Jennifer English, Ph.D.

Jennifer EnglishAssociate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering


EB 263B
(256) 824-6459
(256) 824-6803


2000   Ph.D.      Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
1996   M.S.        Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
1993   B.S.E.E.   Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology


 Dr. English's joined the UAH ECE faculty in August 2000 after receiving her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Geogia Tech where she researched Microelectricalmechanical Systems, including  the design and fabrication of silicon and ceramic sensors and actuators.  There she performed funded research under contracts with AT&T, DARPA, and the NSF. 

Curriculum Vitae

Research Expertise

Dr. English's research interests include the design and fabrication development of MEMs devices using silicon and ceramic-based materials, the integration of CMOS and MEMs fabrication, MEMs packaging, implementing control schemes for MEMS and wireless operation of MEMs devices. Her research focused on wireless ceramic MEMs pressure sensors for use in high temperature environments, developing a design and fabrication technology for the manufacture of ceramic pressure sensors for aircraft turbine engines. She also developed a testbed for the wireless operation of these devices in high temperature and high pressure conditions.

Honors & Awards

  • SGA Outstanding Professor from the College of Engineering, 2005-2006
  • UAH Foundation Teaching Award, 2005
  • SGA Outstanding Professor from the College of Engineering, 2003-2004
  • Outstanding Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering, 2004

Recent Publications

J.M English, D.J. Coe, R.K. Gaede, D. Hyde, and J.H. Kulick, “MEMS-Assisted Cryptography for CPI Protection”, IEEE Security and Privacy, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp 14-21, July-August 2007.

"MEMS-Assisted Cryptography for CPI Protection," J.M. English, J. Kulick, D.J. Coe, and R.K. Gaede, IEEE Security and Privacy, June 2007.

D.J. Coe, J.M. English, T.J. Kaiser and R.G Lindquist, “Design of a MEMS Accelerometer using an Integrated Common Gate Differential MOSFET Amplifier”, Sensor Letters, Vol.4, 1-7, 2006

"Protection of Cryptographic Systems Using Reconfigurable MEMS-Based Tamper Sensors," Jennifer English, David Coe, Rhonda Gaede, Jeffrey Kulick, Proceedings of the Reconfigurable Systems, Microsystems, and Nanotechnology Conference, Redstone Arsenal, May 8, 2007.

"Opposable Gate MEMS Accelerometer with Differential Output," D.J. Coe and J.M. English, Sensor Letters, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2006, pp. 215-221.

D.J. Coe, J.M. English, T.J. Kaiser and R.G Lindquist, “Model of a MEMS sensor using a common gate MOSFET differential amplifier”, Journal of Physics D, Applied Physics, Vol. 39, pp 4353-4358, 2006.

J.A. Carlson, J.M English, and D.J. Coe, “A flexible, self-healing sensor skin”, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 15, N129-N135, 2006.

C.H. Newborn, J.M. English, and D.J. Coe, “LTCC Fabrication for a leaf spring vertical actuator”, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, Vol. 3, No. 1, 61-67, 2006

"A Micromachined Ceramic Vertical Leaf Spring Actuator Using LTCC Materials," Craig H. Newborn II, Jennifer M. English, and David J. Coe, IMAPS Ceramic Interconnect Technology: The Next Generation II, Denver, Colorado, April 2004.

"Small-area bends and beam splitters for low index-contrast waveguides," Lixia Li, Gregory P. Nordin, Jennifer M. English, and Jianhua Jiang, Optics Express, Vol. 11, No. 3, Page 282, February (2003).

"90 degree bends in low index contrast waveguides," L. Li, G. P. Nordin, J. M. English, Photonics West, SPIE 4987, Vol. 13, January (2003).

"A MEMS Vertical Leaf Spring Actuator using Ceramic Laminate Materials," C. H. Newborn and J. M. English,Nano and Microsystems Technology and Metrology Conference, December (2002).

"Novel corner mirror for right-angle bend in low-index-contrast waveguide," L. Li, G.P Nordin, J. M. English and J. Jiang, Optics of the Southeast, October (2002)

"Wireless micromachined ceramic pressure sensor for high temperature applications," M. A. Fonseca, J. M. English, M. von Arx, and M. G. Allen, Journal of Micro-electromechanical Systems, Volume 11, No. 4, August (2002).