Jennifer Kitchen

Kitchen_JenniferWEBAssistant Professor
ASU Directory Profile

GWC 314

Research expertise
High-Efficiency Power Management Techniques for Green Energy, specifically Solar Arrays; power management and distribution for high-frequency, integrated circuits for consumer applications as well as low-power/long-term field deployment for the military; higher levels of integration, striving towards system on-chip (SoC) for military and bio applications.

Jennifer Kitchen joined ASU in August of 2012.  She received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at Arizona State University in May of 2007, where she specialized in efficiency enhancement and linearization techniques for RF power amplifiers in wireless transmitters. During her graduate studies, Jennifer was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, and a Semiconductor Research Corporation Master’s Scholar.

While at ASU, from 2003-2006, Jennifer worked for the RF power amplifier handset product group at Motorola Inc. and Freescale Semiconductor.  In 2007, Jennifer became the Arizona Design Center Manager for a startup company, Ubidyne, Inc., that aims to revolutionize wireless basestations by producing a digital antenna-embedded radio solution.  In 2009, Jennifer joined ViaSat, Inc. as head of an IC (Integrated Circuit) design team within the Advanced Microwave Product Group.  Her group focused on designing low-power integrated transceivers for SATCOM; among other chipsets for military applications.

Kitchen’s research focuses on improvements in efficiency and power management for high-frequency circuits and systems. She is using exotic materials such as gallium 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.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., electrical engineering, Arizona State University
M.S., electrical engineering, Arizona State University
B.S., electrical engineering, University of Arizona

Professional Associations
IEEE Member
IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) member
Technical Reviewer for publications such as RFIC, MTT, JSSC, and TCAS