UTEP Engineering Professor Inducted into Florida Institute of Technology Career Hall of Fame
Last Updated on November 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Originally published November 12, 2020
By Christina Rodriguez
Raymond “Tipper” Rumpf, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso, was inducted into the Florida Institute of Technology Career Hall of Fame for his pioneering research at UTEP and extraordinary contributions to the engineering and manufacturing industries.
Every year, Florida Tech honors its most accomplished alumni for their contributions and worldwide professional impact through induction into the university’s Career Hall of Fame. Rumpf was selected for the 2020 class as a revolutionary technologist.
In 2010, Rumpf joined UTEP and founded the EM Lab with a mission to develop revolutionary technologies in electrical engineering enabled by digital manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing). His research covers electromagnetics, photonics, hybrid 3D printing, and computational algorithms and represents some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies under development anywhere in the world.
To date, Rumpf’s research has produced significant breakthroughs in electromagnetics, photonics and 3D printing that have earned his lab international recognition. Throughout his career at UTEP, Rumpf has been recognized for his commitment to students and excellence in teaching through numerous prestigious teaching and research awards.
Rumpf earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Florida Tech in 1995 and 1997, respectively, and his doctoral degree in optics from the University of Central Florida in 2006. He serves as an associate editor for the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) journal Optical Engineering, actively engages in outreach and mentoring of students in developing nations, and is a fellow of SPIE, senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and member of the Optical Society.
“I am honored to be recognized by Florida Tech, which gave me a great foundation for my research,” Rumpf said. “I’ve worked hard to give the same great foundation to my students at UTEP, and I’ve been very fortunate to work with such great students who have been instrumental in so many of our successes.”