Dr. Deidra Hodges (MSEE ’84, BSEE ’83) Elected to ECEDHA Board

Alum Deidra Hodges, Chair of FIU's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has been elected to the Board of ECEDHA, highlighting her leadership in renewable energy and photovoltaics research.

Xintian Tina Wang
June 20, 2024

Dr. Deidra Hodges, a distinguished alumna of Columbia University's Electrical Engineering program, has been elected to the The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA). This prestigious appointment recognizes Dr. Hodges' exceptional contributions to the field of electrical engineering and her leadership in academia.

Dr. Hodges, who holds both a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE '83) and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE '84) from Columbia University, is currently the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University (FIU). She also serves as an Associate Professor at FIU, where she specializes in photovoltaics (PV) and solar energy research.

Throughout her illustrious career, Dr. Hodges has made significant strides in advancing renewable energy technologies. Her research focuses on developing efficient thin-film mixed perovskite halides photovoltaics, achieving impressive power conversion efficiencies greater than 21%. Her work has positioned her as a leading figure in the field of solar energy and sustainability.

Dr. Hodges' expertise extends beyond photovoltaics to include nuclear materials and extreme photon sensing. She has collaborated with various Department of Energy laboratories and scientists, furthering interdisciplinary research and innovation in renewable energy and radiation detection devices. Her commitment to sustainability and renewable energy has earned her a reputation as a pioneer in the field.

In addition to her roles at FIU, Dr. Hodges is an Editor for Elsevier’s Materials Science in Semiconducting Processing (MSSP) and a visiting faculty member at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). She is actively involved in several professional societies, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM), Electron Device Society (EDS), Materials Research Society (MRS), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Dr. Hodges also serves as the advisor for the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society at FIU.

Dr. Hodges' election to the ECEDHA Board is a testament to her outstanding leadership and contributions to the field of electrical and computer engineering. As the ECEDHA Secretary, she will play a crucial role in shaping the future of electrical and computer engineering education and fostering collaboration among academic leaders across the country.

For more information on Dr. Hodges and her work, please visit the Florida International University website or the ECEDHA website.