In Memoriam

John Douglas Adam
John Douglas Adam
John Douglas Adam 1943 – 2018 died after a sudden illness. Born in Scotland, he received his PhD in EE at the University of Glasow, UK. H immigrated to the USA in 1977 and went to work at Westinghouse Corp. (now Northrup Grumman). There he was heavily involved with R&D of state-of-the-art signal processing devices. That included MEMS, FSL, YIG, ceramics, to name a few. As a result of this work he was awarded 20 patents, has authored 70 publications and is an IEEE Fellow. He was also involved with the MTT and served on the TPRC, chaired the Technical Coordinating Committee, and was the 2011 IMS vice-chair in Baltimore. More
Hatsuaki Fukui
Hatsuaki Fukui
Dr. Hatsuaki Fukui, 1927-2018 was born in Yokohama, Japan. He received his degrees at colleges in Osaka, Japan. His extensive range of research projects spanned from electron tubes to exotic solid state devices. In 1955 he joined Sony Corp to work on semiconductors and is regarded as the pioneer for the all-transistor TV. In October 1962, Dr. Fukui moved to the US to join Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ, He worked on microwave transistor amplifiers, Ge and Si transistors, GaAs bulk-effect devices and Si avalanche diodes. He was the manager of the group developing advanced consumer products and was also involved with long wavelength lasers for under sea communications. He retired from the... More
George P. Rodrigue
George P. Rodrigue
George Pierre “Pete” Rodrigue 1931 – 2018 devoted 28 years of his career teaching electrical engineering at Georgia Tech until he retired in 1996. Dr. Rodrigue grew up in Louisiana and earned his PhD in applied physics from Harvard University. At Georgia Tech he was repeatedly recognized as the department’s outstanding teacher. Prior to his working in academia, he was a research scientist and a consultant to many prominent organizations in industry, the national labs and the Supercollider Laboratory. He was very supportive of the MTT by serving on several committees involving membership, long range planning and IEEE liaison. He was chairman twice of the IMS – 1974 and again in 1993. He was an... More
Terence H. Oxley
Terence H. Oxley
Terence (Terry) Hunter Oxley was born on the 15th July 1923 at St. Leonards-On-Sea (Hastings) Sussex, England and passed away on 7th August 2018. At age 18, Terry joined the Royal Navy and served as a commissioned officer. From 1946 to 1951 he attended Northampton Polytechnic (now City Univ.) London, and received the National Certificates in Applied Physics. In 1973 he received the Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.). From 1946 to 1988 Terry worked for GEC Research Laboratories, later GEC Hirst Research Center, and GEC Marconi Research Center and after retirement in 1988 he continued as a consultant. Terry’s career focused on state-of-the-art low noise receiver technology including: waveguide point-contact diode era and then advancing through the... More
Barry S. Perlman
Barry S. Perlman
Dr. Barry Stuart Perlman 1939-2018 was a remarkably gifted person. He went to college at the age of 15 and received a Masters Degree at the age of 19. In his career he made numerous technical contributions in communications, remote sensing, computing, controls and Elint. He was a science advisor to DARPA and the associate director os the US Army Communications R&D Center at Fort Monmouth. Prior to joining the government he was an advisor to many academic institutions, defense agencies, STEM initiative and Connection One, a National Science Foundation (NSF) industry and university cooperative research center based at Arizona State University. He is listed in several categories of Who’s Who including Who’s Who in... More
Lawrence R. Whicker
Lawrence R. Whicker
Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Whicker, born on October 3, 1934 and died on June 21, 2018. He received his B.S. (1957) and M.S. degree (1957) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and his Ph.D. degree (1964) from Purdue University. Dr. Whicker worked at Sperry Microwave, Naval Research Lavatory in Washington DC, and Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Baltimore, MD. He retired in 1995 and was active an administrator for the MTT and UFFC Societies and was an Adjunct Professor at the University of North-Carolina-Charlotte. His technical work made significant contributions to the development of active and passive phased-array radar systems. Dr. Whicker published over 100 papers in Ferrite Control Components and in Active Array Technology.... More
George Oltman
George Oltman
Henry George Oltman, Jr. was born in Brookhaven, Mississippi in 1927 and was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He passed away on 20 February 2019 at the age of 91. His engineering-career began in 1950 at Sandia Labs after receiving degrees in Physics and mathematics, from the University of New Mexico. In 1958 he accepted a job with the Physics Research Center at TRW. After several years, he joined the Missile Systems Division of Hughes Aircraft; in Canoga Park. There he continued his research and development of antennas for commercial and military applications. During his career, George researched and developed a wide variety of antennas (e.g., helical, spiral, dipole, slot, microstrip, parabolic, planar, endfire and... More
Tom Brazil
Tom Brazil
Tom Brazil (1952 – 2018) devoted his time and energy to academia at the University College Dublin, Ireland and was highly praised by his students and colleagues. Prior to that he worked at Plessey Research in the UK. He was a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He had vast amount of achievements and accolades. He was also an organizer/contributor to numerous workshops, focused sessions, tutorials, panels, etc. He was the Chairman of the IMS sister conference, EuMC in 2006. He became a member of AdCom in 2010, then served on or chaired many committees, and was the sitting President of the MTT-S at the time of his death. More
Silvio Ernesto Barbin
Silvio Ernesto Barbin
Professor Silvio Ernesto Barbin was born in Campian, SP, Brazil in 1952 and passed away on October 5, 2018. He received his BSEE from the Polytechnic University in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1974, and then his masters and PhD from the same school. Initially he worked for AEG-Telefunken in Germany and Brazil. There he was the Chief Technical Officer for Microline RF products. He then served as the Deputy Director for the Center of Information Technology for the Brazil Ministry of Science and Technology. He also held the position of research scholar at UCLA and research professor at the University of New Mexico. In 1987 he joined the University of Sao Paulo and was promoted... More
Ken Brown
Ken Brown
The microwave community mourns the loss of Dr. Kenneth W. Brown who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year. Dr. Brown received the B.S.E.E. degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, USA, in 1987, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 1991 and 1999, respectively. Dr. Brown was extensively involved in the development of RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave technology and systems at Raytheon Company for over 30 years working his way up to Chief Technologist for Raytheon’s Rancho Cucamonga, California facility, and then RF Chief Technologist for Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. Ken was the co-inventor of the solid-state active denial system and did... More
Renato Bosisio
Renato Bosisio
Prof. Renato G. Bosisio passed away on February 3rd, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees from McGill University (Canada) in 1951 and University of Florida (USA) in 1963, respectively. He was an IEEE Life Fellow and co-recipient of the 2014 MTT-S Application Award for his work on the development of the multi-port (six-port) interferometer digital radio. In the 1950s he worked for the Canadian Defense Research Establishment including Canadian Marconi and it’s parent company, English Electric Valve in Chelmsford, England. Then, in 1959, he moved to the USA and worked for Sperry in Gainesville, FL. Since 1965, he was a professor of electrical engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal (University of... More