Department of

Electrical Engineering

Serving society through excellence in education, research, scholarship, and public outreach

Mark Wharton

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

318 Electrical Engineering East

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2091

E-mail: markwharton_at_psu_dot_edu

Research Area: Remote Sensing and Space Systems

Prior to joining Penn State 2000, Mr. Wharton spent over 30 years in industry as a practicing design engineer. He was the Director, Research and Development for VertexRSI (formerly MAXTECH, Inc.), a company that he co-founded in 1989. He managed the R&D department and was responsible for new product design and development. Mr. Wharton designed baseband, IF, RF and microwave products for Locus Inc., including synthesizers, up and down converters, imageless mixers, broadband quadrature hybrids, group delay equalizers, filters, broadband power splitters/combiners, transmission line transformers and other RF products. He also designed meteorological remote sensing circuitry and RF data communications hardware for the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Mr. Wharton is a past President of the Penn State Electrical Engineering Society and is the past President of the State College Radio Control Club.


M.S. University of Colorado, Electrical Engineering, 1978
B.S. Penn State University, Electrical Engineering, 1971


Circuit design, RF and Microwave Engineering. Teaches undergraduate-level courses in Electronics, RF and Microwave

Selected Publications and Patents

Link here to selected publications and patents

Honors and Awards

Microsoft Tablet PC MVP awards - 2009, 2010, and 2011

Department of Electrical Engineering Spira Teaching Award - 2007