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James P. Becker
Associate Professor
535 Cobleigh Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717

Tel: (406) 994-5988
Fax: (406) 994-5958

ECE Department
Montana State University
610 Cobleigh Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717

Tel: (406) 994-2505
Fax: (406) 994-5958

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Current and Former Students Supervised By Becker


    Jesse Sheppard is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science. Jesse is developing a web-based homework system for a course on circuit analysis. His primary interest is in cybersecurity.

    Richard Revia graduated in the fall of 2013 (MSEE). Richard is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Washington.

    William Hollender graduated in the spring of 2011 (MSEE). William is currently working for Agilent Technologies in Santa Rosa, CA.

    Josephine Daggett graduated in the summer of 2009 (MSEE). Josie is currently working as a transmission system planning engineer for Western Area Power Administration.

    Will Bucossi graduated in April of 2008 (MSEE) and is presently working for IBM, Burlington, VT. Will designed an on-chip control scheme to tame the variability of CMOS active inductors for use in Wilkinson power dividers.

    Kyle Lyson graduated in December of 2006 (MSEE) and is now working for Nu-Trek in Bozeman, MT. Kyle worked on the development of an on-chip tuning scheme to control CMOS active inductors.

    Kyle Ross graduated in July 2006 (MSEE) researching CMOS distributed amplifier technology and on-chip power combining. Kyle was the first student in my group to complete an entire design cycle in CMOS from design to on-chip evaluation. Kyle is now a product engineer at Micron Technology Inc. in Boise, Idaho.

    Edward Dickman graduated in December 2005 (MSEE). Ed's thesis work involved the development of an efficient means to realize waveguide-based planar probe traveling wave dividing/combining structures. He presented a portion of his work at the 2005 IEEE Meeting on the Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging (EPEP). Ed now works for General Electric in Minden, Nevada.

    Adil Oudghiri graduated in May 2004 (MSEE). Adil's thesis work produced a resonant planar probe power combiner. You can find out more about Adil's work in the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters. Adil now works for Micron in Boise, Idaho.

    Patrick Lokken worked as an undergraduate researcher and developed an RF board for Doppler radar applications.

    Simon Clemens worked as an undergraduate researcher working on the development of frequency-to-voltage circuitry.

    Lance Lee worked as an undergraduate researcher using a full-wave simulation tool to design waveguide probes with variable admittance values for power combining applications.

    Kristin Summers worked as an undergraduate researcher, modeling the performance of traveling wave power combiners.

    Paul Rhodes worked as an undergraduate researcher designing planar transmission line to waveguide transitions.

    Sheridan Billy worked as a high-school summer intern in my lab developing web-based instructional documents.

    Glenn Tyson worked as a high-school summer intern in my lab quantifying tolerance issues of power combiners.

    Alayna Lefthand worked as a high-school summer intern in my lab writing code to predict the antenna patterns of simple planar arrays.

Prospective Students:

    If you are interested in pursuing graduate work at MSU, the first step is to apply for admission to the graduate program. Instructions on the application process can be found at

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