Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Chris DeMartino, and I am the new technical editor on the staff of Microwaves & RF, covering everything that is happening in the RF/microwave industry. I have worked in the industry as an engineer since 2004, after graduating with a B.S. in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Binghamton. I also have an M.S. in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University.
I have worked at several RF/microwave companies (including MITEQ and Mercury Systems), gaining hands-on experience with this technology. As an engineer, my responsibilities were typically focused on the design and test of RF/microwave components and assemblies, covering different frequency ranges for various programs. I have worked on products for such applications as commercial satellite-communications (satcom) and defense programs, covering frequencies up to Ka-Band for satcom.
As a regular reader of Microwaves & RF, I never imagined one day being part of the staff here. The transition from engineer to editor may surprise some, but it’s an exciting change. My new role as Technology Editor provides me with the opportunity to view the entire industry, gaining access into the complete world of microwaves and RF technologies and applications. I am able to view the industry in a new way, gaining a newfound respect and appreciation for those who contribute to everything our community offers.
I had the privilege of attending IMS 2015 in Phoenix my first week on the job, which gave me a taste of what I will be covering in my new position. This gave me the opportunity to meet many people in the industry and to learn about many of the latest products being developed. I came away from the show very impressed, and with greater appreciation for my new role. I look forward to researching the latest topics, news, and ideas, and I will do everything I can to bring this knowledge to you, our audience.
My goal will be to highlight the latest innovative products, which the engineers in our industry work so hard to develop. It is my belief that the engineers should be rewarded for the hard work and long hours they endure. I hope to help accomplish that by recognizing their contributions to the industry and society in general.
I have a strong desire to see the people in our industry benefit from the Microwaves & RF brand, and I am proud that my job will allow me to do so. I can be reached via e-mail.