Faculty Profile

Alan Kraft, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

GEM 201
219-464-5171
Alan.Kraft@valpo.edu


Education

Ph.D. - Purdue University 1984
M.S.E.E. - Purdue University 1972
B.S.E.E. - Purdue University 1970

Certifications

Licensed Professional Engineer (Indiana)

Areas of Specialization

  • Power systems analysis
  • Power system protection
  • Electro-mechanical devices
  • Computer networking
  • Unix system
  • Network administration

Courses Taught

  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Computer Networking
  • Linear Circuit Analysis
  • Power Transmission and Distribution
  • Engineering Economics
  • Electric Motors

·         Fundamentals of Programming, Computer Networking, Linear Circuit Analysis, Power Transmission and Distribution, Engineering Economics, and Electric Motors

Publications

  • “A GUI Based Power Flow Program for SUN Workstations” , Proceedings of the 2003 ASEE Annual Conference, June 2003 
  • “Making Home DVDs: Dell’s Movie Studio Bundle”, Computing in Science and Engineering, March/April 2003 
  • "Modeling a Single Phase, Voltage Controlled Rectifier Using LaPlace Transforms", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems , May 1993  (M. D. Kankam )
  • “Modeling Lightning Performance of Transmission Systems Using PSpice” , IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, May 1991 
  • “Performance Based Maintenance”, American Power Conference, April 1998  (C. Stefansky, E. Kram, and T. Riley )

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    Senior Member
  • Phi Eta Sigma
    Member
  • Tau Beta Pi
    Member