Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award from the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society this summer. A formal presentation will be made at the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Symposium, July 9-14 in San Diego, Calif.

The Distinguished Achievement Award cites Rohde’s outstanding career achievements in the field of antennas and propagation: “For pioneering work and contributions to the field of Antennas and Propagation, leading to development of wireless communication systems for industrial, military and space applications.”

In 2016, the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society honored Rohde with that year’s Microwave Application Award, citing his “significant contributions to the development of low-noise oscillators.”

In 2015, Rohde was named by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to receive the prestigious I. I. Rabi Award for 2015. The award recognizes outstanding contributions related to the fields of atomic and molecular frequency standards, and time transfer and dissemination. The author of some 200 scientific papers and books, Rohde was cited specifically for “intellectual leadership, selection and measurement of resonator structures for implementation in high-performance frequency sources, essential to the determination of atomic resonance.”

In 2014, Rohde was the recipient of another singular IEEE IFCS honor, the C.B. Sawyer Memorial Award, which recognizes “entrepreneurship or leadership in the frequency control community; or outstanding contributions in the development, production or characterization of resonator materials or structures.” Professor Rohde received the prize primarily for PC software that makes it possible to analyze the nonlinear noise characteristics of RF circuits.