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Charles K. Alexander

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Information:
Education:
  • B.S Electrical Engineering - Ohio Northern University - 1965
  • M.S Electrical Engineering - Ohio University - 1967
  • Ph.D Electrical Engineering - Ohio University - 1971
Research Interests:
  • Power and Energy Systems
  • Software Environments
  • Digital System Design Using Register
  • Transfer Languages
  • Nonlinear System
Honors and Awards
  • "2013 IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award," ¬sponsored by the IEEE Education Society to recognize inspirational teaching of undergraduate students in the fields of interest of IEEE.
  • "2012 James Watson Student Professional Awareness Achievement Award," presented by the IEEE-USA to recognize key individuals for their contributions to Student Professional Awareness Achievement Activities in the United States.
  • Honorary "Doctor of Engineering," Ohio Northern University, May 24, 2009.
  • "1998 Distinguished Engineering Education ACHIEVEMENT Award," presented by the Engineers' Council for distinguished accomplishments in the field of Engineering Education. The award recognizes "his international contributions in establishing 'Vision 21' and promoting its important elements all over the world." February 28, 1998.
  • Officially recognized by the IEEE Board of Directors for being "personally responsible for initiating the Vision 21 Program, which laid a firm foundation for IEEE's future direction," November 9, 1997.
  • "The Ohio Northern University's 1997 Spotts Lecturer," Ada, Ohio, March 1997, a university level honor of an internationally recognized leader.
  • "Distinguished Engineering Education LEADERSHIP Award - 1996," presented by the San Fernando Valley Engineering Council, for being "a distinguished world leader in engineering education and professionalism in engineering," February 24, 1996.
  • "Fellow of the IEEE," citation: "For leadership in the field of engineering education, and the professional development of engineering students," January 1, 1994.
  • "Distinguished Professor Award" - Youngstown State University's Highest award for teaching and research, Spring, 1977, awarded for "Outstanding Teaching and Research."
  • Eight additional awards and recognitions for research, teaching, and service from 1977 through 1986.
Classes Frequently Taught
  • EEC 310 Electric Circuits I
  • EEC 311 Electric Circuits II
  • EEC 440 Control systems
Recent Publications (List of publications)
  • Watson, J., Brush, A., Penkowski, L., and Alexander, C., "Teaching the Communication Aspects of KCIDE (Knowledge Capturing Integrated Design Environment)," The Conference Proceedings of International Professional Communication Conference, Limerick, Ireland, July 2005
  • Watson, J. and Alexander, C., "Communication Aspects of ProSkills: A Non-Technical Skill Development and Enhancement Program For Engineers," The Conference Proceedings of International Professional Communication Conference, Limerick, Ireland, July 2005
  • Fu, Y., Simon, D., and Alexander, C., "A Knowledge Capturing Integrated Design Environment For A Course In Electrical Circuits," Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Portland, June 2005.
  • Makki, A. and C. Alexander, "Interactive Computer Aided Design, A High Level Descriptive Language for the Automatic Generation of FORTRAN and PASCAL Code", Proceedings of the IEEE 20th Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, March 21-23, 1988, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Makki, A., Collins, A., and C. Alexander, "Robotics, An Alternate Geometrical Setup for the Image-based Tactile Sensor," Proceedings of the IEEE 20th Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, March 21-23, 1988, Charlotte, N.C.
  • "EASE-Distribution Analysis Software for Microcomputers," (with R.P. Broadwater, A.S. Collins, J.T. Lancaster, and Bruce Copeland), Proceedings of the Fourteenth Power Industry Computer Applications, May 1985.
  • "A Structured Approach to Design for Testability Using an RTL,"(with Makki), Proceedings of IEEE SOUTHEASTCON '85, Raleigh, North Carolina April 1, 1985, pp. 125-129.
  • "Editorial, Part 1: Change of Guard, Part 2: What Are We Looking For?," IEEE Transactions on Education, Vol. E-28, No. 1, February 1985.
  • "Increasing Aural Skills of International Graduate Students," (with E. Evans), joint special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Education/Professional Communications, August, 1984, Vol. E-27, No. 3, pp.167.
  • "A Solution to the Crisis in Engineering Education," a guest editorial for the IEEE Transactions on Education, May 1984, Vol. E-27, No. 2, pp. 53.
Projects
  • "The Wright Center for Sensor Systems Engineering: Using Innovations in Instruments, Controls, and Electronics to Enhance a Sensor's Utility," State-of-Ohio, December, 2006, $72,983,501 ($22,609,656 from the State and $50,373,845 from the industrial partners, AFRL, and the university partners). A major part of WCSSE is in the area of workforce development.
  • "Enhancing the US Power Infrastructure," Department of Energy, May, 2006, $1,187,500. There are two areas of engineering education in this grant, KCIDE and the development of ProSkills modules in the areas of systems engineering and project management.
  • "The Cleveland State University Engineering Research Facility: Establishing a Clean Room," Economic Development Administration, May, 2006, $1,000,000.
  • "Creating a Center of Excellence for More Aerospace Electrical Technology-Phase V," NASA-Glenn, November, 2005, $445,000. A major part of this grant is in the area of KCIDE and workforce development.
  • "Creating a Center of Excellence for More Aerospace Electrical Technology-Phase IV," NASA-Glenn, January, 2006, $454,919. A major part of this grant is in the area of KCIDE and workforce development.
  • "Creating a Center of Excellence for More Aerospace Electrical Technology- Phase III," NASA-Glenn, February, 2005, $1,250,000. A major part of this grant is in the area of KCIDE and workforce development.
  • "Creating a Center of Excellence for More Aerospace Electrical Technology- Phase II," NASA-Glenn, July, 2003, $1,286,000. A major part of this grant is in the area of KCIDE and workforce development.
  • "Creating a Center of Excellence for More Aerospace Electrical Technology-Phase I," NASA-Glenn, July, 2003, $2,425,762. A major part of this grant is in the area of KCIDE and workforce development.
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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
2121 Euclid Avenue
SH 332
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Stilwell Hall, Room 332
1960 East 24th St.
Phone: 216.687.2589
Fax: 216.687.5405
ece@csuohio.edu
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