Jennifer Kitchen


Associate Professor

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Arizona State University

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Jennifer Kitchen joined ASU as an Assistant Professor 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 efficiency-enhancement, integration, and programmability of high-frequency (RF) circuits and systems. She uses silicon as well as III-V materials, such as gallium nitride, to create high-efficiency power management and power amplifier systems. She is also working on integrated electronics for solar arrays.


  • High-efficiency power management techniques for green energy
  • power management and distribution for high-frequency, integrated circuits for consumer applications