The University of Utah’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering would like to welcome three new faculty members who will strengthen the reputation and breadth of knowledge of our growing faculty.


Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon
Gaillardon begins Jan. 1 as an assistant professor. Previously, he was research assistant at CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France, and a visiting research associate at Stanford University. Gaillardon is recipient of the C-Innov 2011 best thesis award and the Nanoarch 2012 best paper award.

He also works for EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, as a research associate at the Laboratory of Integrated Systems (LSI). He holds an Electrical Engineer degree from CPE-Lyon, France, a master’s in electrical engineering from INSA Lyon, France, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France, and the University of Lyon.

Gaillardon is focused on the development of reconfigurable logic architectures and circuits exploiting emerging device technologies and novel EDA techniques.

For more information about Gaillardon, go to


Heayoung P. Yoon
Yoon begins Nov. 1 as an assistant professor. She is a researcher associate in the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

She received her bachelor’s and master’s in physics from Chungnam National University and Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea. She also worked at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology before entering graduate school at Penn State. She earned her Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Penn State, where her research focused on nanofabrication and integration of molecular junction devices. She continued postdoctoral research at Penn State on micro/nanowire solar cells.

In the CNST at NIST, she is working on development of nanoscale measurement techniques for solar cells, hybrid nanomaterials and nanoelectronics devices.

For more information about Yoon, visit her personal homepage at


Masood Parvania
Parvania has already begun as an assistant professor in the department. Before joining the University of Utah, he was a postdoctoral scholar with the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of California Davis. He also worked at the center for Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) on security and operational flexibility of power systems.

In 2012, he was a research associate with the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation at Illinois Institute of Technology where he developed frameworks for integration of distributed energy resources in power system operation. He completed his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Sharif University of Technology in 2013 where he received the Outstanding Research Accomplishment Award.

Parvania is the chairman of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Task Force on Reliability Impacts of Demand Response Integration and secretary of the IEEE PES Reliability, Risk and Probability Application (RRPA) Subcommittee. He is a member of IEEE and INFORMS and serves as a reviewer for several international journals.

His research interests are in the operation and planning of cyber-physical power and energy systems with emphasis on the modeling and integration of distributed energy resources, as well as sustainable renewable energy integration.

For more information on Parvania, visit his faculty page at