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Informal Biography

I was born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. When I turned 6, I moved to Dortmund, where I went to elementary school and the first two years of high school. As a teenager, I moved to Gevelsberg, a small city, where I graduated from the Städtisches Gymnasium.

After 20 Months of alternative civilian service, where I worked with handicapped people instead of military service, I finally started my academic career in electrical engineering at the Ruhr-Universität in Bochum. I majored in electromagnetics, electrooptics and electronic circuits and metrology. After a pretty average time, I graduated with a Dipl.-Ing. (MS) degree and joined the department of Theoretical Electrical Engineering as a PhD student. My graduation thesis with the title Investigation of the Field Structure in TEM Cells has been among the 6 best papers of the IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest.

In 1998, I joined the Computational Electromagnetics Group at the College of Engineering of the Christian-Albrechts University at Kiel. I successfully defended my PhD thesis titled Hybrid Field Analysis of the Canonical GTEM-Cell - An Object-Oriented Approach on December 18, 2003.

Since September 2002, I am with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Kentucky, located in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Starting out as a PostDoc, I worked with Dr. Gedney on the full-wave electromagnetic simulation of mixed-signal microwave integrated circuits. Subsequently, I have switched to the Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments, first as research staff and since 2008 as an assistant research professor. I now work on audio signal processing, sensor integration and high-performance computing. My main collaborator is Dr. Donohue.


I am married and have two great kids. My wife Regina earned her PhD at the Department of Theoretical Electrical Engineering at the University of Kassel and is currently a lecturer at the same department I work in. Due to the marriage, my name has changed, so you may also know me under my old name Jens Klimaschewski.