Electrical Engineering

Ron Pieper

Ron Pieper

Title: Retired Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Adjunct Lecturer
Department: Electrical Engineering
Building: Ratliff Building North
Email: rpieper@uttyler.edu


  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iowa, 1984
  • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1979
  • M.S. Physics, University of Wisconsin, 1976
  • B.S. Physics, University of Missouri, St. Louis, 1974


Dr. Pieper joined the Electrical Engineering department as Associate Professor at UT Tyler in 2003.  He retired as Associate Professor in 2018, and returned to the Electrical Engineering department as an Adjunct Lecturer in 2019. 

His teaching experience includes Associate Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California from 1989 - 2003; Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia from 1985 - 1988; and was a Visiting Assistant Professor, Research Assistant, and Teaching Assistant at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa from 1981 - 1985.  In the corporate sector, Dr. Pieper was a Process Characterization Engineer at MOSTEK Co. in Carrollton, Texas from 1979 - 1981.  From 1975 - 1979, he was a Teaching Assistant in both the ECE and Physics departments at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.

Dr. Pieper served as Director of the Center for Organic Semiconductor Modeling and Simulation (COSMOS) from Fall 2007 - 2012. and was an associate editor of IEEE from 2007 - 2009.  He is a member of several professional societies, and offered professional society service as a steering committee member and conference chairman for several symposiums. 

He served as Reviewer for the following publications, symposiums and professional societies:

Applied Optics
Optical Engineering
Journal of the Optical Society A
International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, Acta Press
IEEE Transactions on Education
IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory
ASEE (American Society of Engineering Education)

Professional Society Membership:
Optical Society of America, 1984 - 2012; Senior Member, 2012 - present
Senior Member, Optical Society of America, Member Advisory Network, June 2013 – present
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1986 - present
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), 2005 - 2009, 2013 - present
Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 1990 - 2012
Life Member, Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2012 - present
Senior Member, Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2015 - present
Order of the Engineer, 2004 - present
Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of VA, #020024
University of Texas, Graduate Faculty Membership, 2007 - present