ARO Engineer Named IEEE Fellow

June 28, 2012

Story Highlights

  • Dr. Dev Palmer named an IEEE Fellow.
  • Electromagnetics, Microwaves, and Power program manager named IEEE Fellow.
  • ARL, ARO scientist named IEEE fellow cited "for leadership and contributions in microwave and millimeter wave systems and sources."

Dr. Dev Palmer, program manager in the Army Research Office (ARO) Electronics Division, was named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow earlier this year, cited "for leadership and contributions in microwave and millimeter wave systems and sources."

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.

The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership.

IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

The IEEE is the world's leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity.

Through its 385,000 members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.

Palmer manages the Electromagnetics, Microwaves, and Power program at ARO, where he is responsible for a portfolio of basic research projects focused on creating the innovations that will drive the next generation of Department of Defense systems for radio communications, sensing and electronic warfare.

The research is executed in close coordination with his U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) colleagues in the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate, the Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, and the Weapons and Material Research Directorate to insure the highest payoff to the Army.

Palmer's leadership has been instrumental in developing and sustaining relationships between academic researchers, industry technologists and Army scientists and engineers that have led to significant technology transitions; including: advanced development programs and fielded applications in transceiver detection, radar signal processing, and antennas and electronic materials.

Several graduate students supported under his program now work full-time as scientists and engineers at ARL.

Palmer earned a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Duke University in 1991, where he is currently a member of the graduate faculty engaged in antenna research.

He also holds an Amateur Extra class radio operators license, is a registered Professional Engineer, a member of the Association of Old Crows, the Materials Research Society, Sigma Xi, and a Member-at-Large of the United States National Committee for the International Union of Radio Science (USNC-URSI).

He has held a variety of volunteer positions within the IEEE, serving as 2009 chair of the Eastern North Carolina Section, and 2011 chair of the Region 3 Awards and Recognition Committee.

Palmer is inventor on four U.S. patents in the area of microwave electronics, and has published over thirty-five articles in refereed journals, conference proceedings and commercial magazines, one book and two book chapters, and over fifty conference presentations including more than a dozen invited talks.

He received the ARL Award for Program Management in 2010 and the U.S. Army Superior Civilian Service Medal in 2011.


Last Update / Reviewed: June 28, 2012