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									                                     PAVEL NIKITIN
                        3626 Wallingford Ave N #3C, Seattle WA 98103
                          home (206) 545-4028, work (206) 685-0621


Electrical engineering position with industry in Seattle area


Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2002                 Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S., Utah State University, 1998                       Electrical Engineering
B.S., Novosibirsk State University, 1995                Physics


Expertise: RF/microwave engineering: circuit and system design, electromagnetics
CAD: Cadence, Agilent ADS, Spice, Ansoft HFSS, Sonnet
Languages: Matlab, C, VHDL-AMS, Perl
Test and Measurement: Network/spectrum analyzers, generators, oscilloscopes


Consultant, May - August 2001, January - February 2004
Automatika Incorporated, Pittsburgh, PA
    Analyzed the performance of RF communication system for the autonomous robot doing
      a real-time gas pipe network inspection. Processed experimental data, modeled wave
      propagation, predicted maximum range and data rate for robot in various pipe networks.

Design Development Engineer, June 2000 - August 2000
IBM Microelectronics, Essex Junction, VT
    Designed and simulated passive and active analog circuits and evaluated the
      comparative performance of three circuit simulators (Agilent, Aplac, and Xpedion).
      Modeled and simulated high-speed interconnects with HFSS in 2-60 GHz range.

Software Design Engineer, May 1999 - August 1999
Ansoft Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
    Designed, simulated, and documented test benchmarks (waveguide filters, phased-array
      and patch antennas, quarter-wave transformers) for troubleshooting a parametrics and
      optimization engine of electromagnetic finite-element simulators HFSS and Maxwell 3D.

Microwave Engineer, September 1994 - August 1995
BINP Microwave Group, Novosibirsk, Russia
    Characterized a nonlinear excitation process of 660 MHz 40 KW microwave klystrode
      amplifier. Developed a code for calculating the wide-band power characteristic and
      optimizing the output cavity design.

Research Associate, October 2002 - present
Mixed-Signal CAD Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Modeled and simulated RF and mixed signal systems, circuits, and devices using VHDL-
      AMS. Coordinated the research activity of the laboratory.

Research Assistant, September 1998 – August 2002
Antennas and Radio Communications Group, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
    Analyzed heating and ventilation (HVAC) ducts as RF communication channel for in-
      building wireless networking at 2.4 and 5.8 GHz. Developed a multimode waveguide
      channel model, designed antennas, conducted experimental tests and measurements,
      and created a software CAD tool “Duct Explorer”.
    Experimentally characterized the performance of Bluetooth, 802.11b, and 802.11g
      communication systems installed on automobiles.
    Designed a real-time predictive propagation model, which improved the performance of
      a mobile ad-hoc network by using GPS and terrain information. Tested the model code
      on 900 MHz testbed network deployed on GM automobiles.

Research Assistant, September 1995 – August 1998
Space Dynamics Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, UT
    Developed impedance models and calibration procedures for dipole antennas used as
      ionospheric plasma probes on NASA satellites and sounding rockets. Processed and
      analyzed avionics telemetry data.


      Member of IEEE
      Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on CAD of Integrated Circuits and Systems
      Reviewer for IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine


      Outstanding Teaching Assistant (2000)
      Summa Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi (1998),
      Honor Graduate (1995)


      "Modeling mixed circuit-electromagnetic effects in electronic design flow"
       IEEE ISQED Conference, March 2004

      "Parametric equivalent circuit extraction for VLSI structures"
       IFIP VLSI-SoC Conference, December 2003

      "Novel mode content analysis technique for antennas in multimode waveguides"
       IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 51, no. 12, December 2003

      "Distributed electro-thermal modeling in VHDL-AMS"
       IEEE BMAS Conference, October 2003

      "Impulse response of the HVAC duct as a communication channel"
       IEEE Trans. on Communication, vol. 51, no. 10, pp.1736-1742, October 2003

      "Impedance of a short dipole antenna in a cold plasma"
       IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 49, no.10, pp. 1377-1381, October 2001

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