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Staeker and Pollard in Shoot out for IEEE President Position
The voting membership of the IEEE annually elects officers that serve on the top-tier IEEE governing bodies. The IEEE Board of Directors has nominated Roger D. Pollard and Peter W. Staecker as candidates for 2012 IEEE President-Elect. In addition, 38 other candidates are running for various offices in technical Divisions, Regions, Standards Associations, Technical Activities, and IEEE-USA. The balloting for the IEEE Annual Election will close on 3 October at 12:00 noon Central Time USA (17:00 UTC)
Peter Staecker holds BS and EE degrees from MIT, and MS and PhD 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.
Staecker served industry and government on manufacturing and advisory panels, and is consulting editor to Microwave Journal. Staecker 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.
Roger Pollard’s professional career has been in both academia and industry. Until September 2010, he was Professor and Dean of Engineering at the University of Leeds where he had been a faculty member since 1974. Since 1981, he has also been consulting engineer at Agilent Technologies (formerly Hewlett-Packard Company), Santa Rosa, CA where he continues working on the next generation of network analyzers. He has made research contributions to high-frequency devices and is noted for work in microwave and millimeter-wave circuits, network measurements, calibration and error correction, terahertz technology and large-signal characterization. He has authored technical contributions in books, over 150 journal articles, 3 patents and company and commercial publications. Roger was elected to the UK’s national academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering, in 2005 and is an IEEE Fellow, a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IET (formerly the IEE).