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Rhonda Franklin Drayton

Assistant Professor


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My research interests focus on exploring the use of Microelectronic Mechanical Structures (MEMS) in radio frequency (rf) and microwave applications related to wireless, mobile, and satellite communications systems. In particular, emphasis is directed toward novel design, fabrication, and testing methods of planar circuits and antennas, such as microstrip, as well as package technology for integrated circuits. I am also interested in exploring the use of advanced micromachined packages and interconnects in photonic and high-speed electronic (also referred to as rf/microwave photonic) applications.

My educational interests focus on offering a divers learning experience to future rf and microwave engineers through traditional classroom training, practical CAD design, hands-on laboratory experiences and research opporunities. Web-based learning methods and multidisciplinary approaches are also explored that offer broader training and understanding of how applied electromagnetics fundamentals relate to applications in the communications field.

Selected Publications

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