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Arthur H. Ball

Collegiate Assistant Professor
Arthur H. Ball
Mailing Address
1185 Perry Street
453 Whittemore (0111)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • Ph.D. EE, Virginia Tech, 2009
  • M.S. EE, Virginia Tech, 2004
  • B.S. EE, Bluefield State University, 2001
  • B.S. ME, Bluefield State University, 2001
  • Finding ways to make difficult concepts easy to understand
  • Developing experiential learning opportunities in the classroom
  • Conveying practical engineering knowledge
  • Analog and digital electronics
  • Power amplifier design
  • Signals and systems
  • Instructional labs
  • Guiding M.Eng. students.


  • Power electronics
  • DC/DC switching converters
  • Radiation-hardened circuit design for satellites and space vehicles
  • Engineering curriculum development
  • Faculty advisor for BOLT electric motorcycle team, VT Wind Turbine team, GM IEEE robotics team, and Orbital Launch Vehicle team.



  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching 
  • Nominee for Digg's Teaching Scholar Award 
  • Heta Lambda Beta Society Inductee 
  • Nominee for Undergraduate Alumni Advising Award 
  • NSF Fellow
  • Pratt Fellow