Raise A Glass To Roger Pollard

June 14, 2012
Few have contributed as much to the RF/microwave industryin particular, to the advancement of measurement scienceas Roger Pollard. Roger, who passed away last December, was a devoted volunteer to the IEEE and to the Automatic RF Techniques Group (ARFTG), ...

Few have contributed as much to the RF/microwave industryin particular, to the advancement of measurement science as Roger Pollard. Roger, who passed away last December, was a devoted volunteer to the IEEE and to the Automatic RF Techniques Group (ARFTG), always in pursuit of the measurement truth (accuracy). A retired Dean of the faculty of engineering for the University of Leeds (where he supervised 56 successful Ph.D. candidates), he also served as a consultant for Agilent Technologies, guiding the firm's development of linear and nonlinear vector network analyzers (VNAs).

Roger touched many within the IEEE MTT-S and ARFTG, and within the industry in general. Appropriately, a special session at the 2012 IMS (Convention Center room 511CF, 1:50-3:50 p.m.), chaired by retired Agilent "VNA meister" John Barr, will pay tribute to his many contributions to this industry.

About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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