Electrical Engineering

Colorado School of Mines

Electrical Engineering

Colorado School of Mines

Peter Aaen

Professor, Department Head, Electrical Engineering
Peter H. Aaen


Brown Hall 310D
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  • B.ASc. Engineering Science, University of Toronto, 1995
  • M.ASc. Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, 1997
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, 2005

Research Areas

  • multi-physics based modelling and measurement methodologies for high-power and high-frequency electronic devices
  • non-linear electrothermal transistor modelling
  • efficient electromagnetic simulations
  • development of compact models for microwave power transistor and RFICs
  • calibration techniques for microwave measurements

#4 Top 25 Brainiest Colleges, #1 in Colorado (Lumosity, 2019)

6 faculty fellows of the professional organization IEEE

teacher icon19:1 student-faculty ratio

student icon#2 in combining scholarly research and classroom instruction (Wall Street Journal, 2016)

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