Dr. Joseph Abita

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Personal Bio

Dr. J. L. Abita holds PhD (Ohio University), MS, and BS (Fairleigh Dickinson) degrees in physics. His PhD efforts focused on a theoretical topic in quantum statistical thermodynamics; MS focused on experimental efforts in gaseous and solid state lasers. His career spans academic, government, and commercial venues in electronics and microelectronics at JHU APL, Kodak, General Electric, and Comsat where he served as an individual contributor and manager of programs and staff supporting commercial, satellite, medical, and military systems/components development and manufacture. His experience includes design, fabrication, material processes, and packaging of electronic and mechanical systems, and devices including hybrid and monolithic integrated circuits, SOS and GaAs miniature microwave integrated circuits (MMIC). He developed processes, and managed mass production process lines associated with electronic products. In an adjunct role, he contributed to and managed a biomedical engineering research program supported by a major medical company. Dr. Abita has served on numerous committees; he has numerous publications, short courses, inventions, and awards; most recently receiving a Master Inventor Award from JHU APL. Dr. Abita has been a student adviser and instructor for over 30 years.

Education History

  • Doctor of Physics Physics, Ohio University

Work Experience

Adjunct Professor, JHU Whiting School of Engineering


Numerous publications, presentations, and short courses

Honors and Awards

  • JHUAPL Master Inventor (2007)