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Kristen M. Donnell received the B.S.E.E. degree from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, in 2001, the M.S.E.E degree from the University of Missouri–Rolla, Rolla, in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, in 2010. Her Ph.D. research was conducted at the Applied Microwave Nondestructive Testing Laboratory (amntl). Kristen has been with the amntl since 1998 as both an Undergraduate and Graduate Research Assistant and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and a member of the research team in the amntl. Her current research interests include modulated antennas/scatterers, materials characterization, microwave/millimeter wave imaging, embedded sensing, and frequency selective surfaces. Kristen was also employed by Raytheon Company, Tewksbury, MA, from 2003 to 2006 as a Systems and Electrical Engineer. She has also been involved with the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society since 2007 and currently serves as Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Program.
Awards: Missouri University of Science and Technology 2014 Faculty Teaching Award, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society 2012 Outstanding Young Engineer, Outstanding Teaching Award for 2011-2012 Academic Year, Recipient of the ASNT Fellowship Award for the 2002-2003 and 2006-2007 academic years, the Missouri S&T Chancellors Fellowship for 2006-2009, and the Missouri S&T University Transportation Center Graduate Fellowship for 2006.
high frequency sensors, modulated antennas/scatterers, materials characterization, microwave/millimeter wave imaging, embedded sensing, frequency selective surfaces, structural health monitoring, terahertz spectroscopy, microwave nondestructive testing