Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D. - Georgia Tech
B.S. - North Carolina State University
Office: 107 Riggs Hall
Office Phone: 864.656.4440
Randy Collins joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University in 1989 and currently holds the rank of Professor. He presently serves as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate and International Studies in the College of Engineering and Science. He holds a BSEE from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Dr. Collins has received a dozen awards for his teaching, including the Murray Stokely and Byars Prize awards in the College of Engineering and Science. He initiated the ECE department’s on-line course development and delivery efforts. Dr. Collins is an active member of several IEEE societies, and has served in various leadership capacities in the local IEEE Piedmont section. He is also an active continuing education instructor, and has taught numerous short courses to practicing engineers on electrical engineering subjects and review courses for the professional engineering licensing exams. Dr. Collins is a senior member of the IEEE, a registered professional engineer (PE) in South Carolina and is an active airline transport (ATP) -rated pilot and FAA certified flight instructor (CFI/CFII/MEI).
Dr. Collins directs the research activities in the Power Quality and Industrial Applications Laboratory. He has focused his research on power quality, specifically on the impact of electric power system disturbances on industrial process equipment. His research specializations and interests include power quality, power electronics, electric machines, adjustable speed motor drives, stray voltage, and aging aircraft power and wiring systems. He has written numerous articles and made many presentations on these topics, and has twice been awarded with prize paper awards for his efforts. He is an active member of several committees writing international standards for power quality, and presently serves as the chair of IEEE Standard 1159.