Ali M. Darwish (M’90–SM’10) received the B.Sc. and M.S. degrees (Hons.) in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD, USA, in 1990 and 1992, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, in 1996.
In 1990, he joined COMSAT Laboratories, Clarksburg, MD, USA, as an intern where he conducted experimental research for his M.S. thesis. In 1992, he was a Research Assistant with the Optics and Quantum Electronics Group, MIT. In 1997, he co-founded Amcom Communications Inc., Gaithersburg, MD, USA, a leading supplier of high-power microwave devices. In 2003, he joined the RF Electronics Division, Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD, USA. In 2007, he joined the American University in Cairo (AUC), Cairo, as an Assistant Professor and became an Associate Professor in 2009 and a Professor in 2013. In 2014, he rejoined the Army Research Laboratory. His current research interests include compound semiconductors, thermal analysis of active devices, and millimeter-wave monolithic microwave integrated circuits. He received a National Science Foundation Fellowship, the Outstanding Teaching Award at AUC, and the Outstanding Service Award at ARL.
Dr. Darwish is an associate editor of the IEEE Microwave Magazine, an adjunct faculty member with Johns Hopkins University, and an instructor with Besser Associates Inc. He is an active member of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society and the IEEE Electron Devices Society. He is also a member of several technical program committees, including the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). He organized and chaired several IMS workshops and focus sessions. He is the next Chair of the IEEE MTT-S technical committee on Wireless Power Transfer and Energy Conversion, where he served as the Vice-Chair from 2016.