David R. Jackson was born in St. Louis, MO on March 28, 1957. He obtained the B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1979 and 1981, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1985. From 1985 to 1991 he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston, Houston, TX. From 1991 to 1998 he was an Associate Professor in the same department, and since 1998 he has been a Professor in this department. He has been a Fellow of the IEEE since 1999. His present research interests include microstrip antennas and circuits, leaky-wave antennas, leakage and radiation effects in microwave integrated circuits, periodic structures, and electromagnetic compatibility and interference.
He is presently serving as the Immediate Past Chair of USNC-URSI, the U.S. National Committee (USNC) for URSI, the International Union of Radio Science. From 2015-2018 he served as the Chair of USNC-URSI. He is also on the Education Committee of the Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) and on the MTT-15 (Microwave Field Theory) Technical Committee of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.
Previously, he has been chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Committee of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S), the chair of the Transnational Committee of the IEEE AP-S, the chair of the Chapter Activities Committee of the AP-S, a Distinguished Lecturer for the AP-S, a member of the AdCom for the AP-S, and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. He previously served as the chair of the MTT-15 (Microwave Field Theory) Technical Committee. He has also served as the chair of Commission B of USNC-URSI and as the Secretary of this Commission. He also previously served as an Associate Editor for the Journal Radio Science and the International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering.