Victor M. Lubecke received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1990 and 1995, respectively, and his B.S.E.E. degree from the California Polytechnic Institute, Pomona, in 1986. He is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, HI, USA. From 1998 to 2003, Dr. Lubecke was with Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, where his research focused on remote sensing technologies for biomedical and industrial applications, and on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and 3-D wafer-scale integration technologies for wireless and optical communications. From 1987 through 1996, he was with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and from 1996 to 1998, he was with the Institute for Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Sendai, Japan, where his research involved terahertz and MEMS technologies for space remote sensing and communications applications. He holds 7 U.S. patents with several pending, and has published over 200 peer-reviewed research articles.
Prof. Lubecke is an IEEE Fellow, an emeritus Distinguished Microwave Lecturer (’06–’08) of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology, and served as Topic Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology. He was the recipient of the 2000 Microwave Prize for best paper presented at the Asia–Pacific Microwave Conference and has had several of his students papers recognized with awards at IEEE conferences. He was co-recipient of the Emerging Technology Award at TechConnect 2007 and co-founded two technology start-up companies. His current research interests include remote sensing technologies, biomedical sensors, MEMS, heterogeneous integration, and microwave/terahertz radio.