David Kozel, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

David Kozel


David Kozel is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is student centered with a focus on teaching and student mentoring.

Research Overview

Dr. Kozel’s research interest is in power electronics with a focus on applications to electric vehicles and renewable energy. He has mentored projects related to electric vehicles, solar and wind energy, and LED lighting. Using his signal processing and microcontroller experience, he has also mentored student groups on robotic hand development.

Two of my kids recently graduated (one in electrical engineering) and two others are presently in electrical engineering, so I understand your academic situation.

Select Publications

C. Wilson, D. Kozel, and C. Apostoaia, “Educational Tools for Wind Energy Programs”, ASEE 2012 IL/IN Sectional Conference, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, March, 2012

Apostoaia, D. Kozel, and D. Gray, “Simulation of a Wind Energy Conversion Embedded System” Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Electro/Information Technology, pp. 164-169, May, 2007

D. Kozel and C. Apostoaia, “Colored Noise Reduction Using Bark Scale Spectral Subtraction, Statistics, and Multiple Time Frames” Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Electro/Information Technology, pp. 465-470, May, 2007

Teaching Focus

Dr. Kozel’s recent teaching focus is in Power Electronics, Signals and Systems, Probabilistic Methods, and Linear Circuit Analysis, but he has also taught Digital Signal Processing, Digital Logic, and Microcontrollers.

Previous Roles

Dr. Kozel was the PNW Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Head from 2016-2018

Why I Became an Engineer…

“I have always loved math and science and had a curiosity of how things worked. What made engineering so appealing to me is that you not only learn how things work, you also learn how to create things to improve people’s lives and the world situation.”

David Kozel


(219) 989-2680


Office Location:

Hammond Campus, POTT 333


  • Ph.D. – Electrical Engineering, Purdue University
  • M.S. – Electrical Engineering, Purdue University
  • B.S. – Electrical Engineering, Purdue University

Areas of Expertise

  • Power Electronics
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Data Acquisition


Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Outstanding Teacher Award for Purdue University Calumet, 2009-2010
  • Outstanding Teacher Award for Purdue University Calumet, 1992-1993
  • (Only one faculty for the university was chosen in 2009 and two chosen in 1992)
  • Professional Engineer (State of Indiana)