Kenji Aono received a B.S. in electrical engineering, a B.S. in computer engineering, and a M.S. in electrical engineering from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, U.S.A. in 2011, 2011, and 2013, respectively. A Ph.D. in computer engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, U.S.A. is expected in early 2018.
He was an National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow on tenure at Michigan State University and later at Washington University in St. Louis while pursuing a Ph.D. In 2014 he was an NSF GROW fellow stationed at The University of Tokyo, Japan. Since 2016 he has been a staff researcher at Michigan State University.
Mr. Aono was an officer of the Gamma Zeta chapter of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu and the IEEE student branch at Michigan State University and was elected for roles in IEEE SEM including Chair of the Education Society, Vice-Chair for Circuits and Systems, and Vice-Chair for Young Professionals. He is a recipient of the Michigan Space Grant Consortium graduate fellowship for the 2012-2015 years.