Orser specializes in undergraduate education and laboratory course development. David has a strong interest in project-based learning, experiential learning, and active/flipped classrooms. His areas of technical specialty include mixed-signal integrated circuit design and power electronics.
David Orser is a teacher, lab coordinator, and mentor at the University of Minnesota. He has a strong interest in project-based learning, experiential learning, and active/flipped classrooms. He received the Morse-Alumni Award for the modernization of core courses for electrical engineering and computer engineering majors.
His areas of technical specialty include mixed-signal integrated circuit design and power electronics. David has built and tested experimental power electronic converters for adjustable speed drives supporting grid fault handling. He has advised MISO on developing models of HVDC network components and economic justifications for trans-continental macro-grid networks.
David lead the development of application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) preamplifier and write driver designs spanning short-distance fiber optics and hard disk drive applications. Orser has broad experience in all facets of the design process including architecture, specification, development, and ramp-to-manufacturing.
In addition to his contributions that are directly related to teaching, Orser is engaged in supporting students in their extra curricular activities. For six years, he has been faculty advisor to the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project (UMNSVP), an undergraduate student group that designs, and builds solar cars that are raced against other teams across the United States and abroad.
Ph.D., 2014, University of Minnesota MSEE, 2007, University of Minnesota BSEE, 2000, Minnesota State University - Mankato