Professor Keith Kikkert


Dr. C.J. (Keith) Kikkert
B.E Hons, Ph.D., FIEAust, SMIEEE, CPEng

Adjunct Associate Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
James Cook University, Queensland, Australia

Dr. Kikkert was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and received his primary and high school education there. He obtained his BE with first class honors and his Ph.D. from the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia and lectured there for three years before going to James Cook University (JCU) in Queensland, Australia, where he has taught communication systems principles and analog, digital, and RF electronics for over 37 years. In 2010, Dr. Kikkert retired from full time teaching but continues to teach at different universities and is active in research and publishing in the area of electronic design for communication systems, using both computer simulation and hardware design and measurement techniques.

"My students and I have found NI AWR software tools to be very powerful, and they provide us with an excellent teaching experience and the students with a very easy learning curve in high-frequency electronic design. At JCU, we are now extending AWR's use for teaching electronics at other levels as well as in teaching network theory. I am also pleased that through this agreement I will be able to extend the reach of my course material to engineering students at other universities. I believe this is a positive step toward ensuring that the next generation of designers will be well prepared to meet the challenges of the commercial job market."