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Steve Hsiung

  • Steve Hsiung
  • Professor
  • Engineering Technology
  • 214 Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4606
  • shsiung@odu.edu
  • Dr. Hsiung is an associate professor of electrical engineering technology at ODU. Prior to his current position, he had worked for Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. in Sunnyvale, California, Seagate Technology, Inc., San Jose, California, and Lam Research Corp., Fremont, California. He also taught at Utah State University and California University of Pennsylvania. He has over 16 years teaching experiences in microprocessor/microcontroller related courses in post-secondary schools. He has also worked for Maxim Integrated Products Inc. on a smart battery controller project for 3 years. He was the firmware designer and application engineer for the first two generation microcontroller designs in the smart battery controller project. This microcontroller is also based on Harvard Architecture that is the same as the Microchip’s PIC microcontroller. Dr. Hsiung has designed different layers of firmware masks for microcontroller’s applications, testing, and communication protocols that were used in the smart battery project. He has also worked as a test engineer for Seagate Technology in the hard drive testing section that used the Motorola 68HC11 microcontroller as the main controlling device for various testing needs. He worked for Lam Research as a product engineering that involved the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) system for the high density IC processing machine. This job was responsible for the system manufacturing, sales, installation, and training. During Dr. Hsiung’s teaching career in higher education institutions, he has developed the Motorola 68HC11 training system (CETHC11EVB2) and simulator (CET11SIM) for microprocessor/micro-controller related courses usage and project implementation at Utah State University. A high pressure injection system for the food processing industry was one of the projects that used the 68HC11 training system for the control designs. Dr. Hsiung also developed the ODU PIC Programmer as a pilot study at ODU on microprocessor/microcontroller related courses for distance learning classes. This ODU PIC Programmer was successful and popular to the students not only in the distance learning environment but also on-campus. Currently, he is working on a NSF project to design and develop a PIC training system and a series of session courses for microcontroller related curricula that are applicable in active distance learning implementations.
  • Education

    Iowa State University, 1992
    Major: Industrial Technology
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Kansas State University, 1988
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    University of North Dakota, 1986
    Major: Industrial Technology
    Degree: M.S.
    Kaohsiung Normal University, 1980
    Major: Industrial Education
    Degree: Ed.S.
  • 2006: BEst Selected Paper, NAIT, EECT Division
  • 2002: Teacher of the Year, Utah State University
  • 2002: Teacher of the Year College of Engineering, Utah State University
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Introduction to the Newly Designed PIC Microcontroller Training System with Curriculum to Be Used in On-campus and Distance Learning Classes
    Sponsoring Organization: NAIT 08 Convention Workshop
    Date: May, 2008 - May, 2008
    Investigators:Hsiung, S. C.
    Introduction to the Newly Developed PIC Microcontroller Training System and Its Associated Curriculum
    Date: February, 2008 - February, 2008
    Investigators:Hsiung, S. C.
    Collaborative Development of a Microcontroller Training System for Two and Four-Year Distance Learning Engineering Students
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: 2007
    Investigators:Hackworth, J. R.; Ritz, J.; Hsiung, S. C.
    Requirements Analysis for Condition Based Architecture to Provide Sense and Response Readiness for High Value, Strategic, and Theater Assets
    Sponsoring Organization: LLC – Depot Operations
    Date: August, 2006 - August, 2006
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Hsiung, S. C.
    PIC Microcontrollers Programming and Controls
    Sponsoring Organization: NAIT 04 Convention Workshop
    Date: October, 2004 - October, 2004
    Investigators:Hsiung, S. C.
    Develop Design and Blues for Car Use Compact Paper Shredder
    Sponsoring Organization: Technology Applications Center
    Date: June, 2004 - June, 2004
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Hsiung, S. C.
    Design and Develop a Multi-Function Development Board for Motorola “Sparring Partner”
    Sponsoring Organization: Technology Applications Center
    Date: January, 2004 - January, 2004
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Hsiung, S. C.
    Design and Develop a Full Automated High Pressure Injection System of Marinated Food Processing Industry
    Sponsoring Organization: Utah State University
    Date: July, 2002 - July, 2002
    Investigators:Hsiung, S. C.
    Design and Develop a Multi-Function Development Board forMotorola MC68HC11 Microcontroller Family
    Sponsoring Organization: Utah State University
    Date: May, 2001 - May, 2001
    Investigators:Hsiung, S. C.