David Orser

Professor David Orser

David Orser

Teaching Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Kenneth H. Keller Hall
Room 5-117
200 Union Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Ph.D., 2014, University of Minnesota
MSEE, 2007, University of Minnesota
BSEE, 2000, Minnesota State University - Mankato

Professional Background

Power Electronics and Microelectronics

Research Interests

Orser Teaching Site

I specialize in undergraduate education and laboratory course development. I have a strong interest in project-based learning, experiential learning, and active/flipped classrooms. My areas of technical specialty include mixed-signal integrated circuit design and power electronics.

Teaching Subjects
EE 5980 Teaching Instruction Seminar
EE 3005 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
EE 1301 Introduction to Computing Systems
CSE 1012 Project-based Inquiry

Honors and Awards

2022 Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education
2020 Russell J. Penrose Teaching Award

Selected Publications

Orser, D. J., Dukart, K., Choi, C., Wood, F., “Utilizing Peer Learning Assistants to Improve Student Outcomes in an Introductory ECE Course”, 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference - Educational Research and Methods Division. https://peer.asee.org/35480

Dukart, K., Orser, D. J., Guengerich, B., “Maker Spaces for the Multitudes - Strategies to Expand Access and Use of a College Maker Space Paper”, 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference - Cooperative and Experiential Education Division. https://peer.asee.org/34938

Francis, L., Orser, D. J., Bazargan, K., Mantell, S., Feinberg, J. M., Holmes, R. J., “Engaging First-Year Students with a Hands-On Course using Student-Driven Projects”, 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition - First-Year Programs. https://peer.asee.org/32718 

Orser, D., “EE 2002: Circuits and Electronics Laboratory”, Google Documents. ECE Department, n.d. Web. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HN0iZ59Ho9TTaZ6cec4jh36iSK13V-XRdXEMRTuwycs/view  

Orser, D., Bazargan K., Sartori, J., “Harnessing State of the Art Internet of Things Labs to Motivate First-Year Electrical and Computer Engineering Students”, 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition - ECE Division. https://peer.asee.org/30571 

Orser, D., “EE 3006: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Lab”, Google Documents. ECE Department, n.d. Web. https://docs.google.com/document/d/15jM_DhQ2TGVyNfhK59_wsRoLV-OF0O1zfleAvuaTSeQ/view 

M. A. Elizondo et al., "HVDC macrogrid modeling for power-flow and transient stability studies in North American continental-level interconnections," in CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 390-398, Dec. 2017.

Orser, D., Bazargan K. “EE 2361: Introduction to Microcontrollers Lab”, Google Documents. ECE Department, n.d. Web. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MelQoceRVmoSy3PFPNau1AMc6fJYACIkVebrFiwEDzk/view 

Osborn, D. and Orser, D., "Converter selection for products of the HVDC network," 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES-GM), Boston, MA, 2016, pp. 1-16.

Orser, D., Posbergh, T., Kinney, L., et. al. “EE 2301: Digital Logic Lab with Introduction to FPGAs”, Google Documents. ECE Department, n.d. Web. https://docs.google.com/document/d/13ZAumrEcLJW4N1W90-EUOo33m4H2imhw4Km6YwpE_PI/view 

Orser, D., Sartori, J., Bazargan, K. “EE 1301: Internet of Things Lab Module”, Google Documents. ECE Department, n.d. Web. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1or3NsHM_aVcGYKfTfy9vuRNHmmGf2i0LVL-XOXGNe3g/view 

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