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About Frederick G. Harmon, Ph.D.

Dr. Fred Harmon has worked in research laboratories, flight testing squadrons (graduate of the Air Force Test Pilot School), and undergraduate and graduate engineering institutions.  Fred graduated from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) with a graduate degree in electrical engineering (electromagnetics, communication systems) in 1996 and earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (control systems, optimization, clean and renewable energy) from the University of California-Davis in 2005.  Recently, he was an Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at AFIT where he taught courses in optimization, optimal control, nonlinear control, and energy.  Currently, he is an associate professor of electrical engineering at Cedarville University where he teaches automatic controls, circuits, electromagnetics, optimization, and software programming courses.


Present Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Cedarville University School of Engineering and Computer Science

Honors and Awards

  • Professor Ezra Kotcher Award, Air Force Institute of Technology - 2009
  • Tau Beta Pi Thesis Award Advisor-2012


  • Electromagnetics
  • Automatic Controls and Lab
  • Introduction to C++
  • Circuits and Instrumentation
  • Systems Optimization


PhD, University of California, Davis
MSEE, Air Force Institute of Technology
BSEE, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Contact Information

School of Engineering and Computer Science
Cedarville University


Conference Presentations (14)

Journal Articles (6)

Conference Proceedings (6)