Scholar Profile: Paul Reginald Aiken


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Dr. Paul Reginald Aiken

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An alumnus of  The UWI, Mona, Aiken received his BSc and MPhil in Physics. His academic journey continued at Columbia University in New York where he earned an MSc and a PhD in Electrical Engineering.

With more than 25 years in the field, Aiken has held numerous engineering positions in Jamaica and the USA, including being a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) engineer both at The UWI, Mona and Columbia University. He served as a Senior Test Engineer at American multinational corporation and technology company, Intel Corporation, where he  lead teams of engineers on several high level projects; namely, designing factory-ready equipment for testing Intel’s latest  microprocessors and developing practical solutions for solving high-speed signal and power integrity issues.

 Aiken re-joined The UWI in 2006, where he served as a Senior Engineer and Head of the former Electronics Unit; he was later appointed as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics in 2007. In 2011, he was appointed Associate Dean in the Faculty of Science and Technology and later Deputy Dean in 2012.

In 2013, Dr. Aiken was appointed as Director of the former Mona School of Engineering, which was founded and implemented in Sept 2013 under his stewardship. In November 2014, he founded and was Managing Director for the Mona-Tech Engineering Services Limited (M-Tech), the commercial arm of Engineering at The UWI Mona.  Dr. Aiken continues to serve on the board. M-Tech is a fully corporate company that offers a wide range of engineering services locally, regionally and internationally.

This year Aiken spearheaded the development and implementation of The UWI Mona, Faculty of Engineering and was appointed as Dean of the Faculty. In addition to his new responsibilities, he maintains his teaching and research duties in the areas of Electronics Engineering and Physics.

Aside from his core duties, he currently represents The UWI on the BPO Task force Committee chaired by the Honorable Dr. Horace Chang, Minister of National Security. Outside The UWI, Dr. Aiken is an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He also serves as a member of the continuing education committee of the Professional Engineers Registration Board (PERB) and the engineering accreditation committee of the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ).

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