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Alumnus Profile: Dr. Daryl Beetner of the Missouri University of Science and Technology


Dr. Daryl Beetner earned a M.S. and a D.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in 1998, having previously earned his Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. During his time at Washington University, Dr. Beetner studied under the guidance of Dr. Arthur, and his studies were concentrated in the area of signal processing for application in medicine, and his thesis concerned the estimation of spectral and temporal characteristics of pericardial potentials. Following his experience at Washington University, Dr. Beetner served as a visiting faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering at his alma mater for a year before joining the faculty at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Since joining the faculty Missouri S&T, Dr. Beetner has served in numerous positions at the university in addition to his normal teaching duties, among them a term as the Associate Chair of the Computer Engineering Department, and won many accolades for his teaching and service as a faculty member, including multiple Faculty Excellence awards and the 2003 C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Young Electrical Engineering Professor Award. Dr. Beetner is now the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri S&T.

Dr. Beetner’s research at Missouri S&T is in the area of electromagnetic compatibility, although he has also participated in research on the detection and neutralization of electronic explosive devices, on skin cancer detection, and on humanitarian demining. For his and others’ research, Dr. Beetner has helped to secure over15.9 million dollars from organizations such as the National Science Foundation, and, of those 15.9 million dollars, over 5 million were granted for work for which Dr. Beetner served as the principal investigator. For his research, Dr. Beetner has been awarded two patents and written 30 journal articles, 1 book-chapter, and 66 conference articles. In addition, Dr. Beetner serves as the Chair of the University of Missouri Research Board and co-manages the Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility.

Beyond his involvement in academia, Dr. Beetner is also a registered engineer in the state of Missouri, a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of Eta Kappa Nu, and a member of ASEE. Dr. Beetner has won the “Engineers Make a Difference” award from Missouri Engineers week on multiple occasions and has had his work featured on a number of major news outlets, such as ABC News, Popular Science, and Time Magazine.


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