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Full name: 
James Stevenson Kenney
Job title: 
Professor
Technical Interest Groups: Electromagnetics, Electronic Design and Applications
Email address: 
Work phone: 
404/894-5170
Fax: 
404.894.4641
Office: 
TSRB 545

J. Stevenson Kenney was born in St. Louis, MO in 1962. He received the BSEE, MSEE, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, all from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1985, 1990, and 1994, respectively. Dr. Kenney has over 14 years of industrial experience in wireless communications. He has held engineering and management positions at Electromagnetic Sciences, Scientific Atlanta, Pacific Monolithics, and Spectrian. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.

In January 2000, Dr. Kenney returned to Georgia Tech as Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Kenney has authored or co-authored more than 100 technical papers in the areas of microwave electronics, acoustics, and signal processing.

Research interests: 
  • RF and Microwave Power Amplifier Design
  • Behavioral Simulation and PA Linearization
  • Advanced RFIC Design
  • Phase Shifters and Beam Forming Networks for Smart Antennas
Distinctions: 
  • Elected Member of MTT-S AdCom for 10 years
  • 2007 MTT-S President
  • MTT-S Treasurer 2001-2003
  • Recipient of the 2005 MTT-S Applications Award

A. T. Hunt, G. Allen, D. Kiesling, R. E. Schwerzel, Y. Jiang, F. A. Gladden, J. Wegman, Z. Zhao, M. S. Vinson, J. E. McEntyre, S. Flanagan, T. Polley, J. S. Kenney, Patent 7,145,412, "Electronic and optical devices and methods of forming these devices," issued Dec. 5, 2006.

J. H. Chen, P. Fedorenko, and J. S. Kenney, "A Low Voltage W-CDMA Polar Transmitter with Digital Envelope Path Gain Compensation," IEEE Microwave and Wireless Lett., Vol. 16, No. 7, pp. 428-30, July, 2006.

Y. C. Park, R. Melville, R. C. Frye, and J. S. Kenney, "Dual-Band Transmitters using Digitally Predistorted Frequency Multipliers for Reconfigurable Radios," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Tech. Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 115-22, Jan. 2005.

W. Woo, M. Miller, and J. S. Kenney, "A Hybrid Digital/RF Envelope Predistortion Linearization System for Power Amplifiers," Vol. 53, No. 1, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Tech., pp. 229-237, Jan. 2005.

H. Ku and J. S. Kenney, "Behavioral Modeling of Nonlinear RF Power Amplifiers Considering Memory Effects," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Tech., Vol. 51, No. 12, pp. 2495-2504, Dec. 2003.

Y. C. Park and J. S. Kenney, "Adaptive Digital Predistortion Linearization of Frequency Multipliers," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Tech., Vol. 51, No. 12, pp. 2516-22, Dec. 2003.

Y. K. Yoon, D. S. Kim, M. G. Allen, A. Hunt, and J. S. Kenney, "A Reduced Intermodulation Distortion Tunable Ferroelectric Capacitor: Architecture and Demonstration," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Tech., Vol. 51, No. 12, pp. 2568-76, Dec. 2003.

D. S. Kim, Y. S. Choi, M. Ahn, M. G. Allen, J. S. Kenney, and P. Marry, "2.4 GHz Continuously Variable Ferroelectric Phase Shifters Using All-Pass Networks," IEEE Microwave and Wireless Component Lett., Vol. 13, No. 10, pp. 434-36, Oct. 2003.

H. Ku, M. D. McKinley, and J. S. Kenney, "Quantifying Memory Effects in RF Power Amplifiers," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Tech., Vol. 50, No. 12, pp. 2843-49, Dec. 2002.

D. S. Kim, Y. S. Choi, M. G. Allen, J. S. Kenney, and D. Kiesling, "A Wide Bandwidth Monolithic BST Reflection-Type Phase Shifter Using a Coplanar Waveguide Lange Coupler," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Tech., Vol. 50, No. 12, pp. 2903-9, Dec. 2002.

J. S. Kenney, "Nonlinear Microwave Measurement and Characterization," Chapter 4.4 in The RF and Microwave Handbook, M. Golio, ed., CRC Press, January, 2001.

J. S. Kenney and A. Leke, "Power Amplifier Spectral Regrowth for Digital Cellular and PCS Applications," Microwave J., Vol. 38, No. 10, pp. 74-92, Oct. 1995.

J. S. Kenney and W.D. Hunt,"A Physically-Based Small-Signal Circuit Model for Heterostructure Acoustic Charge Transport Devices," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Tech, vol. 41, no. 12, pp. 2218-26, December, 1993.

Last revised May 16, 2016