Dr Aaron Pereira

 Position Sir Keith Murdoch Postdoctoral Fellow
 Org Unit School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
 Email aaron.pereira@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 4707
 Location Floor/Room 3 28 ,  Ingkarni Wardli ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Aaron Pereira obtained his PhD in Electronic Engineering from Macquarie Univeristy in 2016, under the supervision of Prof Neil Weste. His research background is in RF Microelectronics using Gallium Nitride Technology for Aerospace Applications. He obtained his ME from University of Sydney, an MPM from University of Adelaide and a Bachelors in Microelectronic Engineering from Griffith University in 2004. 

    He was in the industry for many years working on advanced technologies for airborne and space based systems. Some of the projects involved MEMS pressure sensors, Electro-optic sensors for space based imagers, Satelite Laser Ranging and Optical Communications Systems as well as composite satellite antennas. 

    During his PhD he worked on a DARPA program at the University of Colorado, Boulder as well at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics in Freiburg, Germany - developing space based high efficiency microelectronics. He joined the mm-wave and THz research group headed by a Prof Derek Abbott at University of Adelaide in 2016. Since 2018 he's with the sub mm-wave advanced technologies group at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA/Caltech in Pasadena, CA, developing power amplifiers for spectroscopic instruentation looking for signs of water in the Universe. 



  • Qualifications

    PhD - Electronic Engineering - Macquarie University (2016)

    MPM - Master of Project Management - University of Adelaide (2010)

    ME - Wireless Engineering - University of Sydney (2010)

    BE - Microelectronic Engineering - Griffith University (2004)

  • Awards & Achievements

    2010 - Macquarie Univeristy Research Excellence Award

    2010 - APA-I

    2013 - Endeavour Australia Research Fellowship

    2016 - CSIRO ON Prime 

    2018 - Endeavour Australia Executive Fellowship

    2019 - South Australian Space Industry Scholarship

    2019 - Sir Keith Murdoch Fellowship

  • Professional Associations

    IEEE, AIAA, EAA, Planatery Society

  • Professional Interests

    Space based Microelectronics - Sensor Systems, Radars, Communications platforms. 


  • Community Engagement

    Toastmasters International, Cure for Cancer, St Vincent De Paul Society, Red Cross

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