Tom Weller
Professor and Head
Michael and Judith Gaulke Chair in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

1148 Kelley Engineering Center
Corvallis, OR 97331-5501
(541) 737-9287
(541) 737-1300


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1995
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1991
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1988


Tom Weller joined Oregon State University in 2018, as professor and head of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He was with the University of South Florida (USF) from 1995-2018. Weller served as the associate dean for research in the USF College of Engineering from 2007-2012, and was the chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 2012-2018. He was a founding member of the USF Center for Wireless and Microwave Information Systems and served as its co-director until 2018. Weller previously worked for Hughes Aircraft Company (1988-1990) and consulted for Lockheed Martin Microwave (1995-1997). In 2001, he co-founded Modelithics, Inc., a Tampa-based company specializing in the microwave modeling services and CAE model libraries.

Weller was a co-recipient of the 1996 Microwave Prize from the IEEE MTT Society, a recipient of a CAREER Award from The National Science Foundation in 1999, and a recipient of the Outstanding Young Engineer Award from the IEEE MTT Society in 2005. He also received IBM Faculty Partnership Awards (2000, 2001), the University of South Florida President’s Award for Faculty Excellence (2003), and the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award from the Florida Education Fund (2010). He is a charter member of the USF Academy of Inventors, and a fellow of IEEE and the National Academy of Inventors.

Research Interests

Weller’s research interests are in reconfigurable microwave circuits, microwave applications of additive manufacturing and 3D printing, electromagnetic sensors, microwave circuit and antenna design, and equivalent circuit modeling. He has served as principal or co-principal Investigator on more than 115 externally funded research projects from sponsors that include the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Army Research Laboratory, Air Force Research Laboratory, Central Intelligence Agency and numerous private companies. He has published over 330 journal and conference papers and 3 book chapters, and he holds 43 U.S. patents. He has served as major professor for 25 Ph.D. graduates and 50 MSEE graduates, and his students have received more than 60 award recognitions.