Harley R. Myler, Ph.D., P.E.

About Me

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I came to Lamar University in the fall of 2001 as the department chair of electrical engineering. I have taught many students from LU over the years and have seen many excellent electrical engineers emerge from the program. LU has been a great place to do research and teach and I have had a great deal of productivity while here.

I hold the William B. and Mary G. Mitchell Endowed Chair in Telecommunications. The Mitchells, aside from endowing my chair, are very special to me and they are truly champions of Lamar because they personify the strength of the Lamar experience and how it can take people to undreamed of success and achievement.

I am the first engineering faculty member to receive a Fulbright Grant and I have had two. Both of them involved engineering education and I spent them in Tunis, Tunisia at ESPRIT, the Ecole Supérieure Privée d'Ingénierie et de Technologies, a private engineering university. I truly enjoyed working with the faculty and students at ESPRIT and we forged strong friendships that endure to this day.

I invented the first two patents in Lamar Universities’ patent portfolio. I take great pride in that accomplishment and continue to promote innovation, product development and commercialization at LU.

I have been the Goldwater Scholarship Campus Representative since 2001. In that time, I have had the privilege of nominating the first and second of LU's Goldwater Scholars as well as the first Honorable Mention. All of these students were electrical engineers.
I take being a professor, a creator of knowledge, very seriously. It has not been so much a career for me as a way of life. My goal is to move the disipline of electrical engineering forward and a big part of that is the production of new electrical engineers who will take up the torch, so to speak, and be productive members of society. Lamar students are very special to me and even in the short time I have been at the university so many have gone on to do great things. I am very proud that I was able to be a part of their education and I delight in watching my students succeed.