Matthew Spencer

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
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My work at Mudd includes characterizing MEM relays, designing marine ultrasound systems and studying learning in laboratories and other hands-on, group activities. I am pursuing some exploratory work in circuit generators, an emerging method of designing integrated circuits and PCBs using programmatic interfaces.

I pursue this work in close collaboration with undergraduate students in the ACE (Analog Circuit Engineering) Lab, which is housed in Parsons 2381. Working in the ACE lab trains students to be circuit experts, social science enthusiasts, engaging communicators and persistent, independent researchers.

During my graduate studies I built computers out of tiny mechanical switches (called MEMS relays). An introductory level article on this work was published by IEEE Spectrum. Detailed descriptions of the work are in my publications below.

Publications are available at my Google Scholar Profile