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NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7914
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Dr. Michael B Steer

| Biography

Research Areas: RF and microwave communication, radar and sensor systems; RF and acoustic sensors, technology integration; global modeling; multi physics simulation; circuit simulation; defense systems

| Education

  1. 1983 - PhD in Electrical Enginering, University of Queensland
  2. 1976 - BE (Hons) in Electrical Enginering, University of Queensland

| Primary Research Interests

  1. Electronic Circuits and Systems (Including Computer-Aided Design / Modeling*, Electromagnetic Fields / Antenna Analysis*, Microwave Devices and Circuits*)

| Selected Publications

  1. M. B. Steer, Foundations for Microstrip Circuit Design, John Wiley & Sons, 2016.
  2. M. B. Steer, Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach, Second Edition, SciTech Publishing, 2013.
  3. D. S. Kozlov, A. P. Shitvov, A. G. Schuchinsky, and M. B. Steer “Passive intermodulation of analog and digital signals on transmission lines with distributed nonlinearities: modelling and characterization,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 64, No. 5, May 2016, pp. 1383–1395.
  4. J. R. Wilkerson, I. Kilgore, K. G. Gard, and M. B. Steer, “Passive intermodulation distortion in antennas,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Feb., 2015, pp. 474–482.
  5. J. R. Wilkerson, K. G. Gard, A. G. Schuchinsky, and M. B. Steer, "Electro-thermal theory of intermodulation distortion in lossy microwave components," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 56, Iss. 12, Part 1, December 2008, pp. 2717-2725.
  6. J.M. Wetherington, and M.B. Steer. “Sensitive vibration detection using ground-penetrating radar,” IEEE Microwave and Wireless Component Letters, Vol. 23, Iss. 12, Dec. 2013, pp. 680–682.

| Awards and Honors

  • 2017 - Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence 2017, the highest faculty honor bestowed by North Carolina State University.
  • 2013 - R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Extension, the highest faculty honor in the College of Engineering, NC State University
  • 2011 - Distinguished Educator Award, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
  • 2011 - Inducted into the Electronic Warfare Technology Hall of Fame, the Association of Old Crows
  • 2011 - Named one of the “Most Creative Teachers in the South” by Oxford American Magazine
  • 2010 - Certificate of Appreciation for Distinguished Service to his College, University and Nation, College of Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • 2010 - Microwave Prize, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
  • 2007 - Distinguished Service Recognition Award, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
  • 2003 - ALCOA Foundation Distinguished Engineering Research Award (NC State)
  • 2003 - Jack S. Kilby Lecturer
  • 2001, 1998 - Service Recognition Award, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
  • 2000 - Certificate of Appreciation from the Automatic RF Techniques Group
  • 1999 - IEEE Fellow, for contributions to the computer aided engineering of non-linear microwave and millimeter-wave circuits
  • 1996, 1994 - U.S. Army Research Bronze Medallion for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment
  • 1987 - Presidential Young Investigator Award
  • 1977 - Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award