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Electrical engineering educator

Lee Wendel Casperson, American electrical engineering educator. Achievements include experimental discovery and theoretical explanation of the first semiclassical laser instability; several novel laser and waveguide designs; and theoretical methods for laser analysis and synthesis. Recipient Faculty Excellence award Oregon State Legislature, 1986.

Background

Casperson, Lee Wendel was born on October 18, 1944 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of Rudolph Oliver and Effie Marie (Dahlman) Casperson.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering and Physics, California Institute of Technology, 1971.

Career

Assistant professor electrical engineering University of California at Los Angeles, 1971-1976, associate professor, 1976-1980, professor, 1980-1985, Portland (Oregon) State University, 1983—2004. Professor, chair department electrical and computer engineering University North Carolina, Charlotte, since 2004. Visiting professor department physics Auckland (New Zealand) University, 1981, University Otago (New Zealand), 1990, University Rochester, New York, 1996-1997.

Consultant aerospace and electronics industries in Los Angeles and Portland.

Achievements

  • Achievements include experimental discovery and theoretical explanation of the first semiclassical laser instability. Several novel laser and waveguide designs. And theoretical methods for laser analysis and synthesis.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.

Membership

Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Centennial medal 1984), Optical Society of America, American Physical Society (division laser science Distinguished Travelling lecturer 1998-1906). Member Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Married Susan Diane Lunnam, October 18, 1974. Children: Julie Diane, Janet Marie, Robert James, Andrew Lee.

father:
Rudolph Oliver Casperson

mother:
Effie Marie (Dahlman) Casperson

spouse:
Susan Diane Lunnam

children:
Julie Diane Casperson

Janet Marie Casperson

Robert James Casperson

Andrew Lee Casperson