Ben Flores

Annex 336
Engineering Building
El Paso Texas, 79968
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Ben C Flores
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Flores is an expert in retention strategies for non-traditional undergraduate and graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). From 1999 to 2007 he was the PI and Project Director of the Model Institutions for Excellence Initiative, an institutional effort that aimed at increasing the number of Hispanics who pursued and earned STEM degrees. From 2010 to 2015, he was the PI of the UTEP PUENTES Program, a US Department of Education funded project dedicated to promoting post baccalaureate opportunities for Hispanics. Since 2005, he has been the PI and Director of the UT System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation and the UT System Bridge to the Doctorate Program. Through his work on student retention and success, Dr. Flores has gained international recognition as an expert in the effectiveness and impact of strategies for access to higher education. He was the recipient of the Texas STAR award from the Texas Higher Education Coordinator Board (2005), ABET’s President Diversity Award (2006) and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentorship (2010). Over the course of his career, Dr. Flores has managed a STEM education research and training portfolio worth more than $40 million.Dr. Flores' expertise radar systems, radar signal processing as well as antenna engineering. His areas of research include high resolution radar, inverse synthetic aperture radar, range-Doppler processing, micro-Doppler analysis, radar signal identification and classification via neural networks, deterministic and chaotic wideband signal design and processing, chaotic transceiver synchronization, anechoic chamber measurements, antenna design and characterization, antenna prototyping using 3D printing, and fractal antenna design.


  1. Radar signal processing
  2. Chaotic signals and systems
  3. STEM student retention and succes
  4. Mentoring
  5. Graduate student professional development
  6. Higher education administration