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Angel Jordan
University Professor Emeritus, RI/ECE/ISR
Office: WEH 5309
Phone: (412) 268-2590
Fax: 412-268-2338
  Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Affiliated Center(s):
 Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems (CIMDS)
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Licenciado en Ciencias Físicas, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University


Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, July 2003 - July 2004, Acting Director and CEO.

Carnegie Mellon University, 1999 - University Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Robotics, Emeritus, Provost Emeritus

Carnegie Mellon University, 1997 - 1999 Keithley University Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Robotics.

1990 - 1997 University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

1983 - 1991 Provost.

1987 - 1988 Acting Dean, Mellon College of Science.

1986 Acting Director, Software Engineering Institute.

1983 - 1985 Acting President, Mellon Institute of Industrial Research.

1979 - 1983 Dean, Carnegie Institute of Technology (engineering college).

1972 - 1980 U.A. and Helen Whitaker Professor of Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

1969 - 1979 Head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).

1976 - 1978 Chairman, Biomedical Engineering Program.

1966 - 1990 Professor, Dept of ECE.

1962 - 1966 Associate Professor, Dept of ECE.

1959 - 1962 Assistant Professor, Dept of ECE.

1958 - 1959 Research Fellow, Mellon Institute of Industrial Research.

1956 - 1958 Instructor, Dept of ECE.


1976 Visiting Senior Research Scientist, Health and Safety Executive, Sheffield, England.

1971 Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kampur, India.


1953 - 1956 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Electronics, Naval Ordnance School, Madrid.

1954 - 1956 Senior Research Engineer, "Laboratorio y Taller de Investigacíon del Estado Mayor de la Armada" (LTIEMA), Madrid.

1952 - 1954 Research Engineer, LTIEMA.


Member, National Academy of Engineering. Corresponding Member, Real Academia de Ingeniería, Spain. Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member, American Physical Society. Member, Sigma Xi; Tau Beta Pi; Eta Kappa Nu; Phi Kappa Phi. Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, 1985. Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain, 2001. Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, 2007, Distinguished Fulbright Scholar. Premio Extaordinario (Award for Exceptional Achievement), Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain. NATO Senior Scientist Award. 1987 Vectors Pittsburgh Man of the year in Education. Pittsburgh Business Times Enterprise Award. Listed in: American Men and Women of Science; Who's Who in America; Who's Who in the East; Who's Who in Engineering; Who's Who in Technology Today; Who's Who in Frontier Science and Technology.


Member, Board of Directors of: Magnascreen Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Keithley Instruments Inc., Cleveland, Ohio (1982 - 1996); California Micro Devices Inc., Milpitas, California (1986 - 2002); Pittsburgh High Technology Council (founder and first chairman); Enterprise Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1983 - 1989); Allegheny Heart Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1980 - 1987); Socintec (Sociedad para la Innovación y Promoción de Nuevas Tecnologías., S.A.), Bilbao, Spain; Custom MOS Arrays, Inc., Milpitas, California (1983 - 1986); CORETECH (Council for Research and Technology), Washington D.C. (1986 - 1991); Pennsylvania Science and Engineering Foundation, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (1981 - 1983). Member of: Strategic Advisory Board, Pyramid Technology Corporation, Mountain View, California (1986 - 1989); Science and Technology Advisory Committee, Lord Corporation, Erie, Pennsylvania (1983 - 1990); Governor of Pennsylvania Task Force on Science and Technology (1986 - 1988); Task Force on Advanced Technology of the Economic Development Committee of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development (1983); Pennsylvania Academic Commission on Technological Development (1986 - 1990); Board of Directors of MPC Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1983 - 1991), Chairman (1983 - 1985) and (1987 - 1991); Board of Directors of Ben Franklin Technology Program of Western Pennsylvania (1988 - 1991), Co-chairman (1984 - 1988); Allegheny County Airport Advisory Committee (1986 - 1991).


Consultant to: Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa; U.S.X. Corporation,Pittsburgh, Pa.; Fostin Capital Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa; Compañia Telefónica Nacional de España, Madrid; Fundesco (Foundation for the advancement of the telecommunications in Spain), Madrid; GIMV Investment Company for Flanders, Antwerpen, Belgium; Sandia Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Health and Safety Executive, Sheffield, England. Member of Advisory / Visiting Committee or Board of: Arizona State University, Tennesee Technological University, Northwestern University, University of Alabama, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Johns Hopkins University, University of Houston, Drexel University, University of California at Davis, Lehigh University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Chairman of International Panel of Advisors), Association of Engineering Colleges of Pennsylvania (Chairman 1982 - 1983). Member of: Committee on Engineering and Engineering Education in the Twenty-first Century, National Academy of Engineering (NAE); Committee on Membership, NAE (1989 - 1990); Electronics Engineering Peer Committee, NAE Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Elections, Chairman Twenty-seventh Election; Mobilization Committee of the Manufacturing Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences; Committee on Human Rights of the National Academies.

AUTHOR OF over 200 research publications and numerous research reports.

SPEAKER at numerous conferences, seminars, and symposia in the U.S.A. and abroad. Supervisor of 32 Ph.D.s, 30 M.S.s, and numerous undergraduate student projects.