In Memoriam

Jesse J. Taub
Jesse J. Taub
Jesse J. Taub was born on April 27, 1927 in New York City, and passed away on August 10, 2019 at the age of 92. He was a member of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) of the IEEE for over 50 years and the Archeological Institute of America.  He contributed immensely to the fields of electrical engineering, medicine, social science, microwave and millimeter wave technology. He earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York in 1948 and a Master of Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic University in 1949.  From 1949 to 1955 he was group leader at the Naval Material Laboratory in Brooklyn, where he made contributions to... More
Robert J. Trew
Robert J. Trew
Robert James Trew was born December 8, 1944 and passed away on February 24, 2019 at the age of 74.  He earned a BEE at Kettering University and continued graduate studies at the University of Michigan where he received his PhD.  He then had a remarkable and distinguished career, performing many functions.  He was an engineer, distinguished professor, educator, academic researcher, administrator, department head, mentor, consultant, journal Editor-in-Chief, published author and multi-award-winning pioneer in the field of semiconductor devices. His career spanned industry, academia and government. He was the Department Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments for eleven years, at three different universities: NC State, Case Western, and Virginia Tech. In his academic... 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