Robert J. Trew
Robert J. Trew received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1975. He is currently the Director of the Electrical, Communications, and Cyber Systems (ECCS) Division at NSF, and the Alton and Mildred Lancaster Distinguished Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Carolina State University, Raleigh. Dr. Trew served as the ECE Department Head for eleven years at three different universities: NCSU, Virginia Tech, and Case Western Reserve University.
From 1997 to 2001 Dr. Trew served as Director of Research in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, with management oversight responsibility for the basic research programs of DOD. During this time Dr. Trew directly managed DOD's University Research Initiative, which includes the MURI, DURIP, DEPSCoR, and HBCU/MI programs. He also represented the DOD basic research program to various organizations such as the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the National Academies, professional societies, and other organizations devoted to national basic research policy. From 1997-98 he was DOD representative to the White House OSTP Committee on Science and the National Research Council's Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR). Dr. Trew served as Vice-Chair of the U.S. Government interagency committee that planned and implemented the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). He also served as a Program Manager in the Electronics Division of the U.S. Army Research Office from 1992-97.
Dr. Trew is a Fellow of the IEEE, and serves on the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Administration Committee (ADCOM) and was MTT Society President for 2004. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Proceedings. He was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques from 1995 to 1997, and from 1999-2002 was founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Microwave Magazine. Dr. Trew performs research in the area of physically-based semiconductor device models for computer-aided design, nanoelectronics, wide bandgap semiconductor microwave devices, THz technology, and high frequency electronic devices. He was twice named an IEEE Microwave Distinguished Lecturer.
Dr. Trew has received numerous awards, including the 2001 IEEE-USA Harry Diamond Memorial Award, an IEEE Third Millennium Medal Award, the 1998 IEEE MTT Society Distinguished Educator Award, the 1991 Alcoa Foundation Distinguished Engineering Research Award, and a 1992 NCSU Distinguished Scholarly Achievement Award. He received an Engineering Alumni Society Merit Award in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2003. Dr. Trew has authored or co-authored over 170 publications, 20 book chapters, and has given over 390 technical and programmatic presentations. Dr. Trew has nine patents.