Hugh K. Smith received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in 1984, 1986, and 1991, respectively.
He spent two-and-one-half years with the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, where he was engaged in research of numerical methods for solving computational electromagnetic problems for the European Space Research and Technology Center, European Space Agency. He then became a Member of the Technical Staff with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena CA, where he designed, tested, and built flight hardware and test systems.
He is currently a Principal Staff Engineer with the Personal Communications Sector Research and Advanced Technology Laboratories, Motorola, Harvard, IL, where his research has concentrated on using computational electromagnetics to analyze cellular phone performance. His professional interests include EMC/EMI, computational electromagnetics, antennas, high-power microwaves, and near-field measurements. He holds eight patents.
Dr. Smith is a Professional Registered Engineer in the State of California. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Phi Kappa Phi. He was the recipient of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and JPL awards for his work with the JPL.