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Meet Christof Teuscher
Meet Christof Teuscher

Christof Teuscher, Ph.D., Maseeh Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering


At age 10, Teuscher had one of his first major experiences with electricity when he tried to measure how much current comes out of a power outlet with ampere meter. The experiment did not go well and resulted in an all-day power outage of his parent’s house and a melted ampere meter. This experiment marked the beginning of an all but conventional career path to where he is today: a die-hard scientist and educator in the Maseeh College’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.


After technical high school and becoming an electronics engineer, Teuscher attended the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne where he earned a M.Sc. (2000) and a Ph.D. (2004). During his education he received multiple honors and prestigious awards, such as the Cor Baayen award, which recognizes the most promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics in Europe. He later moved to San Diego, CA, where he and his wife became postdoctoral scholars at the University of California, San Diego. After two years in California, Teuscher headed to Santa Fe, NM, to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory, first as a distinguished Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow and later a Technical Staff Member.


At the Maseeh College, Teuscher’s group develops disruptive new computing paradigms and machines that will allow for lasting breakthroughs and open new application domains in the next 5-20 years. This quest is motivated by the fact that as feature-size scaling and “Moore’s Law” in CMOS circuits further slow down, attention is shifting to computing by non-von Neumann, non-CMOS, and non-Boolean computing models. Teuscher’s group uses radical interdisciplinary approach and applies tools from computer science, computer engineering, physics, biology, complex systems science, and cognitive science to the study and the design of next generation computing models and architectures.


Teuscher has also published multiple books and over 100 scientific publications. For more information about his research and his lab, please visit  .  For openings, please visit .

For more information, please contact the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Maseeh College:

Phone: (503) 725-3806