ITTC Contacts

Christopher Allen
Christopher Allen
Professor, EECS

ITTC Lab Affiliation(s)
   Radar Systems and Remote Sensing Laboratory
Contact Info
Primary Office: 153 Nichols Hall
ITTC-Univ. of KS
2335 Irving Hill Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7552
Phone: (785)864-8801
Fax: (785)864-0387

Secondary Office: 3024 Eaton Hall
1520 W 15th St
EECS-Univ of KS
Lawrence, KS 66045-7608
Fax: (785)864-3226

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  • Harry Talley Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 2011
  • Miller Scholar, University of Kansas, 2010
  • Graduate Teaching Award, KU Center for Teaching Excellence, 2006
  • Bellows Scholar, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 2005
  • John E. Sharp and Winifred E. Sharp Teaching Professorship, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 2002-2005
  • Miller Scholar for teaching, research, and service, School of Engineering, University of Kansas. 2001
  • W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, University of Kansas, 2001
  • Ned N. Fleming Trust Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Kansas, 2001
  • Recognized by the Center for Teaching Excellence for excellence in the classroom, University of Kansas, 1998
  • Harry Talley Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 1998
  • Miller Award for Research, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 1999
  • Senior Member, IEEE, 1996

Dr. Allen joined the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at The University of Kansas as an Assistant Professor in August 1994.

Prior to joining the university, Dr. Allen was with the Allied Signal Kansas City Division were he was a Senior Staff Engineer and worked in the areas of high-speed digital design, radar systems analysis, and multi-chip module development. Prior to joining Allied Signal, he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he successfully developed data handling systems, timing and control circuitry, direct digital waveform synthesis for advanced radar systems hardware with operating frequencies ranging from 100 MHz to 800 MHz. He also performed radar system design and analysis on a variety of programs.


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas, 1984.

M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas, 1982.

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas, 1980.

Electronic circuits, Fiber optic communication systems, high-speed digital circuit design, and microwave remote sensing.

Research Interests
High-speed digital technologies and applications, Fiber optic communication systems, Lightwave/photonics systems and devices, Microwave remote sensing, Synthetic aperture, Radar design and analysis.

Professional Affiliations
Senior Member of IEEE, Silicon Prairie Information Technology Group.

Honors and Awards
Eta Kappa Nu, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi.

Partner with ITTC

The Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas has developed several assistance policies that enhance interactions between the Center and local, Kansas, or national companies. 

ITTC assistance includes initial free consulting (normally one to five hours). If additional support is needed, ITTC will offer one of the following approaches: 

Sponsored Research Agreement

Individuals and organizations can enter into agreements with KUCR/ITTC and provide funds for sponsored research to be performed at ITTC with the assistance of faculty, staff and students.

Licensing and Royalty/Equity Agreement

An ITTC goal is the development of investment-grade technologies for transfer to, and marketing by, local, Kansas, and national businesses. To enhance this process, the Center has developed flexible policies that allow for licensing, royalty, and equity arrangements to meet both the needs of ITTC and the company.

Commercialization Development

Companies with a technology need that can be satisfied with ITTC's resources can look to us for assistance. We can develop a relationship with interested partners that will provide for the development of a technology suited for commercialization.

ITTC Resource Access

ITTC resources, including computers and software systems, may be made available to Kansas companies in accordance with the Center's mission and applicable Regents and University policies.

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