Jennifer Kitchen will join the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering as assistant professor in August 2012. She joins ASU from ViaSat, a provider of digital communication products for satellites, military applications and consumer products.
Previously, she was with Ubidyne, a start-up company developing digital, antenna-embedded radio systems for wireless communications to improve cost and efficiency for base stations.
Kitchen’s research focuses on improvements in efficiency and power management for high-frequency circuits and systems. She is using advanced materials such as gallium nitride and gallium arsenide to create high-efficiency power management systems for solar arrays and batteries. She is also working on a higher level of integration, bringing greater functionality on a single integrated circuit.
Kitchen holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona, and master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.