Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Minnesota
6-127 Keller Hall
200 Union Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Franklin's University of Minnesota web page
Rhonda Franklin's research interests focus on exploring the use of Microelectronic Mechanical Structures (MEMS) in radio frequency (RF) and microwave applications related to wireless, mobile, and satellite communications systems. In particular, Franklin's emphasis is on novel design, fabrication, and testing methods of planar circuits and antennas, such as microstrip, as well as package technology for integrated circuits. ISheam also interested in exploring the use of advanced micromachined packages and interconnects in photonic and high-speed electronic (also referred to as RF/microwave photonic) applications.
Franklin has a Ph.D. and M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University