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Home > Personnel > Kevin G. Rhoads

Kevin G. Rhoads

Research Engineer at Dartmouth since 2003

Education

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: PhD 1989, EE&CS
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Engineer 1983, EE&CS
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: SM 1983, EE&CS
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: SB 1974, Theoretical Mathematics

Experience

  • 2003-present: Dartmouth College, Research Engineer
  • 1999-2002: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Principal Electrical Engineer & Sr. Scientist
  • 1994-1999: Jentek Sensors, Inc., Sr. Electrical Engineer
  • 1983-2002: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lecturer
  • 1980-1982: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Teaching Assistant
  • 1980-1988: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Graduate Resident in undergraduate dormitory
  • 1989-present: Kevin G. Rhoads Engineering, Inc., Principal

Contact Information

Research Interests

Anything electrical. Also measurement, testing, metrology, materials properties, modelling, simulation, non-linear dynamics and engineering, chaos, cryptography and non-standard analysis.

Patents, Published Applications and Publications

Goldfine; Neil J., Rhoads; Kevin G., Walrath; Karen E., Clark; David C., U.S. Patent #6,377,039, "Method for characterizing coating and substrates" Assigned to Jentek Sensors, Incorporated.
Sadoway; Donald R., Rhoads; Kevin G., Fried; Naomi A., Schiefelbein; Susan L., U.S. Patent #5,489,849, "High Accuracy Calibration-Free Electrical Parameter Measurements" Assigned to Massachusetts Institute of Technology
K. Rhoads, U.S. Patent #5,510,770 "Surface Deactivateable Tag" Assigned to Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
K. Rhoads and G. Plotkin, U.S. Patent #4,120,305, "System for Administering an Electric Shock" This covers systems using patent #4,228,405 in devices for medical or veterinary use and in personal protection products.
K. Rhoads and G. Plotkin, U.S. Patent #4,228,405, "Load Activated Normally Quiescent Waveform Generator
K. Rhoads and G. K. Larsen, Application #20020114124, "Electrostatic clamping of gallium arsenide and other high resistivity materials" Assigned to VSEA
K. Rhoads, Application #20040046539, "Active method and system of establishing electrical contact". Assigned to VSEA.
Improved Cooling on the Varian E220/E500 Series Implanters, IIT 2000, XIIIth International Conference on Ion Implantation Technology. K. Rhoads, K. Larsen, & M. Evans November 2000
Transference Number Measurements of TiO2 - BaO Melts by Stepped-Potential Chronoamperometry, Electrochim. Acta, 46 (22), 3351-3358 (2001). N.A. Fried, K.G. Rhoads, and D.R. Sadoway 2001
A High-accuracy, Calibration-free Technique for Measuring the Electrical Conductivity of Liquids, Review of Scientific Instruments 68, #9, 1998. S. L. Schiefelbein, N. A. Fried, K. G. Rhoads & D.R. Sadoway September 1998
A New Technique for Electrical Conductivity Measurements in Molten Salts presented at the Electrochemical Society's International Symposium on Molten Salt Chemistry and Technology, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 16-21, 1993, in Conference Proceedings. May 1993
An Expert System for Electric Field Measurement using Electro-Optic Imaging, Doctoral Thesis Massachusetts Institute of Technolog June 1989
Kerr Electro-Optic Field and Charge Mapping Measurements Focussing on the Metal Electrode/Water Interface, Proceedings 6th IEEE Pulsed Power Conference K.G. Rhoads and M. Zahn, Proceedings 6th IEEE Pulsed Power Conference (paper 3 1), IEEE 87CH2522 1, pp50 53, 1987. June 1987
Kerr Electro-Optic Field and Space Charge Mapping Measurements in High Voltage Stressed Gas, Liquid and Solid Dielectrics M. Zahn, J. Brennan, R. Carreras, C. M. Cooke, M. Hikita, M. Masui, H. Reyes, K. Rhoads, S. Shepard, G. Sun, T. Wang, and K. A. Wright, IEEE 86CH2272 3, pp 1260 1265, June 1986
Electro-Optic Field and Charge Measurements in Water/Ethylene Glycol Mixtures using an Optical Multichannel Analyzer System K.G. Rhoads, M. Zahn, M. Ishii, and M. Yoda, Proceedings 5th IEEE Pulsed Power Conference (paper 1 8), IEEE 85C 2121 2, pp. 8 11, June 1985
Electro-Optic Charge Injection and Transport Measurements in Highly Purified Water and Water/Ethylene Glycol Mixtures M. Zahn, Y. Ohki, K. Rhoads, M. LeGasse, and H. Matsuzawa, EI 20 #2, pp. 199 211, February 1985
Effects of Electrode Material on Charge Injection and Transport in Highly Purified Water M. Zahn, Y. Ohki, J. Gottwald, K. Rhoads and M. LaGasse, Conf. Rec. 8th Int. Conf. on Conduction and Breakdown in Dielectric Liquids, IEEE 84CH2055 2, pp 88 95, July 1984.
Effects of Electrode Material on Charge Injection, Transport, Energy Storage and Dissipation in Highly Purified Water M. Zahn, Y. Ohki, J. Gottwald, K. Rhoads and M. LaGasse, Conf. Rec. of the 1984 IEEE Int. Symp. on Electrical Insulation, IEEE 84CH1964 6, pp 88 95, June 1984
Effects of Electrode Material on Charge Injection and Transport in Highly Purified Water and Water/Ethylene Glycol Mixtures M. Zahn, Y. Ohki, K. Rhoads, M. LaGasse and H. Matsuzawa, Proc. 16th Power Modulator Symp. paper 9.1, IEEE 84CH2056 0, pp 259 267, June 1984.