I received the B.E.E., M.S.E.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. My appointments include: Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Cornell, Professor in Residence at the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Head of the Wave Electronics Section at the Laboratory, and Manager of the Electronics Department of Sanders Associates. After my appointment as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo, I was Chairman for several years and am now Professor Emeritus.
I have been involved in the research, design, development and application of microwave tubes for over five decades. I participated in the design or improvement of transmitters for a large number of military microwave systems. I was instrumental in the establishment of a NASA/USAF program to develop high efficiency TWTs for electronic counter measures systems. During the past three decades I have worked extensively with Government personnel to correct deficient tube and system designs in order to reduce failure rates and enhance performance.
Among my most significant publications are the books "Klystrons, Traveling Wave Tubes, Magnetrons, Crossed-Field Amplifiers and Gyrotrons," "Microwave Tubes" and "Principles of Traveling Wave Tubes." These books were based on courses that I developed and presented in house at government, academic and industrial institutions. Many of the courses were equivalent to semester-long graduate-level courses. These were taught several times each at Teledyne, CPI, Hughes EDD (now L-3 Com) in Torrance, Litton (now L-3 Com) in San Carlos and in Williamsport and at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane Indiana.
I prepared a large part of the material on microwave tubes that is now used for instructing electronics technicians in the US Navy. My book is referenced over 100 times in the slide presentations. My military service as the electronics officer on the aircraft carrier USS Essex was of value in preparing the presentations.
I served on the Program Committees for the Power Modulator Symposia, High Voltage Workshops, and International Pulsed Power Conferences. I taught several courses on Power Modulators, Pulsed Power Technology and Space Power Technology. I compiled and published the Conference Records of the Power Modulator Symposia (over 5000 pages). I was a member of the Committee on Pulsed Power Sources of the Air Force Studies Board, Assembly of Engineering, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences.
I am a Fellow Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. My background includes certification as an electromagnetic compatibility engineer and as a professional engineer in the State of New York.