Thomas Johnson

  • MASc, Ph.D. (Simon Fraser University)
  • BASc (The University of British Columbia)
  • P.Eng. (British Columbia)  


Thomas Johnson joined the School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan in July 2009. He was formerly a Technical Fellow at Pulsewave RF in Austin, Texas where he was collaborating in the research and development of RF switch-mode power amplifiers and nonlinear feedback linearization techniques for wireless infrastructure applications. He received his Ph.D. in 2007 from Simon Fraser University where his research focused on the analysis of power efficiency in RF switch-mode amplifier architectures employing bandpass delta-sigma modulation. Dr Johnson received his MASc in 2001, and contributed to the invention of wideband feedforward linearization techniques, and DSP  algorithms for calibrating and adjusting multitap RF equalizers. Prior to graduate studies, he spent twelve years as a technical lead in various companies including ADC Telecommunications, MPR Teltech, and Norsat.


  • Microwave Engineering (ENGR 470)
  • Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (ENGR 471/571)
  • Digital Signal Processing (ENGR 362)
  • Linear Circuit Theory (ENGR 350)
  • Electricity and Magnetism (APSC 178)
  • Microelectronics (ENGR 451)


  • High efficiency radio frequency (RF) power amplifier systems
  • RF power sources for wireless, medical and industrial applications
  • RF rectifiers and wireless power
  • Applied electromagnetics
  • Pulse encoders for switch-mode power amplifiers
  • Signal processing for efficiency enhancement and linearization in RF amplifiers
  • Low power RF front ends for remote sensing

Research website: RF and Microwave Technology Laboratory


A list of research projects and publications are available from this link.



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Thomas Johnson, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: EME4219

Tel: 250.807.8090