Biography: Dr. Mantooth (S'83 - M'90 - SM'97 – F’09) received the B.S. (summa cum laude) and M. S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1985 and 1986, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1990. He joined Analogy in 1990 where he focused on semiconductor device modeling and the research and development of HDL-based modeling tools and techniques. Besides modeling, his interests include analog and mixed-signal IC design and power electronics. In 1996, Dr. Mantooth was named Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Analogy (now owned by Synopsys).
In 1998, he joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, as an Associate Professor. He has received numerous teaching, service, and research awards since returning to the UA. He was also selected to the Georgia Tech Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni in 2002, and the Arkansas Academy of Electrical Engineers in 2006. Dr. Mantooth was promoted to his present rank of Distinguished Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department in 2011. He has co-founded two companies, Lynguent and Ozark Integrated Circuits.
Dr. Mantooth helped establish the National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission (NCREPT) at the UA in 2005, for which he serves as director. In 2006, he was selected as the inaugural holder of the 21st Century Endowed Chair in Mixed-Signal IC Design and CAD. He currently holds the 21st Century Leadership Chair in Engineering. Dr. Mantooth has published over 350 refereed articles on modeling and IC design. He holds patents on software architecture and algorithms for modeling tools and has others pending. He is co-author of three books and has served on several technical program committees for IEEE conferences.
He is currently serving the profession as Immediate Past-President of the IEEE Power Electronics Society until 2021. Dr. Mantooth is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu, and registered professional engineer in Arkansas. Professor Mantooth serves as the Executive Director for NCREPT, GRAPES (the NSF I/UCRC for GRid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems), and SEEDS (DoE Center for Secure, Evolvable Energy Delivery Systems). He also serves as the Deputy Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS).