Fred Beyette, Ph.D.

Professor and School Chair

Fred Beyette, Ph.D.

155 Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center
200 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Founding Chair, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Fred Beyette is the founding chair of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of Georgia College of Engineering.

Over the past decade, Beyette’s research has focused on developing point-of-care devices for medical and health monitoring applications –  including devices that guide the diagnosis and treatment of acute neurologic emergencies such and stroke and traumatic brain injury. His work has resulted in 12 patent applications.

Prior to joining the UGA faculty in 2017, Beyette served as a professor of electrical engineering and computing systems at the University of Cincinnati. In addition to his duties as a professor at UC, Beyette served as associate department head for electrical engineering and as graduate program coordinator.

Beyette earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering at Colorado State University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. He has trained 55 students at the master’s, doctoral and fellow levels and has mentored more than 125 undergraduate research / senior design students.

Professional Appointments
  • Founding Chair and Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2017 – present
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1996 – 2017
  • Analyte sensor and method of use
    U.S. Patent 10,823,661
  • Methods for assessing a condition by analyzing blood in cerebrospinal fluid
    U.S. Patent 8,027,814
  • Vehicular optical communications system
    U.S. Patent 7,605,842
  • Optical communications imager
    U.S. Patent 7,359,438
  • Method for determining wavelengths of light incident on a photodetector
    U.S. Patent 7,282,691

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