John Matthew Pavlina

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Electrical, Computer & Software Engr Department
College of Engineering

Office Hours

Check nameplate next to my office door as it constantly changes

Areas of Expertise

RF surface coils for MRI

RF Fields and Simulation for MRI

Surface acoustic wave devices

SAW Wireless Sensor Systems

Passive RFID surface acoustic wave devices and coding

RF Lab Equipment: vector network analyzer (VNA), spectrum analyzer, signal generator, impedance analyzer, etc.

John Matthew Pavlina

I am an electrical engineer with thirteen years of combined academic and professional experience including four years of postdoctoral research in the areas of wireless sensors, experimental radiology, RF design and simulation, and surface acoustic wave technology.

I lived in Germany for four years working as a post-doc at the Universitäts Klinikum Freiburg working on MRI coils for use with high intensity focused ultrasound ablation techniques.  While at Albert-Ludwig Universität Freiburg I worked on disaster scenario technological advancements which might be employed in the rescue of buried or trapped people.

My time at the University of Central Florida in Orlando was spent trying to create novel wireless sensor technology for use by NASA.  We employed surface acoustic waves as the sensor platform and created a passive system by which we could detect changes in the environment.

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida

EE223: Linear Circuits Analysis I

EE335: Electrical Engineering 1

EE336: Electrical Engineering 1 Lab

EE340: Electric and Magnetic Fields

EGR101: Intro to Engineering

EGR115: Intro to Computing for Engineers

CEC220: Digital Circuit Design

CEC222: Digital Circuit Design Lab

ASEE Member since 2016

IEEE Member since 2006