Ajay K. Poddar received his Bachelor of Technology Degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from NITC-Calicut, India, in 1990; Electronic Fellow ship Course Diploma from IAT-Pune, India in 1992; Master of Technology Degree in Radar & Communication Engineering from IIT-Delhi, India in 1996; Diploma from FUCHS-Johannesburg, RSA in 1997; Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) from TUB- Berlin, Germany in 2004; Post Doctorate (Dr.-Ing. habil) from BTU-Cottbus, Germany in 2015.
From 1991 until 2001 he worked as Senior Scientist, Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) India, responsible for many scientific research projects including X-band and Ka-Band RADAR, Guidance Systems, microwave/millimeter wave electronic sensors for various applications that include medical, space, and humanitarian projects. Since 2001, he has been with the Synergy Microwave Corp., NJ, USA, where he is currently working as a Chief Scientist, responsible for design and development of state-of-the-art RF modules such as reference frequency oscillator, synthesizers, mixer, amplifier, filters, Optoelectronic Oscillator, and RF-MEMS based microwave components, and Möbius Metamaterial Strips based energy efficient microwave signal sources. His current research interests include Möbius Metamaterial inspired Energy efficient electronic circuits and systems that include high dynamic range sensors for biomedical, industrial, space, and low cost technology for humanitarian applications.
Dr. Poddar was Visiting Professor (1999-2004) for post graduate students in University of Pune, India, appointed as a Full Professor at Oradea University Romania (2015) and Guest Lecturer (2009) at Technical University Munich, Germany. Dr. Poddar is serving the advisory board of MIT School of Electronics and Communication Engineering (http://mitwpu.edu.in/ece-engineering/#Advisory-Board), Pune, India; and of Don Bosco Institute of Tech, Mumbai, India. He is active member of various humanitarian societies that are linked with scientific and technological contributions for the benefit of the humanity. Dr. Poddar is serving as an associate Editor of IEEE Electronic Letter, IEEE AP-S Magazine, IETE Journal, Guest Editor IEEE MTT Transaction and reviewer of more than dozen conference papers, journals and proceedings. In addition, he has served on the Technical Program Review Committee for many IEEE-sponsored conferences for multiple years as well as serving on the Steering Committee for several conferences globally organized in past 20 years.
Dr. Poddar is a proactive IEEE volunteer, served as a Chair of many committees including Chair of IEEE SIGHT Award & Recognition sub-communities, Co-Chair of MTT-S SIGHT, Chair of AP-S SIGHT, and Chair of AP-S CAC, TPC vice Chair Frequency Controlled Society. Dr. Poddar is currently serving as a committee member of TC MTT-22, MTT-S MGA, MTT-S R1 Coordinator, AP-S AdCom member, AP-S DL (Distinguish Lecturer) Program, and AP-S FDC (Future Direction Committee), and IEEE North Jersey Section Vice Chair. In addition to this Dr. Poddar was the adviser for several award-winning papers in IEEE sponsored student paper and student design competitions, and organizer of several Student Design Contest and technical workshops.
Dr. Poddar has received over dozen awards for technological innovations and meritorious services; holds over two dozen patents and published over 250 scientific papers in journals and international conferences co-authored 6 technical books and chapters. He is the recipient of 2009 IEEE Region 1 Award for “Outstanding Leadership and Contributions in the Research, Design and Development of Microwave Systems”; recipient 2015 IEEE Region 1 Award for “Outstanding Scientific Contributions, Leadership and Service. Recently, Dr. Poddar has received the prestigious 2015 IEEE IFCS W.G. Cady Award (http://www.ieee-uffc.org/frequency-control/awards-cady.asp) in recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions on host of frequency generating and frequency controlled electronics and timing devices for industrial, medical, and space applications.