John Naber

Professor, Associate Chair, Electrical & Computer Science


Dr. John Naber received B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering at the University of Louisville in 1983 and 1985, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech in 1992.  He is currently a Professor and Associate Chair at the University of Louisville in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is Director of the Wireless and ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) Laboratory, located in Shumaker Research #223. Prior to joining the University of Louisville in 1995, Dr. Naber worked in industry as an integrated circuit designer at General Electric (Syracuse, NY) and ITT (Roanoke, VA) from 1985 through 1995. Dr. Naber has been PI or Co-PI on over 35 externally funded grants with a total award income in excess of $25,000,000, including multiple Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants, two KSTC Commercialization grants, two Vogt Innovation Awards and a Coulter Translational Research grant. He currently supports a full-time research engineer and numerous MS and Ph.D. students. Dr. Naber has over 60 journal and conference publications in the areas of integrated circuits, sensors, RFID, wireless and implantable biomedical systems. Dr. Naber is a co-founder of eight high-tech start-up companies that have spun out of the Speed School of Engineering. He has 12 granted U.S. patents, 5 international patents and 6 patent licenses or options to license through UofL.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Naber routinely teaches courses in the areas of digital and analog integrated circuit design, which include ECE 510 / 511, Computer Design and Laboratory and ECE 533 / 534, Analog IC Design and Laboratory. He has developed and introduced ECE 526, Labview for EEs, and has taught numerous undergraduate courses.

Research Interests

  • Microelectronics
  • Biomedical Systems
  • RFID and Wireless Systems
  • Custom Digital, Analog, RF Circuit Design and Prototyping
  • Printed Circuit Board Design
  • Sensor Interfacing and Signal Conditioning Circuits