Joe Law, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Director of NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium
Dr. Joseph D. Law is Director of NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium, Director of Idaho NASA EPSCoR, and an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Idaho. He earned a baccalaureate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho in 1981 and Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985 and 1991. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Idaho.
Dr. Law has been recognized with many awards for excellence in teaching and dedication to mentoring students. He is passionate about recruiting underrepresented groups into engineering. In collaboration with other college faculty he created an interdisciplinary two-semester capstone design course that is now required of all agricultural, biological, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering and computer science students at the University of Idaho.
Dr. Law’s research has focused on increasing the efficiency and reliability of energy conversion, transmission, and storage systems. Currently, he is the Science Principal Investigator on a NASA Steckler Phase II research grant that is developing integrated flywheel energy storage systems.