Ambrose Barry

Ambrose Barry
Faculty Emeritus
Electrical Engineering Technology
Phone: 
704-687-4185
Fax: 
704-687-6653
Degrees & Professional Registration: 
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Auburn University, 1971
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, 1964
  • REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER, North Carolina (1988-1995)
Research: 
  • LAN design & implementation, computer programming, hardware design and interfacing, factory automation, data acquisition, digital communications, R.F. circuit & antenna design
Other Professional Appointments: 
  • New Mexico State University, Assistant Professor, 1981-1985
  • Chapman College, Holloman AFB, New Mexico, Instructor , 1975-1978
  • Florida Institute of Technology , Instructor, 1966-1969
  • Private Consultant - part time since 1980 – custom machine design, network design, custom software, legal consulting
  • Member, ELET FAIT, ongoing
  • ETGR FAIT, Member, ongoing
  • Member, ET Department ABET Committee, ongoing
  • Member, Campus Faculty Appeals Committee, 2000-2004
  • Member, Engineering Technology Department Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2000-2004
  • Member, Lee College of Engineering Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2001-2004
  • Member, Computer Facilities Committee, 2000-2001
  • Member, Electrical Equipment Committee, 2000-2001
  • Faculty representative for Diversity in Engineering competition, 2004-2005
  • Regional Science Fair Judge, 2003 – 2005
  • Community college informational/recruitment visitations, 2002-2004
  • Faculty consultant for the Solar Decathlon student project (solar/electric system design), 2001-2002
Research Grants: 
  • “Mobile Emissions Reduction Grant,” NC Dept. of Transportation ($80,000), 1995
  • “Development of a Unique Multi-Discipline PC-based Data Acquisition, Analysis & Control Mobile Laboratory System,” NSF Instrumentation Laboratory Improvement Grant ($16988), 1993
  • “Alternatives to Cogeneration: A Technology Transfer Demonstration Project,” UNC Charlotte Continuing Education ($20,000), 1993
  • “UNIX/PSPICE Operating Guide,” UNC Charlotte Project Mosaic grant ($200), 1992
  • “Data Acquisition Analysis,” Michelin Tire Company ($2280), 1990
Recent Publications: 
  • Barry, A., “Development of Distance Learning experiments using the e-Lab,” Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Albuquerque, NM, June 2001
  • Barry, A., “Development of a Remotely Controlled Data Acquisition System for a Steam Turbine-Driven Air Compressor Demonstration Project,” ASEE Southeast Regional Conference, 1994
  • Barry, A., “Development of a Unique Multi-Discipline PC-based Data Acquisition, Analysis and Process Control Mobile Laboratory System,” Proceedings of the 1993 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, University of Illinois, June 1993
  • Textbook - Barry, A.G., 68000 Assembly Language Programming and Interfacing – A Unique Approach for the Beginner, Prentice-Hall, 1991
  • Hudson, R. and Barry, A., “A Case Study in the Value of Academic-Industrial Cooperation in an Increasing Competitive Economic Environment,” Proceedings of the 1990 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 1990
Honors & Awards: 
  • Meritorious Service Award - USAF – 1978
  • FCC First Class Commercial License - 1975
  • Extra Class Amateur Radio License - licensed since 1954