Robert M Nelson

Program Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Engineering & Technology Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management

Office: 332 Fryklund Hall
Phone: 715-232-1984


    • Ph D Electrical Engineering
      North Dakota State University
      Fargo, ND, 1987
    • MS Electrical Engineering
      Washington State University
      WA, 1981
    • BA Mathematics
      Northland College

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Computer Engineering Program
        Program Director
        September 2008 -
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
      • North Dakota State Univeristy, Electrical and Computer Engineering
        Assistant, Associate and Full Professor
      • University of Idaho, Electrical and Computer Engineering
        Assistant Professor
      • North Dakota State University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


      • Bell Telephone Laboratories
        Member of Technical Staff

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Nelson, R. M. (2012). Multi-Conductor Spectral Domain Analysis of the Mutual Coupling Between Printed Dipoles Embedded in Stratified Uniaxial Anisotropic Dielectrics. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 60(4), 1886-1898.
    • Nelson, R. M. (2010). Compact Metamaterial Based UHF RFID Antennas: Deformed Omega and Split-Ring Resonator Structures. The Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal, 25(6).

    Book, Chapter

    • Nelson, R. M. (2011). The Interaction of Electrostatic Discharge and RFID. , INTECH Publishing.
    • Nelson, R. M. (2010). Design of Space-Filling Antennas for Passive UHF RFID Tags. , INTECH Publishing.

    Conference Proceeding

    • Nelson, R. M. (2010). Determination of High-Frequency Current Distribution Using EMTP-Based Transmission Line Models with Resulting Radiated Electromagnetic Fields. (1569270424), Rio de Janiero: ISPLC 2010 - 14th IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and its Applications.


    Oral Presentation

    • Nelson, R. M. (October 13, 2011). What is Involved in Establishing a New Engineering Program? An Update on the New Computer Engineering Program at UW-Stout. ASEE North Midwest Section Meeting, Duluth, MN.
    • Nelson, R. M. (April, 2010). . IEEE EMC Twin Cities Chapter,

Applied Research


    • Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (Fargo, ND)
      Part-time consultant (February 2004 - December 2008)
    • Sverdrup Technology (Eglin Air Force Base, Florida)
      Part-time consultant (February 2003 - December 2004)
    • Naval Undersea Warfare Center (New London, CT)
      Part-time consultant (February 2001 - December 2001)
    • Ottertail Power Company (Fergus Falls, MN)
      Part-time consultant (February 1999 - December 2001)

Reviewer / Editor

    Reviewer, Journal

    • Journal of Microwaves, Optoelectronics and Electromagnetics Applications (September 2011 - December 2011)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships


    • Achieving the Highest Percentage, (2012)
    • Outstanding Achievement, (2012)
    • Outstanding Achievement, (2012)
    • Outstanding Service to the IEEE EMC Society as Education and Student Activities Chair, (2009)
    • Outstanding Academic Advisor, College of Engineering and Architecture (1990)


    • Teacher of the Year, (2008)
    • Teacher of the Year, (2001)

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


    Department / School

    • Committee Chair, Search Committee, Department of Engineering and Technology (September 2009 - Present)
    • Committee Member, Search Committee, Department of Engineering and Technology (September 2009 - Present)


    • Committee Chair, Electromagnetic and Compatibility (EMC) Society, IEEE (February 2006 - December 2009)