Western Kentucky University

WKU Engineering Faculty and Staff - Walter Collett

Walter Collett, PhD, PE

Walter Collett, PhD, PE

Associate Professor

Office:  EBS 2108
Phone:  270-745-2016
Email:  walter.collett@wku.edu
Website:  http://www.wku.edu/engineering


EE 211E: Circuits & Networks II                  M 03:00 - 05:00

EE 211E: Circuits & Networks II                  MWF 08:00 - 08:55

EE 300E: Elec Engineering Design           TR 12:45 - 01:40

EE 345E: Electronics                                     F 01:50 - 03:50

EE 345E: Electronics                                    TR 08:00 - 09:20

EE 477E: Numerical Techniques in EM     TR 09:35 - 10:55

Office Hours

Monday 11:00-12:00
Tuesday 1:00-3:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 & 1:00-3:00
Tuesday 1:00-3:00


  • Electromagnetics
  • Numerical methodsElectromechanics and power
  • Photonics
  • Laser radiation pressure


      Dr. Walter Collett was informally introduced to engineering by his uncle through interests in science, science fiction and space exploration. Fascinated with space shuttle launches during the 1980s, he found that many astronauts’ professions were in electrical engineering. Developing interests outside of the space program provided him a myriad of possibilities. While attending Tennessee Technological University, Collett always enjoyed teaching. Staying in academia he strongly encourages explanation as a demonstration of understanding. While providing academically-challenging situations for his students he is supportive and approachable. In addition he pursues his research interests in meta-materials and energy related technologies.

 Last Modified 7/22/13