Major Timothy S. Wolfe, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

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Maj Timothy Wolfe is Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.  Maj Wolfe was commissioned in 2011 by AFROTC Detachment 355.  His career has included a variety of assignments ranging from technical intelligence analysis to program management. Prior to completing his PhD education, he served as Deputy High Power Electromagnetics Core Tech Lead, AFRL Directed Energy Directorate, Kirtland AFB, NM. Maj Wolfe is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu honor society, and frequently active in the IEEE Dayton chapter. His research interests include atomistic modeling of high power electronic materials and devices, as well as directed energy.


2011 BS, Electrical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA

2015 MS, Electrical Engineering, AFIT, Dayton, OH

2021 PhD, Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN


GSEM’s Academic Year 2022/2023 Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Professors

2023 AFA Wright Memorial Chapter Gage H. Crocker Outstanding Professor Award


Refereed Journals


1. T.S. Wolfe, R.M. Van Ginhoven, A. Strachan, “Computational study of first-row transition metals in monodoped 4H-SiC,” Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng., vol. 29, no. 055008, 2021

2. T.S. Wolfe, S.A. Francis, D. Langley, J.C. Petrosky, J. Roos, A. Terzuoli, T. Zens, “Integrated Computational Investigation of Photoconductive Semiconductor Switches in Pulsed Power Radio Frequency Applications,”  IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci., vol. 44, no. 1, 2016

3. T.S. Wolfe, S.A. Francis, D. Langley, J.C. Petrosky, J. Roos, A. Terzuoli, T. Zens, “Waveguide Mode Formation as a Potential Cause of Switch Failure in High-Power Wide-Bandgap Photoconductive Switches,”  IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci., vol. 43, no. 12, 2015


Peer Reviewed Conference Publications (full paper review) 

1. T. Wolfe, S. Francis, D. Langley, J. Petrosky, A. Terzuoli and T. Zens, "High power ultrawideband short pulse (UWBSP) electromagnetics (EM) application for wide band gap (WBG) photoconductive semiconductor switches (PCSS)," 2015 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), Turin, Italy, 2015, pp. 1500-1503

2. T. Wolfe* et al., "Integrated computational study of an optoelectronic pulsed power radio frequency source," 2015 31st International Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics (ACES), Williamsburg, VA, USA, 2015, pp. 1-2.

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