Faculty Profile

Douglas Tougaw, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

GEM 161
219-464-5027
Doug.Tougaw@valpo.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Biography

Doug Tougaw is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Richardson Professor of Engineering at Valparaiso University.  He arrived at Valparaiso in 1996 and served as department chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 2001 to 2009.  He helped to create the GE 100 course and the multidisciplinary senior design project courses GE 497 and GE 498.  Doug is also the co-chair of the steering committee for the Master of Engineering Management degree.

Education

MS Higher Education Administration - North Park University 2013
M.B.A. - Valparaiso University 2005
Ph.D. - University of Notre Dame 1995
M.S.E.E. - University of Notre Dame 1994
B.S.E.E. - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 1991

Certifications

Licensed Professional Engineer-Indiana

Areas of Specialization

Control systems, probability and statistics, quantum electronics, electromagnetic field theory, engineering ethics, engineering economics.

Courses Taught

ECE 110 Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE 111 Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory

ECE 250 Fundamentals of Programming

ECE 365/465 Probability and Statistics for Electrical and Computer Engineers

ECE 430 Electromagnetic Field Theory

ECE 460 Control System Design

GE 100 Fundamentals of Engineering

MBA 652 Developing People

MEM 701 Managing Emerging Technologies

MEM 704 Managing Intellectual Property

Research Interests

Nanotechnology
The study and design of systems that are a few nanometers in size.

Publications

  • "Optimizing a Quantum-dot Cellular Automata Device Design Process", Proceedings of the International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, December 2013  (G.L. Miholland, K. Olejniczak, D. Tougaw, and M. Budnick)
  • "A Signal Distribution Network for Combinational and Sequential Quantum-dot Cellular Automata Devices, Field Coupled Nanocomputing, 2013  (D. Tougaw)
  • " An Improved Eigensolver for Quantum-dot Cellular Automata, IEEEE High-Performance Extreme Computing Conference, 2013  (A.T. Baldwin, J.D. Will, and D. Tougaw)
  • "Stray Charge in Quantum-dot Cellular Automata: A Validation fo the Intercellular Hartree Approximation", IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 12, 225-233., 2013  (M. LaRue, D. Tougaw, and J.D. Will)
  • " A Scalable Signal Distribution Network for Quantum-dot Cellular Automata", IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 12, 215-224., 2013  (D. Tougaw and M. Khatun)
  • "Programmable Logic Implemented Using Quantum-dot Cellular Automata", IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 11, 739-745., 2012  (D. Tougaw, E. Johnson, and D. Egley)
  • "Matrix Multiplication Using Quantum-dot Cellular Automata", IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 10, 1036-1042., 2011  (J. Wood and D. Tougaw)

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
    Senior Member
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Order of the Engineer
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Tau Beta Pi