The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at
Oklahoma State University is pleased to announce Dr. Chuck
Bunting as the new Associate Dean of Research and Sponsored
Programs. The OSU/A&M Board of Regents approved this
appointment during its regular meeting on November 30, and
Bunting will officially assume the role January 1, 2013.
Bunting, the Halliburton Professor of Engineering in the
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been
on faculty at OSU for 11 years.
"Dr. Bunting is an exciting addition to the College
Leadership Team," said Dr. Paul Tikalsky, Dean. "He is
an experienced faculty that understands the needs for
collaborative efforts and interdisciplinary
research. He has great insight into what is
necessary to elevate our profile in innovation and
research. I look forward to working with Dr.
Bunting to advance the college and OSU."
Bunting has an extensive background in academic research and
is nationally recognized in the area of electrical
"I am honored to have been appointed to this position and
look forward to the opportunity to serve and work together to
improve the research culture for both faculty and students,"
said Bunting. "I hope to help streamline the processes of the
sponsored research office, and am excited about building
collaborations that are deep and sustainable across the
college and the university."
Bunting received an A.A.S. degree in electronics technology
from Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, VA, and a
B.S. degree in engineering technology from Old Dominion
University, where he graduated with the highest honors. He
went on to receive both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Virginia
Tech in electrical engineering.
Bunting worked with the Naval Aviation Depot as an
Apprentice, an Electronics Mechanic, and an Electronics
Measurement Equipment Mechanic, from 1981 to 1989. Then, from
1994 to 2001, he was on faculty with the department of
engineering technology at Old Dominion University. There, he
worked closely with NASA Langley Research Center on
electromagnetic field penetration in aircraft structures and
reverberation chamber simulation.
Bunting joined the faculty at OSU in 2001, as an associate
professor and was promoted to full professor in 2011.
"I have been working on a major proposal initiative
associated with bringing a National Science Foundation
Engineering Research Center in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to
Oklahoma State University," said Bunting. "This effort
has broadened my exposure to higher research administration
and has considerably expanded my perspective on defining a
successful research environment - particularly with a focus
on large multidisciplinary centers."
Bunting has a passion for engineering education, applied
computational electromagnetics, statistical electromagnetics,
electromagnetic characterization and application of
reverberation chambers, and the analysis and development of
near infrared tomography and microwave acoustic tomography
for prostate cancer detection.
In addition, Bunting is very active in the IEEE EMC society
where he chairs tutorials, serves on numerous committees, is
a Distinguished Lecturer and member of the Board of
His education and experience will aid the progress of the
college's success in expanding its research initiatives.