Ali Darwish, Ph. D., received his Ph.D. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, in 1996. In 1990, he joined COMSAT Laboratories where he conducted the experimental work on his M. S. thesis. In 1992, he joined the Optics and Quantum Electronics Group, MIT as a research assistant. In 1997, he co-founded Amcom Communications Inc., a leading supplier of high power microwave integrated circuits. At Amcom Communications he served as the vice president of product development where he designed and commercialized several product lines. In May 2003 he joined a US government research lab where he conducted research on wide bandgap materials (GaN), thermal analysis of active devices, and novel MMIC concepts.
Dr. Darwish designed several state-of-the-art monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) including an X-band low phase noise oscillator, GaN mm-wave power amplifiers, SiGe mm-wave amplifiers, broadband high power amplifiers (in the L-, S-, X-, Ku-, and Ka-band), mixers, digital attenuator, and phase shifters. Dr. Darwish is an associate editor of IEEE Microwave Magazine, an adjunct faculty member with John Hopkins University, and an instructor with Besser Associates. He is an IEEE Senior Member and an active member of MTT-S. His areas of expertise include novel techniques in millimeter-wave MMICs [in GaN and gallium arsenide (GaAs)], sub-terahertz communications, and reliability and thermal characterization of MMICs. He has published over 100 journal and conference papers.
Dr. Michael Hamilton is an Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept., Auburn University and Assistant Director of the Alabama Microelectronics Science and Technology Center.