Nuri Emanetoglu, Director

Portrait photo of Nuri Emanetoglu
Nuri Emanetoglu

Nuri Emanetoglu, Director, is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University, NJ. Afterwards, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Rutgers University, and an ORAU Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Army Research Labs, Adelphi, MD. Dr. Emanetoglu joined the University of Maine in January 2007.

Dr. Emanetoglu’s expertise is in semiconductor and piezoelectric sensors, electronic circuits and solar power.






Recent Publications

  • “Janus: A Combined Radar and Vibration Sensor for Beehive Monitoring”, Herbert M. Aumann, Margery L. Aumann, Nuri W. Emanetoglu, IEEE Sensors Letters, DOI: 10.1109/LSENS.2021.3056870, vol. 5, no. 3, p.1500204, March 2021
  • “Lateral Field Excited Quartz Crystal Microbalances for Biosensing Applications,” Jequil S.R. Hartz, Nuri W. Emanetoglu, Caitlin Howell, John F. Vetelino, Biointerphases, DOI: 10.1116/6.0000144, vol 15, no. 2, p. 030801, May 2020
  • “Stethoscope with digital frequency translation for improved audibility”, H. Aumann, N. Emanetoglu, Health Technology Letters, DOI:  1049/htl.2019.0011 , Online ISSN 2053-3713 Available online: 24 June 2019
  • “Tunable SAW Devices Based on Ni:ZnO/ZnO/GaN Structures with Buried IDTs”, R. Li, P.I. Reyes, G. Li, K. Tang, K. Yang, S.-Y. Wang, J. Han, N.W. Emanetoglu, Y. Lu, ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, , vol. 6, no. 11, S3119-S3124, doi: 10.1149/2.0261711jss, 2017
  • “A 250-Mb/s Data Rate IR-UWB Transmitter Using Current-Reused Technique”, Praveen Gunturi, Nuri W. Emanetoglu, David E. Kotecki, IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol .65, no.11, pp.4255-4265, DOI: 10.1109/TMTT.2017.2695189, Nov. 2017
  • “Effect of Axial Rotation on Mutual Coupling Between Helical Antennas in a Doppler Radar”, H. Aumann, N. W. Emanetoglu, of the 2017 IEEE Intl. Symp. on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, San Diego, CA, DOI: 10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2017.8073180, July 2017
  • “An Index for Assessing the Foraging Activities of Honeybees with a Doppler Sensor”, H. Aumann, B. Payal, N. W. Emanetoglu, F. Drummond, 2017 IEEE Sensor Applications Conference, DOI: 10.1109/SAS.2017.7894090, Mar. 2017
  • “The Radar Microphone: A New Way of Monitoring Honey Bee Sounds”, H.M. Aumann, Nuri W. Emanetoglu, 2016 IEEE Sensors, DOI: 10.1109/ICSENS.2016.7808865, Oct. 2016
  • “Doppler radar microphone with logarithmic square-law detector”, H. Aumann, N. Emanetoglu, Electronics Letters, vol. 52, pp. 1061-63, June 2016

Recent Grants

  • Next Generation Harsh-Environment Materials and Wireless Sensor Technique for Energy Sector Applications, Co-PI: 10%, Department of Energy, 2021, $2.34M (PI: M. Pereira da Cunha, PD: R. Lad)
  • REU Site: Sensor Science and Engineering, PI: 50%, National Science Foundation, 03/01/2019, $430,895 (PIs: N.W. Emanetoglu, J. Vetelino)
  • Sensor Development/Adaptation to Improve Healthcare: A Partnership Between the University of Maine System and Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Co-PI: 20%, UMS Research Reinvestment Fund Seed Grant, 6/1/2018, $80,000 (PIs: J. Vetelino, N.W. Emanetoglu, L. Kaye, S. Quackenbush, J, Moreira)
  • Field Study for Bee Hive Activity Monitoring System, Maine Technology Institute Seed Grant, 3/16/2018, $22,000
  • Bee Hive Activity Monitoring System – Phase II, PI, UMS Research Reinvestment Fund Phase II – Commercialization Accelerator Grant, 1/31/2018, $20,000
  • PFI:AIR – TT: Lateral Field Excited Acoustic Wave Sensor for Monitoring Thin Film Properties in Solid State Devices, Co-PI: 33%, National Science Foundation, 6/15/2017, $200,000 (PIs: J. Vetelino, J. Harkins, N.W. Emanetoglu)
  • Bee Hive Activity Monitoring System, PI: 60%, UMS Research Reinvestment Fund Undergraduate Assistantship Grant, 3/17/2017, $7,000 (PIs: N.W. Emanetoglu, H. Aumann, F. Drummond)
  • REU Site: Sensor Science and Engineering, PI: 50%, National Science Foundation, 08/23/2015, $401,308 (PIs: N.W. Emanetoglu, J. Vetelino)
  • The use of portable doppler radar microphone to assess honey bee colony size and health, Co-PI: 40%, Maine Agricultural Center, 4/1/2015, $1,908 (PIs: F. Drummond, N.W. Emanetoglu, H. Aumann)


Graduate Students

  • Thomas J. Leighton, MSEE, “Development of an Electrical Interface for a Lateral Field Excited Sensor System”, August 2019
  • Roger Feeley, Ph.D. in Physics, “Low-Temperature AlN Thin Film Growth”, August 2019
  • Joseph R. Grace III, “LC Oscillator Chirp Generator for LADAR Applications”, MSEE, May 2013
  • Wang Zhang, MSEE, “InP/InGaAs Symmetric Gain Optoelectronic Mixers for LADAR Applications”, Dec. 2010
  • Stephen Drew, MSEE, “Symmetric Gain Optoelectronic Mixers for LADAR Applications”, May 2009

Recent Undergraduate Students