Peter Staecker holds B.S. and E.E. degrees from MIT, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Polytechnic University. His professional career started in 1972 at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he developed microwave design and test techniques for satellite communications. In 1986 he joined M/A-COM, where he led program, product, and process development, then helped the company’s transition from defense to commercial markets. During this period he also established strong ties with US and European universities and with research organizations. He retired from M/A-COM as Director of Research & Development.
Dr. Staecker served industry and government on manufacturing and advisory panels and is Consulting Editor to Microwave Journal.
He is Past President and Honorary Life Member of the MTT Society and is an IEEE Life Fellow. His 28-year service to IEEE includes leadership roles in Finance, Strategic Planning, Publications, and Membership. He has served on the IEEE Board of Directors for five years.
IEEE Activities (S’62-S’65-M’72-SM’87-F’95-LF’08) OFFICES: IEEE Board of Directors, 2012, 2009-10, 2007, 2001-02; IEEE President-Elect, 2012; IEEE Treasurer, 2009-10; Technical Activities Board - Vice President, 2007.
COMMITTEES/BOARDS: IEEE Finance Committee: Chair, 2009-10; Member, 2011, 2009, 2003-06. IEEE Governance Committee: 2009-11. IEEE Humanitarian Activities Ad Hoc Committee: 2011. IEEE Investment Committee: 2009-11. MGA Individual Benefits and Services Committee: Chair, 2011; Member, 2010. IEEE Individual Benefits & Services Committee: 2009. IEEE Insurance Committee: 2009-11. IEEE Future Directions Committee: 2011. IEEE Audit Committee: 2009, 2001-03. HKN Transition Committee: 2009-10. IEEE Finance & Inequities Ad Hoc Committee: 2009. IEEE Technical Activities Board: 2006-08, 2001-04, 1993. IEEE Volunteer Leadership Development Ad Hoc Committee: 2008. IEEE Marketing & Sales Committee: 2006-08. IEEE Strategic Planning Committee: 2006-07. IEEE Alternative Membership Models Ad Hoc Committee: 2008. IEEE Publications, Products, and Services Board: 2004-05, 2002. IEEE Infrastructure Oversight Committee: Member, 2002. IEEE Life Members Committee: Member, 2002. IEEE New Initiative Committee: 2003-06. IEEE Infrastructure Oversight Committee: 2002-03. IEEE History Center: Trustee, 2002-04. IEEE Educational Activities Board: Member, 2000-02. IEEE Initiative Review Committee: 2001. TAB Vice Chair, 2006. TAB Treasurer, 2003-04. TAB Management Committee: Chair, 2007; Member, 2006-08. TAB Nominations & Appointments Committee, 2011, 2004-09. TAB Strategic Planning Committee: Chair, 2006; Member, 2006-08, 2001-03. Division IV Director, 2001-02. TAB Business Rules Simplification Task Force: Chair, 2002-03. TAB Infrastructure Distribution Committee: 2000-01. PSPB Treasurer: 2005-06. PSPB Strategic Planning Committee and Operating Committee: 2005-06. Ad Hoc Committee on IEEE Spectrum: Chair, 2006. PSPB N&A Committee: 2006. PSPB Strategic Planning Committee, Multimedia Focus Group Chair: 2000-02.
SECTION: Central New England Section, Microwave Theory & Techniques Chapter: Chair, 1982-83.
SOCIETY: Microwave Theory and Techniques Society: Honorary Life Member, 2006-12. Administrative Committee: President, 1993; Vice President, 1992; Secretary, 1986. Constitution & Bylaws Committee: 1987. Newsletter Editor, 1988-90. Awards: Chair, 1997-2003; Member, 1996-2008. Ethics Committee: 2011, 2009, 2005-06. IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Site Negotiating Committee: Chair, 1994-99; Member, 1994-2007.
CONFERENCES: IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium: General Chair, 1991; Technical Program Committee, 1983-2008; Chair 2000; Special Sessions & Workshops, Chair, 1983. GaAs IC Conference, Technical Program Committee, 1994-96; Radio and Wireless Conference (RAWCON): General Chair, 2002-2003, Technical Program Committee, Chair 2001.
AWARDS: MTT-S Honorary Life Member, 2005; IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 2001; IEEE Fellow (for leadership and contributions to the design and development of microwave and millimeter-wave devices and circuits), 1995; MTT-S N. Walter Cox Service Award, 1992.
J. Roberto de Marca
J. Roberto de Marca was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Southern California, where he earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. He has been in the faculty of the Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro (PUC/Rio), since 1978, where he has held several leadership and administrative positions including Associate Academic Vice President for Sponsored Research. Twice on leave, Dr. de Marca served as Scientific Consultant with AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Politecnico di Torino, and more recently he was a Visiting Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and a Guest Scientist at the NEC Europe Research Labs, Heidelberg, Germany.
He was founding President of the Brazilian Telecommunications Society, and in 1990, Prof. de Marca was appointed Scientific Director of the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq), where he approved the initial funding of the national research network that opened the way for the widespread use of Internet in Brazil. He was a delegate to several ITU-R TG8/1 meetings and was also chair of a working group on QoS, where the wireless 3G technology specifications were developed. From 2009 to 2011 he was a member of FINEP’s Presidential Advisory Board. (FINEP is the largest Brazilian R&D & Innovation funding agency.)
He is an IEEE Fellow and a full member of both the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and Brazilian National Academy of Engineering. Dr. de Marca was the 2000-2001 President of the IEEE Communications Society. In 2008 he held the office of IEEE Vice President of Technical Activities.
Gordon Day spent most of his career in research and management at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where he founded and led the NIST Optoelectronics Division. His personal research ranged from fundamental optical measurements to the development of standards for optical fiber and new concepts in instrumentation. More recently, he served as science advisor to Senator Jay Rockefeller and Director of Government Relations for the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association. He has been a Professor Adjoint at the University of Colorado and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton (UK), and has served on many industry, government, and academic advisory groups. He is a past President of the IEEE Photonics Society and of IEEE-USA, and he is a Fellow of IEEE, AAAS, the Optical Society of America, and the Institute of Physics (UK). He received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
IEEE Activities (S’66-M’67-SM’78-F’94) OFFICES: IEEE Board of Directors, 2009, 2011-12. IEEE President, 2012; IEEE President-Elect, 2011; IEEE-USA President, 2009.
COMMITTEES/BOARDS: IEEE Strategic Planning Committee, 2008. IEEE New Initiatives Committee, 2008-09. IEEE Public Visibility Committee, 2009-2010. TAB Finance Committee, Member, 2004-06. RAB/TAB Section/Chapter Support Committee, Member, 2003-04. TAB Representative to RAB, 2002-03. IEEE Membership Development Committee, Member, 2002. Technical Activities Board, Member, 2000.
SOCIETY: Photonics Society: Sr. Past President, 2002; Jr. Past President, 2001; President, 2000; President-Elect, 1999; Fellows Committee: Chair, 2002-04; Member, 1996; Nominations Committee, Chair, 2001; Vice President for Finance & Administration, 1997-99; Board of Governors, Elected Member, 1995-97; Long Range Planning, Chair, 2001; Secretary/Treasurer, 1995-96; IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology: Associate Editor, 1993-97; Guest Editor, 1995.
COUNCIL: Sensors Council: Administrative Committee Member, 1999-2003.
CONFERENCES: Optical Fiber Communications Conference, Steering Committee, 1997-2002. Optical Fiber Sensors Conference: Program Committee, 1989-96; International Steering Committee, 1992-99; General Chair, 1997. Symposium on Optical Fiber Measurements: General Chair, 2000-04; Program Chair, 1980-98.
REPRESENTATIVES: IEEE-USA Liaison to/from IEEE Educational Activities Board, 2010. Member (representing IEEE-USA) to Board of Directors of the American Association of Engineering Societies, 2009. Photonics Society Representative to Nanotechnology Committee, 2000-01. Photonics Society Representative to Coalition for Photonics and Optics, 1998-2001.
AWARDS: IEEE-USA Congressional Fellow, 2005. IEEE Fellow, 1994. IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Service Award, 2004.
Prior to joining IEEE, Jim served as Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for DuPont Electronic & Communication Technologies, a $4-billion global enterprise. His broad technical background leveraged DuPont's strong materials and technology base to accelerate growth in the "high-tech" markets of electronics and communications. In this capacity, he led the research and development functions, coordinating long-term applied research efforts in corporate R&D centers and searching out new opportunities for growth. New business ventures emerging from this work, in flat-panel displays, PV, fuel cells, and photonics, were incubated under Jim’s guidance. In February 2003, he was elected to the DuPont Photomasks (DPMI) Board of Directors and remained through the successful acquisition of DPMI by Toppan in April 2005.
Previously, Jim was Vice President and Director of Motorola’s Physical Sciences Research Laboratories. During his tenure he directed long-range research in future integrated systems (memory, semiconductor materials, nanostructures, quantum devices, etc.), energy (thermoelectrics, fuel cells, etc.), lab-on-a-chip (microfluidics, DNA analyses, etc.), and various speculative "reach-out" initiatives. Other assignments at Motorola included directing the Wireless Research & Development Laboratory, leading the Microcontroller and Mixed-Mode Technology Center, and serving as Chief Technologist and Director of Strategy, all within Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector (now Freescale Semiconductor).
Jim’s first role following his doctorate was leading the development, importation, installation, and support of process and device modeling tools for silicon and GaAs technologies for AT&T Bell Laboratories.
An IEEE Senior member, Jim earned a bachelor's degree in Science and a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, both from Sydney University in Australia. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cambridge University.