Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University
Stephen Phillips serves as professor of electrical engineering and director of the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. Phillips received the bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. From 1988 to 2002 he served on the faculty of the Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. From 1995 to 2002 he also served as director of the Center for Automation and Intelligent System Research, an industry-university-government collaborative at Case. In 2002, he joined the faculty of Arizona State University as Professor of Electrical Engineering. Phillips was appointed electrical engineering department chair in 2005 and director of the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering in 2009. He has held visiting positions at the NASA Glenn Research Center and the University of Washington. He has served as an ABET program evaluator and as a member of the board of directors of ABET. Phillips is a professional engineer registered in the state of Ohio. His research includes applications of systems and control, microfabrication on novel substrates, and non-traditional delivery and assessment of accredited engineering degree programs.
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