Aaron Reinholz, BS

Aaron Reinholz, B.S.

Associate Director for Electronics Technology

Aaron Reinholz received a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from North Dakota State University in 1991.

Reinholz was employed by Rockwell Collins, Inc. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for 13 years, working in various product development hardware engineering, systems engineering and project management roles. As a systems engineer, he was responsible for the development of system specifications, system verification and FAA regulatory approval for airborne surveillance systems which was key to the successful introduction of two new products: the Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) and Airborne Weather Radar Systems. Given his depth of knowledge, Reinholz helped define RTCA and ARINC standards for the TCAS system through interactions with the FAA, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MITRE and aircraft OEMs which allowed for the introduction of significant TCAS system upgrades into commercial aircraft in 1994 and 1999. He was the Technical Director for a next generation Airborne Weather Radar System and in that capacity was ultimately responsible for its successful introduction into the commercial sector in 2003.

Reinholz joined the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering as the Assistant Director for Electronics Technology in May 2004 and is charged with managing and developing CNSE capabilities and resources related to electronics design and product development.

Reinholz was promoted to Associate Director for Electronics Technology in December 2006. His responsibilities include coordinating with industry partners during management of multiple project executions; serving as point of contact for new project opportunities; leading strategic planning and marketing for the CNSE engineering organization; managing additional staff and laboratory space; and overseeing engineering service centers and installation of new equipment.