Alphenaar named chairman of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Bruce W. Alphenaar is now chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department effective July 1, 2013.
A Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Alphenaar has been on the faculty of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering since 2000. He also holds the appointment of University Research Scholar in Nanotechnology. Dr. Alphenaar brings to the chairman position a distinguished career as an educator and researcher, and an energizing vision for advancement of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.
A member of the American Physical Society and the Materials Research Society, Dr. Alphenaar joined the University of Louisville in 2000 after seven years working for Hitachi Europe in partnership with the Cambridge University Microelectronics Centre.
His research focus includes energy scavenging and high-efficiency photovoltaic devices. He has published over 50 peer reviewed journal articles, holds 8 US and European patents, and has been invited to speak on his work at numerous international symposia. Since joining the University of Louisville, he has been principal investigator or co-principal investigator on over $35 million in research funding.
Dr. Alphenaar earned his B.S. degree from Trinity College, Hartford CT, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Physics from Yale University. His experience prior to joining the University of Louisville in 2000 includes industrial research appointments at Phillips and Hitachi, and an academic appointment at Cambridge University. Dr Alphenaar will bring to the position a distinguished career as an educator and researcher, and an energizing vision for advancement of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.