Namir E. Kassim
Naval Research Laboratory
Dr. Namir Kassim is the Head, Radio Astrophysics and Sensing Section, and LWA Project Scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1987 in astronomy. His scientific interests include low frequency radio astrophysics, large HF/VHF arrays, and HF/VHF adaptive optics. Dr. Kassim is a pioneer in the field of low-frequency radio interferometry. He has authored over 100 refereed journal articles in low frequency astronomy, several books and book chapters, and numerous conference proceedings.
David Le Vine
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dr. David Le Vine is the Science Manager and Deputy Principal Investigator for NASA’s Aquarius mission, the NASA Earth System Science Pathfinder mission launched in June 2011 to measure sea surface salinity. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1968. He is a pioneer in microwave remote sensing of the Earth using interferometry. His work has focused on passive remote sensing with applications to monitoring parameters such as soil moisture and sea surface salinity. An example of this work is the development of the synthetic aperture radiometer, ESTAR, and its successor, 2D-STAR. He also is a member of the Science Quality Working Group for ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission. Dr. Le Vine’s background is electrical engineering with specialization in electromagnetic theory and physics. He has also done work on scattering from rough surfaces, propagation through random media, and radiation from lightning. His work experience includes employment as an Electronics Engineer at the Harry Diamond Laboratory at the Department of the Army, and research at the Radiation Laboratory at the University of Michigan. Prior to coming to the Goddard Space Flight Center he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland. Dr. Le Vine is a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). He is currently a member of the GRSS Administrative Committee (AdCom). In addition, Dr. Le Vine is affiliated with the Antennas and Propagation Society. He is a member of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI, Commissions B, E and F) and the American Geophysical Union. His service to the community includes the IEEE Fellows committee, the IEEE Committee for Engineering Accreditation Activities (CEAA), IEEE representative to the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, and many years as a visitor for accreditation of electrical engineering programs. He served as an officer in the local IEEE section and on the organizing committee for several professional meetings including Co-Chair for MicroRad 2010 which was held in Washington, D.C. Dr. Le Vine has been elected to Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and Phi Kappa Phi. He was a University of Michigan Fellow and NASA/ASEE Faculty Fellow, and is the recipient of several service awards from the Goddard Space Flight Center. He has also acted as an NRC Fellow Advisor
Agnes Scott College
Dr. Amy Lovell is an associate professor of Physics and Astronomy at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She received her Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1999. Her research is centered on mm-wave observations of objects within the solar systemas well as planetary atmospheres and molecular clouds. She joined Agnes Scott College in 2000, as an Assistant Professor. In 2004, she was a Visiting Scientist at the Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE) in Puebla, Mexico. She has also spent time at the Green Bank Telescope and at the NAIC Arecibo Observatory. Dr. Lovell has served on numerous committees, including the NRAO Users’ Committee, the Arecibo Users and Scientific Advisory Committee (as chair in 2007), and the NASA Planetary Atmospheres Review Panel. She is a member of the American Astronomical Society and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. She also previously served on the Academies’ Committee on the Handbook Frequency Allocations and Spectrum Protection for Scientific Uses: Second Edition (the 2015 Handbook Committee). She is currently a member of CORF.
James M. Moran
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Dr. James M. Moran is the Donald H. Menzel Professor of Astrophysics at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Professor Moran obtained his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from MIT in 1968). His PhD thesis was based on measurements of the structure of cosmic masers. His current research is in submillimeter-wave astronomy for studies of active galactic and black hole accretion. With others, he received the Rumford Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1971 for his role in developing the technique of very long baseline interferometry. Professor Moran served as chair of the Astronomy Department at Harvard University from 2004-2010. He was chair of the Site Selection Advisory Committee of the SKA in 2011. Professor Moran received the Reber Gold Medal in 2013 for his lifetime contribution to radio astronomy. He is currently serving on the Academies U.S. National Committee for the International Astronomical Union. He has served on numerous Academies committees in the past, including the Astro2010 Panel on Radio, Millimeter, and Submillimeter from the Ground (served as Vice Chair), the Committee on Views of the U.S. NAS and NAE on Agenda Items at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2012, and the Committee on a Survey of the Scientific Use of the Radio Spectrum, among others. He also served on CORF from 2004-2010. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Gabriel M. Rebeiz
University of California, San Diego
Diego, and a Faculty-Affiliate at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). He is also the Director of the UCSD/DARPA Center on RF MEMS Reliability and Design Fundamentals. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1988. Professor Rebeiz's expertise includes design of silicon RFICs for microwave and millimeter-wave systems with a specialty on phased arrays and low power circuits, active and passive imaging systems up to THz frequencies (including thermal imagers), THz CMOS and SiGe electronics, RF micro-electro-mechanical systems (RF MEMS), reconfigurable front-ends including tunable filters and tunable antennas, cognitive radios, planar antennas from RF to THz frequencies, radars, and collision avoidance systems for automotive applications. He is also an IEEE Fellow, an NSF Presidential Young Investigator, an URSI Koga Gold Medal Recipient, the 2003 IEEE MTT (Microwave Theory and Techniques) Distinguished Young Engineer, and is the recipient of the IEEE MTT 2000 Microwave Prize, the IEEE MTT 2010 Distinguished Educator Award and the 2011 IEEE AP (Antennas and Propagation) John D. Kraus Antenna Award. Prof. Rebeiz has graduated 45 Ph.D. students and 16 postdoctoral fellows, has more than 500 IEEE publications, and currently leads a group of 21 Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows in the area of mm-wave silicon RFICs, tunable microwaves circuits, RF MEMS, planar mm-wave antennas and terahertz systems. He is the author of the “RF MEMS: Theory, Design and Technology,” Wiley (2003). Dr. Rebeiz is a member of NAE.
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Dr. Paul Siqueira is a Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is also the co-director of the Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1996. His research interests include microwave sensor development and implementation; numerical modeling of electromagnetic fields within natural media; and signal and image processing applied to environmental remote sensing. His research focuses on remote sensing of the land and cryosphere. Prior to coming to Ann Arbor, Dr. Siqueria was a visiting scientist at the Space Applications Institute in Ispra, Italy from 2000-2001. Following that, he became a senior member of the engineering staff in the Radar Science and Engineering Section at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, working there from 1996-2005. He is associate editor for Radio Science of the American Geophysical Union, and serves on a number of science teams, including the NASA Science Definition Team for the DESDynI mission, the JAXA Kyoto and Carbon Cycle Initiative Science Team, the TANDEM-X Science Team, and the NASA Forest Ecology Working Group. He has worked on a number of projects, including the Wide-Swath Ocean Altimeter (WSOA) for measuring ocean altimetry using interferometry; GeoSAR, a two-frequency (X- and P-band) interferometric synthetic aperture radar on a Gulfstream II platform, and the Mars Science Lander EDL radar. He is a member of IEEE Geoscience & Remote Sensing Society and Antennas and Propagation Society. He also previously served on the the 2015 Handbook Committee.
Liese van Zee
Dr. Liese van Zee is an Associate Professor of Astronomy at Indiana University. Her research interests include galaxy evolution, chemical evolution, star formation, and extragalactic neutral hydrogen. She received a B.S. in Astronomy and Chemistry from Haverford College in 1991, a M.S. in Astronomy in 1994, and a Ph.D. in Astronomy in 1996 from Cornell University, where she worked with BPA and NAS member Martha Haynes. Dr. van Zee has been on the IU Astronomy faculty since 2001. She was a Jansky Postdoctoral Fellow at NRAO-Socorro and a Research Associate at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics. She is currently involved in the E-ALFA consortium which will undertake several blind surveys for neutral hydrogen in galaxies using the new seven feed L-band receiver at Arecibo Observatory. Dr. van Zee uses a variety of instruments and radio wavebands for her research.