Don De GrootTitle: Associate Professor of Engineering
Office Location: Haughey Hall 329
Phone: (269) 471-3427
AET, BET (Electronics Engineering) Andrews University
MS, PhD (Electrical Engineering) Northwestern University
In 2006, Don DeGroot joined the Andrews University College of Technology, accepting a position teaching in the Engineering and Computer Science Department. In this next phase of his career, Don is pleased to work with new colleagues and to share his experience in preparing students for contribution and service in a global economy. Don has over 20 years experience in electrical measurements and advanced technology, most recently leading measurement science teams at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (1993-2005). While at NIST, Don spent a visiting year (2002-03) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel developing a new statistical approach to characterize components for the wireless industry.
Prior to joining NIST, Don researched charge transport in novel electronic materials during his doctoral studies at Northwestern University (1988-1993), and he designed high-speed and radio-frequency instruments for particle physics experiments at Fermi National Lab (1983-1988). Don is active in the international measurement and engineering communities, serving on organizing and technical program committees for key conferences, and as a guest editor for an international journal. He has authored and co-authored numerous technical publications and presentations.
In 2003 the U.S. Department of Commerce recognized Don's research with its Silver Medal. Don is also the recipient of four best paper awards, an URSI Young Scientist Award, and the National Research Council's Postdoctoral Fellowship. Don has taught a number of engineering courses and workshops and serves on doctoral examination committees at two universities. In giving back to his local community, Don has served on public transportation boards, and has worked with Habitat for Humanity, most recently serving as President of the Board of Directors for the St. Vrain Valley affiliate in Colorado.
Current Research or Professional Activities:
Don DeGroot is involved in various collaborative research projects, including a new study to link the technical characteristics of various radio communication systems to the actual needs of municipal safety and development planners. He also remains active in his measurement research with colleagues at NIST and in Belgium, and is preparing two journal publications on their recent findings. Don provides consulting and measurement services to technology developers.