Math, Science & Engineering

Robert McCharles

Adjunct Instructor


I was born and raised in California where I attended public schools. I served briefly in the US Army and worked as an electronics technician. I studied engineering, mathematics and physics at UCLA and then did graduate work at UC Berkeley. I worked 14 years at Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto before deciding I wanted to travel. I learned German and spent over a year traveling around German speaking parts of Europe. When I returned to the US, I settled in Pasco Washington. Eventually I tired of being retired
and began taking classes in biology and Spanish at Columbia Basin College. Soon I was tutoring mathematics and other sciences. Since 2019 I have been teaching classes in mathematics.


Ph.D., M.S., University of California- Berkeley

 Software programming, Digital Integrated Circuits, Analog Integrated Circuits, microprocessor systems, constructed many computers including the world's first pocket computer for real-time observation and prediction of roulette in 1973. Modeling of MOS transistors and system theory.


"Charge Circuits for Analog LSI"  Ph.D. Dissertation University of California, June 1981                                            

R. McCharles, D.A Hodges. "Charge Circuits for Analog LSI" IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems.  August 1979

R. McCharles, V.A. Saletore, W.C. Black, Jr., D.A. Hodges. "An Algorithmic A/D Converter" ISSCC 1977 Digest of Technical Papers.

R. McCharles, W.X. Black, Jr., D.A. Hodges. "CMOS Process for High-Performance LSI" IEDM Technical Digest. 1976