Clarkson University appoints professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:02 am

David T. Crouse was recently appointed professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering at Clarkson University.

His research interests include the study and application of complex electromagnetic behavior in composite materials, according to a press release from Clarkson.

Examples of applications of his research include solar cells, communication devices, advanced sensors and imaging systems, microwave and RF communication systems, chemical and biological sensors and radar.

Crouse holds numerous patents, has published extensively, and speaks at invited talks around the country. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Optical Society, Materials Research Society, SPIE - the professional society for optics and photonics technology, and the American Physical Society, the release said.

Crouse brings a mix of industry and teaching experience to the post. Before coming to Clarkson, he was director of the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Metamaterial; associate professor in the department of electrical engineering at The Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York; and director of the New York State Center for Advanced Technologies in Photonics Applications.

He is also founder and president of Phoebus Optoelectronics, which he founded in 2003 to transition technologies from his CUNY research laboratories to industry, resulting in $9 million in funding from grants and contracts, the release said.

His research is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative, with faculty and researchers from numerous fields of engineering and science involved in projects he leads.

Crouse received his bachelor of science degree in honors physics from Purdue University and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University.