Roger Pollard for IEEE President

Roger Pollard sadly passed away on
Saturday 3rd December 2011 after a short illness

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Roger Pollard for IEEE President

Plenary Session
2010 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium
Anaheim, CA

IEEE ACTIVITIES: Roger D. Pollard (M'77 - SM'91 - F'97)

Region 8, United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Section


  • IEEE Secretary, Governance Committee Chair and member of the IEEE Board of Directors, 2011
  • Vice-President, Technical Activities and member of the IEEE Board of Directors, 2010
  • Technical Activities Board (TAB), TAB Chair and TAB Management Committee Chair, 2010
  • TAB Vice-Chair and TAB Strategic Planning Committee Chair, 2009
  • Technical Activities Board, 1998-2001, 2009-2011
  • Publications, Services and Products Board, 1998-2005 (Vice-Chair, 2002), 2007-2008
  • Awards Board, 2006-2007 (Vice-Chair, 2007)
  • Fellow Committee, 2002-2005
  • Admissions and Advancement Committee, 1996-1999
  • New Initiatives Committee, 2007-2008
  • IEEE-SA P1785 Standard Working Group 2008-


  • Chair, TAB Products Committee, 2001-2002
  • TAB Finance Committee, 2001-02
  • TAB Management Committee, 2001-02
  • TAB Nominations and Appointments Committee, 2002-2003
  • TAB/RAB Section/Chapter Support Committee
  • TAB/RAB Committee on Region 8-10 representation
  • TAB Focus Group on Intellectual Property policy
  • TAB ITS ad hoc Committee


  • Chair, TAB/PAB Electronic Products Committee, 1998-2000 (creation and introduction of IEEE-Xplore)
  • Chair, PSPB Strategic Planning Committee 2003-04, 2007-2008
  • Editorial Board, IEEE Transactions ond Microwave Theory and Techniques
  • Series editor, IEEE Press series on RF & Microwave technology

SECTIONS United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland (UKRI) Section

  • Committee member (1990-2000)
  • Chairman, (1996-1999) (previously Vice-Chair)
  • Membership Development Chair (1994-1996)
  • Development of Section electronic communications and web site
  • Region 8 Committee
  • Founder member and treasurer (1990-1996) of the UK&RI MTT/ED/AP/LEOS Joint Chapter

SOCIETIES (Microwave Theory and Techniques Society):

  • President (1998)
  • Vice-president (1997)
  • Elected member of the Administrative Committee (2 terms: 1993-1995, 1996-1998)
  • Committee experience includes (*=Chair) Publications*, Membership Services, Transnational, Meetings and Symposia, Long-Range Planning, Budget*, Marketing and Publicity*, Nominations and Appointments*
  • Pioneered MTT-S electronic information activities (including e-mail, WWW and CD-ROM publishing)


Considerable experience of conference organization since 1986 including chair, publications and technical program.


  • MTT-S Distinguished Service Award, 2006
  • IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 2001
  • IEE Measurement Prize, 1999
  • IEEE Fellow ("for leadership and contributions to the design and development of microwave and millimeter-wave devices and circuits") 1997

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