2003 Awards

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Ulrich L. Rohde, Inventor, Researcher, Writer, Radio Operator, and Educator; received the 2003 DeForest Audion   Gold Medal. 



Ulrich L. Rohde


Ulrich L. Rohde studied electrical engineering and radio communications at the universities of Munich and Darmstadt, Germany, and holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering. He has spent a quarter century in teaching, writing, researching, and making practical applications of wireless theory and technology.

He is Chairman of Synergy Microwave Corporation in Paterson, New Jersey, President of Communications Consulting Corporation, and partner of Rohde & Schwarz, a multinational company specializing in advanced test and radio communications systems, in Munich, Germany. He was formally President of Compact Software, Inc. in Paterson, New Jersey, and Business Area Director for Radio Systems of RCA, Government Systems Division in Camden, New Jersey, where he was responsible for implementing communications approaches for military secure and adaptive communications.

Dr. Rhode has taught at the University of Gottbus in Germany, University of Bradford in England, University of Oradea in Romania, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, George Washington University, and the University of Florida, Gainesville.

In recognition for his work in the area of microwave, CAD and the development of synthesizer theory, the University of Grosswardein and the Technical University of Klausenburg awarded him honorary doctorates.

Dr. Rohde has authored or co-authored six books on communications and wireless applications, and has published more than 60 scientific papers.

He is a licensed amateur radio operator, KA2WEU, and contributed equipment for the repatriation of LST 325 and its establishment as a museum ship in Mobile, Alabama.

He is a fellow of the IEEE and the Radio Club of America, and is a member of ETA KAPPA NU Honor Society, and the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association. He has served as Chairman of a New Jersey Institute of Technology Advisory Board and was invited to serve on the FCC’s Task Force dealing with Spectrum Policies.