After spending almost a decade working as an electrical engineer in the cellular telephone industry, I joined Baylor University’s Engineering Department in 2001. I teach the freshmen-level introductory classes, electric circuits, and engineering design.
Biographical Information for Brian Thomas
MICROWAVE DESIGN ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory
June and July 2002, Green Bank, West Virginia
February 1999 – August 2001, Waco, Texas
L3 Communications Narda Microwave West
October 1995 – February 1999, Sacramento, California
Microwave Networks Incorporated
July 1992 – September 1995, Houston, Texas
Representative Designs Included the Following:
· Five-port multiplexer to divide 26-40 GHz into four, approximately equal bands
· Class A power amplifier at 2 GHz, 8 Watts, 50 dB gain
· High peak power (10kW) combline duplexer for cellular basestations (900 MHz)
· High peak power (1.8 kW) isolator-filter for harsh environment application (missile)
· Basestation booster amplifier/combiner for cellular/PCS coverage enhancement consisting of the following: RF power amplifiers, high power hybrid combiner, duplexer, and power supplies, integrated heat sinking and cooling fans.
Master of Electrical Engineering
August 1992, University of Houston
Concentrated study in electromagnetics.
Key courses included:
· Microwave Engineering
· Antenna Engineering
· Numeric Methods in Electromagnetics
· Graduate level Electromagnetics
Post-baccalaureate work in Electrical Engineering
Rice University, Ten semester hours.
Bachelor of Science
Stephen F. Austin State University,
Major: Physics, Minor: Mathematics
Baylor University, School of Engineering and Computer Science
September 2001 through present.
Courses Taught: Introduction to Engineering, Introduction to Engineering Analysis, Electric Circuits, Engineering Design I, Electronics I Lab
Award: Voted 2002/2003 “Distinguished Professor” by SWE student chapter for “dedication to students.