Dr. Burns joined EE as its new department head during the summer of 1998. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Burns' research interests include microelectronics, semiconductor device processing, and high freqency analog circuit design. He is a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of ASEE and ECS. Dr. Burns is a registered Professional Engineer.