Engineering Science Faculty & Staff

Regular Faculty

Meng-Chih Su

Dr. Meng-Chih Su
Department Chair
Professor

Phone: (707) 664-4438
Office: Salazar Hall #2004
Email: sum@sonoma.edu
Dr. Su started his career as a chemical engineer before becoming a physical chemist. He taught at Butler University, a liberal arts college at Indianapolis, for 18 years before joining SSU faculty, then became Chair of the Chemistry Department. Dr. Su's research interest is in the areas of laser spectroscopy study in molecular dynamics and shock tube study of reaction kinetics in combustion, collaborating with Argonne National Labs for the past 20 years.



Farid Farahmand

Dr. Farid Farahmand
Associate Professor

Phone: (707) 664-3491
Office: Salazar Hall #2010A
Email: farid.farahmand@sonoma.edu
Homepage

Dr. Farid Farahmand received his Ph.D. in EE from the University of Texas at Dallas. He has several years of industry as well as academic experience. His areas of interest are optical networks, wireless and sensor networks, burst switching and communications.



Haider Khaleel

Dr. Haider Khaleel
Assistant Professor

Phone: (707) 664-2030
Office: Salazar Hall #2010
Email: khaleel@sonoma.edu
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 PM or by appointment
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Haider received the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Systems Engineering from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), and an M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from New York Institute of Technology. His research interests include: flexible and wearable antennas; antennas for Telemedicine and Wireless Body Area Networks, Metamaterials, Artificial Magnetic Conductors, and antennas for MIMO and Global Positioning Systems.



Jack Ou

Dr. Jack Ou
Assistant Professor

Phone: (707) 664-3462
Office:Salazar Hall #2010B
Email: jack.ou AT sonoma DOT edu
Homepage

Jack received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University. He has several years of industry as well as academic experience. His areas of interest are RF and Analog CMOS integrated circuits.



Saeid Rahimi

Dr. Saeid Rahimi
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics

Phone: (707) 664-2171
Office:Darwin Hall #115
Email: saeid.rahimi@sonoma.edu
Homepage

Saeid received his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics in 1981 from Pennsylvania State University. Before joining Sonoma State, Dr. Rahimi was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology working on Deep-level Impurities in III-V semiconductors. His fields of speciality are optical and electrical properties of semiconductors.



Bala Ravikumar

Dr. Bala Ravikumar
Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Phone: (707) 664-3335
Office: Darwin Hall #116I
Email: ravi@cs.sonoma.edu
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Emeritus Professors

Jagan Agrawal

Dr. Jagan Agrawal
Emeritus Professor

Phone: (707) 664-2030
Email: jagan.agrawal@sonoma.edu

The first Professor and Chair of the ES Department, Jagan retired at the end of year 2011. After receiving his Ph.D. in EE in 1972 from N.C. State, he had held faculty positions at several institutions. Currently, his main goal is self-realization through understanding, reading about and practicing Vipassana meditation (www.dhamma.org).



Department Staff

Ronnie Goodlund

Ms. Ronnie Goodlund
Administrative Support Coordinator

Phone: (707) 664-2030
Office: Salazar Hall #2004
Email: goodlund@sonoma.edu



Shahram Marivani

Mr. Shahram Marivani
Network Analyst and Adjunct Professor

Phone: (707) 664-2150
Office: Salazar Hall #2002
Email: shahram dot marivani at sonoma dot edu
Homepage

Shahram received both his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the California State University at Fullerton. He joined the Engineering Science Department in 2002. He has several years of experience in RF, Microwave and computer hardware and software technologies.



Associated Faculty

Ali Kooshesh

Dr. Ali Kooshesh
Professor of Computer Science

Phone: (707) 664-2088
Office: Darwin Hall #116D
Email: ali.kooshesh@sonoma.edu


Suzanne Rivoire

Dr. Suzanne Rivoire
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Phone: (707) 664-3337
Office: Darwin Hall #116H
Email: suzanne.rivoire@sonoma.edu
Homepage

Dr. Rivoire received her Ph.D. in EE in 2008 from Stanford University. Her research interests are computer architecture, energy-efficient computing and computer science education.



Lynn Stauffer

Dr. Lynn Stauffer
Dean, School of Science and Technology
Professor of Computer Science

Phone: (707) 664-2171
Office: Darwin Hall #115
Email: lynn.stauffer@sonoma.edu
Homepage



 

Adjunct Faculty

Don Estreich

Dr. Don Estreich
Adjunct Professor

Phone: (707) 664-2030
Office: Salazar Hall #2010C
Email: dbe@sonic.net

Don earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and his MS and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.



Dr. Tim Griesser
Adjunct Professor

Phone: (707) 664-2030
Office: tbd
Email: tim_griesser@agilent.com



Ali Kujoory

Dr. Ali Kujoory
Adjunct Professor and Data Networking Consultant

Phone: (707) 664-2030
Office: Salazar Hall #2008A
Email: ali.kujoory@ieee.org
homepage

Ali received his M.S. and Ph.D. in EE in 1974 from University of Pennsylvania, PA. He has over 22 years of R&D experience at IBM, AT&T Bell Labs (a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff), and Alcatel-Lucent, and over 20 years of academic experience at several institutions including Drexel University in PA and Stevens Institute of Technologies in NJ. His areas of interest are secure real-time applications over the Internet, broadband access, and metropolitan networks.



David Leyba

Mr. David Leyba
Adjunct Professor

Phone: (707) 664-2030
Office: Salazar Hall #2010C
Email: david_leyba@agilent.com

David received his MS degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Colorado at Boulder with a focus on Communications and Signal Processing and has taken additional graduate level coursework at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University. He currently works as an R&D Software Engineer at Keysight Technologies (formerly known as Agilent Technologies), where he works on next generation sampling oscilloscope software.



Salam Marougi

Dr. Salam Marougi
Adjunct Professor

Phone: (707) 577-3773
Office: tbd
Email: salam_marougi@agilent.com

Salam Has received his Masters and Ph.D. Degrees from the University of Birmingham-United Kingdom in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. He has many years of academic experience in various Universities. He has taught courses for Santa Clara University and for The University of California- Berkeley Extension. For the past fourteen years, Dr. Marougi is working full time in the Hi-Tech industries. Currently he is with the Signal Sources Division of Agilent Technologies. His areas of interest are Test and Measurement, Signal Analysis, and Synchronization in Telecommunications.



Mario Righi

Dr. Mario Righi
Adjunct Professor

Phone: (707) 664-2030
Office: tbd
Email: Mario_righi@agilent.com

Mario earned his Laurea Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ancona in Italy, and his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria, Victoria B.C., Canada.



Gordon Stuck

Mr. Gordon Stuck
Adjunct Faculty

Phone: (707) 664-2030
Office: tbd
Email: gordonhs@sonic.net

Gordon has a MSEE from University of Colorado at Denver in digital signal processing. His areas of interest are digital embedded systems, microprocessors, FGPA hardware design, communications and signal processing.



Dr. Giampaolo Tardioli
Adjunct Professor

Phone: (707) 664-2030
Office: tbd
Email: tardioli@hotmail.com

Giampaolo earned his Diploma di Maturita’ Scientifica from the Liceo Scientifico G. Galilei in Foligno, Italy; his Laurea Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ancona in Italy; and, his Ph.D in Computational Electromagnetic and Numerical Modeling from the University of Victoria, Victoria B.C., Canada.