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Jonathan Chisum

Jonathan Chisum

Email: jchisum@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-3915

Office: 226A Cushing Hall


Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2011

B.S., Seattle Pacific University, 2003


Jonathan Chisum received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2011. After receiving his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Seattle Pacific University in 2003 he spent several years as a design engineer in the aerospace industry before returning for graduate studies. Before joining the faculty of Notre Dame, Jonathan Chisum was a staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he worked on wideband millimeter-wave electronics for wireless communications and electronic warfare.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Jonathan's main research interest is in millimeter-wave circuits and antennas for wideband wireless communications systems. He is interested in maximizing RF performance metrics of efficiency and linearity in amplifiers, beamforming arrays, and overall transceivers. Jonathan is also interested in high fidelity instrumentation design in the pursuit of high-frequency circuits. His Ph.D. thesis work was in low-noise instrumentation for near-field microwave microscopy and THz imaging systems. Prior to joining the faculty of Notre Dame, Jonathan Chisum was a staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in the Wideband Tactical Networking group. There his research was in wideband, linear circuits and systems for robust millimeter‐wave communications and electronic warfare. This work included microwave passive and active circuits, hybrid assemblies, RFICs, antennas, and phased arrays. He is also interested in non-Foster's circuits for impedance matching high power electrically small antennas.


A New Class of Spin-Wave-Based Devices May Improve Overcrowded Electromagnetic Spectrum

September 27, 2017

A team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame is putting a new “spin” on wireless communications, one that could significantly improve the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization [access and processing] while at the same time providing improved energy efficiency within devices.