John Natzke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
John R. Natzke received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1985. He then received the M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University, specializing in microwave engineering. His masterís thesis focused on the numerical modeling of passive waveguide filters. In 1988, John joined the Radiation Laboratory at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, as a research assistant, conducting theoretical and numerical research in high-frequency scattering and diffraction. His dissertation was on edge diffraction caused by rectangular plates and resistive strips. He completed a Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1994 and continued on as a postdoctoral fellow at the Radiation Laboratory in 1995.
John started with George Fox in the fall semester of 1995. His teaching responsibilities include electromagnetics, analog electronics, microwave engineering, communication systems, and digital signal processing. He has been active with the science and engineering undergraduate research program. His primary research interests include the analysis of antenna structures, microwave devices, and electromagnetic radiation phenomena using numerical methods.To get away from the desk and out of the lab, John enjoys backpacking, bicycling, and gardening.