How Microwaves Launched and Enabled My Academic and Research Career
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Minnesota
Tuesday, October 09, 2018|
2:30pm - 3:30pm
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|Prof. Franklin is the second ECE Willie Hobbs Moore Distinguished Lecturer.|
About the Event
Abstract: Who knew that applied electromagnetics -- one of the oldest fundamental topics in electrical engineering -- when combined with advanced fabrication methods could change the world? Its use in microwave and millimeter-wave applications has empowered human communications, provided remote imaging capability of the earth, enabled vision through walls, objects, and people, allowed motion detection of objects and provides energy for charging devices wirelessly. It also created an extremely interesting research and academic life for me.
Rhonda Franklin is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She teaches applied electromagnetics and her research focuses on developing design techniques for high speed electronic integrated circuit integration, integrated packaging, miniaturization, and novel material characterization for RF applications in communication systems and bio/nano-medicine. She has co-authored over 75 refereed conferences and journals papers. In 1996, after completing her MS and PhD degrees at Michigan, she joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago as an assistant professor. In 1998, she joined Minnesota in the same role. She is a 1999 NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) awardee, and was invited to participate in the National Academy of Engineering - Frontiers of Engineering programs in the US (1999) and Germany (2003, 2006). She is an active member of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society in microwave education, conference planning and technical sessions.
Faculty Sponsor: Herbert Winful
Open to: Public