Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Coordinates: Climate Crisis: Implementing Solutions

William Robbins earned his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Washington and has been at the University of Minnesota since 1969. He was Associate Department Head from 2007–17. He has taught most of the required undergraduate core courses (second- and third-year courses) in electrical engineering. His recent research has been in the area of energy harvesting using flexible piezoelectric materials. He is a coauthor of a widely used textbook in power electronics, which is currently being revised into a fourth edition.