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Cal Poly Pomona

ECET Faculty

Massoud Moussavi, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Engineering TechnologyMassoud Moussavi
Office: 9-244
Office phone: 909-869-3089

Dr. Moussavi is the chair of the Engineering Technology Department and a Professor of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) Program in the Department of Engineering Technology at Cal Poly Pomona.

His primary teaching interests include digital circuit design, analog and digital control systems, and data and optical communications and networking. He is the coordinator of the Cal Poly Pomona Aliance of National Science Foundation's funded PHOTON2 Project.

He is the faculty advisor for Tau Alpha Pi, the National Honor Society for Engineering Technology, and a TAC of ABET Program Evaluator. Dr. Moussavi has over eighteen years of teaching and six years of industrial experience in the field.

 


Gerald Herder
Office: 9-244
OGerald Herderffice phone: 909-869-2492

Professor Herder is a Professor in the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) Program at Cal Poly Pomona. When teaching his primary teaching assignments are in Communication Systems, RF Transmission Lines and Microwave and High Frequency Techniques along with Instrumentation which includes the teaching of National Instruments’ LabVIEW program. In 2009 he became a Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD). Professor Herder also has a long and abiding interest in Industrial Control and Power Systems including Programmable Logic Controllers.

Professor Herder earned his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona in 1980 and 1982 respectively. After earning his BSEE degree he worked for Southern California Edison (SCE) as a Telecommunications Engineer. Professor Herder left SCE to serve as a United Nations Peace Corps sponsored volunteer at Kotebe Teacher Training College in Addis Ababa Ethiopia . Upon his return from Africa Professor Herder started teaching part-time in the ECE department at Cal Poly Pomona in the Spring of 1987. In 1993 he moved to the Engineering Technology Department where he has served as chair since 1998. Professor Herder has been involved in the development of all of Cal Poly Pomona’s solar car CAPSET vehicles including Solar Flair, Intrepid and Intrepid Too, along with NSF sponsored Instrumentation, Simulation and Control Laboratory. He is currently involved in the Solar Boat project along with the NASA PAIR Robotic Rover project.

 


Lyle B. McCurdy, Ph.D.
Office: 9-246A
OLyle B. McCurdyffice phone: 909-869-2525

Dr. McCurdy is a Professor Emeritus and past coordinator of the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) Program in the Department of Engineering Technology at Cal Poly Pomona. He is still teaching part time in the program.

His primary teaching interests include analog and digital electronics, analog and digital control systems, and programming in C, C++/OOP, and Windows. He is also volunteering to help develop the ECET program's Webpage, as well as the ET department's webpage.

Dr. McCurdy earned his BS and MS degrees in Engineering Technology (Electronics emphasis) from Arizona State University in 1971 and 1973 respectively, and his Ph.D. in Technical Education from Texas A&M University in 1986. Prior to his current position at Cal Poly Pomona, He was a full time professor of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology at Arizona State University for about thirteen years, along with one year at Texas A&M University as a visiting professor while he was working on his Ph.D. He has over thirty years of full time teaching experience in his field.

 




Norali Pernalete

Norali Pernalete, Ph.D.
Office: 09-246A
Office phone: 909-869-2581

Dr. NoraliPernalete is an Associate Professor in the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) Program in the Department of Engineering Technology at Cal Poly Pomona.

Her primary teaching interests include control systemsand LabVIEW programming.

 

 

 

 



Tariq QayyumTariq Qayyum
Office: 09-246B
Office phone: 909-869-2546

Tariq Qayyum is an Associate Professor in the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) Program in the Department of Engineering Technology at Cal Poly Pomona.

His primary teaching interests include digital design, microprocessors, programming languages, and digital signal processing.

Mr. Qayyum earned his BSEE degree from Pakistan and MSEE degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester New York in 1978 and 1981 respectively. He has about 6-8 years of industrial experience and about twenty years of teaching experience.

He was a full-time lecturer of Electrical and Computer Engineering for 12 years before he was hired as Assistant Professor by Engineering Technology Department in 1998.

 


Tom Thoen
Office: 9-248
Office phone: 909-869-2497 Tom Thoen

 

Tom Thoen is a full time faculty associate who teaches in the Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology program. 

Tom is an alumnus of the Engineering Technology Program. He graduated with a BS in ET in 1995, and is a member of Tau Alpha Pi.  He has been teaching at Cal Poly Pomona for six years. 

Tom has over 7 years experience designing and programming high performance motion control systems for Applied International Motion in LaVerne California. 

Prior experience included designing and prototyping flowmeter controllers.  His primary interests are robotics, PCB design and embedded control systems using microcontrollers.


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