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Electronics Design Laboratory

Electronics Design Laboratory
Kansas State University
124 Burt Hall
1220 N. 17th St
Manhattan, KS 66506


Contact Us

EDL is located in the west wing of the first floor of Burt Hall. The main electronics lab is in room 128, and the Director's office is across the hall in room 124. A Client Parking stall is located near the northeast corner of Lot A28 (between Rathbone Hall and Ackert Hall).  Please ask for a special parking pass for the client stall.

Please contact us if you have questions or comments, or to see how we can assist with your projects.

Tim Sobering, Director
Tim J. Sobering (BSEE, MSEE)

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Tim Sobering is an Electrical Engineer and serves as Director of the Kansas State University Electronics Design Laboratory. His B.Sc. (1982) and M.Sc. (1984) degrees are in Electrical Engineering, both from Kansas State University, where he specialized in instrumentation and measurement with graduate work involving low-power analog-to-digital conversion architectures and dynamic testing methods.

He spent 12 years at Sandia National Laboratories, the majority of which was spent developing electro-optic remote sensing instruments for the detection of nuclear, biological, chemical, and laser weapons proliferation.

In 1996 Tim came to Manhattan and started the Electronics Design Laboratory. As EDL's Director, Tim's vision was realized as the laboratory came online and assumed the responsibility for supporting the instrumentation needs of research programs across all of K-State.

Tim is the manager as well as the lead engineer with responsibilities that include managing the budget, personnel, day-to-day laboratory operations, and marketing the laboratory's capabilities. To date and under Tim's direction, the EDL has completed over 500 design projects and provided valuable industry applicable experience to over 58 student interns. Tim holds a patent for neutron detection and in 2015 received an R&D100 Award for the Antero and the Shavano neutron detection systems produced by U2D Inc. Tim is also Co-Advisor to the University's Electronics Club.


Russell Taylor
Russell D. Taylor (BSEE, MSEE, PE)

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Russell Taylor is an Electrical Engineer with over 20 years of design experience. He specializes in embedded control and data acquisition systems, FPGA, and software design.

His designs have been utilized in both the Fermilab Run IIb and Run IIb Layer 0 silicon detector readout path. Russell has overseen testing of components for the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at CERN. He has completed over 40 projects at EDL overseeing more than 20 student interns.

Before his appointment to Kansas State University Russell developed control and embedded systems for the Funk Manufacturing division of John Deere and for Halliburton Energy Services. He holds 2 patents in the area of oil field stimulation equipment and one patent in the field of agriculture transmission control. Russell's skills in mixed-signal design and embedded processing and control provide a valuable compliment to EDL's sensor and analog design core.


David Huddleston
David E. Huddleston (ASET, BSET)

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David Huddleston has 22 years of industry experience in manufacturing & assembly processes and electronics research and development. He has invested over 13 years specializing in the soldering and assembly of surface mount and through-hole components working in small R&D labs.

David has been with the EDL since November 2001 and has expanded the lab's capabilities with his mechanical assembly skills. Not only is he responsible for assembling the majority of EDL's designs, but he also develops unique packages to meet the specialized requirements of our customers.

He has formal training in the operation of a Kulicke and Soffa wedge bonder and EDL provides this service to a number of customers in addition to using custom "chip-on-board" technology for EDL projects that require high packaging density.

David is EDL's "go-to guy" with extensive industry contacts, a knack for finding obsolete components, and the responsibility for providing University-wide laboratory equipment repair and calibration. David is involved in nearly every project that passes through EDL with a truly unique skill set that blends well with the design engineers allow EDL to offer capabilities that serve Kansas State University's research efforts well.