The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at Oklahoma State University is pleased to announce Dr. Chuck Bunting as the new Associate Dean of Research and Sponsored Programs. The OSU/A&M Board of Regents approved this appointment during its regular meeting on November 30, and Bunting will officially assume the role January 1, 2013.
Bunting, the Halliburton Professor of Engineering in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been on faculty at OSU for 11 years.
“Dr. Bunting is an exciting addition to the College Leadership Team,” said Dr. Paul Tikalsky, Dean. “He is an experienced faculty that understands the needs for collaborative efforts and interdisciplinary research. He has great insight into what is necessary to elevate our profile in innovation and research. I look forward to working with Dr. Bunting to advance the college and OSU.”
Bunting has an extensive background in academic research and is nationally recognized in the area of electrical engineering.
“I am honored to have been appointed to this position and look forward to the opportunity to serve and work together to improve the research culture for both faculty and students,” said Bunting. “I hope to help streamline the processes of the sponsored research office, and am excited about building collaborations that are deep and sustainable across the college and the university.”
Bunting received an A.A.S. degree in electronics technology from Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, VA, and a B.S. degree in engineering technology from Old Dominion University, where he graduated with the highest honors. He went on to receive both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Virginia Tech in electrical engineering.
Bunting worked with the Naval Aviation Depot as an Apprentice, an Electronics Mechanic, and an Electronics Measurement Equipment Mechanic, from 1981 to 1989. Then, from 1994 to 2001, he was on faculty with the department of engineering technology at Old Dominion University. There, he worked closely with NASA Langley Research Center on electromagnetic field penetration in aircraft structures and reverberation chamber simulation.
Bunting joined the faculty at OSU in 2001, as an associate professor and was promoted to full professor in 2011.
“I have been working on a major proposal initiative associated with bringing a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Oklahoma State University,” said Bunting. “This effort has broadened my exposure to higher research administration and has considerably expanded my perspective on defining a successful research environment – particularly with a focus on large multidisciplinary centers.”
Bunting has a passion for engineering education, applied computational electromagnetics, statistical electromagnetics, electromagnetic characterization and application of reverberation chambers, and the analysis and development of near infrared tomography and microwave acoustic tomography for prostate cancer detection.
In addition, Bunting is very active in the IEEE EMC society where he chairs tutorials, serves on numerous committees, is a Distinguished Lecturer and member of the Board of Directors.
His education and experience will aid the progress of the college‘s success in expanding its research initiatives.