In Memoriam

Tapan K. Sarkar
Tapan K. Sarkar
Dr. Tapan K. Sarkar, a distinguished member of the IEEE community, passed away peacefully Friday, March 12, 2021 at the age of 72 in Syracuse, NY. He was born in India and received B Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, the M.Sc.E. degree from the University of New Brunswick, in 1971, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, in 1975. Dr. Sarkar spent a short amount of time in industry but his main contriubutions to microwave technology was in research. That was in the area of signal processing aimed at system design. He served several prestigious sponsors such as the Rochester Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and Rome Air... More
Tatsuo Itoh
Tatsuo Itoh
Professor Tatsuo Itoh was born May 5, 1940, in Tokyo, Japan, and passed away on 4 March 2021. He had an incredible career and his list of accomplishments is very extensive. He earned his various degrees at several venues, starting with the Yokohama National University. After spending some time in industry, at NEC and Olympus;he went on to teaching at many places in the US. They include universities in Kentucky, Illinois, California, Texas and his latest being UCLA. During his career he demonstrated the design of many millimeter wave components. Some used planar transmission lines, quasi-optical analysis techniques, quasi-optical receiver elements and antennas. He served in many capacities in the IEEE MTT-S Society such as... More