Professor Ian Hunter, of Radio Design and The University of Leeds, was delighted and honoured, today, to be informed of his selection to receive the 2020 Distinguished Educator Award of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). This award is given to a distinguished educator in the field of microwave engineering and science who exemplifies the special human qualities of the late Fred J. Rosenbaum, who considered teaching a high calling and demonstrated his dedication to the MTT-S through tireless service.
Prof Hunter’s citation read: “For outstanding achievements as an educator, mentor, and role model for microwave engineers and engineering students”
The award consists of a recognition plaque, a certificate and an honorarium. The award will be conferred at the annual Society Awards Banquet to be held during the International Microwave Symposium the week of 21 – 26 June 2020 in Los Angeles, California
Ian and his team of researchers have been collaborating with Radio Design for the last 8 years. From 2012-2017 this was established by Ian holding a UK Royal Academy of Engineering chair at the University of Leeds, jointly funded by the academy and Radio Design. The research work of Prof Hunter and his 8 PhD students was focussed on novel designs for RF filters and combiners leading to several UK and European patents as well as publications in academic journals and international conferences. The collaboration continued beyond 2017 with Ian working as a consultant to the Radio Design research team, and two of his recent research students are now employed by RD. Ian has held a chair at Leeds University since 2003, he was the General Chairman of European Microwave week, Manchester 2011, and is a fellow of the IET, IEEE and the UK Royal Academy of Engineering.