received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia in 1999, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 2001 and 2003, respectively. He has authored over 60 papers and holds seven patents in the areas of MMIC design, millimeter-wave system integration, and high-frequency packaging techniques. He is also the author of “Reflectionless Filters,” a book about his pioneering work on novel filter topologies that have theoretically perfect impedance match at all frequencies (DC to infinity). During the summers of 1996 through 1998, he worked for Lockheed Martin Federal Systems in Manassas, VA, as an Associate Programmer, where he wrote code for acoustic signal processing, mathematical modeling, data simulation, and system performance monitoring. In 1999, he became an affiliate of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. There, he conducted research in the development of Monolithic Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) and MMIC-based receiver components for atmospheric radiometers, laboratory instrumentation, and the deep-space communication network.