Lawrence Hmurcik

Lawrence Hmurcik, Ph.D.

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering

Engineering – Technology Bldg – Office 137
(203) 576-4678

Dr. Hmurcik came to the University of Bridgeport in 1983 from Diamond Shamrock Corporation. He was Chairman for the Department of Electrical Engineering from 2001 to 2013, and he remains active as a teacher and researcher and committee member. He has 96 publications. He has almost 350 consulting cases to his credit, including 20 court appearances in which he is an expert witness. Dr. Hmurcik has obtained 5 major grants while at UB, and he continues to publish in many fields — Solar Energy, Accident Reconstruction, Medical Machines, radiation shielding plastics, electronic circuit simulation, programmable logic controls (PLC’s), and carbon nano-tubes. Hmurcik is licensed as a professional engineer (LLC and PE) in Connecticut.

 

Education:
Ph.D., Solid-State Electronics, Clarkson University, 1980
M.S., Nonlinear Fiber Optics, Clarkson University, 1976
B.S., Integrated Circuits Design, Fairfield University, 1974

 

Courses Taught:
ELEG 233, 234, 235, 236 – Network Analysis I and II, lecture and lab

Other courses taught: 
ELEG 337 Electronics Lab
ELEG 348/417 Modern Electronics 
ELEG 447 Semiconductors
ELEG/BMEG 510 Medical Machines
ELEG 315/415 Fiber Optics
ELEG 316/416 Fiber Optics Lab
ELEG 482 Analog Integrated Circuits Design
ELEG 483 Digital Integrated Circuits Design
ELEG 443 DSP - Digital Signal Processing
ELEG 317/460 Controls 
ELEG 333 Signals and Systems
ELEG 444 Power Electronics 
ELEG 247 Electronics Materials
Electromagnetic Fields and Waves 
Advanced DSP
Digital Filters
Pulse Circuits

 

Publications:
Borui Li, Xiaowei Yu, Bo Zhang, Xingguo Xiong, and Lawrence Hmurcik, “Implementation of an 8-bit low-power multiplier based on reversible gate technology”, Transactions on Techniques in STEM Education, vol. 1, no. 3, page 84 (April-June 2016).

Sarosh Patel and Lawrence V. Hmurcik, “The case of the computer room fire”, EC&M p10 (June 2016).

Sarosh Patel and Lawrence Hmurcik, “Preventable ground wire accidents and fires”, Proc. of the IEEE EEEIC2016, Florence, Italy (June 7-10, 2016).

Sarosh Patel and Lawrence Hmurcik, “The case of the malfunctioning sandblaster”, Proc. of the IEEE EEEIC2016, Florence, Italy (June 7-10, 2016).

Gupta, S. Patel, and L. Hmurcik, “Common Engineering mistakes in the analysis of aquarium fires”, Proc. Of 2016 ASEE NE Conf., Kingston, RI, OT-64 (April 30).

Sarosh H. Patel and Lawrence V. Hmurcik, “The case of the machine mutilation”, EC&M p12 (Mar 2016).

Hmurcik, B.D. Barkana, N. Gupta, “Two case studies: real-life fatal burn case including smoke inhalation and fatal high-voltage burn”, International Journal of Advanced Research volume 3, issue 11, p 318 (November 2015).

Sarosh H. Patel and Lawrence V. Hmurcik, “The case of the non-electric sign electrocution”, EC&M p10 (June 2015).

Sarosh H. Patel and Lawrence V. Hmurcik, “The case of the VFD clock culprit”, EC&M p 10 (April 2015).

Lawrence V. Hmurcik and Sarosh H. Patel, “The case of the multimeter meltdown”, EC&M p 10 (August 2014).

Borui Li, Xiaowei Yu, Bo Zhang, Xingguo Xiong, Lawrence Hmurcik, “Implementation of an 8-bit low power multiplier, based on reversible gate technology”, 2014 ASEE Zone I Conf., University of Bridgeport, CT (April 3-5, 2014).

Lawrence V. Hmurcik and Sarosh H Patel, “The case of the hurried electrician”, Electrical Construction and Maintenance page 10 (March 2014).

V. Umamaheswari, K. Venkatasubramanian, Lawrence V. Hmurcik, “Different structures for micro-nano-electrode arrays for measurement of surface potential from any localized part of the brain”, American Patent and International Patent pending (February 2014).

Linfeng Zhang, Nicolae Gari, and Lawrence V. Hmurcik, “Energy measurement in a micro-grid with distributed energy resources”, Energy Conversion and Management, volume 78, 297-305 (January 2014).

(4) Manan Joshi, Navarun Gupta, and Lawrence V. Hmurcik, “Modeling of Pina-Related Transfer Functions using a finite-element-method”, COMSOL conference Boston (October 10, 2013).

Lawrence V. Hmurcik and Sarosh H. Patel, “The case of the mis-identified pump switches”, Electrical Construction and Maintenance p 8, (May 2013).

Bhushan Dharmadhikari, Navarun Gupta, Manan Joshi, and Lawrence V. Hmurcik, “Surge Suppressors–hidden dangers”, 2013 ASEE NE Conference, Norwich, VT April 16.

B. V. Dharmadhikari, L. V. Hmurcik, P. K. Patra, N. A. Mohammed, and D. Gondi, “In silico simulation of carbon nanotube and pulmonary surfactant protein binding”, Biomedical Engineering Society 2012 Conference, Atlanta p 131 (October 26).

Madhav Patil, Jack Toporovsky, L. Hmurcik, Tarek Sobh, “Integration of a vision system, an intelligent robot actuator, HMI (human-machine-interface), and PLC (programable logic control) to design a universal quality inspection or control machine”, i-managers Journal on Mechanical Engineering, v 2, no. 3, (May-June 2012).

Navarun Gupta, Sarosh Patel, Manan Joshi, Bhushan Dharmadhikari, and Lawrence V. Hmurcik, “Real-life high voltage accident cases — teaching electrical safety”, 2012 ASEE NE Conference, Lowell, MA (April 28, 2012)

Lawrence V. Hmurcik, M. Joshi, B. Dharmadhikari, and N. Gupta, “Aquarium fires — why water and electricity do not mix”, 2012 ASEE St. Lawrence Conference, Potsdam, NY (March 23-24).

 

Honors and Awards:
Service award for 30 years of service as a Faculty member of the University of Bridgeport (April 2014)
Keynote speaker at Bridgeport Hospital/Southern Connecticut State University’s graduation ceremony for Nurse Anesthetists, held at Bridgeport Hospital (May 2004)

 

Grants:
Lawrence V. Hmurcik, “High temperature superconductor characterization”, UI-EnerTech Grant, 1998-1999. $5,000
Abe Bidarian, Lee Mathews, Rocky Trembly, and Lawrence Hmurcik, “Characterization of polycrystalline high-temperature superconductors,” Charles Goodyear Cooperative Research and Development Grant sponsored by the state of Connecticut, 1994-1996. $120,000.
Steve Grodzinsky and Lawrence Hmurcik, “Mixed analog-digital signals laboratory”, NSF ILI Grant, 1995. $56,000.
Steve Grodzinsky and Lawrence Hmurcik, “Design and fabrication of micro-electronic/opto-electronic circuits,” consortium Grant with the University of Connecticut, Yale, and Trinity, sponsored by the state of Connecticut (1989-1991). $100,000.
Dhan Sethi and Lawrence Hmurcik, “Photo-conductive polymer composites analysis,” Charles Goodyear grant sponsored by the state of Connecticut, 1986-1988. $60,000.