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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Faculty Profile

Robert Olsen

Robert Olsen

Emeritus Faculty EME 33


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, 1974
  • Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, 1970
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Rutgers University, 1968

Professional Experience

  • Washington State University, 1973-present
  • Electric Power Research Institute, Visiting Scientist, 1997-1998
  • Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Visiting Professor, 1990
  • ABB Corporate Research, Sweden, Visiting Scientist, 1984-1985
  • GTE Laboratories, Waltham, Massachusetts, National Science Foundation Faculty Fellow, 1980
  • Westinghouse Geo Research Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado, Senior Engineer, 1971-1973

Professional Recognition

  • Honorary Life Membership, IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society, 2005
  • IEEE Fellow, 1992
  • Technical Editor, IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Newsletter, 2001-2006
  • Associate editor, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, 1994-2001
  • Research Excellence Award, WSU College of Engineering and Architecture, 1989
  • IEEE Power Engineering Society Working Group Recognition Award, 1989, 1992
  • Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award, WSU Department of Electrical Engineering, 1987