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In Memoriam: Prof. Tom Brazil passed away suddenly on 13th April 2018.

Contact Details:
Room 237, Engineering Building,
University College Dublin,
Belfield, Dublin 4,

Tel: +353 1 716 1929
Fax: +353 1 283 0534


Biography Thomas J. ("Tom") Brazil holds the Chair of Electronic Engineering at University College Dublin (UCD) where he is also Head of Electronic Engineering in the UCD School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering. He received his PhD from the National University of Ireland in 1977.
Professor Brazil was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 2003 and elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in 2004. He served as Secretary of the RIA between March 2009 and March 2013 and is currently a Member of the RIA Council. He was IEEE MTT-S Worldwide Distinguished Lecturer in Microwave CAD 1999-2003 and was appointed to the Senate of the National University of Ireland in 2012. He acted as Chair of the European Microwave Conference in the UK in 2006 and was Chair of the European Microwave Integrated Circuits Conference held in London in 2016. Following election by world-wide ballot in August 2010, he became a serving member of Administrative Committee of the IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Society (MTT-S) and in October 2016 Professor Brazil was elected President of the MTT-Society in 2018. He was serving as President of the MTT-Society from January 2018.


Research Interests His research interests are in the broad areas of non-linear modelling and characterisation techniques at the device, circuit and system level within high frequency electronics. He has published widely in these fields and has graduated over 40 PhD and research Masters students. He is joint head of the RF & Microwave Research Group in UCD, which is an internationally well-known centre of research in high frequency engineering, specialising in the modelling, design and linearization of high power amplifiers. His research and the research of his Group is supported by major funding awards from Science Foundation Ireland, the European Space Agency and from industry. Professor Brazil is a Principal Investigator in the major SFI Research Centre "CONNECT", addressing Future Networks and Communications. He is a reviewer/evaluator for both the European Commission and ECSEL in the areas of nanoelectronics, microsystems and Intelligent Transportation.


Teaching Responsibilities
Solid State Electronics 1 (2nd-Year)
Solid State Electronics 2 (3rd-Year)