Dr. Christoph Roden

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Dr. Christoph Roden is an Electrical Engineer and Aerosol Scientist at SPEC, Incorporated. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University and the Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois. Dr. Roden has over 14 years of engineering experience in the design, implementation and testing of digital and analog circuits, systems and embedded software. He was Lead Engineer at Motorola from 1994 – 2001 and Principal Design Engineer at Medtronic 2001 – 2003. He designed, synthesized, tested, performed timing analysis and Patented the Crypto Controller (an implementation of a hardware operating system for the scheduling and control of cryptographic algorithm execution) of the Advanced Infosec Machine (AIM) VLSI (a 9 million transistor, 0.35 µm design). In 2004 he went to University of Illinois to obtain his Ph.D, where he designed, built and maintained a portable, self-contained analyzer for measuring real-time aerosol and gaseous emissions from biomass burning sources. He calculated the climatic impact due to greenhouse gas and particulate emissions from biofuel cookstoves and built, tested and utilized a Humidifying-Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzer (H-TDMA) to characterize the size distributions and hygroscopicity of aerosols. In addition to his expertise in aerosol science, Dr. Roden has designed electronic printed circuit boards and written firmware code for SPEC’s most advanced instruments, including the FCDP, 3V-CPI and Hawkeye.