Tom Keinicke Johansen (Photo: DTU Elektro)

"Super energetic"

Tuesday 11 Jan 22


Tom Keinicke Johansen
Associate Professor
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Best Teacher of the Semester diploma - DTU Electrical Engineering


31420 Advanced microwave techniques

The aim of the course is to enable the participants to analyze and design analog RF and microwave circuits using transmission lines, active and passive components, microwave filters and resonators as well as linear and nonlinear hybrid and monolithic integrated circuits.

31445 Signal integrity in high-speed electronics

The course aims to provide knowledge about and practical experience in reduction and identification of signal integrity problems related to integrated circuits, packaging, interconnects, multilayer PCB layout, and power distribution networks.

Best teacher of the semester at DTU Electrical Engineering Tom Keinicke Johansen acknowledged at a virtual Department meeting.

Our Department has a tradition of honouring its great teachers. Twice a year, we name the best teachers of the semesters, based on nominations submitted by the DTU students attending the courses. The current acknowledgement was presented in connection with a New Year's Department meeting on 11 January 2022.  

At the meeting, Deputy Head of Department Michael A.E. Andersen announced that the best teacher of the Spring 2021-June 2021 semester at DTU Electrical Engineering is:  

Associate Professor Tom Keinicke Johansen, from our Electromagnetic Systems section, for the MSc courses 31420 Advanced microwave techniques (Videregående mikrobølgeteknik), and 31445 Signal integrity in high-speed electronics (Signalintegritet i højhastighedselektronik). 

"Super energetic. There is always a good mood when Tom is in the room :)"

The courses and its teacher received excellent student evaluations.

Selected student quotes on Tom's teaching:

“Super energetic. There is always a good mood when Tom is in the room :)”
“Your enthusiasm is great”
“Really good at answering questions”
“Great course (31445), it should be mandatory for everyone”

One of the best experiences I have had as a teacher
"It is a great honour for me to be selected as Best Teacher of the Semester. Given the effort I have put into it I am really thankful that the online version of the 31420 Advanced Microwave Techniques course was appreciated by the students. Being able to teach our June course in Signal Integrity in High-Speed Electronics physically in June 2021, however, was one of the best experiences I have had as a teacher. I have never met a group of more motivated students eager to learn! In that respect, I would also like to thank my co-teachers, Kaj Bjarne Jacobsen and Rolf Østergaard, for their help in keeping the students motivated throughout the course," says Tom after receiving the acknowledgement.

After the announcement Tom received a big round of applause and cheers from colleagues. He will also receive a best teacher diploma and a box of chocolates.

The best teacher nominations are based upon the student evaluations of courses as a means of providing feedback on the quality of teaching. The evaluations are received and examined by the Department's Board of Studies and Management. 

If you are curious about other great teachers of the Department please visit our 'Best teacher of the semester' page.

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