Jeffrey M. Pond


  • 2004, N. Walter Cox Award, Past Awardees**


JEFF POND obtained his BSEE from Michigan State University in 1978 and his MSEE and PhD in EE degrees from the University of Michigan in 1979 and 1982, respectively. While in graduate school he was a Research Assistant in the University ofMichigan’s Radiation Laboratory. Since 1982 he has been at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, as a member of the Microwave Technology Branch. In 2002, he became Head of the Solid-state Circuits Section, which performs a variety of hasic and applied research of relevance to future generation, radar, communications and EW systems. His early work at NRL focused on the design, modeling and testing of superconducting transmission lines and circuits. The expertise acquired in this area lead to his initial involvement with the IMS TPC and later on to become a member of Mn-18. More recently he has developing ferroelectric devices for tunable delay lines and filters as well as work on other microwave filters concepts. He has been a member of the Technical Program Committee for the International Microwave Symposium since 1992, serving on the committee on superconducting components and technology. He has served as Session Chairman at the International Microwave Symposium four times and has assisted in the organization of four IMS workshops. He was a member of the local committee that ran the 1998 IMS in Baltimore, helping to organize the workshops for that Symposium and also assumed the responsibility for setting up the 1998 IMS Symposium website. Soon afterwards he became webmaster for MIT-S and served in that capacity for two years during which time the site was substantially upgraded. In 2000 and 2001, he was an IMS Steering Committee member for the local committees in Boston and Phoenix, respectively. For the 2000 IMS he was instrumental in establishing the first electronic submission and review of papers to the Symposium which has been a notable step in the Society’s entry to the online age. He has remained active in this area supporting electronic paper submission for the IMS Special Issue of the M’TT-S Transactions.since 2000 as well as electronic submissions for PAWCON since 2001. In 2000 he served as Secretary for the MIT-S ADCOM and in 2001 was elected to be an ADCOM member. At the June 2003 ADCOM meeting in Philadelphia, he submitted a successful proposal to host the 2011 Symposium in Baltimore which he will serve as General Chair. He is currently vice-chair of MTT-18 (Microwave Superconductivity) and a member of MTl-8 (Filters and Passive Components).