The University of Alabama

Haskew Named Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama College of Engineering recently named Dr. Timothy Haskew as head of the department of electrical and computer engineering.

The appointment comes after Haskew served more than a year as interim head of the department.

“Tim Haskew provided tremendous leadership as interim head of the department of electrical and computer engineering,” said Dr. Charles L. Karr, dean of The University of Alabama College of Engineering.

“He brings an infectious excitement, a passion for young people and experience in research to the position,” Karr said. “I look forward to working with him and seeing continued progress the department will make under his leadership.”

Haskew is a professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the College of Engineering’s Electromechanical Systems Laboratory. He was also director of the electrical and computer engineering graduate program.

He is also a senior member of the IEEE and a member of a number of IEEE professional societies including the Power Electronics Society, Industry Applications Society and the Power and Energy Society.

He was active on the conference committee and as the seminar chair for the Applied Power Electronics Conference from 2004 through 2010. His research interests include energy conversion, power electronics, power systems and control. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 refereed publications and two book chapters.

Haskew received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Auburn University, and he joined the UA faculty in 1991.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s fully accredited College of Engineering has more than 3,300 students and more than 100 faculty. In the last eight years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz and Truman scholars.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.

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