Ali M. Darwish (M'90-SM'10) received the B.Sc. and M.S. degrees (with honors) in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, in 1990 and 1992, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, in 1996.
In 1990, he joined COMSAT Laboratories, where he conducted experimental research for his M.S. thesis. In 1992, he was a Research Assistant with the Optics and Quantum Electronics Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 1997, he co-founded Amcom Communications Inc., a leading supplier of high-power microwave devices. In May 2003, he joined the RF Electronics Division, Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Adelphi, MD. He currently conducts research on wide-bandgap materials (GaN), thermal analysis of active devices, and THz MMICs at ARL.
Prof. Darwish is an associate editor for the IEEE Microwave Magazine, a member of two Technical Committees of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society: MTT-5 (High-Power Microwave Techniques) and MTT-26 (Wireless Power Transmission), and a member of the education committee. He has published extensively and was the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship, the Outstanding Teaching Award at AUC, and the Outstanding Service Award of the ARL.