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Nicolas S. Barker

Professor
Editor-in-Chief
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office location and address
Thornton Hall, E226
351 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. ​University of Virginia, 1994
M.S. ​University of Michigan, 1996
Ph.D. ​University of Michigan, 1999
Biography

N. Scott Barker received the B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Virginia in 1994 and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1996 and 1999 respectively.

In 1999 he joined the Naval Research Laboratory as a staff scientist in the Microwave Technology Branch. He is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. His research interests include applying MEMS and micromachining techniques to the development of millimeter-wave and terahertz circuits and components. He has over 100 publications and several patents in this field. In 2011 he co-founded the company Dominion MicroProbes, Inc., to develop and market THz frequency technology co-invented by his group at the University of Virginia, including 500-750 GHz and 750-1100 GHz on-wafer probes.

Prof. Barker has served on the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques technical committee on RF-MEMS (MTT-21) since 2000 and was the committee chair from 2008 to 2011. He has also served on the IMS Technical Program Review Committee since 2001. He served on the Steering Committee of IMS2011 in Baltimore, was the TPC co-chair for IMS2014 in Tampa, FL, and is Co-General Chair for IMS2024 in Washington, D.C. He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques from 2010 to 2013 and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters.

Prof. Barker received the 2016 Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year Award, the 2012 IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award, the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award in 2015, the New Faculty Teaching Award in 2006 and the Faculty Innovation Award in 2004. He is a recipient of the 2003 NSF CAREER Award, the 2000 IEEE Microwave Prize, and First and Second Place in the Student Paper Competition of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium.

NERC for Advanced Self-Powered Systems for Integrated Sensor Technologies (ASSIST)
Source: North Carolina State University
September 01, 2012 – August 31, 2022
Heterogeneous Integration Techniques for Frequency-Conversion and Access to the Submillimeter Spectrum
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
August 15, 2017 – July 31, 2021
EN-EE Virginia Efficient Near-zero Ultao-low Power Systems
Source: U.S. DOD - Darpa
September 17, 2015 – December 31, 2019
Editorial Services Agreement with IEEE 2018
Source: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engine
April 01, 2018 – March 31, 2019
EN-EE Submillimeter-Wave Load-Pull Measurement Systems
Source: Dominion MicroProbes, Inc.
December 01, 2015 – May 30, 2018
Editorial Services Agreement with IEEE 17-18
Source: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engine
April 01, 2017 – March 31, 2018
EN-EE-Editorial Services Agreement 17-18
Source: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engine
April 01, 2017 – April 01, 2017
EN-EE Editorial Services Agreement
Source: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engine
September 01, 2015 – March 31, 2017
Collaborative Research: RF-MEMS Phase Modulators for Millimeter-wave Polarimeter Array
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
September 15, 2010 – December 31, 2014
Fundamental Research and Design of High Power and Nanoscale RF MEMS Devices
Source: University of California, San Diego
August 24, 2010 – August 23, 2013
MRI: Developement of a THz Frequency On-Wafer Probe Station
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
September 01, 2011 – February 28, 2013
ECE 2660: ECE Fundamentals II
Credits: 4
Studies the modeling, analysis, design, computer simulation, and measurement of electrical circuits which contain non-linear devices such as junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and field effect transistors. Includes the gain and frequency response of linear amplifiers, power supplies, and other practical electronic circuits. This course is taught in the studio mode with mixed lecture and lab. Prerequisite: ECE 2630, APMA 2130 co-requisite
ECE 4209: RF Circuit Design and Wireless Systems
Credits: 3
Design and analysis of wireless communication circuits. Topics covered include transmission lines, antennas, filters, amplifiers, mixers, noise, and modulation techniques. The course is built around a semester long design project. Prerequisite: ECE 3209,ECE 2660, ECE 3750
ECE 6501: Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credits: 3
A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ECE 6995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 3–6
Formal record of student commitment to project research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. A project report is required at the completion of each semester. May be repeated as necessary.
ECE 8999: Thesis
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
ECE 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
MAE 9999: Dissertation Research, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Credits: 1–12
Formal documentation of faculty supervision of dissertation research. Each full-time resident doctoral student in mechanical and aerospace engineering is required to register for this course for the number of credits equal to the difference between his or her regular course load (not counting the one-credit MAE 8591 seminar) and 12.

Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year Award, UVA Licensing & Ventures Group 2016

Outstanding Teacher Award, Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2015

Outstanding Young Engineer Award, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) 2012

Microwave Prize 2000

Dominion Microprobes, Co-Founder, CEO http://dmprobes.com/