Robert H. Caverly, Ph.D.

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Robert H. Caverly was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1954. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, in 1983. He received the M.S.E.E and B.S.E.E degrees from the North Carolina State University, Raleigh, in 1978 and 1976, respectively.

Dr. Caverly has been a faculty member at Villanova University in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering since 1997 and is a Full Professor. Previously, he was employed for more than 14 years at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (formerly Southeastern Massachusetts University). In 1990, with support from The National Science Foundation, he was a Visiting Research Fellow with the Microwave Solid-State Group at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. Dr. Caverly's research interests, funded by several government agencies and private industry, are focused on the characterization of semiconductor devices such as PIN diodes and FETs in the microwave and RF control environment. Besides microwave semiconductor electronics, his other interests include analog and digital CMOS VLSI design, an area where he has taught a number of workshops both in this country and outside, as well as graduate and undergraduate courses at the university. He has published one book (CMOS RFIC Design Principles from Artech House) and more than 80 journal and conference papers in these and other areas. He is on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions of Microwave Theory and Techniques and a Senior Member of the IEEE and is the chairperson (2010-2013) of MTT-17, the HF-VHF-UHF Technology Technical Committee of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society of the IEEE. He is a 1987 recipient of the Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award from The American Society of Engineering Education and the 2007 recipient of the Fr. Farrell Award from the College of Engineering at Villanova University. During his career, he has been a consultant for a number of microwave industries working on various microwave control element projects.