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Carl Pettiford, B.S, M.S., Ph.D.

Associate Dean, School of Engineering

(434) 592-3437


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, the University of Dayton
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, the University of Hawaii

Professional Memberships

Publications and Presentations

  • Chapter: Strong Electric Field Tuning of Magnetism in Multiferroic Heterostructures, Ming Liu, Jing Lou, Ogheneyunume Obi, David Reed, Carl Pettiford, Stephen Stoute, Nian X. Sun, 01/2010: pages 53 – 66; ISBN: 9780470584422
  • Article: Strong magnetoelectric coupling at microwave frequencies in metallic magnetic film/lead zirconate titanate multiferroic composites, C. Pettiford, J. Lou, L. Russell, N. X. Sun, Applied Physics Letters 04/2008;
  • Article: Bias Field Effects on Microwave Frequency Behavior of PZT/YIG Magnetoelectric Bilayer, C. Pettiford, S. Dasgupta, Jin Lou, S.D. Yoon, N.X. Sun, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 08/2007;
  • Article: Self-assembled magnetic nanowire arrays, Ming Liu, Jalal Lagdani, Hassan Imrane, Carl Pettiford, Jing Lou, Soak Yoon, Vincent G. Harris, Carmine Vittoria, Nian. X. Sun, Applied Physics Letters 01/2007; 90.
  • Article: Effective Anisotropy Fields and Ferromagnetic Resonance Behaviors of CoFe/PtMn/CoFe Trilayers, C. Pettiford, A. Zeltser, S.D. Yoon, V.G. Harris, C. Vittoria, N.X. Sun, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 11/2006;

Honors and Awards

  • ASEE Fellow, Summer Faculty Research Program, Navy, 2010.

Professional Development Activities

  • CAER Smartlights Lighting Project, Lynchburg, VA 2011
  • CAER Cellphone Project, Lynchburg, VA 2011
  • IEEE, CEU Course on Wireless Communications Engineering, 2011
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, 2007
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