John Scalzo

Senior Instructor and Undergraduate Advisor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering 150 E

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Office telephone: (225)578-5478

Office Fax:(225)578-5200


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Spring 2017:

EE 4810 Senior Design 1

EE 2810 Tools in ECE

EE 2120 Circuits 1

Fall 2017:

EE 4820 Senior Design 2

EE 4350 Applied Electromagnetics: RF Systems

EE 2810 Tools in ECE

EE 2120 Circuits 1


MSEE Georgia Tech 1993

BSEE Virginia Tech 1992

Area of specialization: RF systems design, DSP

Work Experience:


Mr. Scalzo began teaching at LSU in 1999. Since 2003 he has been the undergraduate adviser for the division of electrical and computer engineering. Mr. Scalzo has taught 14 different electrical and computer engineering courses. Most recently he completed the development of a new course in applied electromagnetics, RF Systems. This course is based on his work experience at SAWTEK as an RF components design engineer.

SAWTEK (TriQuint Semiconductor Inc.)

RF design engineer and project manager for the development of specialized surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters, resonators and sensors for various communications and sensing applications. Trained in statistically based experimental design techniques for design optimization. These experimental design techniques were used to develop optimal fabrication and processing of SAW devices.

Norfolk Southern Corporation, Roanoke, VA    Worked as a co-op in the Communications/Signals Department for 4 semesters. 

Nominations and Awards:

Promoted to Senior Instructor Spring 2016

Patents received: US20120223813

Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award 2006, 2014

CCELL Happy Award 2012 - Excellence in Service Learning

Nominated for Advisor of the Year 2009-2010 (ECE)

Nominated for Advisor of the Year 2002-2003 (Gamma Beta Phi)

Elected Gamma Beta Phi National Advisor,  2002-2003.

Updated 17AUG15