Walter Collett, PhD, PE
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
- Numerical methodsElectromechanics and power
- 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.
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