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  • 3016 SERC
  • Phone (205) 348-6634
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Dr. Todd Freeborn

Associate Professor


  • 3016 SERC
  • phone (205) 348-6634
  • Email


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Calgary, 2014
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Calgary, 2010
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Calgary, 2008

Dr. Freeborn is an associate professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at The University of Alabama (UA) in Tuscaloosa. His research interests span sensors to measure biological tissues, biomedical signal processing for health applications, and fractional-order circuits and systems. Research in his laboratory has developed wearable sensors for characterizing knee joints and tissues (focused on knee osteoarthritis), characterized alterations in tissues resulting from exercise-induced fatigue, developed systems to track segmental fluid shifts in the body, and evaluated non-invasive methods to characterize laryngeal tissues.

Dr. Freeborn is also actively engaged in promoting undergraduate research experiences for students. Through these efforts he has coordinated sites at the University of Alabama to engage students in innovative engineering using renewable resources, provided opportunities to design circuits and signal processing methods to support speech pathology applications, and explore fractional-order circuits and systems as part of an international collaboration with the Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic.

His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, state agencies and private industry.

Affiliated Areas
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Integrative Center for Athletic and Sport Technology

Dr. Freeborn's Impact

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UA to Bolster Nation’s Workforce in Precision Timing

A one-of-a-kind graduate program at The University of Alabama will pave the way for highly skilled professionals to enter the ranks of the critical field of precision timing. With nearly $3 million in support from the National Science Foundation, UA is offering 24 graduate school fellowships. The fellowships pay tuition and a stipend for students to concentrate in precision timing, the field of hyper-hyper accurate timekeeping traditionally based on atomic clocks.

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Randall Outstanding Undergrad Research Awards Recognize Innovation

The Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program recognizes the best research activity conducted by undergraduate students at The University of Alabama.

Winners in Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Conference

The conference is a premier annual event, giving undergraduates the chance to highlight their research or creative activity.

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