault Avoidance: Senior Capstone

    9. NASA / National Space Grant Foundation, (co-PI), 1/09-12/09
      Using Robotics in an Inquiry Based Course to Learn Unmanned Exploration of the Moon

    10. Altera Inc., (PI), 8/09
      Modernizing the FPGA Hardware in MSU's Digital Systems Lab: Equipment Donation

    11. Xilinx Inc., (PI), 9/09
      Platforms for Research in Reconfigurable Computing: Equipment Donation

    12. National Science Foundation, (Award ID: 0836961), (PI), 6/09-10/11
      Improved Learning of Microprocessors Through Measurement and Hands on Experience

    13. NASA ESMD Higher Education Project / MSGC, (PI), 8/09-12/09
      Dynamic Recovery of Signal Path Failures in I/O Interfaces: Senior Capstone

    14. NASA / National Space Grant Foundation, (PI), 9/09-5/10
      Design of a Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator: Senior Capstone

    15. Montana Space Grant Consortium (MSGC), (PI), 1/10
      Travel Grant: Fault Tolerant Computing Demonstration at NASA MSFC

    16. Montana Space Grant Consortium: Educational Enhancement, (PI), 1/10-12/10
      An Interdisciplinary Capstone Experience: Designing a Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator

    17. NASA Advanced Avionics and Processors Systems (APPS) Project, (PI), 2/10-9/10
      Spatial Radiation Sensor Integration with Many-Core Computer

    18. National Science Foundation, (Award ID: 0958317), (co-PI), 7/10-pres
      MRI-R2: Instrumentation for Development and Testing of Digital Beamforming Antennas

    19. Sunstone Circuits, (PI), 1/10-5/10
      Educational Sponsorship: Frequency Dependant Loss in PCBs

    20. NASA EPSCoR, (PI), 9/10-8/13
      Development and Testing of a Radiation Tolerant Flight Computer with Real-Time Fault Detection, Recovery, and Repair

    21. NASA ESMD Space Grant Innovative Project Competitive CAN, (PI), 9/10-8/13
      Engaging Women in Engineering Through an 8-Week, Interdisciplinary Payload Design

    22. NASA Advanced Avionics and Processors Systems (APPS) Project, (PI), 9/10-9/11
      Continued Investigation of Spatial Radiation Sensor Integration with Many-Core Computer

    23. NASA / National Space Grant Foundation, (PI), 9/10-5/11
      Design of a Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator: Senior Capstone

    24. NASA Advanced Avionics and Processors Systems (APPS) Project,(PI), 9/11-12/11
      Incorporating an Intelligent Configuration SRAM Scrubber with a Reconfigurable Many-Core Computer

    25. NASA / National Space Grant Foundation, (PI), 9/11-5/12
      Design of a Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator: Senior Capstone

    26. Advanced Acoustic Concepts, (co-PI), 11/1/11 - 10/31/12
      Ocean Modeling Algorithm Evaluation

    27. 2012 MSU Lunabotics (Foundation Campaign), (PI) 10/1/11 - 5/31/12
      Solicitation of sponsorship from a variety of corporations

    28. Sunstone Circuits, (PI), 1/12-5/12
      Educational Sponsorship: Signal Integrity in PCBs

    29. NASA - Game Changing Opportunities in Technology Development, (PI), 1/13-5/13
      Suborbital Flight Demonstration of An FPGA-based, Radiation Tolerant, Reconfigurable Computer System

    30. Montana Space Grant Consortium (MSGC), (PI), 1/10
      Travel Grant: Technology Demonstration at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

    31. Montana Space Grant Consortium: Educational Enhancement, (PI), 1/13-12/13
      Vertically Integrating a Robotics Thread Through the Undergraduate ECE Curriculum at MSU-Bozeman

    32. Montana State University - Instructional Innovation Grant, (PI), 1/13 - 12/13
      Applying Adaptive Learning to a Digital Circuits Laboratory.

    33. Montana Tech - Montana High Performance Computing (HPC) Research Seed Grant, (PI), 6/13 - 12/13,
      Using the Montana High Performance Computing Infrastructure for Benchmarking of Space Imaging Algorithms.

    34. NASA - Small Sat Technology Partnership, (PI), 9/13-9/15,
      Radiation Tolerant, FPGA-based SmallSat Computer System.

  9. Publications
    1. Thesis / Dissertation
      1. Brock J. LaMeres, "Design and Implementation of a Fuzzy Logic Voltage Controller for a Synchronous Generator", B.S. Thesis, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, 1998. (PDF) (Slides)

      2. Brock J. LaMeres, "Characterization of a Printed Circuit Board Via", M.S Thesis, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO, 2001. (PDF) (Slides)

      3. Brock J. LaMeres, "Novel Design Techniques to Reduce Simultaneous Switching Noise in VLSI Packaging", Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2005. (PDF) (Slides)

    2. Books
      1. Chunjie Duan, Brock LaMeres, & Sunil Khatri, On and Off Chip Cross-Talk Avoidance in VLSI Designs, Springer Publication, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4419-0946-6. (PDF of Cover & Table of Contents)

    3. Fully Refereed Journal Articles
      1. B.J. LaMeres, M.H. Nehrir, and V. Gerez, "Controlling the Average Residential Electric Water Heater Power Demand Using Fuzzy Logic", Journal of Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 52, pp. 267-271, February 1999. (PDF)

      2. Brock J. LaMeres, M.H. Nehrir, "Fuzzy Logic Based Voltage Controller for a Synchronous Generator", IEEE Computer Applications in Power, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 46-49, April 1999. (PDF)

      3. M.H. Nehrir, B.J. LaMeres, G. Venkataramanan, V.Gerez, and L.A. Alvarado, "An Approach to Evaluate the General Performance of Stand-Alone Wind/Photovoltaic Generating Systems", IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol 15, no. 4, pp. 433-439, December 2000. (PDF)

      4. M.H. Nehrir, and B.J. LaMeres, "A multiple-block fuzzy logic-based electric water heater demand-side management strategy for leveling distribution feeder demand profile", Journal of Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 56, pp. 225-230, March 2000. (PDF)

      5. Brock J. LaMeres, T.S. Kalkur, "Time Domain Analysis of a Printed Circuit Board Via", Microwave Journal, vol. 43, no. 11, pp. 76-84, November 2000. (PDF)

      6. B.J. LaMeres and T.S. Kalkur, "Effect of Ground Vias on Changing Signal Layers in a Multi-Layered PCB", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 257-260, February 20, 2001. (PDF)

      7. Brock LaMeres, "FPGA I/O - When to go Serial", IEE Electronic Systems and Software, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 14-18, June 2004. (PDF)

      8. Brock LaMeres, Christopher McIntosh, and Monther Abusultan "Novel 3-D Coaxial Interconnect System for use in SiP Applications", IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging, vol. 33, no 1, pp. 37-47, February 2010. (PDF)

      9. Buerkle, T., LaMeres, B. J., Kaiser, T., Gowens, E., Smoot, L., Heetderks, T., Schipf., K., Clem, L., Schielke, S., Luhr, R., "Ionizing Radiation Detector for Environmental Awareness in FPGA-Based Flight Computers", IEEE Sensors Journal, vol.12, no.6, pp.2229-2236, June 2012. (PDF)

      10. Jennifer Hane, Brock J. LaMeres, Todd Kaiser, Raymond Weber and Todd Buerkle, "Increasing the Radiation Tolerance of FPGA-Based Computers Through Redundancy and Environmental Awareness", Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 61-75, February 2014. (doi: 10.2514/1.I010106) (PDF)

      11. Brock J. LaMeres and Carolyn Plumb, "Comparing Online to Face-to-Face Delivery of Undergraduate Digital Systems Content", IEEE Transactions on Education, published online in IEEE Xplore, Aug. 16, 2013, Waiting print version, (doi: 10.1109/TE.2013.2277031) (tbd)

    4. Fully Refereed Conference Proceedings
    5. These are formal papers that were invited or accepted for presentation at a scholarly conference based on peer review of the entire manuscript.

      1. M.H. Nehrir, G. Venkataramanan, V. Gerez, and B. LaMeres, "Component Sizing for Stand-Alone Wind-Electric Generating Systems: Frequency and Time Span of Data Needed", Proceedings, 17th Annual ASME Wind Energy Symposium, Reno, NV, Jan 11-15, 1998. (PDF)

      2. M.H. Nehrir, V. Gerez, and B.J. LaMeres, "Shifting Residential Electric Thermal Storage Loads: An Automated Fuzzy Logic-Based Control Strategy", Proceedings, 1998 World Automation Congress, (WAC-98), Anchorage, AK, May 10-14, 1998. (PDF)

      3. B.J. LaMeres, M.H. Nehrir, and V. Gerez, "Controlling the Average Residential Electric Water Heater Power Demand Using Fuzzy Logic", Proceedings, 1998 North American Power Symposium, Cleveland, OH, Oct 18-20, 1998. (PDF)

      4. M.H. Nehrir, B.J. LaMeres, and V. Gerez, "A Customer-Interactive Electric Water Heater Demand-Side Management Strategy Using Fuzzy Logic", IEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting, New York, NY Jan 31 - Feb 4, 1999. (PDF)

      5. M.H. Nehrir, B.J. LaMeres, G. Venkataramanan, V. Gerez, L.A. Alvarado, "Performance Evaluation of Stand-Alone Wind/PV Generating Systems", IEEE Power Engineering Society Summer Meeting, Edmonton, Alta, Canada, vol. 1, pp. 555-559, July 18-22, 1999. (PDF)

      6. H. Salehfar, P.J. Noll, B.J. LaMeres, M.H. Nehrir, V. Gerez, "Fuzzy logic-based direct load control of residential electric water heaters and ACs recognizing customer preferences in a deregulated environment", IEEE Power Engineering Society Summer Meeting, Edmonton, Alta, Canada, vol. 2, pp. 1055-1060, July 18-22, 1999. (PDF)

      7. B.J. LaMeres and M.H. Nehrir, "A Fuzzy Logic-Based Synchronous Generator Voltage Regulator Optimized with a Genetic Algorithm", Proceedings, 2000 World Automation Congress, (WAC-00), Maui, HI, June 11-16, 2000. (PDF)

      8. B.J. LaMeres and S.P. Khatri, "Encoding-based Minimization of Inductive X-talk for Off-chip Data Tx", Proceedings, Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE-05), Munich, Germany, March 13, 2005. (PDF) (Slides)

      9. B.J. LaMeres and S.P. Khatri, "Performance Model for Inter-chip Communication Considering Inductive Cross-talk and Cost", Proceedings, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS-05), Kobe, Japan, May 23, 2005. (PDF) (Slides)

      10. B.J. LaMeres and S.P. Khatri, "Broadband Impedance Matching for Inductive Interconnect in VLSI Packaging", Proceedings, IEEE International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD-2005), San Jose, CA, October 2, 2005. (PDF) (Slides)
        Best Paper Award: Circuit Consideration in Process Design

      11. Brock LaMeres, Kanupriya Gulati, and Sunil Khatri "Controlling Inductive X-talk and Power in Off-chip Buses using CODECs", Proceedings, Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), Yokohama, Japan, Jan 24, 2006. (PDF) (Slides)

      12. B.J. LaMeres and S.P. Khatri, "Bus Stuttering : An Encoding Technique to Reduce Inductive Noise in Off-Chip Data Transmission", Proceedings, Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE-06), Munich, Germany, March 10, 2006. (PDF) (Slides)

      13. Samuel Harkness, Jeffrey Meirhofer, and Brock J. LaMeres, "Controlled Impedance Interconnect Using Coplanar Wire Bond Structures", Proceedings, IEEE Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging Conference (EPEP-08), San Jose, CA, Oct 27, 2008. (PDF) (Slides)

      14. Brock J. LaMeres & Clinton Gauer, "Dynamic Reconfigurable Computing Architecture for Aerospace Applications", Proceedings, 2009 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, Mar 7-14, 2009. (PDF) (Slides)

      15. Electrical Characterization of a Novel Coaxial Die-to-Die Interconnect", Christopher McIntosh, Samuel Harkness, and Brock J. LaMeres, Proceedings, 2009 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, Mar 7-14, 2009. (PDF) (Slides)

      16. Monther Abusultan, Sam Harkness, Brock J. LaMeres, and Yikun Huang, "FPGA Implementation of a Bartlett Direction of Arrival Algorithm for a 5.8GHz Circular Antenna Array", Proceedings, 2010 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, Mar 6-13, 2010. (PDF) (Slides)

      17. Clinton Gauer, Brock J. LaMeres, and David Racek, "Spatial Avoidance of Hardware Faults using FPGA Partial Reconfiguration of Tile-based Soft Processors", Proceedings, 2010 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, Mar 6-13, 2010. (PDF) (Slides)

      18. Brock J. LaMeres, Carolyn Plumb, and Fred Cady, "Improved Student Learning of Microprocessor Systems Through Hands-On and Online Experience", Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 20-23, 2010. (PDF) (Slides)

      19. Brock J. LaMeres, Todd J Kaiser, Eric Gowens, Todd Buerkle, Jeff Price, Kevin Helsley, Brian Peterson, and Robert Ray (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center), "Position Sensitive Radiation Detector Integrated with a Field Programmable Gate Array for Radiation Tolerant Computing", Proceedings, IEEE Sensors 2010 Conference, Waikoloa, HI, November 1-4, 2010. (PDF) (Slides)

      20. Brock J. LaMeres, Ray Weber, Monther Abusultan, Sam Harkness, and Yikun Huang, "Design and Test of FPGA-based Direction-of-Arrival Algorithms for Adaptive Array Antennas", Proceedings, 2011 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Mar 5-12, 2011, Big Sky, MT. (PDF) (Slides)

      21. Brock J. LaMeres, Robert F. Hodson (NASA Ames Research Center), Robert E. Ray (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center), Robert L. Akamine (NASA Langley Research Center), "Error Mitigation of Point-to-Point Communication for Fault-Tolerant Computing", Proceedings, 2011 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Mar 5-12, 2011, Big Sky, MT. (PDF) (Slides)

      22. Brock J. LaMeres and Carolyn Plumb, "A Comparison of Hands-On versus Remote Laboratory Experience for Introductory Microprocessors Courses", Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Vancouver B.C, June 26-29, 2011. (PDF) (Slides)

      23. Brock J. LaMeres, Hunter Lloyd, Robb Larson, and Ahsan Mian, "The Montana MULE: A Case Study in Interdisciplinary Capstone Design", Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Vancouver B.C, June 26-29, 2011. (PDF) (Slides)
        Best Paper Award: Multidisciplinary Engineering Division (PDF)

      24. Carolyn Plumb and Brock J. LaMeres, "Comparing Student Learning in a Required Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Course: Traditional Face-to-Face vs. Online", Proceedings, International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE-2011), Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, August 21-26, 2011. (PDF) (Slides)

      25. Raymond J. Weber, Justin A. Hogan, Brock J. LaMeres, "Power Efficiency Benchmarking of a Partially Reconfigurable, Many-Tile System Implemented on a Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA", Proceedings, International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing and FPGAs (ReConFig), Cancun, Mexico, Dec. 9-11, 2013. (PDF) (Slides) (Poster)

      26. Justin A. Hogan, Raymond Weber, and Brock J. LaMeres, "A Network-on-Chip for Radiation Tolerant, Multi-core FPGA Systems", Proceedings, 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Mar 3-7, 2014, Big Sky, MT. (PDF) (Slides)

    6. Refereed Conference Proceedings
    7. These are formal papers that were invited or accepted for presentation at a scholarly conference based on peer review of an abstract or extended summary only.

      1. Brock J. LaMeres, "Logic Analyzer Probing Techniques for High-Speed Digital Systems", Proceedings, DesignCon 2003, High Performance Systems Track, Santa Clara, CA, Jan. 27, 2003. (PDF) (Slides)

      2. Brock LaMeres, "High Speed Digital Systems Require Advanced Probing Techniques for Logic Analyzer Debug", Proceedings, JEDEX San Jose Memory Conference, Memory Futures Track, San Jose, CA, March 24, 2003. (PDF) (Slides)

      3. B.J. LaMeres and S.P. Khatri, "Design of Low-Power Diff Repeater Using Low-Voltage & Charge Recycling", Proceedings, DesignCon 2005, Santa Clara, CA, Feb 2, 2005. (PDF) (Slides)

      4. B.J. LaMeres and S.P. Khatri, "Performance Model for Inter-Chip Busses Considering BW and Cost", Proceedings, DesignCon 2005, , Santa Clara, CA, Feb 2, 2005. (PDF) (Slides)
        Best Paper Award : Board Level Design Track (PDF)

      5. Brock LaMeres, Brent Holcombe, & George Marshall, "Connector-Less Logic Analyzer Probing - Mechanical and Electrical Advantages", Proceedings, DesignCon 2005, Santa Clara, CA, Feb 2, 2005. (PDF) (Slides)

      6. B.J. LaMeres and S.P. Khatri, "Design of Low-Power Diff Repeater Using Low-Voltage & Charge Recycling", Proceedings, DesignCon East 2005, Worcester, MA, Sept 22, 2005. (PDF) (Slides)

      7. B.J. LaMeres and S.P. Khatri, "Performance Model for Inter-Chip Busses Considering Bandwidth & Cost", Proceedings, DesignCon East 2005, Worcester, MA, Sept 22, 2005. (PDF) (Slides)

      8. Brock LaMeres, Brent Holcombe, & G. Marshall, "Connector-Less Logic Analyzer Probing - Mechanical and Electrical Advantages", Proceedings, DesignCon East 2005, Worcester, MA, Sept 22, 2005. (PDF) (Slides)

      9. Brock LaMeres, Kanupriya Gulati, Rajesh Garg, & Sunil Khatri, "Impedance Matching Techniques for VLSI Packaging", Proceedings, DesignCon 2006, Santa Clara, CA, Feb 6, 2006. (PDF) (Slides)

      10. Brock J. LaMeres and Chris McIntosh, "Off-Chip Coaxial to Microstrip Transition Using MEMS Trench", Proceedings, 13th NASA Symposium on VLSI Design, Post Falls, ID, June 5, 2007. (PDF) (Slides)

      11. Brock J. LaMeres, Brent Holcombe, and Emad Soubh, "Characterization Methodology for High Density Microwave Fixtures", Proceedings, DesignCon 2008, Santa Clara, CA, February 4, 2008. (PDF) (Slides)
        Best Paper Award Finalist: Test and Measurement Track (PDF)

      12. Monther Abusultan and Brock J. LaMeres, "Off-Chip Coaxial to Coplanar Transition Using a MEMS Trench", Proceedings, 3D/SiP Advanced Packaging Symposium, Durham, NC, April 28, 2008. (PDF) (Slides)

      13. Christopher McIntosh and Brock J. LaMeres, "Fab Process For High Speed Coaxial To Coplanar Off-Chip Interconnect", Proceedings, Electronics Systems-Integration Technology Conference (ESTC 2008), Greenwich, London, UK, Sept. 1-4, 2008. (PDF) (Slides)

      14. Brock J. LaMeres & Clinton Gauer, "A Power-Efficient Design Approach to Radiation Hardened Digital Circuitry using Dynamically Selectable Triple Modulo Redundancy", Proceedings, Military and Aerospace Programmable Logic Devices (MAPLD) Conference, Annapolis, MD, Sept. 15, 2008,. (PDF) (Slides)

      15. Robert Ray (NASA-ESMD), Brock LaMeres, Todd Kaiser, Ross Snider, David Andrews (U of Alabama), "Radiation Tolerant Computing for the Europa Jupiter System Mission", Proceedings, Europa Jupiter Systems Mission (EJSM) Instrument Workshop, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, July 15-17, 2009. (Poster #1 PDF) (Poster #1 PDF)

      16. Brock J. LaMeres, Erwin Dunbar, Pat Kujawa, David Racek, Anthony Thomason, Colin Tilleman and Clint Gauer, "Design of a Radiation Tolerant Computing System Based on a Many-Core FPGA Architecture", Proceedings, Military and Aerospace Programmable Logic Devices (MAPLD) Conference, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, Sept. 11-4, 2009. (PDF) (Slides)

      17. Brock J. LaMeres and Hunter Lloyd, "A Case Study in Team Teaching an Online Course", XLi 2011 Extended Learning Institute, Bozeman, MT , Mar. 7-8, 2011.

      18. Justin A. Hogan, Raymond J. Weber, Brock J. LaMeres and Todd Kaiser, "Network-on-Chip for a Partially Reconfigurable Many-Core FPGA System", Proceedings, International Conference on Supercomputing, Eugene, OR, June 10-14, 2013. (Poster)

      19. Raymond J. Weber, Justin A. Hogan, Brock J. LaMeres and Todd Kaiser, "Power efficiency in a partially reconfigurable multiprocessor system", Proceedings, International Conference on Supercomputing, Eugene, OR, June 10-14, 2013. (Poster)

    8. Non-Refereed Publications / Trade Journals
      1. Brock J. LaMeres, "FPGA Logic Analysis",
        Printed Circuit Design, pp 21-24, July 2002. (PDF)
        Elektro Automation, July 2002. (PDF)

      2. Brock LaMeres, "Choosing a Logic Analyzer Probe",
        Electronic Products, November 2003. (PDF)

      3. Brock LaMeres, "Connectorless Probing Reduces Loading Impact on DDR Memory Validation",
        TechOnLine, March 2004. (PDF)
        Micro Electronics Japan, June 2004. (PDF)

      4. B. LaMeres & K. Johnson, "Your Logic Analyzer Can Probe those Forgotten Signals",
        EE Product Center, May 2004. (PDF)
        Planet Analog, June 8, 2004. (PDF)
        Component Times, May 2004. (PDF)
        Wall Street & Technology, May 2004. (PDF)
        Bank Systems & Technology, May 2004. (PDF)

      5. Brock LaMeres, "Differential Logic Analyzer Probing",
        AnalogZone, June 2004. (PDF)
        Mesures (in German), July 2005. (PDF)

      6. Brock LaMeres, "Physical Connections are Key in FPGA Debug",
        COTS Journal, June 2004. (PDF)

      7. B. LaMeres & K. Johnson, "Taking Logic-Analyzer Probing For Granted Can Spell Trouble",
        Electronic Design, August 2004. (PDF)
        Electronic Products China, July 2004. (PDF)

      8. LaMeres & Holcombe, "Connectorless Probes Simplify Digital Design",
        Electronic Engineering Times Asia, Aug 2004. (PDF)

      9. Brock LaMeres, "FPGA I/O - When to go Serial",
        FPGA and Programmable Logic Journal, August 2004. (PDF)

      10. Brock LaMeres, "How Much Bandwidth Does Your Logic Analyzer Need",
        TechOnLine, November 2004. (PDF)

      11. Brock LaMeres, "When to Make the Move to Advanced Probing Technology in Logic Analysis",
        RF Design, July 2005. (PDF)

      12. Brock LaMeres, "Connectorless Probing Enables HyperTransport Debug at 2.4Gb/s",
        TechOnline (www.techonline.com), October 2005. (PDF)
        Nuevos Retos En Interconexiones, February 2006. (PDF)

      13. B. LaMeres & B. Holcombe, "Compression Probe Technology Makes Sense in Logic Analyzers",
        Connector Specifier Magazine, June 2006. (PDF)

      14. Brock LaMeres & Todd Kaiser, "Sensor for Spatial Detection of Single-Event Effects in Semiconductor-Based Electronics", NASA Tech Briefs, Vol. 38, No.2, pp.43, February 2014. (PDF)

  10. Invited Talks
    1. Brock LaMeres, "RF Effects in PCB Design", IEEE Pikes Peak Technology Conference (TechCon-01), Colorado Springs, CO, April 2001. (PDF)

    2. Brock LaMeres, John Calvin, & Sarah Boen, "Challenges in Debugging at 5GHz", Intel's Developers Forum (IDF-Fall-05), San Francisco, CA, August 23, 2005. (PDF)

    3. Brock LaMeres, "Compensation for Simultaneous Switching Noise in VLSI Packaging", MCEN 5166 - Electronic Packaging Class, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, September 15, 2005. (PDF)

    4. Brock J. LaMeres, "Radiation Tolerant Computing for Aerospace Applications", MSU Research for Undergraduates Colloquium, Bozeman, MT, July 20, 2009. (PDF)

    5. Brock J. LaMeres, "What's inside of a Computer?", UH400 - Honors Seminar, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, October 8, 2009.

    6. Brock J. LaMeres, Clint Gauer, "Radiation Tolerant Computing Capabilities", NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, January 7, 2010. (PDF)

    7. Brock J. LaMeres, Sam Harkness, Devin Mikes, Jeff Bahr, "Resilient IO Capstone Demonstration", Delivered remotely via Adobe Connect webcast (live Audio/Video) to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, February 3, 2010. (PDF)

    8. Brock J. LaMeres, Jennifer Hane, "The Montana State Lunabotics Project", IEEE Section Meeting, Bozeman, MT, October 20, 2010. (PDF)

    9. Brock J. LaMeres, "What's inside of a Computer?", UH400 - Honors Seminar, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, October 21, 2010.

    10. Brock J. LaMeres, Jennifer Hane, Todd Buerkle, "A Fault Tolerant Computing Platform for Aerospace Applications", Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, August 9, 2011. (PDF)

    11. Brock J. LaMeres, "Radiation Effects on Electronics", MSU Space Public Outreach Team (SPOT) Seminar, Bozeman, MT, October 30, 2012. (PDF)

    12. Brock J. LaMeres, "FPGA-Based Radiation Tolerant Computing", University of Florida Research Colloquium, Gainesville, FL, November 9, 2012. (PDF)

    13. Brock J. LaMeres, "FPGA-Based Radiation Tolerant Computing", Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Research Colloquium, Daytona Beach, FL, November 12, 2012. (PDF)

    14. Brock J. LaMeres, "Reconfigurable Space Computing", IEEE Student Branch Meeting, Bozeman, MT, April 10, 2013. (PDF)

    15. Brock J. LaMeres, Ray Weber, "FPGA-Based Radiation Tolerant Computing", Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, April 26, 2013. (PDF)

    16. Brock J. LaMeres, "Increasing Female Participation in Engineering", PSYX 335 - Psychology of Gender, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, May 23, 2013.

    17. Brock J. LaMeres, "Lunch with Leaders in Teaching", Center for Faculty Excellence Workshop, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, October 21, 2013.

  11. Patents
    1. Brent A. Holcombe & Brock J. LaMeres, "Alignment/Retention Device for Connector-Less Probe", US Patent 6,822,466, November 23, 2004.

    2. Brock J. LaMeres & Kenneth W. Johnson, "Electronic Probe Extender", US Patent 7,025,628, April 11, 2006. (PDF)

    3. Brock J. LaMeres, Brent A. Holcombe, & Kenneth Johnson, "Probes with perpendicularly disposed spring pins, and methods of making and using same", US Patent 7,046,020, May 16, 2006. (PDF)

    4. Brent A. Holcombe, Brock J. LaMeres, & Donald M. Logelin, "Probe assembly with controlled impedance spring pin or resistor tip spring pin contacts", US Patent 7,116,121, October 3, 2006. (PDF)

    5. Brock J. LaMeres, Brent A. Holcombe, & Kenneth Johnson, "Apparatus, method, and kit for probing a pattern of points on a printed circuit board", US Patent 7,145,352, December 5, 2006. (PDF)

    6. Brock J. LaMeres, Brent A. Holcombe, & Glenn Wood, "Incorporation of isolation resistor(s) into probes using probe tip spring pins", US Patent 7,183,781, February 27, 2007. (PDF)

    7. Joseph Groshong, Brock J. LaMeres, & Brent A. Holcombe, "Signal Probe and Probe Assembly", US Patent 7,242,202, July 10, 2007. (PDF)

    8. Brock J. LaMeres, Brent A. Holcombe, & Kenneth Johnson, "Probe Retention Kit, and System and Method for Probing a Pattern of Points of a PCB", US Patent 7,242,203, July 10, 2007. (PDF)

    9. Glenn Wood, Donald M. Logelin, Brock J. LaMeres, & Brent A. Holcombe, "Regenerator Probe", US Patent 7,282,935, Oct 16, 2007. (PDF)

    10. Brock J. LaMeres & Brent A. Holcombe, "Probe having a frame to align spring pins perpendicularly to a printed circuit board, & method of making same", US Patent 7,323,892, Jan 29, 2008. (PDF)

    11. Kenneth Johnson & Brock J. LaMeres, "Board-to-Board Electronic Interface Using Hemi-Ellipsoidal Surface Features", US Patent 7,338,292, Mar 4, 2008. (PDF)

    12. Brent Holcombe, Brock J. LaMeres, & Kenneth Johnson, "Method and apparatus for probing at arbitrary locations within an inaccessible array of leads the solder balls or pins actually connecting a VLSI IC package to a substrate or socket", US Patent 7,372,284, May 13, 2008. (PDF)

    13. Brock J. LaMeres, Brent Holcombe, & Kenneth Johnson, "Probe accessories, and methods for probing test points using same", US Patent 7,492,173, February 17, 2009. (PDF)

    14. Brock J. LaMeres & Todd Kaiser, "Ionizing radiation sensor for spatial detection of single event effects in semiconductor-based electronics", Provisional Patent Filed November 2011.

  12. Consulting
  13. 8/06-2/08 Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    "Design of DDR2/3 Memory Probes for Logic Analyzers and Oscilloscopes"

    9/08-3/09 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    "Design of a Microprocessor Probes"

    9/08-8/09 Flat Earth, Inc.
    Ultra-Wide-Band Snow Depth Sensor

    9/10-3/11 Astek, Inc.
    Probing System for a Protocol Analysisr

  14. Service
    1. Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.
    2. • College of Engineering, Faculty Development Committee 4/07-present
      • ECE Department, Promotion & Tenure Committee 8/07-present
      • ECE Department, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee 8/07-present
      • IEEE Student Chapter Advisor 8/07-present
      • MSU Online Advisory Committee 8/11-present
      • MSU Online Education Taskforce 1/13-present
      • MSU Teaching & Learning Action Committee (TEACh) 8/13-present
      • MSU ADVANCE Project Tracs, Cultural Attunement Subcommittee 1/14-present

    3. Professional Committees & Staff
    4. • Technical Program Committee, DesignCon 04,07-10
      • Editorial Staff, "Active & Passive Electrical Components Journal" 9/06-12/09

    5. Book & Manuscript Reviews
    6. • DesignCon 04,07-10
      • Dubey, "Programmable Logic for Motor Control", Springer 2006
      • Huang, "Emb. Sys. Design with C8051", Wiley & Sons 2007
      • International Conference on Circuits & Systems (ISCAS) 2008
      • ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Expo 2008
      • IEEE Communication Letters 2010
      • Sandige, "Fundamentals of Digital Design with VHDL", McGraw Hill 2010
      • IEEE Wirless Communications Magazine 2011
      • Alexander, "Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, 5/e", McGraw-Hill 2012
      • Wiley Prodegy, "Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis, 10E", Wiley 2012

    7. Proposal Reviews
    8. • National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Edu. 2009
      • National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Edu. 2010
      • National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Edu. 2010
      • Quebec Fund for Research on Nature & Technology 2010
      • National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Edu. 2013

    9. Hosted Talks
    10. • J. Kracht, Agilent, "Spectrum Analyzers", MSU/IEEE 4/07
      • C. Patrick, NASA, "Reconfigurable Computing", MSU/IEEE 12/08
      • L. Smith, NASA, "Env. Considerations for Spacecraft", MSU/IEEE 12/09
      • A. Keys, NASA, "NASA ESMD Tech Development", MSU/IEEE 4/10
      • R. Ray, NASA MSFC, "Turing Machines", MSU/IEEE 12/10
      • S. Valentin, "The NAVY Nuclear Engineering Program", MSU/IEEE 2/11
      • A. George, UF, "Reconfigurable Computing", MSU/Research Seminar 6/11
      • J. Howard, NASA MSFC, "Radiation Effects on Electronics", MSU/IEEE 10/11

    11. Outreach
    12. • Participated in an IEEE sponsored outreach project to mentor middle school students participating in the First Lego League Robotics Competition. I helped organize groups of students from the IEEE student branch to work with the teachers and students at Chief Joseph and Mount Forten Middles schools who are participating in the local robotics competition. (8/08-12/08)

      • Participated in a series of Robotics Outreach Activities during the week of 4/5-/10-4/9/10 to 4 classes of 4th graders from Morning Star Elementary School. The students were presented the design process used to build the MSU Mule mining robot that competed in the 2010 NASA Lunabotics Competition at the Kennedy Space Center, FL in May 2010.

      • Developed Robotics Content for the 1080i studio in the EPS atrium highlighting the interdisciplinary design projects going on in the College of Engineering.

      • Judge & Session Chair, Computing Track, Montana Space Grant Consortium Student Research Symposium, Montana State University, April 15, 2011.

      • Judge, Poster Session, Montana Space Grant Consortium Student Research Symposium, Montana State University, April 13, 2012.

      • Judge, Poster Session, Montana Space Grant Consortium Student Research Symposium, Montana State University, April 12, 2013.

      • Presented a "Science of Sound" session to 82 second graders at Morning Star Elementary School, February, 27, 2014.

  15. Student Advising & Supervision
    1. Graduate Student Research (Primary Advisor)
    2. • Christopher McIntosh MSEE Fab of Novel MEMS Interconnect 2007-2008
      • Srinitha Nimmakayala MSEE Survey of Rad-Hard Electronics 2006-2009
      • Charles Ostrander MSEE Synchronizing High Speed Pulses 2007-2009
      • Monther Abusultan MSEE Digital Beam Forming HW 2008-2010
      • Clint Gauer MSEE Radiation Hardened Computing 2008-2010
      • Ningkonsin Rajkumar MSEE Embedded Systems for Aerospace 2009-2010
      • Jennifer Hane MSEE Computer Fault Detection & Repair 2010-2012
      • Raymond Weber Ph.D,EE Reconfigurable Computing Apps 2010-pres
      • Justin Hogan Ph.D,EE Reconfigurable Computing Arch 2010-pres
      • Samuel Harkness MSEE Radiation Science 2012-pres
      • Adam Gunderson MSEE Space Computing Architectures 2013-pres

    3. Graduate Committees (Member)
    4. • Dwayne Folden MSEE SW Interface for Antenna Testbed 2006-2007
      • Chris Davenport MSEE Parallel Processing Techniques 2006-2008
      • Dustin Foran MSEE WiMax Preamble Decoding 2006-2008
      • Justin Hadella MSEE Software Defined Cognitive Radio 2007-2009
      • Heather Moreland PhD,Mth Graduate Representative 2008-2011
      • John Mosy MSEE UWB Directional Antennas 2008-2009
      • Anamika Mishty MSME MEMs Pressure Sensor 2009-2010
      • Patrick Lokken MSEE Aerospace Embedded Systems 2009-2011
      • Eric Gowens MSEE Radiation Sensor 2009-2011
      • William Tidd MSEE Direction of Arival Algorithms 2009-2011
      • Adel Nehmeh MSEE Digital Beam Forming 2010-2012
      • Adrien Lambert MSME Radiation Sensor Packaging 2010-pres
      • Todd Buerkle MSEE Radiation Tolerant Computing 2010-2012

    5. Graduate Student Research (EE570-Ind. Study)
    6. • Srinitha Nimmakayala MSEE Programmable Termination (2cr) Fall-2006
      • Monther Abusultan MSEE X-talk on Coplanar Lines (1cr) Sum-2008
      • Clint Gauer MSEE Radiation Immune Computing (1cr) Fall-2008
      • Chris McIntosh MSEE Coplanar Transmission Lines (1cr) Fall-2008
      • Srinitha Nimmakayala MSEE Radiation Immune Memory (1cr) Spring-2009
      • Ningkonsin Rajkumar MSEE Direction of Arrival Com Syst (3cr) Spring-2010
      • Jennifer Hane MSEE A Study of Radiation Effects (1cr) Fall-2011

    7. Undergraduate Student Research (Hourly)
    8. • Andy Meehan BSEE FPGA Phase Detector 2007
      • Monther Abusultan* BSCpE FEA of Package Interconnect 2007-2008
      • Ray Weber BSCpE Adaptive Array Testbed 2007-2008
      • Sam Harkness* BSCpE FFTs Using an FPGA Soft Processor 2009
      • Jylissa Whisenhunt* BSCpE PC Interface to Many-Core Computer 2010

      * this work resulted in the awarding of an undergraduate scholars (USP) fellowship.

    9. Undergraduate Scholars Fellowships (Awardees under my supervision)
    10. • Monther Abusultan BSCpE FEA of Package Interconnect 2007-2008
      • Sam Harkness BSCpE Coplanar T-Lines on Silicon 2008-2009
      • Jeff Meirhofer BSCpE Modeling Coplanar T-Lines 2008-2009
      • Ben Hogenson BSEE Design of Regolith Excavator 2010
      • Jylissa Whisenhunt BSEE PC Interface to Many-Core Computer 2010-2011
      • Connor Dack BSEE Image Compression Accelerator 2013-2014

    11. Undergraduate Student Research (EE490-Thesis)
    12. • Orion Bukantis BSEE WiMAX Simulink Model (3cr) Spring-2008
      • Ryan Cyr BSCpE Laser Temp Controller (3cr) Spring-2008
      • Erwin Dunbar BSCpE Spatial Radiation Avoidance (3cr) Spring-2009
      • Jennifer Hane BSEE Design of Regolith Excavator (4cr) Spring-2010
      • Sam Harkness BSCpE Radiation Tolerant Computing (4cr) Spring-2010
      • Adam Gunderson BSEE Aerospace Computer System (2cr) Fall-2010
      • Jason Creighton BSEE Soft Processor Design (4cr) Fall-2013

    13. Engaging Women in Engineering Summer Program (NASA Sponsored) Program Manager
    14. • Laurie Smoot BSEE Balloon Payload Design Sum-2011
      • Tiffany Heetderks BSEE Balloon Payload Design Sum-2011
      • Katie Schipf BSME Balloon Payload Design Sum-2011
      • Lizzy Clem BSMET Balloon Payload Design Sum-2011
      • Steph Schielke BSCS Balloon Payload Design Sum-2011
      • Rachael Luhr BSCS Balloon Payload Design Sum-2011
      • Jen Hoff BSEE Balloon Payload Design Sum-2012
      • Kate Ferris BSEE Balloon Payload Design Sum-2012
      • Kaysha Young BSME Balloon Payload Design Sum-2012
      • Emily Bishop BSME Balloon Payload Design Sum-2012
      • Alison Figueira BSCS Balloon Payload Design Sum-2012
      • MacKenzie Guyer BSCS Balloon Payload Design Sum-2012
      • Allison Walsh BSEE Balloon Payload Design Sum-2013
      • Kasi Miller BSEE Balloon Payload Design Sum-2013
      • Mary Peterson BSME Balloon Payload Design Sum-2013
      • Tesha Tavirilla BSME Balloon Payload Design Sum-2013
      • Kathryn Manning BSCS Balloon Payload Design Sum-2013
      • Genevieve Suwara BSCS Balloon Payload Design Sum-2013

    15. Research Experience for Undergraduate Students (NSF REU) Project Advisor
    16. • Lex Movius ASCpT Digital Beam Forming Sum-2007
      • Sam Harkness BSCpE Package Interconnect Modeling Sum-2008
      • Jeff Meirhofer BSCpE Frequency Dependant T-Line Loss Sum-2008
      • David Racek BSCpE Radiation Hardened Computing Sum-2009
      • CJ Williams BSCpE Direction of Arrival Testbed Sum-2010

    17. Senior Design Projects Sponsored or Supervised (Capstone)
    18. • Erik Smith BSEE FPGA-based PID Controller 2006-2007
      • Kelli Grabbe BSEE FPGA-based PID Controller 2006-2007
      • Susie Regan BSEE FPGA-based PID Controller 2006-2007

      • Ryan Cyr BSCpE Laser Diode Temperature Control 2007-2008
      • Clint Gauer BSCpE Laser Diode Temperature Control 2007-2008
      • Andy Mahlen BSEE Laser Diode Temperature Control 2007-2008

      • Anthony Thomason * BSEE Radiation Hardened Computer Fall-2008
      • Colin Tilleman * BSCpE Radiation Hardened Computer Fall-2008

      • Pat Kujuwa * BSCpE Many-Core Rad-Tolerant Computer Spring-2009
      • Erwin Dunbar * BSCpE Many-Core Rad-Tolerant Computer Spring-2009
      • David Racek * BSCpE Many-Core Rad-Tolerant Computer Spring-2009

      • Sam Harkness * BSCpE Dynamic I/O Recover System Fall-2009
      • Devin Mikes * BSCpE Dynamic I/O Recover System Fall-2009
      • Jeff Bahr * BSCpE Dynamic I/O Recover System Fall-2009

      • Ben Hogeson * BSEE Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator Fall-2009
      • Jennifer Hane * BSEE Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator Fall-2009
      • Phillip Karls * BSEE Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator Fall-2009
      • Steve Pemble * BSMET Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2009-2010
      • Craig Harne * BSMET Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2009-2010
      • John Ritter * BSME Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2009-2010
      • Paul Dallapiaza * BSME Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2009-2010
      • Chris Ching * BSCS Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2009-2010

      • Jeff Price * BSEE Radiation Sensor System Spring-2010
      • Todd Buerkle * BSEE Radiation Sensor System Spring-2010
      • Kevin Hensley * BSEE Radiation Sensor System Spring-2010

      • Charlie Ferguson * BSEE Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator Fall-2010
      • Chad Willett * BSEE Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator Fall-2010
      • Donovan Ferrin * BSEE Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator Fall-2010
      • Kristian Bengtson * BSMET Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2010-2011
      • Steve Iobst * BSMET Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2010-2011
      • Terrell Thomason * BSME Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2010-2011
      • Joe Stack * BSME Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2010-2011
      • Justin Krohn * BSCS Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2010-2011

      • Trevor Hendricks * BSCpE High Speed Radiation Pulse Detector Fall-2010
      • Andy Szatkowski * BSEE High Speed Radiation Pulse Detector Fall-2010
      • Midhat Feidi * BSCpE High Speed Radiation Pulse Detector Fall-2010

      • Garth Grubb * BSEE Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2011-2012
      • Bethany Higgins * BSEE Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2011-2012
      • Kevin Love * BSMET Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2011-2012
      • Lars Osborne * BSME Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2011-2012
      • Daniel Benson * BSME Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2011-2012
      • Seth Berardinelli * BSCS Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2011-2012
      • Logan Warberg * BSCS Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2011-2012
      • Alison Figueira * BSCS Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2011-2012

      • Colin Young BSEE Smart Power Strip 2011-2012
      • Joseph Lutgen BSCpE Smart Power Strip 2011-2012
      • Travis Newell BSEE Smart Power Strip 2011-2012
      • Sam Sorenson BSCS Smart Power Strip 2011-2012

      • Nathan Schuler BSEE Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2012-2013
      • Aaron Herrick BSEE Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator 2012-2013

      * Capstone project was the result of external, competitive funding that I was awarded.

    19. Undergraduate Advising
    20. I currently serve as the primary advisor for 34 undergraduate students in the ECE department.

    21. Student Awards Under my Supervision
    22. • 2009 IEEE Region 6 NorthEast Area Student Paper Contest, 2nd Place ($250), Radiation Tolerant Computer System, Colin Tilleman and Anthony Thomason, April 2009.

      • Montana Space Grant Consortium Summer Research Fellowship, Clint Gauer ($5,500)

      • 2010 IEEE NorthEast Area Student Paper Contest, 1st Place ($500), Design of a Resilient IO System with automatic fault detection and correction, Sam Harkness, Jeff Bahr, and Devin Mikes, April 2010.

      • 2010 NASA Lunabotics Competition, 1st place ($5,000), Kennedy Space Center, FL, Ben Hogenson, Jenny Hane, Chris Ching, Steve Pemble, Craig Harne, John Ritter, and Paul Dallapiazza, May 2010.

      • 2010 NASA Lunabotics Competition Joe Kosmo Award for Excellence (given for overall points), 1st place (invitation to NASA Dessert RATS), Kennedy Space Center, FL, Ben Hogenson, Jenny Hane, Chris Ching, Steve Pemble, Craig Harne, John Ritter, and Paul Dallapiazza, May 2010.

      • 2010 IEEE Region 6 Student Paper Contest, 3rd Place ($500), Design of a Resilient IO System with automatic fault detection and correction, Sam Harkness, Jeff Bahr, and Devin Mikes, September 2010.

      • 2011 Montana Space Grant Consortium Student Research Symposium, Best Group Presentation, 1st Place ($500), Design of a Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator, Justin Krohn, Charlie Ferguson, Chad Willett, Donovan Ferrin, Terrell Thomason, Joe Stack, Steve Iobst, Kris Bengtson, April 2011.

      • 2012 Montana Space Grant Consortium Student Research Symposium, Best Group Presentation, 1st Place ($500), Design of a High Altitude Balloon Payload, Laurie Smoot, Tiffany Heetderks, Katie Schipf, Lizzy Clem, Steph Schielke, Rachael Luhr, April 2012.

      • 2012 NASA Lunabotics Competition, 1st place in Systems Engineering Paper Category ($750), Kennedy Space Center, FL, Jennifer Hane, Kevin Love, Daniel Benson, Lars Osborne, Logan Warberg, Alison Figueira, Bethany Higgins, Garth Grubb, Seth Berardinelli, May 2012.

      • 2012 NASA Lunabotics Competition, 2nd place in Community Outreach Category, Kennedy Space Center, FL, Jennifer Hane, Kevin Love, Daniel Benson, Lars Osborne, Logan Warberg, Alison Figueira, Bethany Higgins, Garth Grubb, Seth Berardinelli, May 2012.

      • 2012 Don Pierre Graduate Student Paper Award - Best Conference Paper, Raymond Weber, "Design and Test of FPGA-based Direction-of-Arrival Algorithms for Adaptive Array Antennas", 2011 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Mar 5-12, 2011, Big Sky, MT.

      • 2012 Don Pierre Graduate Student Paper Award - Best Conference Paper, Todd Buerkle, "Ionizing Radiation Detector for Environmental Awareness in FPGA-Based Flight Computers", IEEE Sensors Journal, vol.12, no.6, pp.2229-2236, June 2012.

      • 2013 Montana Space Grant Consortium, Research Symposium, Best Graduate Student Poster, Justin Hogan & Ray Weber, "Radiation Tolerant Space Computing", April 2013.

  16. Professional Registration
    • Registered Professional Engineer, Colorado, Reg # 37255, (12/30/02 - present).
    • Registered Professional Engineer, Montana, Reg # 13627, (11/8/06 - present).

  17. Professional Membership
    • IEEE, Senior Member (2009-present), Member (1998-2009)
    • IEEE Aerospace & Electronics Systems Society (AESS), Member (2009-present).
    • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Member (2009-present).

  18. Honorary Membership
    • Eta Kappa Nu, Electrical Engineering Honor Society, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1997. (President, 1998)
    • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1997.
    • Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1997.
    • Golden Key, National Honor Society, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1997.