John D. Cressler


John D. Cressler
John D. Cressler
Associated organizations
Georgia Institute of Technology
Fields of study
IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal


John D. Cressler believes that today’s engineering students require more than just a strong technical background in the traditional core courses, so he includes unique design experiences within his courses so that students gain exposure to real-world challenges. As a result, his graduate students enter the professional world both technically strong and, importantly, aware of the social implications of the technology they develop. Considered a leading expert in silicon-germanium heterojunction bipolar transistor technology, Dr. Cressler instills his passion for social awareness within his students, examining both the positive and negative aspects of the micro- and nanoelectronics revolution, and he inspires them to use technology to help build a better world. He also serves as faculty mentor for Georgia Institute of Technology’s SURE program, which incorporates top-notch minority undergraduates into research teams for an early taste of what graduate school is really like.

An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Cressler is currently the Ken Byers Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.