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Piket-May, Melinda J Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Professor Piket-May does research in the area of higher order finite difference time domain analysis. A novel component of her work is developing a GUI interface to make it more accessible and developing GPU CUDA codes to make it run in a reasonable time. She is also involved in high speed signal and power integrity. Professor Piket-May also has done extensive research into low cost assistive technology devices (mechanical and electrical). The research is available open source. She is also involved in K-12 STEM Education, undergraduate Engineering Education and Engineering Design.

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  • Finite-Difference Time Domain Electromagnetic Simulation, Assistive Technology, Engineering Education, signal and power integrity, high speed digital design

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Teaching

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  • ECEN 1400 - Introduction to Digital and Analog Electronics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018
    Introduces fundamental concepts in electrical and computer engineering such as Ohm's Law, capacitors, LEDs and 7-segment displays, transformers and rectifiers, digital logic, Fourier decomposition, frequency analysis. Lab work exposes students to commonly used instrumentation. Includes a final project. Skills in wiring, soldering and wire-wrapping are developed.
  • ECEN 4224 - High Speed Digital Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Covers fundamentals of high-speed properties of logic gates, measurement techniques, transmission lines, ground planes and layer stacking, terminations, vias, power systems, connectors, ribbon cables, clock distribution and clock oscillators. Same as ECEN 5224.
  • ECEN 5224 - High Speed Digital Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Covers fundamentals of high-speed properties of logic gates, measurement techniques, transmission lines, ground planes and layer stacking, terminations, vias, power systems, connectors, ribbon cables, clock distribution and clock oscillators. Same as ECEN 4224.
  • GEEN 1400 - Engineering Projects
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    First-year students solve real engineering design problems in interdisciplinary teams. Design projects vary by section. Curriculum focuses on iterative design process, teamwork and team dynamics, supporting design with testing and analysis, and technical writing. Completed projects are exhibited at an end-of-semester design expo. Students responsible for contributing towards their design project budget and poster costs, and purchasing safety glasses (approximately $75).

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