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Prof. Eppes received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and B.S. and M.S. degrees from Texas A&M University. His industry background spans 22 years with experience in research & development, engineering, product development, manufacturing and operations.

He was employed by three Fortune 500 companies and later became a principal in four start-up ventures, one of which completed a successful initial public offering. His responsibilities have included an annual budget of $45 million with 150 direct and indirect reports.

Prof. Eppes has 15 years of experience in higher education as an assistant and associate professor. His research interests include advanced manufacturing processes, multiphysics modeling, and software application development. He is a contributing author for 22 journal articles, 51 peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and holds one US patent. He co-developed seven network and systems software applications.

Since joining the University of Hartford, he has been awarded or participated in 26 grants totaling approximately $1.2 million.

Prof. Eppes is a member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (Communications Society), the American Society for Engineering Education, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Laser Applications and the American Journal of Engineering Education. He served as Chair of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering responsible for 6 programs of which 3 are ABET accredited. He is a member of the University’s Core Outcomes Learning Committee, and the University High School Science & Engineering Protocol Committee.