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Robert H. Klenke, Ph.D. - VCU College of Engineering. Engineering West Hall, Room 203A, Richmond, VA, US

Robert H. Klenke, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering | VCU College of Engineering

Engineering West Hall, Room 203A, Richmond, VA, UNITED STATES

Dr. Klenke's research interests include collaborative unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and cyber physical systems security





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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Lab




Dr. Klenke received his BSEE from the Virginia Military Institute in 1982. He served four years in the United States Navy as a Civil Engineer Corps officer. During his Navy career he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and received the Navy Achievement Medal and the Meritorious Unit Citation. Dr. Klenke received his MSEE in 1989 and his Ph.D.(Electrical Engineering) in 1993 from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Klenke is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Chair of the ECE Department at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. His research interests include unmanned aerial systems and cyber physical systems security. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi and is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society.

Industry Expertise (2)



Areas of Expertise (6)

Digital system design

Hardware/software co-design hardware description languages

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flight control system design and testing

UAV payload design integration and testing

Collaborative unmanned aerial vehicles

Cyber-physical Systems Security

Education (3)

University of Virginia: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering 1993

University of Virginia: M.S., Electrical Engineering 1999

Virginia Military Institute: B.S., Electrical Engineering 1982

Affiliations (1)

  • IEEE : Senior Member.