Dr. Peter Herczfeld

Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1936 and now U.S. citizen, Peter R. Herczfeld received his B.S. degree in Physics from Colorado State University in 1961, his M.S. in Physics in 1963, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1967, both from the University of Minnesota. Since 1967 he has been on the faculty of Drexel University, where he is the Lester Kraus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Herczfeld received numerous teaching honors including the Mary and Christian Lindback Distinguished Teacher Award at Drexel and the IEEE-MTT-S Fred Rosenbaum Distinguished Educator Award. He has advised twenty-eight Doctoral students and over seventy Masters students over his career. His former students are outstanding professionals, four of them are Fellows of the IEEE. The majority of his former graduate students are affiliated with Universities in the US, Europe, Asia and South America, where they continue to excel

Dr. Herczfeld is the Director of the Center for Microwave-Lightwave Engineering at Drexel, a Center of Excellence which conduct research in microwaves and photonics He has served as project director for more than ninety projects. He has published over 400 papers in Solid-State Electronics, Microwaves, Photonics, Solar Energy, and Biomedical Engineering. A member of APS and IEEE, he is a recipient of several research and publication awards, including the Microwave Prize (1986 and 1994). He is a Fellow of the IEEE, recipient of
the IEEE Millennium medal and served as the Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE-MTT-S.