David M. Pozar

David Michael Pozar (born January 15, 1952) is an American electrical engineer, educator and professor emeritus at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research interests concentrate mainly on antenna theory and design. Pozar is also the author of the textbook, Microwave Engineering.

David M. Pozar
David Michael Pozar

(1952-01-15) January 15, 1952 (age 71)
Alma mater
  • Issac Koga Gold Medal Award (1987)
  • H. A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award (1998)
  • IEEE Third Millenium Medal (2000)
  • S. A. Schelkunoff Transactions Prize Paper Award (2003)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
ThesisOn moment method solutions for plate and wire geometries (1980)
Doctoral advisorCarlton H. Walter


David Michael Pozar was born on January 15, 1952, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from University of Akron in 1975 and 1976, respectively. He completed his PhD. studies under the supervision of Carlton H. Walter in 1980 at Ohio State University.[1]

Pozar joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1980; he was promoted to the full professorship in 1989. In 1988, he worked at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne as a visiting professor during his sabbatical. He served as the associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation in between 1983 and 1986, as well as between 1989 and 1992.[2][3] He became a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society in 1993 and retired in 2004. He is an IEEE fellow.[3]

Pozar's research interests focus on the design and analysis of microstrip antennas and phased arrays.[4] He has authored multiple books on antenna and microwave engineering, including Antenna Design Using Personal Computers (1985), Microwave Engineering (1990) and Microwave and RF Design of Wireless Systems (2000).[2][3] Pozar introduced the widely used printed antenna feed techniques of aperture coupling[5] in 1984 and proximity coupling in 1987.[6] He is also the author of PCAAD, computer-aided design package for antennas.[4]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Pozar, D. M. (1985). Antenna Design Using Personal Computers. Artech House. ISBN 9780890061756.
  • Pozar, D. M.; Schaubert, D. H., eds. (1995). Microstrip Antennas: The Analysis and Design of Microstrip Antennas and Arrays. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780780310780.
  • Pozar, D. M. (2000). Microwave and RF Design of Wireless Systems. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780471322825.
  • Pozar, D. M. (2011). Microwave Engineering (4 ed.). John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780470631553.


  1. ^ a b Pozar, David M. (1980). On moment method solutions for plate and wire geometries (PhD). Ohio State University.
  2. ^ a b c Pozar, D.M. (January 1992). "Microstrip antennas". Proceedings of the IEEE. 80 (1): 79–91. doi:10.1109/5.119568.
  3. ^ a b c d Kwon, Do-Hoon; Pozar, David M. (December 2009). "Optimal Characteristics of an Arbitrary Receive Antenna". IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. 57 (12): 3720–3727. Bibcode:2009ITAP...57.3720K. doi:10.1109/TAP.2009.2025975. S2CID 39725234.
  4. ^ a b c Pozar, D.M.; Targonski, S.D.; Syrigos, H.D. (February 1997). "Design of millimeter wave microstrip reflectarrays". IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. 45 (2): 287–296. Bibcode:1997ITAP...45..287P. doi:10.1109/8.560348.
  5. ^ Pozar, David. "A Review of Aperture Coupled Microstrip Antennas". Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Massachusetts at Amherst. CiteSeerX {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  6. ^ Pozar, David (1987). "Increasing the bandwidth of a microstrip antenna by proximity coupling". Electronics Letters. Electronics Letters, Institute of Electrical Engineering. 23 (8): 368. Bibcode:1987ElL....23..368P. doi:10.1049/el:19870270.

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