Thomas Eppes

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
860.768.5808 UT 224
Education

PhDEE, Integrated Optics: University of Michigan

MSEE, Texas A&M University

BSEE, Texas A&M University


Professor Eppes received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and BS and MS degrees from Texas A&M University. His industry background spans 22 years with experience in research & development, engineering, product development, manufacturing and operations. His research interests include Distance Laboratory Design, Development and Implementation, Automated Laboratory Test Environment (ALTE) Website, and Laser Manufacturing and Photonics.

He was employed by three Fortune 500 companies and later became a principal in four start-up ventures, one of which completed a successful initial public offering. His responsibilities have included an annual budget of $45 million with 150 direct and indirect reports.

Eppes has 15 years of experience in higher education as an assistant and associate professor. His research interests include advanced manufacturing processes, multiphysics modeling, and software application development. He is a contributing author for 22 journal articles, 51 peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and holds one US patent. He co-developed seven network and systems software applications.

Since joining the University of Hartford, he has been awarded or participated in 26 grants totaling approximately $1.2 million.

Eppes is a member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (Communications Society), the American Society for Engineering Education, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Laser Applications and the American Journal of Engineering Education. He served as Chair of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering responsible for 6 programs of which 3 are ABET accredited. He is a member of the University’s Core Outcomes Learning Committee, and the University High School Science & Engineering Protocol Committee.

Additional Education Background

  • Dissertation: Electro-optic Modulation in LiNbO3 Ridge Type Integrated Optical Waveguides

  • Thesis: The Use of Optical Spatial Frequency Analysis Techniques in the Investigation of the Geologic Information Content of Radar Images

Experience

Academic Positions

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, University of Hartford, CT, 2007-present
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, University of Hartford, CT, 2002-2007
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DeVRY University, TX, 1995-1998
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DeVRY University, TX, 1993-1995

Administrative Positions

  • CHAIR, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, CETA, 2007-2010
  • CHAIR, Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology, WCoT, 2003-2005
  • PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Electronic Engineering Technology, WCoT, 2003-2005

Industry Positions

  • SOFTWARE Engineer, Aurora Marketing, LLC., CT, 2005-present          
    • Applications developer for internet-centric marketing provider
  • SOFTWARE Engineer, Entegram, LLC., CT, 2003-2006     
    • Applications developer of custom software
  • VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS, Multitude, Inc., CA, 2000-2002
    • Applications service provider in telecommunications
  • VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS, Allied Riser Communications Inc., TX, 1998-2000
    • Broadband fiber optic telecommunications services
  • VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING, VTX Inc., Dallas, TX, 1988-1993
    • Computer networking solutions provider
  • VICE PRESIDENT OF TECHNICAL SERVICES, PepsiCo, Inc., TX, 1978-1988
    • Fortune 100 consumer non-durables manufacturer
  • MANAGER, Systems & Applications Group, ITT Corp., VA, 1974-1978     
    • Fiber optic communications design and development
  • SENIOR ENGINEER, Bendix Research Laboratories, MI, 1971-1974 
    • Industrial components and products research

 

Selected Service

University

  • University High School Science & Eng. Protocol Comm., 2008-present
  • Core Learning Outcomes Comm., 2009-present      
  • Engaged Learning Fellowship Comm., 2009-2010
  • Senate University Scholars Comm., Chair, 2006-2007
  • Faculty Senate, 2005-2007
  • Senate Executive Comm., 2006-2007
  • Senate Grants Comm., 2005-2007
  • Senate Academic Standings Comm., 2005-2007      
  • Senate Technology Comm., 2005-2006
  • Web-based Teaching & Learning Comm., 2002-2003         

College (CETA/WCoT)

  • Promotion & Tenure Comm., 2010-2012
  • Teaching Load Comm., 2009-2010
  • Faculty Search Comm., Chair, 2007-2008
  • Curriculum Comm., 2005-2007
  • Faculty Search Comm., Chair, 2005-2006
  • Dean’s Leadership Team, 2003-2010
  • Merit Raise, Merger Comm., 2003-2004
  • Faculty Search Comm., Member, 2003-2004
  • Mission & Strategic Planning, Merger Comm., 2003-2004

Department (ECE/ECET)

  • Electronic Engineering Technology, Student Outcome Assessment, 2011-present
  • Electrical Engineering, ABET self-study & visit, 2008-2010
  • Computer Engineering, ABET self-Study & visit, 2008-2010
  • Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Chair, 2007-2010
  • Electronic Engineering Technology, ABET Accreditation visit, 2006-2008
  • Electronic Engineering Technology, Curriculum Committee, 2005-2007
  • Computer Engineering Technology, Curriculum Committee, 2005-2007
  • Dept. of Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology, Chair, 2003-2005
  • Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology, Program Dir., 2003-2005

Professional & Community

  • J. Laser Applications, Reviewer, 2011-present
  • Amer. J. Eng. Educ., Reviewer, 2011-present
  • Innovations & Trends in Applied Computing Conf., Nagpur, IN., 2012
  • Intl. Prog. Comm., Keynote Speaker & Session Panelist/Chair
  • EDUCON II, Program Comm., Amman, JO, -2011
  • CIEC Conf., Session Chair, 2005-2006
  • ASEE ECET & ECE Dept. Heads Comm., Member, 2005-2010
  • Connecticut Tech. Council, Venture Capital Advisor, 2005-2007
  • ASEE Natl. Conf., Reviewer, 2004-2008
  • Autism Speaks, Volunteer, 2009-present

Honors, Grants, and Affiliations

Honors

  • Engaged Learning Fellow, University of Hartford, 2009
  • Eta Kappa Nu, Member
  • Tau Beta Pi, Member
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Member

 

Grants

External Agencies

  • Project Manager, Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC)
    • ‘60mm Hybrid Projectile,’ $5,000, Fall 2012.
  • Research Engineer, Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC)
    • ‘60mm Hybrid Projectile,’ $3,000, Summer 2012.
  • Research Engineer, Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC)
    • ‘60mm Hybrid Projectile,’ $3,000, Spring 2012.
  • Research Engineer, Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC)
    • ‘60mm Hybrid Projectile,’ $3,000, Fall 2011.
  • Research Engineer, Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC)
    • ‘60mm Hybrid Projectile,’ $4,000, Summer 2011.
  • Co-PI (with 5 others), Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies (CCAT)
    • ‘Laser Applications Research,’ $1,086,287, 2005-2007.
  • Co-PI, (with 1 other), National Instruments, inc.
    • ‘ELVIS-I Laboratory Equipment,’ Co-PI, $16,000, 2005.
  • Co-PI, (with 1 other), National Instruments, inc.
    • ‘Laboratory Equipment,’ Co-PI, $1,000, 2004.
  • Co-PI, (with 1 other), National Instruments, inc.
    • ‘ELVIS-I Laboratory Equipment,’ Co-PI, $2,660, 2004.
  • Co-PI, (with 1 other), National Instruments, inc.
    • ‘LabVIEW Software License,’ Co-PI, $5,000, 2004.
  • Co-PI, (with 1 other), National Instruments, inc.
    • ‘Laboratory Equipment,’ Co-PI, $2,000, 2003.
  • Co-PI, (with 2 others), agilent technologies, inc.
    • ‘Laboratory Test & Measurement Equipment,’ Co-PI, $50,000, 2003.
  • Co-PI, (with 2 others), agilent technologies, inc.
    • ‘Laboratory Test & Measurement Equipment,’ Co-PI, $10,000, 2003.

University of Hartford

  • PI, WELFund
    • ‘Graduate & Undergraduate Multiphysics Modeling Research,’ $10,000, 2012.
  • Co-PI (with 1 other), CETA Faculty Student Interaction Grant
    • ‘Undergraduate Multiphysics Modeling Research,’ $5,000, 2011.
  • PI, Educational Technology Grant
    • ‘COMSOL Multiphysics Training,’ $4,900, 2011.
  • Recipient, International Travel Grant
    • Present conference paper, $1,000, 2011.
  • PI, Summer stipend
    • ‘Percussion Laser Drilling Research,’ $2,500, 2010.
  • Co-PI (with 1 other), WELFund
    • ‘Mentoring Junior Female Faculty in CETA,’ $7,847, 2009.
  • PI, Educational Technology Grant
    • ‘COMSOL Multiphysics Software License,’ $5,000, 2009.
  • PI, Engaged  Learning  Fellow
    • ‘Modular Design of Laboratory Experiments,’ $3,000, 2009.
  • Recipient, International Travel Grant
    • Present conference paper, $900, 2009.
  • Co-PI (with 1 other), TREC Grant
    • Engineering Research Workstations,’ $22,000, 2008.
  • PI, Coffin Grant
    • ‘Develop Distance Laboratory Platform,’ $3,000, 2005.
  • Co-PI (with 1 other), TREC Grant
    • ‘LabVIEW Software for Distance Laboratory,’ $7,500, 2005.
  • Co-PI (with 1 other), FCLD Grant
    • ‘LabVIEW Software License,’ $2,902, 2004.

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Member, 2005-present  
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Member, 2002-present

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Abu-aisheh, A. & Eppes, T., (2012), ‘Remote Laboratory Collaboration Plan in Communications Engineering,’ Intl J. Online Eng., 8(4), pp. 4-8.
  • Abu-aisheh, A. & Eppes, T., (2012), ‘Enhancing Electrical Engineering Education Using Onsite, Virtual, and Remote Laboratories,’ Tech. Interface Intl J., 12(2), pp. 87-92.
  • Eppes, T. A., Milanovic, I., & Sweitzer, F., (2012), ‘Towards Liberal Education Assessment in Engineering and Technology Programs,’ J. College Teaching and Learning, 9(3), pp. 171-178.
  • Eppes, T., Milanovic, I. & Quarshie, G., (2012), ‘Finite Element Modeling of a Transistor Heat Sink,’ Am. J. Eng. Tech. Research, 12(1), pp. 69-77.
  • Eppes, T. A. & Murillo, E., (2011), ‘Voltage and Temperature Monitoring for Videoscope,’ Intl J. Appl. Eng. Res., 6(16), pp. 1989-95.
  • Eppes, T. A., Milanovic, I., & Sweitzer, F. (2012). Strengthening Capstone Skills in STEM Programs. Innovat. High. Educ., 37(1), pp. 3-10.
  • Milanovic, I., Eppes, T. A., & Russell, I., (2011), ‘Engineering Multiphysics Research,’ Intl. J. Online Eng., 7(2), pp. 24-28.
  • Milanovic, I., & Eppes, T. A., (2011), ‘Capstone Design Project Course Pathways,’ Amer. J. Eng. Educ., 2(1), pp. 35-42.
  • Milanovic, I., Eppes, T. A., Girouard, J., & Townsend, L., (2010), ‘Retention-Oriented Curricular Design,’ J. College Teaching & Learning, 7(11), pp. 41-46.
  • Eppes, T. A., Milanovic, I., & Sanborn, J., (2010), ‘Faculty Gender Balance: Best Practices for Undergraduate Institutions,’ Intl. J. Gender Sci. & Tech., 2(3), pp. 453-463.
  • Abu-aisheh, A., Eppes, T. A., & Al-Zoubi, A., (2010), Implementation of a Remote Analog and Digital Communications Laboratory for e-Learning,’ Intl. J. Online Eng.,6(2), pp. 4-7.
  • Abu-aisheh, A. and Eppes, T. A., (2010), Remote and Virtual Instrumentation Platform for Distance Learning,’ Intl. J. Online Eng., 6(3), pp. 59-61.
  • Milanovic, I. M., Eppes, T. A., & Sweitzer, F., (2010), ‘Progressive Curricular Structure for STEM Programs,’ Int. J. Arts Sci., 3(14), pp. 118-126.
  • Eppes, T. A., Milanovic, I. M., & Shetty, D., (2009), ‘Laser Percussion Drilling Modeling Utility,’ J. Laser Appl., 21(2), pp. 102-109.
  • Shetty, D., Eppes, T., Campana, C., Filburn, T., & Nazaryan, N., (2009), ‘New Approach to the Inspection of Cooling Holes in Aero-engines,’ J. Optics & Laser Eng., 47(6), pp. 686-94.
  • Eppes, T. & Schuyler, P., (2006), ‘A General-Purpose Distance Lab System,’ Intl. J. Modern Eng., 5(2).
  • Eppes, T. & Holland, J., (1979), ‘Design of Low Power Fiber Optic Repeaters,’ Electronics, 28(26), pp. 60-62.
  • Baldwin, D., Eppes, T., Holland, J., Kuehler, H. & Steensma, P., (1978), ‘Optical Fiber Transmission System Demonstration Over 32 km with Repeaters Data Rate Transparent Up to 2.3 Mb/s,’ IEEE Trans. on Comm., 26(7), pp. 1045-1055.
  • Eppes, T. & Bowen, J., (1977), ‘Optical Fiber Transmission Links,’ Elec. Des., 25(23),pp. 64-71.
  • Eppes, T. & Holland, J., (1977), ‘Low Power Fiber Optic Repeater Design,’ Electro-Optical Sys. Des., 9(5), pp. 41-43.
  • Eppes, T., Goell, J., & Kao, C., (1976), ‘Use Optical Fibers for Long-Range Data Communications,’ Elec. Des., 24(8), pp. 90-94.
  • Eppes, T.A. & Rouse J.W., (1974), ‘Viewing-Angle Effects in Radar Images,’ Photogram. Eng., 40(2), pp. 169-173.

Software Developed

  • Eppes, T. A. & Gocllari, G., (2012). Manufacturing Order Consolidation Software. Interface Technologies, LLC. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant. Co-developing a web-based system implemented in PHP language with a MySQL database that consolidates fabric cutting orders prior to production release for application in apparel manufacturing. (in progress)
  • Eppes, T. A., Milanovic, I. M., Shetty, D., & Bouffard, A. (2008-2009). Beta release of DREAM software. Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) Laser Applications Grant, Co-developed an enhanced version of the computer utility described below for estimating, analyzing and modeling percussion laser drilling of aerospace alloys.
  • Eppes, T. A., Milanovic, I. M., Shetty, D., & Bornas, J. (2007-2008). Alpha release of DREAM software. CCAT Laser Applications Grant, Co-developed a computer utility for estimating, analyzing and modeling percussion laser drilling of aerospace alloys.
  • Eppes, T.A. & Mugulam, S. (2005-2006). Electronic Fund Transfer System, University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center, Farmington, CT. Co-developed an electronic funds accounting & transfer system that annually processes over $1.5 million of inter-library loan deposits from >1,000 member libraries including the National Library of Medicine.
  • Eppes, T.A., Wass, D., & Gasper, D., (2004-2005), High Availability and Secure Data Center, E. Hartford, CT. Co-developed the network and systems design for a high availability data center that hosts the vehicle emissions control database system below.
  • Eppes, T.A., Wass, D., & Gasper, D., (2003-2004), Emissions Control Database Management System, E. Hartford, CT. Co-developed a web-based application for the State of CT to manage vehicle emissions testing and compliance.
  • Eppes, T.A. & Schuyler, P., (2003-2005). Automated Laboratory Test Environment, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT. Co-developed and implemented a scalable distance laboratory management system for use in online learning.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  • Eppes, T. A., Milanovic, I., & Patlolla, H., (2012) ‘Early Stage Melt Ejection in Percussion Laser Drilling,’ Proc. COMSOL Conf., Boston, MA.
  • Eppes, T. A., Milanovic, I. & DiPanfilo, M., (2012), ‘Resonance Modes in an Acoustic Guitar,’ Euro-Amer. Arts & Sci. Conf., Aix en Provence, FR.
  • [Invited] Eppes, T. A., Milanovic, I., Shetty, D. & Daly, J.  (2012), ‘Characterization of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Wing Design,’ Proc. Intl. Conf. Innovations & Trends in Appl. Computing, Nagpur, IN.
  • Eppes, T., Milanovic, I. & Quarshie, G., (2011), ‘Power Transistor Heat Sink Design Trade-offs,’ Proc. COMSOL Conf., Newton, MA.
  • Eppes, T., Milanovic, I. & Thiruvengadam, S., (2011), ‘Patch Antenna Model for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle,’ Proc. COMSOL Conf., Newton, MA.
  • Eppes, T. A., Milanovic, I., & Russell, I., (2011), ‘Multiphysics Modeling With High Priority Research Applications,’ Proc. IEEE EDUCON Conf. Amman, JO.
  • Abu-aisheh, A., Eppes, T. A., Otoum, O. & Al-Zoubi, A., (2011),’ Remote Laboratory Collaboration Plan in Communications Engineering,’ Proc. IEEE EDUCON Conf.Amman, JO. 
  • Eppes, T. A., Milanovic, I., & Sweitzer, F., (2011), ‘Outcome Assessment of Liberal Education Skills,’ Proc. Am. Soc. Engr. Educ. Nat. Conf., ASEE-2011-118. Vancouver, BC.
  • Chennapolla, S. & Eppes, T. A., (2011), ‘Multiphysics Model of Laser Percussion Drilling,’ Proc. Am. Soc. Eng. Educ. Conf. -Northeast Section, W. Hartford, CT.
  • Murrillo, E. & Eppes, T. A., (2011), ‘Embedded Temperature and Voltage Monitoring System,’ Proc. Amer. Soc. Eng. Educ. Conf. -Northeast Section, W. Hartford, CT.
  • Milanovic, I. M. & Eppes, T. A., (2010), ‘Towards More Efficient Practices and Methods for ABET Accreditation,’ Proc. Am. Soc. Eng. Educ. Nat. Conf., ASEE-2010-326,Louisville, KY.
  • Milanovic, I., Eppes, T., & Sweitzer, F., (2010), ‘Progressive Curricular Structure for STEM Programs,’ Proc. Intl. J. of Arts & Sci. Conf., Toronto, ON.
  • Eppes, T., Milanovic, I., & Sanborn, J., (2010), ‘Achieving and Sustaining Gender Balance in an Undergraduate Teaching Institution,’ Proc. IEEE EDUCON Conf., Madrid, SP.
  • Abu-aisheh, A., Eppes, T., & Al-Zoubi, Abdullah, (2010), Implementations of a Remote Analog and Digital Communications Lab for e-Learning, Proc. IEEE EDUCON Conf., Madrid, SP.
  • Milanovic, I. & Eppes, T., (2009), ‘Senior Design Projects for Engineering Technology: Issues, Benefits, and Trade-offs,’ Proc. Am. Soc. Eng. Educ. Nat. Conf., Paper 2009-30, Austin, TX.
  • Eppes, T., Milanovic, I., & Girouard, J., (2009), ‘Creating Value-Oriented Educational Streams,’ Proc. Intl. J. Arts & Sci. Conf., Paper MAL133-EPP, Gozo, MT.
  • Shetty, D., Eppes, T., Campana, C., Filburn, T. & Nazaryan, N., (2008), ‘New Approach to the Inspection of Cooling Holes in Aero-engines,’ Proc. IEEE/ASME Intl. Conf. on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems, Beijing, CN.
  • Abu-aisheh, A., Eppes, T., & Valiveti, S., (2008) ‘Distance Learning Using National Instrument’s ELVIS-MULTISIM Platform,’ 5th Congress on Scientific Research Outlook & Technology (SRO5).  Fez, MA.
  • Eppes, T., Milanovic, I., Shetty, D. & Bouffard, A., (2008), ‘Modeling Utility for Percussion Laser Drilling - Experiment Versus Theory,’ Proc. PICALO Conf., Beijing, CN.
  • Milanovic, I., Girouard, J. & Eppes, T., (2008), ‘An Integrative Approach to Undergraduate and Graduate Change,’ Proc. Am. Soc. Eng. Educ. Nat. Conf.,Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Milanovic, I. & Eppes, T., (2008), ‘Modular, Adaptable And Reusable Approach To Thermal-Fluids: Outwitting The Norms (MARATHON),’ Proc. Am. Soc. Eng. Educ. Nat. Conf., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Eppes, T., Milanovic, I., Shetty, D., & Bornas, J., (2007). ‘Enhanced Percussion Laser Drilling Modeling Utility,’ Proc. ICALEO Conf., Orlando, FL.
  • Desplaces, D., Wergeles, F., Eppes, T., & Milanovic, I., (2007), ‘Road Map to Creating a Laser Technology Center of Excellence in Connecticut: Assessment and Recommendations of the Curriculum,’ Proc. U. S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conf., Paper USASBE-1392007-10056.
  • Girouard, J., Milanovic, I., & Eppes, T., (2007), ‘Creating Flexible and Distinct Engineering Technology Programs,’ Proc. Am. Soc. Eng. Educ. Nat. Conf., Honolulu, HI.
  • Shetty, D., Eppes, T., Nazaryan, N., Campana, C., & Kondo, J., (2006), ‘New Approach to the Inspection of Cooling Holes in Aero-engines,’ Proc. ALAC Conf., Novi, MI.
  • Eppes, T., Milanovic, I., Shetty, D., & Bornas, J., (2006), ‘Drilling Routine for Estimating, Analyzing and Modeling of Laser Processing,’ Proc. ICALEO Conf., Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Chao, L., Shetty, D., & Eppes, T., (2006), ‘Integration of Modern Software Tools for Product Design,’ Proc. IMECE Conf., Chicago, IL.
  • Shetty, D., Eppes, T., Nazaryan, N., Campana, C., & Kondo, J., (2006), ‘New Approach to the Inspection of Cooling Holes in Aero-engines,’ Proc. IMECE Conf., Chicago, IL.
  • Shetty, D., Eppes, T., & Widaatall, A., (2006), ‘Optimization of Parameters for Effective Welding of Aerospace Components,’ Proc. ICALEO Conf., Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Coleman, S., Shetty, D., & Eppes, T., (2006), ‘Financing Strategies Used by Small and Mid-sized Firms Using Laser Manufacturing Technology to Supply the Aerospace Industry,’ Proc. ICALEO Conf., Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Shetty, D., Eppes, T., Nazaryan, N., Kondo, J., & Campana, C., (2006), ‘Optical Inspection of Holes in Jet Engine Blades,’ Proc SPIE Optics East Conf., Boston, MA.
  • Noriega, S., Shetty, D., Eppes, T., N., & Kondo, J., (2006), ‘Non-contact Vibration Analysis Using an Innovative Laser-based Methodology,’ Proc. SPIE Optics East Conf., Boston, MA.
  • [Invited] Shetty, D. & Eppes, T., (2006), ‘Advances in Product Design – Innovative Approaches,’ Proc. 22nd Intl. Conf. CAD/CAM, Robotics & Factories of Future, Vellore, IN.
  • Eppes, T. & Schuyler, P., (2006), ‘Feasibility of Totally Distance-Oriented EET/CET Technology Programs,’ Proc. Am. Soc. Eng. Educ. Nat. Conf., Chicago, IL.
  • Eppes, T. & Schuyler, P., (2005), ‘A Hands-On Internet Accessible Laboratory Model for Electronics,’ Proc. Frontiers Educ. Conf., Indianapolis, IN.
  • Eppes, T., Schuyler, P., & Oruganti, T., (2005), ‘Pilot Test Results of a New Distance Laboratory Platform,’ Proc. Am. Soc. Eng. Educ. Nat. Conf., Portland, OR.
  • Schuyler, P. & Eppes, T., (2005), ‘Build It and Will They Come? Refurbishing and Restoring an ECET Curriculum,’ Proc. Am. Soc. Eng. Educ. Nat .Conf., Portland, OR.
  • Eppes, T., Schuyler, P., & Oruganti, T., (2005), ‘Novel Distance Laboratory LabVIEW Control Panel,’ Proc. Am. Soc. Eng. Educ. Nat. Conf., Portland, OR.
  • Eppes, T., Schuyler, P., Moslehpour, S., & Keene, P., (2005), ‘Digital Computer Architecture Laboratory,’ Proc. Am. Soc. Eng. Educ. Nat. Conf., Portland, OR.
  • Eppes, T. & Schuyler, P., (2004), ‘A Distance Laboratory System Using Agilent Test Equipment,’ Proc. Frontiers Educ. Conf., Savannah, GA.
  • Eppes, T. & Schuyler, P., (2004), ‘A Robust and Scalable Distance Laboratory Platform,’ Proc. Am. Soc. Eng. Educ. Nat. Conf., Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Eppes, T. & Britt, T, (2004), ‘Audio Engineering Technology – A Next Generation Program,’ Proc. Ind. & Educ. Collaboration Conf., Biloxi, MI.
  • Eppes, T. & Britt, T, (2003), ‘Audio Technology as a Gateway to Engineering,’ Proc. Amer. Soc. Eng. Educ. Nat. Conf., Nashville, TN.
  • Wilhelmi, G., Eppes, T. & Campbell, J., (1978), ‘Operational 30 Channel 2KM Fiber Optic Data Transmission System,’ Soc. Photo-Optical Instr. Eng., 139, pp. 2-7, Washington, DC.
  • Eppes, T. & Goell, J., (1977), ‘Optical Fiber System Transmission Considerations,’ Proc. Soc. Photo-Optical Instr. Engs., 122, pp. 128-149, San Diego, CA.
  • Eppes, T., Goell, J., Kao, C., & Holland, J., (1977), ‘Timing Jitter Accumulation in a String of Non-regenerative Repeaters,’ Proc. Electro-Optical Laser Conf., Anaheim, CA.
  • Eppes, T., Goell, J., & Gallenberger, R., (1977), ‘A Two Kilometer Optical Fiber Digital Transmission System for Field Use at 20Mb/s,’ Proc. AGARD Conf., pp. 1-9, London, UK.
  • Goell, J. & Eppes, T., (1976), ‘Transmission of Common Signals Via Optical Fibers,’ Proc. WESCON, pp. 14/1-1 to 14/1-8, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Eppes, T., Cole, S., & Steensma, P.N., (1976), ‘Optical Fiber Data Bus Networks,’ Proc. EASCON Conf., Paper A77-27626, pp. 120A-120H, Washington, DC.
  • Goell, J., Eppes, T. & Kao, C., (1975). ‘Long Distance Repeatered Fiber Optical Communication Systems,’ Soc. Photo-Optical Instr. Eng., 63, pp. 50-57, San Diego, CA.
  • Eppes, T. & Rouse, J., (1971), ‘A Spatial Frequency Analysis of the Geologic Information Content of SLAR Images,’ Proc. 7th Intl. Symp. Remote Sensing of Env. Conf., pp. 299-315, Ann Arbor, MI.

Technical Reports

  • Eppes, T., (2008), ‘Percussion Laser Drilling,’ Technical Report for Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology.
  • Eppes, T., (2008), ‘Electrical Heating of a Composite Wing,’ Technical Report for Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology.

In Progress

  • Eppes, T. A., Milanovic, I., & DiPanfilo, M., (2012), ‘Acoustic Guitar Eigen-mode Analysis,’ Int. J. Arts & Sci. (90%)
  • Eppes, T., Milanovic, I. & Thiruvengadam, S., (2012), ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 2.4 GHz Patch Antenna Design,’ (70% complete)
  • Eppes, T. A. & Milanovic, I., ‘Forced Air Convective Cooling of a Glass Manufacturing Parison Plunger,’ (10% complete).
  • Eppes, T. A. & Milanovic, I., ‘Eigen-frequency Analysis of a Brass Gong,’ (10% complete).
  • Eppes, T. A. & Milanovic, I., ‘Design Improvements of a Pin-Fin Heat Sink for Electronic Device Cooling,’ (20% complete).

Invited Seminars and Talks

  • ‘Multidisciplinary Modeling Capabilities,’ Emhart Glass, Inc., Windsor, CT, February 2012.
  • ‘Applications and Trends in Multiphysics Modeling,’ Specialty Photonics Division, Optical Fiber Systems, Inc., Avon, CT, March 2012.
  •  ‘Innovations & Trends in Multiphysics Modeling,’ Keynote Speaker, Intl. Conf. on Trends & Innovations in Applied Computing, Nagpur, IN, February 2012.
  • ‘Industry & Academia Interaction,’ Panel Discussion, Intl. Conf. on Trends & Innovations in Applied Computing, Nagpur, IN, February 2012.
  • ‘ECE Department, Status and Plans,’ CETA, Board of Visitors presentation, March 2010.
  • ‘Flex Advantage Plan,’ College of Technology presentation with Prof. Milanovic, April 2007.
  • ‘Flex Advantage Plan,’ CETA, Board of Visitors presentation with Prof. Milanovic, March 2007.
  •  ‘Drilling Routine for Estimating, Analyzing and Modeling of Laser Processing,’ National Science Foundation, CCAT Laser Drilling, Program Review, Washington, DC, November 2006.
  • ‘Drilling Routine for Estimating, Analyzing and Modeling of Laser Processing,’ CCAT Hole Drilling Conf., East Hartford, CT, October 2006.
  • ‘Drilling Routine for Estimating, Analyzing and Modeling of Laser Processing,’ University of Hartford Joint Industry Conf., West Hartford, CT, December 2006.
  • ‘ABET,’ CETA presentation with Prof. Milanovic, August 2006.
  • ‘DREAM, Drilling Routine for Estimating, Analyzing and Modeling’, CCAT presentation with Prof. Milanovic, E. Hartford, CT, 2005.

Patents

Thomas A. Eppes, U S Patent 4,465,335, ‘Concentric Core Optical Fiber Coupler’

The patent covers a method for constructing an input coupler for a concentric core optical fiber. The outer protective material is removed to expose the outer core back a predetermined distance from the end including the intermediate protective material or cladding and the inner core. A plurality of single core optical fibers are stripped so that their respective cores are exposed whereupon they are bonded to the exposed outer core by a transparent index matching epoxy, which bonding is located at the transition region where the exposed outer core begins and the outer cladding ends. The outer end of the concentric core fiber element including the intermediate protective material and the inner core is cleaved and at least one other single core optical element is cleaved and bonded in end to end abutting relationship with the inner core by transparent index matching epoxy.