June 25, 2003
G. Marshall Molen was recently recognized for his appointment to the Ergon Corporation and Diversified Technology, Inc. Distinguished Professorship in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University.
Molen received his bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University. After graduating in 1974, he joined The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, California, where he worked in the area of radiation effects and conducted research into the heating of a dense plasma focus using carbon dioxide lasers.
He began his academic career at Old Dominion University in 1978 and was actively involved in research. He was later promoted to Professor of Electrical Engineering and was appointed Director of the Physical Electronics Research Institute. He later became Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in 1985.
In 1987, he became head of electrical engineering at Tennessee Technological University. Molen accepted a position in 1992 at Mississippi State University as department head until 2002.
He is currently the director of the Electric Ship R&D Consortium effort at MSU, as well as principal director for this Office of Naval Research and the MSU Radar Power program sponsored by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command.
DTI, an Ergon company, was founded in 1971 and over the past thirty years it has become a leader in the industrial and commercial computer industry. DTI is part of one of the largest private corporations in America and has a reputation for design and manufacturing quality and integrity. DTI develops and fabricates products primarily for communications, telephony, military, aerospace and medical markets.
The Ergon-Diversified Technology Distinguished Professorship was established in September 2002 to provide leadership in electrical and computer engineering education and research, as well as outreach to industry.