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Dr. Robert Morrow

Morrow Technical Services
PhD 1988

“You need to think in pictures.” That was the best advice anyone could have given me, a new Purdue ECE doctoral student overwhelmed by the volume and sophistication of the associated mathematics. That guidance came from my advisor, Prof. Jim Lehnert, and it proved to be essential part of my approach to any complex topic, not only at Purdue but throughout my subsequent academic and technical career. Purdue was the perfect environment for both learning and contributing to knowledge, with enough structure that I knew what was expected but not so much as to stifle innovation. Living in Indiana has given me several opportunities to teach a class session at Purdue, where it’s clear that the university continues its excellent record of attracting the best and showing them the path to success.”

As a tenured associate professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Dr. Morrow was the Director of Research and member of the Air Force Chief Scientist Group. He also piloted the aircraft used by the Wings of Blue parachute team.  As Deputy Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Air Force Institute of Technology, he taught graduate-level engineering courses. At various times during his Air Force career, Dr. Morrow instructed in turbojet, turboprop, and reciprocating military aircraft.

After retiring from the Air Force, Dr. Morrow became a consultant in wireless engineering where he teaches short courses to military and industry clients, provides expert services in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth systems to parties involved in patent litigation, and manufactures and distributes mirror alignment tools for astronomy telescopes. Dr. Morrow’s publications include two books and 22 technical articles.  He has a U.S. patent, is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and holds an advanced class amateur radio license.

Dr. Morrow earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue in 1988, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1982, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the United States Air Force Academy in 1974.